Five facilities shut down following violations: Tourism Ministry


Published: 2020-11-08 16:21

Last Updated: 2020-11-08 16:21

Five facilities shut down following violations: Tourism Ministry
Five facilities shut down following violations: Tourism Ministry

October, Five tourist facilities including a hotel and a restaurant, were shut down by inspection teams from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and concerned authorities following non-compliance to the preventative COVID-19 public health and safety measures set by the ministry.

In addition, the inspection teams and authorities issued warnings and violations to 195 other facilities.

The ministry indicated in a statement Sunday, that the supervisory committees and inspection teams of tourist facilities in all governorates visited 328 facilities during inspection and monitoring tours in October, and took the required legal measures against the violators.

Violations included the failure to comply with health procedures and conditions set by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, failure to adhere to the guidelines which were circulated, and failure to comply with the requirements, protocols, instructions and communications in force under defense laws.

The ministry indicated that the inspection teams for tourism facilities were formed of three committees, each of which included representatives from the ministries of tourism, antiquities, interior, health, labor, industry and trade,

In addition, these committees included representatives from the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA), Jordan Restaurant Association (JRA), Jordan Hotel Association (JHA) and the Royal Department for Environmental Protection and Tourism (Rangers).

All restaurants were reopened last month, provided that they pledged to adhere to the necessary additional health requirements in light of the coronavirus crisis.

The health requirements were as follows:

  • Restaurants must not exceed 50 percent capacity.
  • Two meter distance between tables.
  • Masks must be worn in the restaurants at all times.
  • Maintaining physical space and placing distance stickers on restaurant floors.
  • Services must only be provided to customers on tables.
  • Restaurants must make reservations.
  • A maximum of six people per table.
  • Hookahs are not permitted to be served indoors.
  • Parties are not permitted to take place in restaurants.
  • Customer temperatures must be taken prior to entering the premises.
  • Employees must have their temperatures taken regularly during their shifts.
  • PCR tests must be conducted on employees if a COVID-19 case is detected in the restaurant.
  • Hand sanitizer must be provided in all restaurant facilities.

The Ministry affirmed the necessity of adherence to work during the permitted times in accordance with defense orders and any instructions that may be issued later in this regard.

Employees are obligated to download the AMAN application and ensure that it is activated for all customers before allowing them to enter.