ADDED highlights important instructions

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has reiterated that all restaurants, cafeterias and food outlets outside the shopping malls and centres in Abu Dhabi cannot resume their operations and receive customers without prior coordination with the Department and concerned authorities in the emirate. ADDED highlighted the importance of meeting all the instructions and conditions of the Department stipulated in one of its latest circulars regarding their operations.


H.E. Rashed Abdul Karim Al Balooshi, Undersecretary of ADDED, said that the issued circular comprises all the conditions and regulations that must be followed by owners of restaurants, cafeterias and food outlets prior to being granted permission to receive customers, which is part of the essential precautionary measures undertaken by authorities to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


He clarified that ADDED considers this rule to be extremely important as this activity involves higher interaction from a wide portion of community members, and thus compliance to the instructions is critical, noting that issuance of permits will not be considered if set conditions are not followed.


Al Balooshi further emphasized that the earlier circular has several conditions and instructions for restaurants, cafeterias and food outlets and have given them sufficient time to prepare and ensure readiness to welcome customers, following the health and safety regulations for all, and not complying to the implementation of these regulations and other violations will result in revocation of their permit to receive customers.

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