MoCI bans car washing in parking lots, malls and commercial streets

  • 2 years   ago
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) on its official twitter account stated that it has imposed a ban on car washing in public and private parking lots, including outdoor parking lots in malls and on commercial streets. 
The ministry said that this activity shall be restricted to only licensed companies and within the underground parking lots - the basement of commercial and consumer malls, and with the approval of the entity to which the site belongs, given that a suitable space must be allocated for it, in terms of the number of parking spaces available. 
Additionally, the general and special requirements as per the laws and regulations must be adhered to, and they include:
- Allocating suitable places for car washing activities that contain drainage points
- Ensuring that employees wear clean and decent uniforms, on which the name of the company and the worker is indicated
- Maintaining the cleanliness of the surrounding space
- Abstaining from following and bothering clients
- Ensuring they provide and use modern means and clean tools when washing cars
- Adhering to all precautionary measures put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). 
The Ministry also emphasised that all the companies that are concerned must follow the mandatory decision listed above and any violation found in the country regarding this decision exposes perpetrators to legal accountability and procedure.