Shops in Bahrain to reopen

You’ll be able to shop again from the evening of May 7

 Shops in Bahrain to reopen

Shops in Bahrain are set to reopen again this week, it has been announced.

Retailers will be allowed to open their doors from the evening of May 7, provided that the store takes a number of precautionary steps.

All employees and customers will be required to wear face masks, and the number of people inside the shop at any one time must be reduced to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed. There must also be spaced floor markings for queuing outside the store.

Facilities must also be regularly and thoroughly disinfected, following the Ministry of Health’s guidelines.

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister made the announcement last night.

Unlike previous announcements, no date has been set for when the reopening will be reviewed.

In the Government’s Executive Committee meeting, which was held remotely, HRH the Crown Prince also said that restaurants are set to remain closed.

Gyms, swimming pools, and other recreational centres will also stay shut, as will cinemas and salons.

Restaurants will stay takeaway and delivery only, and gatherings are limited to under five people. Face masks in public are also still compulsory.

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