After lockdown measures were eased across the UAE at the start of Ramadan and malls, restaurants, salons and more began to open, there were restrictions still in place as to who would be able to enter.

Initially children from ages three to 12 and those over 60 would not be able permitted to enter malls or restaurants, but that has now changed in a joint statement made by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority.

Now all children under the age of 12 are not permitted to enter malls, supermarkets or stores, this also continues to include those who are over 60.

However, in a statement to UAE-based magazine Baby & Child the Dubai Media Office said children were permitted to go for walk with their parents for one to two hours per day.

“Children may accompany their parents to walk in their neighbourhood for 1-2 hours, so long as they are taking the right precautions of adhering to the social distancing measures, limiting the number to three people only and wearing face masks,” they said in a statement.

As for adults, if children are leaving the house they must wear masks and social distancing measures must be taken, keeping a distance of 1.5 metres.

Similarly, families are now exempt for the three-person limit in cars.

However, despite the lift in restrictions it’s advised people continue to stay at home as much as possible.

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