Bahrain extends the COVID-19 restrictions until July 2

The National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus has announced the decision to further extend the previously imposed restrictions until Friday, 2nd July, to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The decisions are as follows:

– Continuing to close malls and shops while allowing online sales and delivery.

– Continuing to close restaurants and cafes, and limiting their activities to providing food only through takeout and delivery.

– Continuing to close gyms, sports centers, physical education halls, swimming pools and recreational halls.

– Continuing to close cinemas and all affiliated showrooms.

– Continuing to prevent holding events and conferences.

– Continuing to prevent the public from attending sporting events.

-Continuing to close barber shops, salons and spas.

– Continuing to prevent events and gatherings in homes.

– Continuing to apply the working from home policy for 70% of all government employees.

– Continuing to suspend in-person attendance for schools and higher educational institutions, kindergartens, rehabilitation centres, nurseries and training centres, with the sole exception of attendance for international examinations.

– Continuing the current procedures for travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The Coordinating Committee also noted the continuation of work in the following basic sectors:

The following sectors may resume without restrictions:

– Hypermarkets, supermarkets, grocery stores, and stores selling vegetables, fish and fresh meat.

– Manual and automated bakeries.

– Fuel and gas filling stations. 

The National Medical Team to Combat the Coronavirus confirmed that these sectors will be gradually opened after the prescribed period has passed, based on data and developments:

– Private health institutions, with the exception of some health services for which a circular is issued by the National Health Regulatory Authority.

– Banks and currency exchange services.

– Administrative offices of institutions and companies whose activities are not directly related to customers.

– Shops engaged in importing, exporting and distributing goods.

– Workshops and garages, repair and maintenance of vehicles and spare parts stores.

– Construction and maintenance sector.

– Factories.

-Communication shop.