Below are the protocols for entities organising Iftar tents in Ramadan 1443 H corresponding to April 2022 of the Gregorian calendar. The protocol includes the following:
- Entities would be required to obtain permits to set up Iftar tents from Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) prior to setting them up. Local committees and NCEMA teams in each emirate are authorised to approve the setting up of these tents, define the numbers of participants for each one and determine their locations in coordination with ERC.
- Iftar tents must be designed in the form of a canopy that is open from all sides or be air-conditioned in addition.
- All the required safety and protection systems against COVID-19 must be incorporated including avoiding handshakes during greetings.
- Tent capacity shall be determined by the local committees and teams of each emirate, with the participants to remain at least 1 metre apart.,
- Security guards or volunteers must be provided to organise the entry and exit process.
- Awareness posters must be placed at all entrances and exits.
- Iftar tents should be opened two hours before the time of Iftar (Maghrib call to prayer), to avoid congestion.
- Only those with a Green Pass on their Al Hosn app will be allowed to enter the Iftar tents; this could be applied according to the rules in place in each emirate.
- Iftar tent organisers or personnel must provide masks and sterilisation tools to the participants and direct them to adhere to all precautionary and preventive measures against COVID-19 which includes wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance and sanitising hands.
- Organisers must use disposable table covers and disposable plates, cups and spoons for each individual.
These protocols were announced by National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).
NCEMA noted that all measures announced in these protocols are subject to modification based on the global and local health situation and called on the public to cooperate and adhere to them. in order to maintain the country’s pace of recovery from COVID-19.
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Updated on 29 Mar 2022