Sharjah to reopen cinemas, valet services, entertainment centres

Certain services, including massage, sauna, and distribution of newspapers and magazines, will continue to be halted

Sharjah to reopen cinemas, valet services, entertainment centres [representative image]
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Sharjah to reopen cinemas, valet services, entertainment centres [representative image]

Sharjah's Economic Development Department (SEDD) has ruled that cinemas, auction houses, entertainment centres, valet services, and fitness facilities in the emirate can re-open with 50% capacity provided they follow the necessary safety guidelines.

The guidelines include taking temperature checks; providing visitors with sanitisers; ensuring that social distancing measures of two metres are kept; in addition to limiting customers to 50% of store capacity.

However, some services, including massage, sauna, and distribution of newspapers and magazines, will continue to be halted.

The development comes as part of the gradual reopening of business activities nationwide, according to the state-run news agency, Wam.

Construction Week reported last week that Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture & Tourism (DCT) has issued regulations for opening museums and cultural sites in the emirate, as part of its efforts to relax restrictions and continue business operations, while maintaining stringent measures to mitigate the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The measures implemented for the reopening of Abu Dhabi’s museums and cultural sites include thermal camera installation at entrances; limited visitation time to a maximum of three hours; no activities such as workshops, tours, programmes and classes to be held; and COVID-19 tests conducted for employees before resuming work.

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