STA, 7 May 2022 - The government decided on Saturday to lift the Covid pass mandate for health and social care workers and the requirement to wear masks at pharmacies. The new rules will enter into force on Sunday as they were published in the Official Gazette on Saturday.
The further relaxation of what are already quite mild restrictions had been put forward by the group of experts advising government on Covid-19.
The group had assessed the epidemiological situation as considerably better while the Omicron variant of coronavirus is milder than the previous ones, the government said after its correspondence session.
The requirement to wear masks indoor was generally lifted in mid April. With pharmacies added today, masks remain obligatory only in health and social care institutions.
While staff at these two types of institutions no longer need the Covid pass - which was imposed for practically all activities in the country on 15 September - it remains in place for visitors to hospitals and to social care homes.
The latest relaxation comes after one of the most extensive relaxations of Covid restrictions entered into force on 21 February.