Extraordinary measures of the Ministry of Health with effect from October 22nd 2020

21/10/2020

The government has announced additional measures that should limit contacts between people and help to stop the virus from spreading. The measures become effective tomorrow, October 22 at 6 am and will last until November, 3 when their effects will be reassessed.

Limited free movement of persons

The free movement of persons in the country will be limited. Maximum 2 persons at a time can be together in public (exception granted to families). You are allowed to leave your home only in the following cases:

  • Medical appointments 
  • Essential shopping (groceries, pharmacy, etc.)
  • Reaching your family members
  • Travels to leave the country
  • Travels to nature (including parks)
  • Attending funerals
  • Returning home

Non-essential goods and services

All stores selling non-essential items and providers of non-essential services have to close their facilities. 

Stores & services that will remain open:

  • Food & groceries
  • Pharmacies, medical equipment and opticians
  • Hygiene and cosmetic products
  • Flower shops, stores selling home improvement and household goods
  • Gas stations
  • Stores selling goods for construction works, agriculture etc.
  • Petshops
  • IT & Electronics

Other previously announced measures remain valid, including the requirement of wearing face masks in outdoor public areas valid from today.

More information: Website of the Ministry of Health

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