Quarantine will run‘til 29 November. Here are the rules

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Here are the rules for life in Lviv.
Photo: Gabriella Clare Marino for unsplash

Photo: Gabriella Clare Marino for unsplash

Tightened quarantine restrictions, which came into force in Lviv in late October, continue for another two weeks – until 29 November. This was announced 10 November. 

«There are about a thousand people in hospitals, about a hundred – in intensive care units. In the last day, 11 people died, 87 were admitted and 86 were discharged. We are practically reaching the plateau of the disease in the city of Lviv, « says Yevhen Boyko Director of the Department of Humanitarian Policy. 

All restrictions, as they applied in the city and concerned the «red» zone, remain unchanged. The only exception will be the resumption of classes on Monday 15 November for elementary school students.

We will remind that since 30 October Lviv as well as the surrounding oblast passed to a «red» zone. 

The rules: In particular, the work of public catering establishments (restaurants, cafes), shopping malls, non-food markets and shops, holding mass events, etc. is prohibited. But, the restrictions will not apply if 100% of organisers, employees, and visitors to these institutions (events) are vaccinated or can show proof of a negative test from within the previous 72 hours. Around the city you will see most places are open. 

With the introduction of the «red» level of quarantine, the following are the rules:

  • Public transport can function with 50% seats occupied by passengers, and if the drivers have a «green» Covid-certificate, confirming full vaccination, or a negative PCR-test. If the situation will worsen, «green» certificates will also be obligatory for passengers, as it’s already been introduced in Kyiv;
  • To travel between regions, passengers must have a negative PCR or express test or coronavirus vaccination certificate;
  • work of public catering establishments, except for delivery and take-out orders. Restaurants, bars and cafes cannot accept visitors inside after 11 pm, even if they are vaccinated; 
  • work of shopping malls and other entertainment establishments, cinemas, theaters, beauty salons, barber shops etc. Museums and galleries can work if their staff and visitors are fully vaccinated, tested or have a proof of enduring the disease.
  • offline work of the educational institutions, including primary schools, but the kindergartens will continue functioning as usual. On Wednesday 10 November the City Council will decide on offline work of primary schools where the staff is 100% vaccinated.
  • operation of non-food markets and shops, gyms, swimming pools and fitness centers;
  • holding mass events, except for official sports events and matches of team games without spectators;
  • work of cultural institutions, except for historical and cultural reserves, film and video shooting.
  • masks are obligatory in medical and educational institutions; also, in the underpasses, on public transport stops and other public places, in case if the social distance of 1 meter cannot be maintained

Except: Banks, gas stations, veterinary shops, pharmacies, and all grocery stores are allowed to operate in the «red» zone. In the red level of epidemic danger, educational institutions can work if 100% of employees have a «green» vaccination certificate.

Believers are also encouraged to stay home and listen to services online. For those who want to go to the temple, it is advisable to pray in the open air on its territory.

We would like to add that in the Lviv region, kindergartens, primary schools, and schools where employees have one hundred percent vaccination, or a negative PCR test, or a document confirming a person’s recovery from the coronavirus, will be able to work even in the red zone. 

You can read the Ukrainian version of this story here

Translated by Joe Lindsley (follow on Instagram or LinkedIn)

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