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Posted On: 8 September 2020 05:48 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

MoCI announces updated guidelines on lifting COVID-19 restrictions on gyms

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In line with the precautionary measures taken by Qatar to limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has posted on its Twitter account the update on the instructions for gradually lifting restrictions at gymnasiums.

“It is decided to make amendments to the decision issued on July 28, 2020, in the third phase of the gradual lifting of restrictions imposed on gymnasiums,” MoCI said.

Precautionary measures

Gyms should adhere to the precautionary measures and preventive measures set by the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs and they must apply the following guidelines:

  • Limit the capacity of the gymnasium to only 30% of the total space.
  • Measure the temperature of employees and customers at the entrances and not allow individuals whose temperature exceeds 38C to enter the gym.
  • Employees and customers should be allowed inside only after checking the green color code in the Ehteraz app
  • Employees and customers are required to wear masks while they are inside the gym.
  • Require employees and clients to maintain social distancing of not less than 3 meters and the area surrounding one must not be less than 2 square meters in all directions. It is forbidden to hold exercises in groups and the trainer is allowed to train only one person at a time with a commitment to maintaining physical distancing of at least 3 meters.
  • Gyms are obligated to close toilets and changing rooms. Providing hand sanitizers and soap in all gym facilities.
  • Urge customers to bring their own towels, sanitizers, and water bottles.
  • Gym personnel must clean and sanitize equipment and tools every two hours.

When is it effective?

According to MoCI, this decision will be in force starting today, September 8, 2020. Any violation of the provisions exposes the perpetrators to legal procedures and accountability. The Ministry affirms that the success of each stage of the comprehensive plan for the gradual lifting of restrictions depends on the commitment of all.

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry