Coronavirus: Ras Al Khaimah reopens wedding venues

Guests must be tested for Covid-19 before attending a wedding

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Ras Al Khaimah will reopen wedding venues from Tuesday.

Venues must follow a set of strict safety measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.

These include reducing capacity from 50 per cent to 30 per cent and prohibiting bands, while organisers must obtain a permit.

Everyone attending must have a negative PCR test result issued no more than 48 hours before, the emirate’s Department of Economic Development said.

Those who have received their Covid-19 inoculations are exempt but must present proof that two weeks have passed since they received the second dose.

Face masks must be worn at all times and those attending must practise social distancing.

Guests who show symptoms of respiratory diseases or have a temperature higher than 38°C will not be allowed into the wedding hall.

Previously announced measures will remain in place, including temperature checks on arrival.

Venues will also be sterilised daily and after each use.

Kitchen workers at wedding halls should wear protective masks, gloves, aprons and head caps, and change them after preparing each meal.

All wedding and events halls have been closed since February 10.

The UAE recorded 1,988 Covid-19 infections on Tuesday, its lowest daily tally since March 29.

The country is also preparing for a second Ramadan with restrictions.

Authorities in Ras Al Khaimah announced strict Covid-19 precautionary measures to be followed during the holy month.

Distributing meals inside or in front of restaurants, homes and mosques is not allowed.

Those who wish to give iftar meals should liaise with a a restaurant or a legal charitable organisation.