Oman shisha cafés: Children under 18 and people over 60 are not allowed, says Muscat Municipality

Muscat: Muscat Municipality clarified the health requirements and preventive measures for the activities of the eighth package that was allowed to conduct business recently, as the activities allowed to carry out its work came in accordance with the controls and requirements for each activity, in joint coordination with the Supreme Committee in charge of discussing the mechanism of dealing with developments resulting from the spread of the Coronavirus. Covid-19.

Preventative measurements:

The municipality of Muscat has set the conditions and preventive measures for hookah cafes that were opened today 17th Sunday, stressing the need to provide hookah serving places with an air purification system, in addition to allowing hookah to be served in open spaces only and it cannot be served indoors, taking into account the drinks served in cafes with drinking straws. Closed liquids (straws), and the use of tea cups, spoons and forks for one use only, and not allowing the sharing of hookahs for more than one person, as well as the requirements not to allow the use of one hookah device with several heads.

Administrative controls:

It clarifies the administrative controls for hookah cafes that must be adhered to by workers, including: cleaning and disinfection of all parts of the hookah, including tongs, and changing the water used in it after each user, in addition to that it is forbidden to test the hookah by workers before it is presented to customers, as permitted. Using single-use hookah hoses, taking into account their conformity to specifications and standards, and encouraging customers to bring their own hookah or hose, and it is forbidden to provide newspapers, magazines or any paper publications, and self-sealing containers must be provided in all main entrances, and in common areas for contaminated waste such as masks and gloves And others, and they must be removed frequently, and elderly people over 60 years old and children under 18 years old are not allowed in. And that the carrying capacity does not exceed 50%, with the redistribution of table places; To ensure a distance of at least 2 meters between each table and another, and to set guidelines for organizing safe distances in the corridors and common places

The Muscat Municipality notes on all citizens and residents the need to adhere to the generally accepted preventive measures such as wearing masks and adhering to social distancing, and groups of more than 4 people are not allowed to stay in the hookah area, and while the Muscat municipality appreciates the cooperation of the owners of activities in adhering to the aforementioned, it relies equally on members of society Their keenness not to deal with activities and stores that exceed health requirements, and the municipality also calls for contacting the Muscat Communications Center (1111) to make any observations regarding service providers and business owners; A guarantee of a healthy and safe environment and a service of the public good.

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