Ministry of Interior announced Violations and Fines – May 2021

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Ministry of Interior issued violations and fines before Eid-ul-Fitr. Amending the classification schedule for penalties for violations of the precautionary measures and preventive measures (protocols) taken by the concerned authorities to confront the coronavirus pandemic and the penalties prescribed to include additional violations.

Violations and fines – Eid-ul-Fitr 2021

Gatherings

The person responsible for the gathering and the owner of the facility shall be punished as follows:

  • 10,000 Saudi Riyals: for the family gathering inside homes, rest houses, farms, and the like, beyond the numbers specified by the jurisdiction in a single or specific space, and they have no one residential relationship.
  • 15,000 Saudi Riyals: non-family gathering inside homes, rest houses, farms, camps, chalets, or open areas for the people of one neighborhood, and the like, beyond the numbers specified in one or specific space.
  • 40,000 Saudi Riyals: for gatherings for social purposes such as funerals, parties, and the like, exceeding the numbers specified by the competent authority.
  • 50,000 Saudi Riyals: a grouping of workers in homes, buildings under construction, rest houses, farms, and the like, other than their homes, consisting of (5) people or more in one specific space, and they are not bound by one residential relationship.

Establishments

The penalty for the establishment and the person responsible for it shall be according to its size and number of its employees, according to the following:

  • The very small establishment and the number of its employees ranging from (1-5) shall be punished by 10,000 Saudi Riyals, with the establishment being closed for a period of 5 days.
    – The small establishment and the number of its employees from (6 – 49) shall be punished by 20,000 Saudi Riyals, with the establishment being closed for a period of 5 days.
    – The average establishment and the number of its employees from (50 – 249) is punished by 50,000 Saudi Riyals, with the establishment being closed for a period of 5 days.
    – The large establishment and the number of its employees (250 or more) shall be punished with 100,000 Saudi Riyals, with the establishment being closed for a period of 5 days.
  • The penalty imposed on the first time is doubled, upon repetition, and amounts to (200,000) Saudi Riyals, and the closure does not exceed six months.
  • The person in charge of the establishment branch shall be punished with a financial fine according to what is specified according to the size of his establishment. The penalty imposed on the previous time is doubled, upon repetition, and reaches (100,000) Saudi Riyals.
  • Upon repetition for the second time, the person in charge of the facility branch shall be referred to the Public Prosecution to consider his imprisonment in accordance with the followed legal procedures.
  • Restaurants, cafes, and the like are excluded from the closing periods specified above, and according to the following:
    – 24 hours for the first time.
    – 48 hours for the second time.
    – A week for the third time.
    – Two weeks for the fourth time.
    – A month for the fifth time or more.

Individual

  1. (1000) Saudi Riyals and the penalty imposed on the previous time is doubled upon repetition and amounted to (100,000) Saudi Riyals for anyone who violates the precautionary measures and preventive measures (protocols) by (not using a medical or cloth mask or covering the nose and mouth, not adhering to social distancing distances.
  2. Refusal to measure the temperature upon entering the premises of the public or private sectors, failure to adhere to the approved procedures when the temperature rises above 38 degrees Celsius, refusal to provide evidence of health status through the applications designated for this (in the cases stipulated in those procedures and measures.
  3. (1000) Saudi Riyals for anyone coming to perform the prayers on the Haram without obtaining a permit.
  4. Any person who attends the gatherings referred to in Paragraphs (1-4) of Clause (A) and Clause (B) is in contravention of (5,000) Saudi Riyals, repetition, the penalty inflicted on the previous time is doubled and amounts to (100,000) Saudi Riyals, in addition to referring him to the Public Prosecution upon repetition for the second time to consider his imprisonment in accordance with the followed statutory procedures.
  5. (10,000) Saudi Riyals calling for any of the gatherings referred to in Paragraph (1-4) of Clause (A) and Clause (B) or causing them, and upon repetition, the penalty inflicted on the previous time is doubled and reaches (100,000) Saudi Riyals, in addition, to refer him to the Public Prosecution, upon repetition, for the second time, to consider his imprisonment in accordance with the followed statutory procedures.