Abu Dhabi tightens rules for weddings, funerals and family gatherings due to spike in COVID cases


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has updated measures to host indoor and outdoor social events and family celebrations, effective 27 December 2021, enhancing precautionary measures to protect public health.

Updates include reducing operating capacity of social events such as weddings, funerals and family gatherings, to a maximum of 60%, while attendees should not exceed 50 for indoor activities, 150 for outdoor and open-air activities and a maximum of 50 for social events at home.

Entry to social events requires adherence to existing precautionary measures, including showing green pass on Alhosn App and presenting a negative PCR test result received within 48 hours and wearing masks while observing physical distancing protocol.
Abu Dhabi will increase inspection and monitoring to ensure compliance with all preventive and precautionary measures and help maintain a low Covid-19 infection rate in Abu Dhabi emirate.

The Committee urges the public to continue observing precautionary measures by avoiding crowded places, wearing masks that cover both nose and mouth, and practising physical distancing by keeping at least 2m apart, and regularly washing and sanitising hands.

The Committee also encourages those eligible to receive a booster vaccine dose, and maintain green status on Alhosn App through regular PCR testing.


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