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Posted On: 6 July 2022 03:30 pm
Updated On: 7 July 2022 10:22 am

Masks mandatory in closed public spaces effective 7 July 2022

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Masks mandatory in closed public spaces effective 7 July 2022 Qatar

During the Cabinet's regular meeting at the Amiri Diwan today, 6 July 2022, the Council reviewed the Ministry of Public Health report on the latest developments related to COVID-19 and decided to obligate all citizens, residents, and visitors to wear masks in closed public places.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced as well the reimposition of some restrictions on commercial activities in specific closed public spaces.

Closed public spaces include:

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Workplace
  • Public transport
  • Mosques
  • Gyms
  • Malls
  • Shops
  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Popular markets
  • Wholesale markets
  • Barbershops and beauty salons
  • Health clubs, gyms and spas
  • Entertainment centres and amusement parks
  • Theaters and cinemas
  • Exhibitions, conferences and events
  • And other similar closed public spaces

Wearing masks is mandatory for all individuals six years of age and above.

The Ministries stress the need for the public to adhere to the new guidelines and help combat the curve of the rising cases in Qatar.

General requirements

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry also reminds the public that it is obligatory to verify the health status code in the Ehteraz application for customers and employees when entering commercial sites. Other general requirements include:

  • Commitment to wearing a face mask inside the restaurant except when sitting at the table. Commitment to wearing a face mask for all employees and customers inside the gym; unless it's an outdoor activity.
  • Commitment to preventing entry for customers and workers who do not wear face masks and obliging them to wear them throughout their stay inside the commercial site.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry stresses the need that all administrators and staff across all commercial activities to adhere to health and safety measures.

Any violation of this decision exposes perpetrators to legal accountability and procedures, the Ministry warns. The above decision is subject to amendment and update according to developments in this regard. Accordingly, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry calls on all citizens and residents to obtain information from reliable sources and to follow the Ministry's official pages to see the latest news and developments.

This decision will be effective from Thursday, 7 July 2022.

Source: Qatar News Agency, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
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