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In May 2023, the World Health Organization declared that the Covid-19 pandemic was no longer an international health emergency.
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Covid-19 control measures

Last update 20.07.2023

The epidemiological situation in Latvia and worldwide has improved and there are no outbreaks with very high numbers of Covid-19 infections. Covid-19 is mostly mild and fewer patients with a primary diagnosis of Covid-19 are admitted to hospitals. However, it is important to remember that precaution is still needed to ensure our common health.

Vaccines prevent severe morbidity and reduce the spread of infection. Vaccination is important to protect ourselves and others, especially those in the risk group. Vaccines reduce the risk of getting seriously ill and reduce the spread of infection in the community.

General safety measures - Everyone complies with the safety requirements of the specific place!
- Those infected with Covid-19 must comply with the isolation provisions!
- It is recommended to ventilate the premises, to ensure the availability of disinfectants.
Masks - Medical institutions and social care centres, service providers and employers have the right to determine the need to use medical masks or FFP2 respirators when assessing risks.

- Persons without a vaccination or recovery certificate can perform the work on-site.
- Employers have the right, after assessing risks, to determine which persons require a valid vaccination or recovery certificate for performing work duties, as well as to set other safety requirements, such as the use of masks or respirators, maintaining distance, gathering restrictions, testing, etc.
- Vaccination against Covid-19 is strongly recommended for employees who perform their work duties in close contact with people who have a high health risk related to Covid-19.

Sport - Sports service providers and event organisers (in cooperation with sports federations) have the right to set epidemiological safety requirements when assessing risks. 
Shopping and services - All points of sale are open to everyone without space restrictions or other safety requirements.
- All services are available to everyone without additional safety requirements.
- The service provider may decide on additional safety requirements.
Public transport

- Cabin is regularly ventilated, surfaces disinfected.

Culture, events, gatherings - All cultural sites are accessible to everyone without space restrictions and other safety requirements.
- There are no restrictions on organising events.
- There are no restrictions on the number of people gathering.
- Event organisers and service providers have the right to set epidemiological safety requirements when assessing risks.
Travelling  - Find out about the epidemiological safety requirements in the specific country before going abroad!