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Cinemas to reopen across Abu Dhabi with 30 per cent capacity

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has issued a new circular allowing owners of cinemas inside shopping malls across Abu Dhabi to resume operations and open their doors to the public provided they comply to the precautionary measures being implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19.

The circular directs cinema owners to resume their activities at only 30 percent capacity of their halls. It also directs them to continuously sanitise and clean all their service facilities and common areas where food and beverage products are sold.

The circular added that cinema owners also should apply social distancing measures between visitors inside and outside the cinema halls; comply with wearing masks; and conduct COVID-19 tests for all their staff members. “Granting the cinema reopening permit is subject to the fulfillment of all the set of requirements,” he noted.

Moreover, hand sanitisers should be offered in all public areas, entries, exits, washrooms, and other prominent areas.



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