Abu Dhabi reopens more beaches, parks today following extensive sterilisation

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Abu Dhabi - Public places reopening with strict Covid-19 precautionary measures.



By Staff Report

Published: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 4:52 PM

Last updated: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 8:01 AM

More public beaches and parks have been reopened in Abu Dhabi with stringent precautionary measures, the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in the emirate announced on Friday.
Reopening the public amenities is part of the entity's gradual easing of restrictions on selected parks and beaches.
Through DMT's The Hygienic City campaign, with the slogan #itstartswithyou, residents are still strongly advised to continue social distancing and wear masks in all public places. The campaign reminds every resident that they have a vital role to play in preventing the virus from spreading and that wearing a face mask in any public place is paramount.
At entrances of each reopened public beach and park, thermal cameras check visitors' temperatures and restrictions are in place for groups, couples and individuals, which include limiting the maximum number of people in a group to five.

The parks reopened in Abu Dhabi on Friday are: Baniyas Ladies Park, Shahama Park 2, Shahama Park 3, Bahia Park, Rahba Park and New Airport Garden.
In Al Ain, Nahel Park has reopened, and in Al Dhafrah, Sila and Dalma parks have reopened.

Food and beverage outlets operate at 30 per cent seating capacity, with a maximum of four people per table and a minimum of 2.5 metre distance between tables. Play areas are closed and parking is opened with 50 per cent capacity.

Earlier this month, the DMT announced the reopening of Umm Al Emarat and Khalifa parks in Abu Dhabi, Al Sulaimi Park in Al Ain, Madinat Zayed in Al Dhafrah, Hudayriat Beach and Corniche Beach in Abu Dhabi and Al Mirfa Beach in Al Dhafrah.

Other reopened public parks and beaches include, Al Bateen Beach, Delma Park, Rabdan Park and Sharea Park, Wathba Park, Shahama Park 1 and Kathem Park, Green Mubazzarah Park, Al Mirfa Park and Zayed Al Khair Park.

At beaches, masks are required outside zones, and no showers will be available. All beachgoers must wear masks and gloves.

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