5 Dubai gyms, 7 firms fined for non-compliance

DG Staff

DUBAI 5 October 2020: Teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy fined five sports establishments over the weekend for their failure to adhere to Covid-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines.

The establishments were fined for their failure to maintain the mandatory safe distance at the premises as well as non-compliance with the face mask rule. Six other establishments escaped with a warning following inspections of sports facilities and sports across Dubai.

The inspections by council and Dubai Economy have had the desired results as the number of violators has gradually decreased. The inspection drive has increased awareness about the need to comply with all safety regulations.

The Council, meanwhile, has urged all clubs, academies, and sports and training centres in Dubai not to relax and continue complying with all the protocols and safety guidelines, which have been drawn up in accordance with the safety guidelines issued by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and other relevant authorities.

The facilities, among other things, have been instructed to make sure they maintain the hygiene and sanitization requirements as mandated by authorities, which includes maintaining a regular cleaning regime, and ensuring the 2 metre safe distancing rule is respected at all times.

The facilities have also been instructed to follow all the other safety protocols and guidelines like wearing masks, checking temperature of visitors, providing sanitisers, etc.

The regulations also require facilities to display public announcements, and awareness signage in highly visible areas. They must also maintain adequate records of their members, including names, telephone numbers and visit dates, to assist if contact tracing becomes necessary.

Dubai Economy fines 8 businesses and warns 13

Dubai Economy continued to visit to a number of open markets and shopping centres across the emirate yesterday to make sure that commercial establishments commit to the precautionary measures against Covid-19.

Dubai Economy imposed fines on eight commercial establishments – seven of them for employees’ lack of commitment to wearing masks and one for breaching physical distancing guidelines.

The violations were spotted in establishments across various shopping centres, markets and a consumer complex in the Umm Ramool, Al Muraqqabat, and Ayal Nasir areas, and their activities included retail, general trade, and electronics trade. CCCP also fined a fitness centre in cooperation with the Dubai Sports Council.

The field inspection teams also warned 13 other commercial establishments for not placing the physical distancing stickers as required. Overall, inspections yesterday found that 656 shops and commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures.

Dubai Economy called on everyone to cooperate and contribute to keeping the emirate’s economy moving forward in spite of the pandemic threat. The precautionary measures have seen a gradual return to normal and safe economic activities in Dubai, leading to the opening of all sectors and the economic reset. Stern action will be taken against any non-compliance spotted during the CCCP inspections or that may be reported by consumers and the public.

Dubai Economy also called on everyone to report any non-compliance to the precautionary guidelines through the Dubai Consumer app available on the Apple, Google, and Huawei stores, by calling 600545555, or by visiting the Consumerrights.ae website.

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