Wearing facemarks in public is mandatory in the UAE.


Dubai issues new rules on using face masks


DUBAI – The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai announced new guidelines on the use of facemasks when in public.

The committee, headed by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, stressed that while facemasks must be worn at all times when in public, certain individuals may be exempted from wearing it.

Here are the new guidelines:

People exempted from wearing facemasks

– Children under the age of six
– People with special needs
– People with breathing impairments (backed by medical report)
– People with severe respiratory conditions (backed by medical report)

Parents and guardians of exempted groups must ensure there is a minimum physical distance of two metres from others.

When you don’t need to wear a facemask

– When driving alone in the car
– While eating or drinking
– While doing physical exercise
– When alone in the office or elsewhere
– When undergoing health treatments

ICA/Expat Media

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