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COVID-19: Dubai offices told to be 'on standby' for reopening

COVID-19: Dubai offices told to be 'on standby' for reopening

All employees must wear masks and days are limited to eight hours

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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.

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