Community groups in Dubai may now resume operations at 50% capacity

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Dubai - Large gatherings are still prohibited. For special activities, groups are required to secure approvals from all entities concerned.



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Published: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 12:29 PM

Last updated: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 2:36 PM

Licensed community groups and non-government organisations in Dubai may now resume their operations and activities, with strict safety measures in place, the emirate's Community Development Authority (CDA) announced on Tuesday. 
Laying out guidelines on how the organisations can proceed with activities, the CDA said operations at their facilities must be limited to 50 per cent of capacity, social distancing must be observed, and regular sanitisation should be carried out. The authority has formed a team of inspectors to ensure compliance. 
Large gatherings are still prohibited. For special activities, groups are required to secure approvals from all entities concerned and follow all guidelines enforced for specific sectors and establishments, such as sports, restaurants, education, entertainment and retail.
Dr Omar Al Muthanna, CEO of licensing and monitoring sector at the CDA, said they have worked with licensed organisations for weeks to find solutions that can help them resume their activities while maintaining public safety. 
"As part of the UAE's efforts to start its recovery process while strictly implementing safety guidelines, the CDA has reviewed existing national measures issued by public authorities, who are in charge of permits for different activities across sectors, including sports, education and health, before allowing the civil society organisations to resume their operations. A customised plan has been developed for each one of them to ensure the safe and gradual return of their activities," Dr Al Muthanna said. 
Ninety-two organisations are expected to benefit from the latest CDA directive. The authority urged all groups to download the Al Hosn application to keep track of developments about the pandemic. 
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