New COVID Restrictions on Mass Events, Rallies with Over 100 People

By , 17 Jun 2021, 19:58 PM Lifestyle
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STA, 17 June 2021 - The government has introduced a new restriction for public rallies and events featuring more than 100 participants. In line with the decision adopted on Thursday, participants of such events will need to be vaccinated, tested or reconvalescent [ed. having recovered from COVID] as of next Monday.

The new rule will be in force until 27 June, the Government Communication Office said after today's government session.

Proof of vaccination, negative test result or reconvalescence issued in EU countries, the Schengen zone, Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, the UK and the US will be accepted.

Persons under 18 years old who attend the event with close family members, caretakers, school or any other institution will be exempt from the rule.

The general restrictions for outdoor events remain one person (or more from the same household) per 10 square metres, and at least 1.5-metre distance between participants if they are not from the same household. For indoor events, face masks are obligatory.

Private gatherings of more than 50 people are still not allowed, except for close family members and if safety measures are adhered to.

Meanwhile, the government increased the number of persons allowed to gather for religious purposes to up to 100 with adherence to all safety measures.

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