A swimming pool at a sports centre in Dubai has been shut down for not complying with COVID-19 safety protocols.
Authorities have also fined two fitness centres for a similar offence.
They were pulled up for not ensuring safe distance inside the facilities and also because an employee was not wearing a face mask.
The violations were found during field visits carried out by teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy.
Inspections will be intensified in the coming days to ensure all sports and fitness centres are following the rules.
Inspection teams from @DubaiSC & @Dubai_DED shut down a swimming pool at one of the sports centers for violating the safety protocols. The facility will remain closed until compliance with all COVID-19 precautionary measures & safety guidelines are met.https://t.co/3gjn2DYpef pic.twitter.com/j5E3DJQm7c— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) September 13, 2020
The inspection teams of the Dubai Sports Council and the Department of Economic Development in Dubai continue their inspection visits to training centers and places of practice to ensure full commitment of departments and practitioners to apply all the precautionary measures pic.twitter.com/XM5vSM15LU— Dubai Sports Council (@DubaiSC) September 11, 2020
The Council urged all clubs and training centers to strictly and strictly apply all precautionary measures included in the protocol for returning to the practice of sporting activity and training, and also stressed the continuation— Dubai Sports Council (@DubaiSC) September 11, 2020