Dubai Economy slapped a fine for not wearing facemask.
The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection, CCCP, sector in Dubai Economy continued their field inspection tours across the emirate, as part of their continuous efforts to ensure total compliance with the precautionary measures and guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, according to WAM.
Following inspections yesterday, Dubai Economy imposed fines on 12 commercial establishments, including retail outlets in various shopping centres, sewing and embroidery shops, and fitness centres in Wadi Al Safa 7, Al Hebiah Second, and Al Rashidiya. Lack of employee commitment to wearing masks and not taking the necessary measures to ensure physical distancing were the main violations found during the inspections. The inspection in the fitness centres were held in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council.
The CCCP also issued a warning to five other establishments for not placing the physical distancing stickers as required. Overall, inspections yesterday found that 767 shops and commercial establishments fully complied with the precautionary measures.
Dubai Economy called on everyone to cooperate and contribute to preserving the emirate’s achievements made despite the major challenges posed by the pandemic globally. Dubai has seen a gradual return to normal and safe economic activities thanks to the directives of the leadership. Dubai Economy reminded that strict action would be taken against any violation or abuse of the precautionary measures detected by the authorities or reported by consumers and the public.
Dubai Economy also called on everyone to report any non-compliance to the precautionary guidelines through the Dubai Consumer app available on the Apple and Google stores, by calling 600545555, or by visiting the Consumerrights.ae website.
Teams from the Council and Dubai Economy have been visiting academies and sports and fitness centres in the Emirate to inspect the facilities and ensure they comply with all the precautionary measures.
The inspection team found a swimming pool at one of the sports centres in violation of the safety protocol and decided to shut it down until the facility conformed to all the requirements.
The inspection teams have also issued two fines at fitness centres for non-compliance with safety protocol – Dhs 5,000 for not ensuring safe distance inside the facility and Dhs3,000 because an employee was not wearing the mandatory face mask.
The Committee stressed that the law pertaining to precautionary measures will be strictly enforced and fines will be imposed in accordance with the list of penalties for violating preventive guidelines issued by the UAE Cabinet.
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