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Guidelines set for wedding halls to hold events


Muscat – To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Supreme Committee has advised licensed wedding halls and hotel establishments to notify concerned municipalities at least 72 hours before holding events. Also, filling out a pledge form, with signatures of both guests and employees, is mandatory.

The committee has barred non-vaccinated employees and visitors from attending such events where a notice board must be placed at the entrance clearly indicating the risk of COVID-19.

‘The facility will bear responsibility in the event that an attendee becomes infected with COVID-19,’ the Supreme Committee stated.

‘Physical distancing between chairs must be maintained and records kept of employees’ entry and exit time, besides ensuring they are fully vaccinated.’

There is also need to provide sanitisers and ensure the number of attendees does not exceed 50 per cent of capacity. ‘There should be commitment to the procedures set by the Ministry of Health (MoH) regarding quarantine and the time period for the same,’ the statement said.

‘Documentation of cleaning and disinfection operations in the work records is required, mentioning the disinfectant used, if possible. Increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfection of common surfaces using appropriate materials at all times, focusing on door handles, stair handrails, chairs, tables, TV controls, air conditioners, projectors and speakers.’

To prevent spread of the virus, it is necessary to be vaccinated according to the MoH’s protocol. ‘There must be commitment to temperature checks of workers at the beginning of each shift and after every six hours of work, and keeping records of the same.’

Wearing face masks is mandatory for all employees and customers, the statement added.

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