The Cabinet of Ministers has extended the list of benefits for vaccinated persons
Last update 19.05.2021
On Tuesday, 18 May, the government approved several benefits for vaccinated persons. Fully vaccinated persons have a lower risk of carrying Covid-19 and developing a severe disease. Therefore, with more and more people vaccinated, it is gradually possible to ease the restrictions for these people regarding distancing and the use of personal protective equipment.
Benefits for vaccinated persons
Fully vaccinated persons and persons who have had Covid-19 may not wear mouth and nose coverings and not observe a two-metre distance from others when at work premises or in meetings in the same room. Such rules only apply to permanent groups of persons, such as staff teams, amateur arts groups, and sports teams, up to a maximum of 20 persons.
Larger groups in formal education
In order to promote the involvement of children and young people in organised outdoor activities, the government has decided to increase the number of persons allowed in one group. From now on, up to 20 people will be allowed to be part of the same group, instead of only 10, during formal and non-formal education processes, youth work activities, and on-site outdoor sports training.
Possibility to not wear masks during media programmes
The Cabinet of Ministers has also supported amendments to the regulations on epidemiological safety measures for the containment of the spread of Covid-19 in relation to media work, specifying cases when participants of media programmes may not wear mouth and nose covering. From now on, also managers and participants of programmes that are longer than 15 minutes may not wear mouth and nose coverings if they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or have had a negative Covid-19 test or a Covid-19 antigen test in the last 72 hours before the programme.
Changes in the operation of shopping centres
The Cabinet of Ministers has specified the conditions for the operation of shopping centres. Shops in shopping centres with a total sales area of more than 7000 m2 may resume on-site operation if they have a separate external entrance and can thus avoid creating a flow of visitors through the common areas of the shopping centre.
Amendments to Cabinet Regulation No. 360 “Epidemiological Safety Measures for the Containment of the Spread of Covid-19 Infection” of 9 June 2020, approved at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday, 18 May, will enter into force on 20 May.