Published: 2021-06-14 10:22
Last Updated: 2021-07-27 20:46
The government is expected to announce, tomorrow, Tuesday, new mitigating measures within the three stages related to opening the sectors to reach the safe summer in early September.
May 26, a press briefing was held at the Prime Ministry to announce a plan in order for the Kingdom to reach a 'safe summer' in light of the COVID-19 situation in the Kingdom.
The Minister of State for Media Affairs, Sakher Dudin, said that the plan to reach a safe summer is divided into three phases, the first of which will begin on June 1 and includes the gradual reopening of sectors, including gyms and sports facilities, reallowing some activities and updating procedures regarding the entry of people arriving to Jordan.
The second phase will start July 1, which will include the reduction of curfew hours among other measures to stimulate tourism especially in the Golden Triangle.
The third phase will start Sep. 1, through which the government hopes to abolish all restrictions with the aim of returning to normalcy.
Additionally, in-person education in schools and universities will be restored, and most sectors and activities will be allowed to operate at all times and at full capacity.
June 15, serving shisha will be allowed in outdoor areas in restaurants and cafes.
Establishments wishing to provide shisha services are required to vaccinate employees against the coronavirus, with 21 days having passed since receiving the first dose.
These establishments can only allow customers who have also been administered at least one coronavirus dose with 21 days having passed since receiving the initial jab, with the exception of those under 18 years old.
These establishments can only operate at a 50 percent capacity.
June 15, those who received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose with 21 days having passed are permitted to move during curfew hours.
Notably, all electronic permits will be cancelled during curfew hours if the individual is not registered on the national vaccination platform.
Public transport will operate during curfew hours, provided that 21 days have passed since the driver of the vehicle has received the first dose of the vaccine.
At the end of this three-phase plan, all sectors will operate at 100 percent, with the exception of wedding halls, which will continue to operate according to the conditions, but the number of attendees will be raised to 200.