Qatar amusement parks to resume operations at 50% capacity

  • 1 year ago

Qatar's Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI)  announces the fourth stage of the gradual lifting of restrictions on recreational activities in amusement cities and parks.


The Ministry has allowed amusement parks to resume recreational activities at 50 percent capacity.

Here are some highlights of the recent announcement:

• The resumption of entertainment activities would take place in three stages:

1. The first stage that goes into effect on January 3 will see the restriction being lifted on:

- outdoor playgrounds

- kid's outdoor games

- billiards

- bowling

2. The second stage on January 11 enables resumption of :

- electronic games

- trampolines

3. The third stage on January 24 will ease curbs on bouncers, inflatable games, and ball pits.

“Recreational activities manager shall adhere to the precautionary and preventive measures outlined by the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs,” the ministry said on Twitter.

The ministry added that visitors should be allowed entry only if they have a green code on the COVID-19 contact-tracing app Ehteraz.

• Those who do not wear medical masks should be denied entry

• vVsitors are required to keep their masks on while they are inside the entertainment site, except for children aged 10 years and below.

The visitors' temperatures must be measured and individuals whose temperature is over 38 degrees Celsius should be denied entry.


MoCI said that the management should ensure that the visitors maintained a safe space of two metres around them at all times.

The owners of companies providing entertainment services should comply with epidemic prevention circulars, decisions and directives, including:

• Instructions for the gradual re-opening plan, and the timeline announced by the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management

• Circulars and decisions issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

• Instructions related to the responsibilities of employers to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and directives for health and safety regulations issued by the Ministry of Public Health.

• The policies set by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs on the precautionary measures to prevent and reduce the spread of the epidemic.

The public is advised that any violation of this decision exposes perpetrators to legal accountability and procedures.

According to the Ministry, the success of each stage of the comprehensive plan of gradual lifting of restrictions depends on the compliance of all individuals with the required preventive and precautionary measures against COVID-19.

Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry