Supreme Committee Announces New COVID-related Decisions

Merge 104.8  |  02 June 2021

The Supreme Committee issued several new decisions regarding COVID-19 today:

  • Mosques and prayer halls that can hold a minimum of 100 people will be allowed to open their doors, but only for the five daily prayers, with Friday prayers still prohibited. Safety measures previously announced by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs must be observed.
  • The decision to ban commercial activities from 8 pm to 4 am was ended and children under the age of 12 will be allowed in, but commercial activities will still have to operate at a 50% capacity.
  • Exhibitions, wedding halls, and other commercial activities of the kind will be allowed to operate, but only at a 30% capacity and ensuring that the total number of people never passes 300, for halls that have the capacity to hold more than that.
  • Omanis and GCC citizens who work across the border will be allowed to move between the two borders daily, given that they provide proof of their work.
  • Citizens and residents will be allowed to attend public beaches and parks, without gathering in large numbers and making sure to adhere to COVID-19 safety measures.
  • Group sports activities will be allowed in open areas, provided that safety measures are taken.
  • Gyms and sports halls will be allowed to operate but only at a 50% capacity, with safety measures in place.
  • Swimming pools and gyms in hotels will be allowed to operate, but only for stay in guests and membership holders, provided that safety measures are adhered to.