What changes as of 17 May in the framework of the strategy for the gradual resumption of the economy and social activity
As part of the timetable decided by the Council of Ministers for the gradual lifting of restrictions and the gradual resumption of the economy and social activity, the Ministry of Health recalls that as of Monday, 17 May, the following will enter into force:
1. The presence of congregants during religious services and other forms of religious worship, is allowed with a maximum physical presence of 30% of the capacity of the place of religious worship.
2. The holding of weddings, christenings and funerals is allowed with a maximum number of 200 persons allowed to attend, provided that up to 30% of the capacity of the ceremony venue is used.
3. The holding of lunches and/or dinners is allowed only in outdoor areas of catering establishments and ceremony halls of hotels/tourist establishments, with a maximum number of 200 persons allowed to attend, who must be sitting down. It is understood that the health protocol for the holding of social events must be implemented.
4. The carrying out of conferences and trade exhibitions is allowed, at 30% maximum capacity of the venue of the event.
5. The operation of casinos is allowed, at 30% maximum capacity of the venue, and provided that the guidelines of the Ministry of Health are observed.
6. Outdoor and indoor theatres, amphitheatres, cinemas and performance halls are allowed to operate, with up to 50 spectators present or at 30% maximum capacity in indoor venues and 50% capacity in outdoor venues.
7. Playgrounds, luna parks and thematic parks are allowed to operate only in outdoor areas and without the holding of any social events, on the basis of the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
8. Private businesses providing services as well as the public and wider public sector, excluding essential services, work remotely. Physical presence is allowed of up to 50% of the total number of employees. It is understood that the health protocols must be strictly observed at the workplace.
It is understood that 50% of the persons who work with physical presence must be undergoing a weekly rapid antigen test. This arrangement does not include employees who have been vaccinated with at least the 1st dose of a covid vaccine and provided that a period of 3 weeks since their vaccination has elapsed.
8. Restriction of movements applies from 12 midnight until 5 in the morning of the following day.
9. Persons aged 12 years and over must hold a SafePass, in case of a check by authorized officers, at the following establishments/businesses:
10. Holding a SafePass is not mandatory when going to the following venues:
Relevant Press Releases
Rapid antigen testing units – 22 June 2021
Rapid antigen testing units – 20 June 2021
Rapid antigen testing units – 19 June 2021