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Supreme Committee for Crisis Management: Gradual Lifting Of Restrictions In Four Phases From 15th June 2020

The Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, H E Lolwah bint Rashid bin Mohammed Al Khater in a press conference on 8th June 2020 gave an update on the latest developments regarding Qatar’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The conference focused on gradually removing the restrictions imposed in Qatar as a result of the coronavirus, in four phases starting June 15th 2020.

She stated that the first phase of easing restrictions will be from June 15 which will be followed by a second phase from July 1 and then the third phase will be in August followed by the fourth phase in September. She added that in the event of non-compliance or one of the indicators is negative, it is possible to re-impose restrictions or delay the start of the next phases.

The first phase that begins on 15th June 2020: 
– Limited opening of mosques
– 20% of employees start work at the workplace with the implementation of all precautionary requirements.
– Trips outside Qatar in cases of extreme necessity and everyone who returns to Doha will be subjected to hotel quarantine on their personal expense for a full two weeks.
– Partial opening of some stores in shopping centres provided that the area of the shop is not less than 300 square meters, and the capacity of the complex does not exceed 30 per cent.
– 40% of the capacity in some private health facilities while continuing to provide emergency services.
– Limited parks for exercise; children under 12 years will not be allowed to enter.
– Sports training will be permitted in open spaces and large halls for the professional sportspersons for no more than 5 people.

The second phase starting 1st July 2020:
– Opening of malls for limited hours
– Opening of markets and wholesale markets with limited capacity and specific hours
– Limited opening of restaurants with low capacity
– Museums and libraries with limited capacity and specific hours
– 50% of employees get back to their workplace with the implementation of all precautionary requirements

The third phase starting in August 2020:
– Low-risk inbound flights for priority passengers like returning residents.
– The full opening of shopping centres
– Opening wholesale markets with limited capacity and specific hours
– Limited opening of restaurants with gradually increasing occupancy
– The reopening of driving schools will be allowed.
– Nurseries and creches can re-open; meanwhile, all other educational institutions can resume operations in September.
– 80% of employees get back to their workplace with the implementation of all precautionary requirements
– 50% of the capacity for the following activities: Health clubs, fitness halls and swimming pools, beauty salons and massage centres, barber and hairdressers.

The fourth phase starting in September 2020:
– The full opening of shopping centres
– The full opening of markets and wholesale markets
– The completion of the gradual opening of restaurants
– The total opening of museums and libraries.
– 100% of employees will start working from their workplace with proper health precautions.

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