While it’s been a breath of fresh air for residents in Dubai to be able to visit beaches, parks, pools and more as they reopen, a fresh warning has been issued about the public adhering to the health and safety rules in place to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

In a new statement issued by Dubai Tourism, beachgoers have been reminded to “follow prescriptive rules that are in place to maintain public health and safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic”.

These rules including maintaining a two-metre distance between others and a four-metre distance between groups, which should not exceed five people. Beachgoers must also wear masks if they are not in the water.

A couple of weeks ago beaches at JBR, Al Mamzar, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim, but it was highlighted precautionary rules must be followed.

However, many fines have been issued as of late to those who were found breaking the precautionary rules in place for public health and safety reasons.

It was confirmed by Dubai Police a couple of weeks ago were issued for people failing to wear masks and implement social distancing measures.

The penalty for not wearing a mask or following social distancing rules is Dhs3,000.

In the same statement issued by Dubai Tourism over the weekend, they also addressed the rules in place for health and safety precautions at swimming pools now they have reopened.

This includes social distancing measures, temperature checks and the fact that pools must be deep cleaned by establishments prior to opening each day and the contents of the pool must be continually tested throughout the day. There are also many other rules to be mindful of.

So, while it’s fantastic things are returning to normal, the public shouldn’t forget their responsibility to follow precautionary measures in place to contain the spread of the pandemic.

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