Ministry releases social distancing guidelines for retail outlets
In line with the preventive and precautionary measures taken by Qatar to limit the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), Ministry of Commerce and Industry has obligated retail outlets to implement social distancing in its outlets.
The ministry obligated the shops in the country to apply the requirement of a safe distance between customers with a minimum of 1.5 meters by placing signs on the ground to guide the customer, including at waiting queues for the payment and reception.
This has to be implemented from Monday, March 23, stated the ministry.
This step is also in pursuant to Article No. 13 of the Consumer Protection Law No. 8 of 2008, which requires suppliers to comply with health and safety requirements.
The Ministry noted the necessity for the outlets to comply with the circular, and it will work to intensify its inspection sentencing anyone who violates the laws adding that violation will expose them to the penalties stipulated in the applicable laws and regulations ch 22, 2020.