The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has announced the details of the forth phase of the gradual lifting of restrictions imposed on commercial complexes and shopping centers.
On its twitter account, MOCI has said that this decision shall enter into force from Tuesday, 1 September 2020. The Ministry explained that in order to complete the previous decisions taken by the State of Qatar to preserve the health and safety of citizens and residents, and to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been decided to implement the following:
- Allowing the reopening of food courts in commercial complexes, provided that the number of customers does not exceed 30% of the normal capacity.
- Reopening prayer rooms in commercial complexes and shopping centers according to the capacity specified by the relevant authorities.
- Allowing cinemas to resume their activities in accordance with the capacity and specified preventive procedures and measures, provided that persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to enter.
- Allowing the use of fitting rooms in accordance with specific health requirements.
- Allowing children's barbershops to resume their works in accordance with the precautionary measures set for barbershops for adults, following prior appointment system and imposing compulsory masks on child, companion and hairstylist. It is not allowed to receive more than two children as maximum, in the barbershop at a time and one escort per child is allowed to be inside the shop.
- Allowing children to enter commercial complexes and shopping centers, including retail shops and restaurants, while adhering to the precautionary and preventive measures.
- Continuing the decision to close play areas, amusement parks and skating rinks, and it is prohibited to hold any artistic, cultural, or entertainment activities inside the malls and commercial centers.
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