The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI Qatar) has decided to let currency exchange centres resume services from Tuesday, 12 May 2020 after having undertaken certain precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19.
Measures include requiring visitors to wear masks, following social distancing guidelines, measuring temperature, and allowing a certain number of customers in at the same time, in addition to applying other preventive measures specified by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
Working hours are limited to six hours a day for employees working at money exchange service offices and allowing overtime for two paid hours so that the total of working hours does not exceed eight hours. Money exchange service offices are also required to take the necessary measures to prevent crowding, including providing instructions, guidelines, and security personnel to assist customers and make sure social distancing guidelines are followed.
Qatar ordered all offices providing in-person money exchange and transfer services to close on March 26 to contain the spread of the coronavirus.