Dubai’s government has told malls and offices to be on standby for a gradual re-opening, with heavy safety measures to be put in place.
A document from Dubai Economy outlines protocols for the first step of a four-stage re-opening of major retail operations.
As reported in ITP title Arabian Business , the Dubai Economy document also maps out initial guidelines for offices.
Employees will be required to wear masks at all times, maintain two-metres distancing and keep occupancy at 30 per cent.
Building and office hours will not exceed eight hours a day and meetings will be restricted to five people or less.
No date is given for the process of re-opening, which will also see malls conduct sanitisation 24 hours a day, and implement a screening process that checks the temperature and health of everyone who enters.
Restaurants and other F&B outlets will have to reduce seating to 30 per cent and maintain seating and tables at least two metres.
A similar document with the same steps was issued in Abu Dhabi by the Department of Economic Development.