Covid-19 Rules UAE Kids Should Follow
These are the rules UAE children and parents must remember during this global health crisis.
6 May 2020
We keep you up to date with the latest rules UAE children should follow during the pandemic.
It’s safe to say that children’s routines have been flipped upside down by the novel coronavirus. Between UAE schools closing, friendly and family outings getting canceled, and more time spent indoors, they no doubt have questions about Covid-19 such as what it means for them and what restrictions they have.
At the same time, some parents in the country may feel the same way, with mums and dads feeling quite confused about where the rules apply for kids.
To help keep you safe and informed, we’ve compiled the rules UAE kids need to remember about Covid-19 restrictions.
Although UAE shopping malls have re-opened to the public, children up until the age of 12 are not allowed to enter any shopping mall, supermarket, grocery, or retail store.
If parents would like to shop for their kids, it’s important to leave their little ones safe at home.
Restaurants and Cafes
Children below the age of 12 are also prohibited from entering restaurants and cafes in the UAE.
The Dubai Media Office stated that “Children may accompany their parents to walk in their neighbourhood for 1-2 hours, so long as they are taking the right precautions of adhering to the social distancing measures, limiting the number to three people only and wearing face masks.”
However, kids must also follow social-distancing rules with a distance of 1.5-2 metres.
Face masks while leaving their home is mandatory for children as it is for adults. If your child refuses to wear one or is too young to wear a face mask, parents are advised to let them stay at home for their safety.
Driving in a Car
UAE authorities have implemented a strict three-person capacity for cars. However, families are exempted from this rule.
As the nation celebrates the holy month of Ramadan 2020, kids in the UAE may join social gatherings. There is a mandatory limit of five people.