Restaurants to resume operations in some tourist areas from July 1 Jun 30, 2020 0 982 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaRestaurants in some tourist areas will be allowed to resume their operations following certain precautionary measures as part of the Phase II of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions from July 1, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has announced.Restaurants will be allowed to resume their operations in Souq Waqif, Souq Al Wakrah, The Pearl-Qatar, Katara Cultural Village, Qatar Museums, Al Hazm and Msheireb.Restaurants and kiosks in sports clubs and tourist areas are also allowed to resume operations.“Allow restaurants and kiosks in sports clubs to resume their business by delivering orders or submitting them only, and not allowing customers to sit or be present within the facility,” the ministry said in a statement.The restaurants in tourist areas must adhere to the precautionary and preventive measures outlined by the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.The restaurants must comply with the following guidelines: ● Requiring clients to pre-book before coming to the restaurant● Allowing diners into the restaurant only after checking the colour code identifying the individual’s health condition in the Ehteraz app. Only green code holders are allowed in.● Open buffet service is completely prohibited; only pre-defined menus are to be served.* Serving shisha is prohibited* Barring people not wearing a medical mask* Checking the body temperature of diners at the entrance, and barring any customer whose temperature is above 38 degrees Celsius.* Providing hand sanitisers across restaurant facilities* Placing safe distance stickers on restaurant floors* Redistributing the furniture, leaving no less than two metres between each table.* Allowing a maximum of five people to sit at each table.* Reducing the restaurant’s capacity to 50 percent of the maximum number of diners* Encouraging customers to pay using credit cards rather than cash.* Reducing the number of parking spaces available to clients to 50 percent * Barring smoking at the restaurant entrances, and removing all containers designated for cigarette waste* Gathering of diners or limousine and taxi drivers at the entrance to the outlet should be prohibited* Continuously measure the body temperature of the restaurant’s staff, isolate employees who exhibit symptoms, and inform authorities concerned to take the necessary precautions and health measures in this regard* Continuously sterilise all of the restaurant’s facilities, including administrative offices, warehouses, employees’ housing, and affiliated transportation facilitiesThe ministry said restaurants, cafeterias and cafes (coffee shops) in malls, shopping centres, and other non-designated tourist areas, are allowed to deliver to home addresses or hand over orders to customers outside their activity site.The ministry warned that any violation of the decision will subject perpetrators to legal accountability and procedures. RELATED ARTICLES Stimulus package helps companies pay salaries Jun 30, 2020 0 7971 FM, Iranian counterpart review ties Jun 30, 2020 0 3754 Katara makes necessary arrangements for beach reopening Jun 30, 2020 0 6696 MME sanitises parks, cleans beaches The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has announced that all public parks will be open for public from Wednesday in line with the second phase of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. The MME has stepped up efforts .. ‘Enough hospital beds, ICUs key to success of our COVID-19 response’ QNA Doha Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari has praised the commendable work done by COVID-19 System Wide Incident Command Committee (SWICC) in limiting the spread of the virus. “At the beginning of .. Shura okays amended draft law on press, publications The Shura Council has recommended amending five articles in the draft law for regulating the press, publications, publishing, media activities and the arts and approved it as amended. The Shura Council, chaired by .. Amir congratulates president of Malawi QNA Doha His Highness The Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday sent a cable of congratulations to President Lazarus Chakwera on the occasion of his swearing-in as President of the Republic of .. 299 more mosques to reopen on July 1 The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs will reopen 299 more mosques under second phase of gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions from July 1. “Following the procedures of second phase for reopening mosques ..