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Below are The Gambia Government’s latest guidelines

Jun 5, 2020, 11:25 AM

MARKETS AND SHOPS

Recommendations for Markets

  1. The markets should all observe social distancing
    2. All in the markets should wear masks at all times
    3. Market vendors must apply hand sanitizers or wash their hands before and after dealing with customers
    4. All customers must wash their hands or apply sanitizers before being allowed in markets

Recommendations for Shops

1) All shops should observe social distancing and limit the number of their customers to only two (2) persons at a time
2) Provide hand-washing facilities at points of entry with hand sanitizers

MOSQUES AND CHURCHES

Recommendations for Mosques

  1. All persons entering mosques must first sanitize their hands
    2. Prayers may be done outside or in well ventilated mosques
    3. Everyone must come with his or her personal prayer mat
    4. Physical distancing must be observed within the mosque
    5. All entrants must wear a facemask throughout their stay in mosques
    6. Fomites and instruments used in the mosque should be frequently disinfected
    7. Sharing of cups or kettles in the mosques is strictly prohibited
    8. Temperature screening before entering mosques is highly recommended
    9. Anyone with symptoms or signs must be isolated in a designated area
    10. There should be an established committee for the enforcement of the mitigation intervention in every mosque
    11. There should be a nominated focal person who liaises with health authorities
    12. The focal person can also liaise with security forces for anyone who refuses to follow the regulations
    13. Ablution should be performed at home before going to the mosque.
    14. Worshippers to arrive at mosques well before prayer time
    15. Call toll free No.1025 immediately for further screening of suspected individuals
    16. Quick dispersals once congregational prayers are concluded

Recommendations for Churches

  1. All persons entering churches must first sanitize their hands
    2. Prayers may be done outside or in well ventilated churches
    3. Physical distancing is observed within churches with fixed seats
    4. Seats must be disinfected before worshippers enter churches
    5. All worshippers must wear facemasks throughout their stay in churches
    6. Frequent disinfection of ‘fomites’ and instruments used in churches
    7. Sharing of cups or utensils in churches is strictly prohibited
    8. Temperature screening before entering churches is highly recommended
    9. Anyone with symptoms or signs must be isolated in a designated area
    10. Call toll free No.1025 immediately for further screening of suspected individuals
    11. There should be an established committee for the enforcement of the mitigation intervention in every church
    12. There should be a nominated focal person who liaises with health authorities
    13. The focal person can also liaise with security forces for anyone who refuses to follow the regulations
    14. Quick dispersals once Congregational Masses conclude

SCHOOLS

Recommendations for School (Grade 9 students)

  1. Provide hand-washing facilities and hand sanitizers at points of entry and ensure all students wash their hands before entering school premises
    2. Provide adequate face masks to teachers and students, and should be worn while in class
    3. Observe and practice social distancing in classrooms with one metre between students and utilize sufficient classroom spaces
    4. Provision of thermometres for screening of temperature of the students, teachers and support staff
    5. All students, teachers, and support staff will be subject to COVID-19 random testing
    6. Classrooms should be well ventilated
    7. Examinations should be held in well ventilated halls or outside
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