Coronavirus: Five star hotel spas set to reopen in Abu Dhabi

Strict measures include bi-weekly testing of all staff for Covid-19 and isolation rooms for suspected cases

Spas in five star hotels in Abu Dhabi have been allowed to reopen under a strict set of safety guidelines to limit the spread of Covid-19. Chris Whiteoak / The National
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Spas in five star hotels can now reopen in Abu Dhabi under a set of strict safety guidelines.

All staff must be tested for Covid-19 prior to reopening and then biweekly, while hotels must provide an isolation room to temporarily hold suspected cases with a medical team on standby.

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Staff and guests will be monitored with a temperature scanner on arrival and must wear facemasks at all times, Department of Culture and Tourism said.

Guests recording a temperature of 37.3C or higher will be escorted to an isolation room for further medical assessment under the new reopening measures.

Any suspected cases showing flu like symptoms must be reported via the Department of Health’s Estijaba service.

To comply with new procedures, daily misting of disinfection solution will take place in all operating areas.

Staff and visitors have been told they must maintain two metre distancing at all times.

Other guidelines include use of disposable bed covers, disinfection of all tools, bedding and towels after use and regular cleaning of ventilation units.

While spas across Abu Dhabi have been closed since March, beauty salons in Ajman reopened in June and a month later facilities in Dubai also reopened under a similar set of rules.