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December 5, 2020

Weekend quarantine in Ukraine abolished

On 2 December 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine at its meeting cancelled the so-called “weekend quarantine”, which was introduced by its Resolution No.1100 as of 11 November 2020. Thus, from now on, both on working days and on weekends, restrictions and rules that previously applied in the orange risk zone will be in effect in Ukraine.

The aforementioned restrictions include a ban on the following:

  • being in public facilities and buildings or on public transport without PPE, namely respirators or masks that cover nose and mouth;
  • being outside without ID;
  • holding public events (cultural, including concerts, sports, social, religious, promotional, etc.) with more than 20 participants;
  • cinemas and theatre halls filled over 50% of their capacity;
  • the number of visitors in museums exceeding 1 person per 20 square meters; if a museum is unable to adhere to this regulation, it has to be temporarily closed for visitors;
  • carrying passengers by automotive transport, including city and intercity buses, minibuses, electric public transport (trams, trolleybuses), regional and interregional trains, in the quantity exceeding the number of seats;
  • work of discos, entertainment facilities (night clubs), public catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, bars, snack bars, cafeterias, canteens, etc.) related to the organization of leisure;
  • catering facilities being open for guests from 10 pm to 7 am; during these hours, such facilities are only allowed to provide take-out services or delivery;
  • for catering facilities to place guests at tables with a distance between the tables of less than 2 meters or allowing over 4 people at one table (excluding minors); the guests have to use PPE when entering and moving around such facilities;
  • work of public facilities that serve customers but fail to provide the following:
    • marked distance of 1.5 meters between the customers in a line;
    • PPE for the employees;
    • centralized collection of used PPE in designated containers;
  • attending educational facilities in groups of over 20 people, with the exception of day-cares, secondary schools, out-of-school and specialized art education institutions;
  • planned hospital admission (except for pregnant women, new-borns, cancer patients, palliative care patients and cases when a patient’s life could be at risk);
  • work of gyms, fitness-centres, that are unable to adhere to the regulation of having not more than 1 person per 20 square meters of their facility;
  • attending temporary detention facilities, including those for foreigners or stateless persons, who have illegally entered Ukraine, as well as facilities for refugees, except for the people providing legal aid to such persons.
  • attending educational facilities in groups of over 20 people, with the exception of day-cares, secondary schools, out-of-school and specialized art education institutions;
  • planned hospital admission (except for pregnant women, new-borns, cancer patients, palliative care patients and cases when a patient’s life could be at risk);
  • work of gyms and fitness-centres, that are unable to adhere to the regulation of having not more than 1 person per 20 square meters of their facility;
  • visiting temporary detention facilities, including those for foreigners or stateless persons, who have illegally entered Ukraine, as well as facilities for refugees, except for those providing legal aid to such persons.
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