Coronavirus: Guests in Abu Dhabi 5-star hotel spas must wear masks

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Guests and staff members relaxing at 5-star hotel spas in Abu Dhabi must wear face masks at all times to limit the spread of coronavirus, according to the latest precautionary guidelines issued by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) on Friday.

Abu Dhabi has reopened hotels following a lockdown period in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are required to adhere to strict new health regulations.

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Abu Dhabi DCT released a list of guidelines governing spas at 5-star hotels on Friday.

The new guidelines include mandatory face masks for both guests and staff members, with staff also required to wear plastic face shields over their masks and gloves while performing treatments.

Hotels must also install thermal cameras or infrared thermometers at main entrances to take guests’ temperature. Any guest found to have a temperature of 37.3C or above must be escorted to an isolation room and checked further.

Anyone displaying flu-like symptoms is not allowed to enter the hotel.

Abu Dhabi has reopened to international travelers but they are required to quarantine for 14 days and must wear an electronic tracking bracelet, according to the latest update released by the Abu Dhabi Media Office on Thursday.

Any buildings where people are quarantining in Abu Dhabi must display a notice warning the public, added Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC) on Friday.

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