thermal cameras and sanitisation stations to mandatory face-mask wearing, stringent
social distancing regulations and free vaccinations for all official
participants – the health, safety and well-being of everyone working at and
attending Expo 2020 Dubai is Expo’s first priority.
measures, which include virtual inspections of workforce accommodation and the
offer of the COVID-19 vaccine to all employees and their households, are
all part of Expo 2020’s far-reaching programme to safeguard all participants,
workforce, suppliers, contractors and visitors.
result of close collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Dubai Health Authority and in
line with the latest information and advice from the World Health Organization,
they ensure compliance with the most recent
guidelines from leading medical, science and health experts.
In April, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed
bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive
Council of Dubai, announced that Expo’s vaccination programme would be extended
to all official representatives of the countries taking part in Expo 2020.
The Expo 2020 Steering Committee, which met immediately
after the recent International Participants Meeting (IPM), praised the
announcement and urged all 200-plus participants to follow Expo’s lead and join
the vaccination drive.
The sixth and final IPM gathered more than 370
delegates from 173 countries to hear – and experience first-hand – the robust
steps being put in place as Expo prepares to welcome the world in October.
Earlier this year, Expo 2020’s compliance with
the relevant safety standards and protocols was recognised by the Government of
Dubai, when the Expo Pavilions Premiere was awarded the Dubai Assured stamp.