Amended protocols for malls come into force in Saudi Arabia

The ministry stated that a sufficient number of security guards and security men would be deployed to prevent crowding and rush at the external gates and entrances

  
A Saudi woman measures her temperature at Granada Mall, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 3, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

A Saudi woman measures her temperature at Granada Mall, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 3, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

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RIYADH The Ministry of Commerce announced that amendments in the coronavirus preventive protocols for commercial centers and malls came into effect from Tuesday, May 4.

The ministry stated that a sufficient number of security guards and security men would be deployed to prevent crowding and rush at the external gates and entrances.

Zigzag paths will also be arranged for waiting at the gates to ensure physical distancing and avoid gathering as well as to prevent entry of anyone violating the precautionary measures.

Prepaid movie ticket holders are to be allowed to enter and go directly to the specialized halls with the application of special protocols.

Signboards shall also be placed at each entrance, indicating the capacity, and an emphasis on the application of physical distancing between individuals.

Apart from using Tawakkalna application to manage gatherings, application’s barcode sticker shall be shown at the entry and exit gates.

Physical distancing signs and stickers shall be placed in the outer yards and before the entrances, and security guards must not allow anyone to leave the premises until after checking out via Tawakkalna app.

 

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