The Ministry of Commerce carries out 7,000 Inspection Tours to monitor the Institutions’ Compliance with the Precautionary Measures of Covid-19

06 Dec 2020


MC inspection teams continued to carry out inspection rounds to follow up the commitment of the commercial establishments to the precautionary and preventive measures for confronting Covid-19 Pandemic, and to ensure the safety of consumers.

The tours resulted in the implementation of 7,007 inspection rounds during the past two weeks (from November 22 to December 03). The inspection tours included various sectors, markets, shopping centers, shops and outlets in all regions of the Kingdom.

The Ministry's control teams issued 210 violation notices on the spot. This is in accordance with the penalties contained for violating the precautionary and preventive measures for confronting Covide-19 Pandemic.

The inspection tours covered the following regions in the Kingdom: The Eastern Region, Riyadh district, Al-Qassim Region, Northern Borders Region, Tabuk, Najran, Jizan, Hail, Makkah, Al-Jouf, Asir, Madinah, Al-Baha.

The Ministry of Commerce confirms the continuation of following up the institutions’ commitment to the health requirements, which stipulate preventing the entry of those who don’t wear the masks, also ensuring the commitment to social distances, besides providing disinfectants and sterilizers in the necessary places, as well as taking the temperature of employees and customers at the entrances of the malls and commercial centers, in addition to disinfecting shopping trolleys and baskets after each use, and disinfecting all facilities and surfaces.
According to the regulations of violating the precautionary and preventive measures of Covid-19, failure to comply with such precautionary and preventive measures by the commercial establishments requires imposing a fine of 10,000 riyals, and the penalty will be doubled in case of repeating the violation, with the closure of the violating facility.

A fine of 5,000 riyals is also to be imposed on each person when there is a gathering of shoppers or workers inside or outside the commercial store, in excess of the numbers stipulated in the precautionary and preventive measures and their relevant regulations.

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Last Modified 06 Dec 2020