Dubai Closes, Fines Sports Facilities For Rules' Breach
Gulf Today|September 21, 2020
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Dubai Closes, Fines Sports Facilities For Rules' Breach
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Teams from Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Dubai Economy have taken action against nine facilities for violating COVID-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines following intensified inspections of sports clubs, academies, and sports and fitness centres.

The DSC and Dubai Economy teams, who visited 124 sports facilities and five sports events for inspection between Sept.15 and Sept.19 to ensure they comply with all safety protocols, have also issued 35 reprimands.

Three of the censured facilities — a rented playground, a swimming pool at a sports club and a sports academy — have been shut down until they comply with all COVID-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines, while six other facilities have been issued monetary fines.

The closures and fines have been imposed for a range of violations, including crowding and failure to maintain safe distancing; gatherings in waiting areas, which are barred under COVID-19 protocols; non-compliance with the face mask rule; and failure to check temperature of all visitors and staff.

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September 21, 2020