ABU DHABI, 29 June — Only vaccinated people will be allowed to enter some public places in Abu Dhabi from August 20, it was announced on Monday, Gulf News reported.
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved allowing only those vaccinated to enter some public places, after vaccinating 93 per cent of target groups in the emirate and to preserve public health.
The decision covers shopping centres, restaurants, cafes, gyms, recreational facilities, sporting activities and all other retail outlets not within shopping centres, except those selling essential goods such as supermarkets and pharmacies.
The decision also applies to health clubs, resorts, museums and cultural centres, theme parks, universities and institutes, schools and nurseries.
Effective from August 20, the decision doesn’t apply to unvaccinated individuals with vaccination exemption received through the approved process and registered on Alhosn app, or to children aged 15 and under.
The committee emphasised that the decision is part of proactive measures put in place by the emirate which also include pre-emptive testing campaigns in industrial areas and densely populated areas, the use of modern and innovative technologies to detect infection, and the ongoing vaccination campaign, including offering a booster dose to those eligible.
It said that it will continue to evaluate all procedures and measures as the situation evolves and stressed the importance of committing to precautionary measures as well as choosing to vaccine, with vaccination the most effective method for sustainable recovery.
Source: Gulf News/Khaleej Times