Maintain physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others. Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds and sanitise them often. Wear masks and gloves when stepping out. Learn how to wear a mask safely. Avoid greeting people by shaking their hands or hugging or kissing them. Don’t touch your face; particularly your eyes, nose and mouth. Follow healthy practices when coughing or sneezing.
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Related links from Department of Health – Abu Dhabi
· Educational guidelines for Institutions (PDF, 500 KB)
· Guidance for environmental cleaning for workplace (PDF, 350 KB)
· Instructions for hand and surfaces disinfectants (PDF, 300 KB)
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Read the guidelines from WHO on how to wear masks safely. Please note that wearing masks alone will not protect you from COVID-19. The UAE Government prescribes wearing gloves, maintaining a distance of at least 2 metres from others and washing hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. (Click on the images for a larger view.)
How to wear a non-medical fabric mask safely
How to wear a medical mask safely
Children under two years of age must not wear face masks. Those above two years of age may wear masks if they do not have a breathing difficulty or any chronic disease. Children must be able to remove the masks on their own when needed.
UAE Government: We recommend that children wear masks on the condition that they are over the age of two years old, they do not suffer from difficulty breathing, have chronic diseases or have the inability to remove the mask themselves.— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) August 3, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing masks in the UAE is mandatory for all in public places. However, on 31 May 2020, Dubai Government issued new guidelines under which certain people under certain situations would be exempted from wearing a mask even in public areas.
Individuals who have been exempted from wearing a face mask
The individuals have been exempted from wearing a face mask in public are:
Conditions under which masks can be removed
Masks can be removed under the following situations:
However, physical distancing must be observed at all times.
Note: These guidelines are issued and apply in the emirate of Dubai. Please contact National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) to confirm what applies in other emirates.