STA, 26 August 2021 - The tested-vaccinated-recovered requirement, known in Slovenia by the acronym PCT, will be expanded to university students and those participating in indoor sports activities under a decision adopted by the government on Thursday.
The change means university students who are unvaccinated or do not have proof of having recovered from coronavirus will have to be tested once a week to enter their universities, where the PCT rule already applies to all staff.
The same rule will apply to anyone under 15 doing indoor sports activities, whether professional or recreational. The managers of sports premises must ensure that Covid passes are checked at the entrance.
The changes will enter into effect a day after being published in the Official Gazette, presumably on Friday or Saturday.
The change marks an expansion of the use of the PCT rule. The stated goal is to keep schools and business open even as cases skyrocket, and to convince people to get vaccinated.
Health Inspector Deana Potza said today inspectors would step up checks at institutions that are required to verify compliance with the PCT rule. They will be assisted by police.