Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has specifically called out that the suspension wedding halls gatherings and auditoriums will be continued.
This is to be followed in accordance with precautionary measures & preventive protocols to halt the spread of coronavirus.
Ban on Wedding Hall Gatherings will be continued
Wedding gatherings involve several risks, specifically many people attend large weeding gatherings and even elderly people will be attending such occasions, which will be a high risks in the advanced age groups, and higher chances for the rapid spread of coronavirus in large gatherings.
Wedding Gatherings will also have difficulties in ensuring total control over the compliance of the preventive protocols such as wearing of masks, inspection of all attendees, and applying social and physical distancing at such gatherings.
In March last year, Saudi Arabia suspended events in wedding halls, rest houses, event venues and in hotels as part of the precautionary measures that were recommended by the health authorities to protect the health of citizens and residents and ensure their safety.
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia advised then the public to avoid holding official or social parties and events with more than 50 attendees in KSA. It also underlined the need to avoid handshakes, as it could be one of the most common causes of transmission of infection.