Coronavirus: Dubai officials shut two sport establishments for breaching safety rules

Six facilities were also fined for not following Covid-19 guidelines

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Two sport establishments in Dubai were shut down at the weekend for breaking Covid-19 safety rules.

The two facilities were closed for repeated offences after a spot check by officials of the Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Economy and Dubai Municipality.

Officials also fined six other establishments for failing to maintain a safe distance between guests and for not following the guidelines on the use of face masks.

Eight other sports facilities were warned to follow the rules.

Dubai Sports Council officials have urged all clubs, academies, and sports and training centres to comply with safety guidelines.

Sports facilities, all tools and equipment should be regularly sanitised and a permanent sanitisation programme must be in place.

Physical distance must be maintained and facilities should follow safety guidelines such as wearing masks and providing sanitisers.

Owners of such facilities must also maintain records of their members, including names, telephone numbers and visit dates.