Safety comes first
Abu Dhabi ' s Go Safe Certificate is an emirate-wide scheme to ensure venues and events are run to the safest possible standards
“ Since its launch in June 2020 , DCT Abu Dhabi has certified 95 % of hotels , four theme parks on Yas Island , 33 malls across the capital , and two cinemas , after conducting rigorous on-site inspections .” he Go Safe Certification Programme , an initiative spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi ( DCT Abu Dhabi ), is continuing to be rolled out across the emirate as DCT Abu Dhabi works towards its target of standardising health and safety measures across 100 % of all retail , tourism , and commercial establishments in Abu Dhabi .
The ambitious and ground-breaking initiative has brought together the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development ( ADDED ), the Department of Municipalities and Transport ( DMT ), Aldar Properties , Modon Properties ( Modon ), Yas Theme Parks and attractions , as well as Etihad Airways in a joint partnership created to combat the spread of Covid-19 and keep the local economy moving by reassuring visitors and residents they are safe to visit any establishment because of the stringent safety protocols in place .
Building on the campaign ’ s notable success , the partnership paves the way for the capital to become 100 % Go Safe-certified as further establishments , managed by participating partners , become part of the certification ’ s expanded implementation plan . Following clear and rigorous guidelines , the partners will now play a key role in ensuring their respective establishments complete all the checkpoints and implement measures required to attain the certificate .
Since its launch in June 2020 , and in collaboration with key authorities , DCT Abu Dhabi has certified 95 % of hotels , as well as Yas Marina Circuit , four theme parks on Yas Island , 33 malls across the capital , and two cinemas , after conducting rigorous on-site inspections .
Following stringent guidelines based on recommended practices from the World Health Organisation ( WHO ) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), Go Safe ensures a safe environment for both residents and visitors . In addition to inspections , regular Covid-19 testing for staff across the tourism and retail sector has been made mandatory .
The first step of the programme is guided self-assessments that establishments undergo as per guidelines and checklists provided by DCT Abu Dhabi , followed by thorough site inspections conducted by dedicated teams to ensure compliance to the highest standards of cleanliness . Those who meet the requirements are awarded the Go Safe certificate , which signals to consumers their readiness to receive visitors and maintain hygiene standards . With more establishments currently undergoing the assessment process , DCT Abu Dhabi aims to ensure the entire UAE capital is Go Safe certified .
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