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Dubai allows wedding receptions in hotels, halls

DUBAI, October 19, 2020

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai has announced that wedding receptions will be allowed to resume in hotels, halls, homes, temporary venues, and tents in residential areas effective from October 22.
 
The decision enables the community to celebrate social occasions in an environment where precautionary measures are strictly implemented, and high levels of safety are maintained, said a Wam news agency report.
 
The new decision follows the recommendations made by frontline entities to the committee regarding social events. The committee stressed the importance of families following precautionary guidelines as part of the comprehensive enforcement of health and safety measures. The guidelines are aimed at protecting the health of the public and ensuring guests are protected from the risk of exposure to the virus.
 
The conditions for holding wedding receptions and social events at the above-mentioned places include:
* Each hall is allowed to host a maximum of 200 people while tents and homes are allowed to accommodate a maximum of 30 people, subject to compliance with the rule of one person per four square metres of venue space;
* Attendees are required to wear face masks at all times and can remove them only when seated at their tables;
* A maximum of five guests are allowed per table;
* Attendees should avoid being seated face-to-face and maintain a distance of more than 1.5 metres between each other;
* Tables should be placed at least two metres apart from each other
* The duration of the event at halls, hotels, homes, temporary venues and tents should not exceed four hours;
* Elderly people and those with chronic conditions should be advised not to attend social functions;
* Any person experiencing symptoms such as coughing, or fever must refrain from attending events;
* A set of mandatory guidelines have been issued to hotels, halls and service providers. * All precautionary measures must be strictly implemented at events.
 
The committee said guidelines related to wedding receptions will be stringently enforced. "Violators will be held accountable for lack of compliance with the rules," it warned. - TradeArabia News Service
 



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