COVID-19: UAE releases coronavirus guidelines for hotels

A new set of coronavirus guidelines for hotels across the UAE has been released by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.

The guidelines, released late Thursday, require all employees to be tested for COVID-19 before reopening, and to be re-tested every 15 days.

Hotels are expected to provide an infrared thermometer and thermal camera, with employee temperatures to be tested several times per working day.

Any guest or employee showing coronavirus symptoms will not be allowed to enter hotel facilities, according to the guidelines.

Hotels must also leave a 24-hour gap between guests leaving a room, and the next guests arriving.

Facilities such as restaurants, cafes, gyms, swimming pools and beaches in hotels will resume operation under a minimum capacity.

Customers must have their temperatures taken before they enter.

The working hours of restaurants and cafes will be from 6am until 9pm, allow four people to sit at the same table with 2.5 metres left between tables. Menus must be sterilized after each use.

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