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Abu Dhabi leads on public safety through repeated COVID-19 testing of all tourism staff

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Public and private sectors partner to guarantee safety in UAE capital

eTradeWire -- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: In line with the Go Safe Certification Program spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and endorsed by the government of Abu Dhabi, regular COVID-19 testing for all tourism sector staff has been made mandatory. The effort is part of DCT Abu Dhabi's extensive and ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of its residents and visitors and follows the recent launch of the 'Rediscover Abu Dhabi' campaign aimed at engaging with the myriad staycation and touristic offers made available to visitors within the UAE capital.

Abu Dhabi has received international praise for its highly successful efforts in containing the spread of COVID-19, and the emirate continues to achieve positive outcomes as a result of the combined initiatives and regulations that have been introduced to minimize the spread of the virus.

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The success of managing various aspects of the pandemic is due to the emirate's outstanding ability to create successful public-private partnerships. DCT Abu Dhabi has seen a tremendous response from industry players in terms of compliance to newly adopted precautionary measures, with many taking a further step by independently implementing additional safety measures to protect consumers. The rigorous collaboration between DCT Abu Dhabi, stakeholders and various regulatory bodies, including the Department of Health, Department of Economic Development and Abu Dhabi Airport among others, has helped shape a secure framework for the handling of tourism operations in Abu Dhabi.

Indeed, among DCT Abu Dhabi's efforts to ensure the health and safety compliance of its partners in the emirate, DCT Abu Dhabi inspectors have been deployed to check 165 hotels and 450 restaurants by conducting over 700 inspections over a period of one month. Further to said inspections, DCT Abu Dhabi has also developed a checklist of 107 checkpoints abiding by more advanced criteria in alignment with Department of Health guidance. The local government's rigorous awareness campaign has also played a significant role in uplifting Abu Dhabi during this period, ensuring the safety of all residents and consumers by giving individuals the tools to take responsibility for their own well-being in the future. The government has implemented a range of safety measures to protect the community, including the adoption of social distancing courses across the emirate, checkpoints for temperature screenings and regular disinfection of all operational areas across tourism establishments.

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For more information go to htpp://www.visitabudhabi.com

Media Contact
Paula Carreiro
pcarreiro@dctabudhabi.ae


Source: DCT Abu Dhabi
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