An official source in the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that, based on what was submitted by the competent health authorities, and in view of the progress in immunizing the community and the number of cases, “a generous approval was issued to ease health precautions starting from Sunday, October 17, 2021,” as follows:
First: Not to be obligated to wear the muzzle in open places - with the exception of the excluded places - while continuing to be obligated to wear it in closed places.
Second: The precautionary measures for those receiving two doses of the (Covid-19) vaccine are eased as follows:
1- Allowing the full capacity of the Grand Mosque to be used, with obligating workers and visitors to wear a mask at all times in all the corridors of the mosque, and continuing to use the “Umrah” or “Umrah” application to take the dates of Umrah and prayer to control the numbers present at the same time.
2- Allowing the full capacity of the Prophet’s Mosque to be used, with obligating workers and visitors to wear a mask at all times in all the corridors of the mosque, and using the “Umrah or We Trust” application to take prayer times and visit the honorable kindergarten to control the numbers present at the same time.
3- Canceling social distancing and allowing the use of the full capacity in gatherings, public places, means of transportation, restaurants, cinemas, and the like.
4- Allowing the establishment and attendance of events in wedding halls and others without restricting the number, with the importance of emphasizing the application of precautionary measures due to the seriousness of the behaviors associated with it.
Third: Immunization with two doses is required to enter all the sites and activities referred to in second above, with the exception of those who are not included and those who are excluded, according to what appears in the application of our trust. With everyone's commitment to all applicable precautionary measures, including wearing a mask.
Fourth: Distancing and wearing masks will continue to be applied in locations where health status checks are not applied through the Tawakkalna app.
Fifth: The Public Health Authority prepares “prevention” the preventive measures that must be adhered to for all activities mentioned in item (Second).
Sixth: Emphasis on the public and private sector and the like; By checking the status of immunization in the “Tawakkalna” application for all those who wish to enter the facility, and following up on compliance with the precautionary measures and preventive measures taken by the concerned authorities to confront the pandemic, including wearing a mask.
Seventh: Emphasis on the relevant authorities - each within its jurisdiction - to implement the penalties prescribed for violators of the precautionary measures and preventive measures taken by the concerned authorities to confront the pandemic.
Eighth: The Ministry of Health follows up on the number of cases of hypnotic disease due to infection with (Covid-19), especially intensive care, and raises what is necessary in the event of a need to tighten precautionary measures at the level of cities, governorates or regions.
The source stressed that these decisions are subject to periodic review in accordance with local and international developments.