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Muscat Municipality, MRMWR set conditions for reopening of trade activities


Muscat Municipality as well as the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources announced conditions that should be followed by businesses who have got the permission to open shop, according to the decisions of the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19.

Both civic bodies warned of action if conditions are not met. Those who are allowed to reopen need to meet the conditions otherwise legal action will be taken against the offending institutions.’

Here are some of the conditions:

Keep washing hands frequently with soap and water or sterilise them using sterilisers.

Avoid touching the eyes, mouth and nose with unclean hands or after touching contaminated surfaces. Make sure to cover the mouth and nose with a mask or using tissue when coughing or sneezing, not to shake hands and place a good distance between people – at least two meters. Refrain from sharing personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, and face masks.

Need for proper ventilation inside the institution.

Promote physical distance where the minimum limit is two meter between individuals to reduce close contact between the institution’s employees and avoid physical greetings such as handshaking and hugging.

Using electronic means and digital documents to limit human contact to a minimum.

Working to activate the appointment system for customers and reducing the time periods for their presence in the institution.

Not to transfer the institution’s employees from one branch to another.

Providing appropriate personal protection means and equipment for each employee.

Urging the institution’s employees to sterilise all common devices.

Work to activate the mechanism of sorting employees and customers according to respiratory symptoms in terms of temperature, symptoms of cough and runny nose on a daily basis before entering the institution.

In the event that infected cases are detected or if there are contacts of infected cases, the isolation periods must be adhered to, while providing special places for isolation with a toilet.

Intensifying the cleaning process at the workplace and the workers’ residence using the recommended cleaning fluids.

Providing a suitable residence for workers, provided that the physical distance between two people is at least two meters.

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