New guidlines for family gatherings in the UAE, such as funerals and weddings, have been issued by UAE authorities.
The news was released on Twitter on Friday by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, that gatherings cannot exceed 10 people.
If you are hosting a family event, you have to keep in mind social distancing rules such as staying two metres apart and frequently washing your hands. Everyone on the guest list should also take a COVID-19 test 24 hours before the event.
Buffets are not allowed, surfaces must be cleaned and food should be served with disposable cutlery.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority announce safety protocols for social events.
— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) September 18, 2020
Any guest who thinks they might have signs of the virus should not attend, and if anyone at the gathering shows symptoms, an isolation room should be allocated. The notice also highlighted that any elderly family member or someone with chronic diseases should avoid these events.
Anyone violating these will face heavy fines Dhs10,000 for organisers and Dhs5,000 for each guest.
These measures are in place for the safety of the public and to prevent further spread of coronavirus in the country. The number of COVID-19 cases reached a total number of 84,242.