The municipal ministry said the fines are aimed at ensuring that workers engaged in such work related to public health have valid health certificates and to ensure cleanliness in public places such as commercial establishments and roads.
Below are key points from the new regulation:
Sanitation in restaurants and other similar establishments
- Employees caught picking their noses, spitting, touching their mouths or not maintaining personal hygiene will be fined between 400 and 2000 Riyals.
- A fine of 400 to 2,000 riyals will be imposed for working while suffering from illness, wounds or blisters such as burns.
- A fine ranging from 200 to 2,000 riyals will be levied if a worker works without a health certificate or with an expired health certificate.
- The fines range from 200 to 4,000 riyals for hygiene standards in toilets, presence of pests, unsanitary equipment and unsterilized equipment.
License and Business Regulations
- A fine of 10,000 to 50,000 riyals can be levied if the business is carried out without obtaining a municipal license.
- A fine ranging from 400 to 5,000 Riyals is imposed for business activities outside the scope of the license.
Violations of construction contractors in public places
- Contractors who fail to comply with regulations related to drilling, waste disposal and public property can be fined between 200 and 50,000 riyals depending on the severity of the offence.
- A fine of up to 50,000 Riyals can be levied if construction is started or demolished without a license or the building permit expires.
Petrol Pumps and Petroleum Violations
- A fine of 1,000 to 10,000 riyals can be levied for selling substandard or adulterated fuels.
Tobacco sales violations
- Providing tobacco products to persons under the age of 18 or selling these products without a license is punishable by a fine of 1,000 to 5,000 Riyals.
Medical facilities and health workers
- Violation of health norms, mishandling of medical waste or misuse of medical equipment can result in heavy fines ranging from 2,000 to 50,000 riyals.