wearing masks compulsory for shoppers, service sector and construction sector employees in Qatar

Apr 22, 2020

Qatar has made wearing of mask compulsory for shopping, people working in the service sector, workers in the construction sector. Shoppers will not be allowed to enter supermarkets without wearing a mask.

This decision is effective from Sunday, April 26, until further notice.

The Qatar cabinet after its regular meeting announced that “Shoppers are obligated to wear masks before they enter food and catering stores and during shopping, and those responsible for these shops must take necessary measures not to allow entry to any shoppers who do not.”


Employees and workers in the government and private sectors whose nature of work requires providing services to the public and clients are also required to wear masks while carrying out their duties and tasks, and visitors and clients are required to wear masks, and officials in the government and private sectors must take the necessary measures to prevent entry to any of the visitors or customers other than required.

Workers in the construction sector are also obligated to wear masks while carrying out their duties and tasks, bearing in mind that officials in this sector provide these masks and adhere to the established precautionary measures and measures.

In the event of non-compliance with this decision, the penalties stipulated in Decree-Law No. (17) for the year 1990 regarding the prevention of infectious diseases shall be applied to the offender by imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years and a fine not exceeding QR 200,000) or one of these two penalties.