Coronavirus: DIFC reopens and outlines hygiene, sanitisation and social distancing guidelines

All visitors, tenants and employees will undergo temperature screenings and checks at all entrances and face masks are mandatory

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has re-opened its door following the UAE lockdown period that was rolled out to stem the spread of COVID-19. DIFC said that it looks forward to welcoming the business and leisure community in a safe and secure manner.

In its statement, the DIFC said that the health and safety of its community remained the utmost priority and noted that strict public health procedures would be implemented, as per guidelines from government authorities, including directives on hygiene, sanitisation and social distancing.

All offices, private sector businesses and retail units could operate at 100% capacity provided all pre-cautionary measure and social distancing requirements are adhered to, DIFC said.

The statement explained that food & beverage outlets are free to operate at their own capacity, provided they maintain safety and hygiene precautions, including placing dining tables two metres apart for all customers. As an alternative, culinary outlets will be required to establish separators or screens between tables, the statement said.

DIFC also said that for indoor gyms, fitness centres, entertainment centres, hairdressers and barbers, only 50% capacity will be allowed.

As part of its precautionary measures, all visitors, tenants and employees will undergo temperature screenings and checks at all entrances. It is also mandatory for all staff and visitors to wear face masks at all times upon entering and while inside DIFC buildings, the statement said.

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