Having been closed for a number of weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, restaurants in hotels in Abu Dhabi have now been given new guidelines for re-opening.
The Department of Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT) released the guidelines which include stipulations that must be strictly adhered to.
Among the new requirements are that all restaurants must have sanitisers at every entrance, valet parking is to be suspended, and thermal cameras must be installed. All venues must have separate entry and exit points, tables and chairs must be sterilised frequently, and there must be clear social distancing markers with 2m between them.
All staff returning to work must be tested for Covid-19 before restarting, and must undergo bi-weekly tests from now on. They must also have their temperature checked throughout their shifts.
Customers and staff must wear gloves and masks at all times, venues' capacities must not exceed 30%, no more than four people can sit at tables together (which must be 2.5m apart from one another), and cash payments are not allowed.
Before allowing a venue to re-open, DCT inspectors will ensure all these measures are in place.