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Labour Inspection Department checks 370 retail businesses, 95 construction sites for compliance

The Labour Inspection Department said on Monday that by 1 pm on the first day of the easing of restrictions it had checked 370 retail businesses and 95 construction sites for compliance with the new measures.

According to an announcement, inspectors generally found a “satisfactory level of compliance” in retail businesses but in some cases there was no signage and no use of face mask.

The construction site inspections revealed a “low level of compliance” as there was no signage, no sanitary or cleaning facilities nor antiseptics.

In these cases, strict recommendations were made to improve protective measures, and construction site Improvement and Prohibition Notices were issued.

The Labour Inspection Department said that inspections will be stepped up tomorrow due to today’s results “to achieve better compliance. In cases where inadequate compliance is found, Inspectors will be forced to impose the penalties provided by law (out of court fines, criminal prosecution and immediate suspension of operations).”

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