Facilities can begin reopening after passing DCT inspections…
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) has issued guidelines for the reopening of certain hotel facilities.
Guidelines that make specific reference to hotel ‘restaurants, lounges, bars, beaches, pools and gyms,’ opening the door for staycations in the capital.
They’ve been closed since March as part of the emirate’s efforts to stop any potential spread of Covid-19.
Of course, resorts haven’t been handed carte blanche for the return to operations.
To qualify for reopening, they must satisfy a comprehensive list of hygiene and safety “readiness assurance requirements.”
.@dctabudhabi has issued regulations for opening restaurants in hotels, with preventative measures that include not exceeding 30% of the facility’s capacity, health examination of workers and continuous sterilisation. pic.twitter.com/9QwXIOwMBV
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These include adherence to social distancing rules (with guidance markers on the floor, escalators and elevators); restricted opening hours of 6am to 7pm; periodic and thorough sterilisation of facilities; thermal cameras to be installed; availability of hand sanitiser; and enforcement of PPE use for all staff and customers.