UAE authorities have continued to conduct regular inspections at establishments to ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols. In the past three months, Sharjah authorities have fined at least 13 establishments including restaurants, barbers, and beauty salons in Khor Fakkan for violating COVID-19 precautionary measures.
The authorities penalised these businesses for non-compliance with safety measures to conduct regular PCR tests for their workers as well as failure in maintaining social distancing. Additionally, Khor Fakkan municipality issued warnings to 25 beauty salons, including barbershops.
A team of municipal inspectors, police and employees from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has conducted more than 500 inspections across the emirate between April and June.
During the checks, 90 percent of the total establishments were found to be in full compliance with COVID-19 safety rules implemented by the authorities to curb the spread of the virus.
The authorities have noted that these inspections will continue across the country to ensure that businesses are following safety measures, including regular disinfecting equipment and premises and ensuring social distancing between customers. The inspection team will also check if the staff members have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Last year, the Al Rashidiya police station in Dubai issued more than 10,000 Coronavirus-related fines in view of the violation of COVID-19 rules.
According to statistics from the Al Rashidiya station, 10,635 fines and warnings were issued in 2020 to people who were found in violation of the rules aimed at containing the virus.