Entry to malls will not be denied to anyone as Qatar Cabinet further eases COVID-19 curbs
27 January 2022, 12:00 AM
28 February 2022, 12:00 AM
Entry to malls will not be barred for anyone as Qatar's Cabinet has further eased COVID-19 restrictions as it met for the weekly meeting on Wednesday.
The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, made the decisions that will go into effect on January 29 after reviewing an assessment of Qatar's COVID-19 situation by the Ministry of Public Health.
Few important decisions,
• The Cabinet has decided to allow all employees in public and private firms to go to offices and
• Indoor gatherings must be limited to 10 fully-vaccinated people unless they are the occupants of
the same household. Outdoor gathering is permitted for up to 15 vaccinated people.
• Up to 15 people or family members residing in the same house are allowed to gather at parks,
beaches, and the Corniche. Individual activities such as walking, running and cycling are allowed
in parks, where playgrounds and exercise equipment will remain openfor the public. Beaches will
operate at 75 percent capacity. Toilets will be open only in certain parks identified by the Ministry
• Commercial complexes can operate at full capacity and allow the entry of everyone, including
children and unvaccinated adults.
• Food courts inside malls can operate at 50 percent capacity. Prayer areas, toilets and trial rooms
inside malls can also continue to remain open.
• Restaurants and cafes with a “Clean Qatar” certificate can provide dine-in services at 75 percent
capacity indoors and full capacity outdoors.
• Weddings can be held at independent facilities and wedding halls in hotels at 50 percent capacity
of the venue and with not more than 80 people, of whom 40 must be fully-vaccinated.