COVID-19

Last update: 08.10.2020

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Given the continuing need to inform the public, the need to comply with health protection rules in order to protect health and prevent the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Strategic Communication Group has produced a summary of activities that can be done, carry out, but also to the measures that must be observed during the development of these activities during the alert state.

Be informed! Follow the rules! Protect your health!

THE USAGE OF THE PROTECTIVE MASK

The mask must be worn in any enclosed public space, commercial space, public transport and at work, throughout the presence in these spaces, with the following exceptions:

  • the employee is alone in the office;
  • the person suffers from diseases that affect the ability to oxygenate;
  • the person performs intense physical activities or in demanding working conditions (high temperatures, high humidity, etc.);
  • TV presenters and their guests, provided that the distance of 3 meters between people, public speakers, indoors, provided the distance is observed 3 meters between them and other people, only if there are no more than 16 people on the premises;
  • children under 5 years of age.

The mask must also be worn by participants in outdoor cultural events and activities, with a large number of participants (maximum 500).

In the zones and time intervals established by decision of the county committee or of the Municipality of Bucharest for emergency situations, the wearing of a mask is also mandatory in open public spaces, for persons aged 5 years or older.

TERRACE AND RESTAURANT ACTIVITIES

From September 1, 2020, activity is allowed in restaurants and cafes, serving indoors, in localities where the rate of spread of the new coronavirus is equal to or below 1.5 / 1,000 inhabitants, cumulatively, in the last 14 days.

Important! The ban on indoor operation for bar / club / disco activities is maintained

In these spaces, regardless of whether they work outside or inside buildings, the following measures must be observed:

  • A table can be occupied by a maximum of 6 customers. Exceptions to this rule are members of the same family, who have the same domicile.
  • In the case of restaurants / cafes inside, customers will be seated at the table on the principle "a busy table, a free one", and at the entrance will be displayed the maximum number of people who can be in the restaurant / cafe simultaneously.
  • In the case of terraces, the distance of at least 2 meters between the occupants of the chairs next to the tables will be observed.
  • Customers will follow the travel circuits, established so that the distance between people of at least 1.5 meters is maintained.
  • When serving meals, staff will wear a mask and disinfect their hands before each serving.
  • The disinfection of the tables is done after each client / group.
  • It is not allowed to transfer menus, salt shakers, olive trees, cutlery and other objects from one table to another without first disinfecting them.
  • Disinfection of hands at the entrance of customers in the cafe / restaurant and at the entrance and exit of the bathrooms.
  • The activities of public catering units operating in package sales are permitted.
  • It is allowed to operate the restaurants of the accommodation units, exclusively for the clients accommodated in these units, if the cumulative infection rate in the respective locality exceeds the coefficient of 1.5 / 1,000 in the last 14 days.
  • The administrators of the public catering units have the obligation to take measures to limit any activities that involve physical interaction between customers, including entertainment (eg dancing, games, etc.).
  • The occupancy will be made with prior reservation or with registration on arrival in a register prepared by the economic operator. Exceptions are the clients of the catering units that serve accommodation units, where the reservation can be made based on the number of the room where the clients are accommodated.
  • Payment by card is recommended!
  • The public catering units have the obligation to respect the working hours with the public and the restrictions established by decision of the National Committee for Emergency Situations.
  • The same provisions regarding the working hours are valid for the economic operators that carry out gambling activities.

ENTERTAINMENT, RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES - EDUCATIONAL

Activities with the public may be carried out with the following precautions:

Museums and art galleries

Physical distance of at least 2 meters between persons, admission of a maximum flow of visitors of 50% of the total capacity of the space, disinfection of hands at the entrance and performing an epidemiological triage based on checking body temperature and use of disinfectant carpets installed at the entrance, is not allowed the use of audio-guide devices, unidirectional viewing flows are established to facilitate the maintenance of the physical distance and the wearing of the sanitary protection mask.

Libraries and bookstores

Wearing a sanitary mask, checking the body temperature at the entrance to the premises, disinfecting hands at the entrance and using carpets with disinfectant installed at the entrance, access to reading rooms will be reduced, in compliance with the provisions on social distancing, so as to ensure a distance of at least 1.5 meters between any 2 people or 4 square meters for each visitor.

Recreational and sports activities

A maximum of 10 people who do not live together are allowed.

Shows and movie screenings

The activity of cinemas and institutions of performances and concerts is allowed, without exceeding 50% of the maximum capacity of the space, provided that the cumulative incidence in the last 14 days of the cases in the respective locality is less than or equal to 1.5 per 1,000 inhabitants.

In the performance halls / cinemas, spectators must keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters, wear a protective mask throughout the event, and be placed in the hall at a distance from a free seat.

The organization and performance of drive-in shows are allowed only if the occupants of a vehicle are members of the same family or represent groups of up to 3 people, and the organization and outdoor performance of shows, concerts, public and private festivals or other cultural events are allowed only with the participation of up to 500 spectators with seats, located at a distance of at least 2 meters from each other, as well as wearing a protective mask.

PRIVATE EVENTS

  • In closed spaces

A maximum of 50 people are allowed.

  • In open spaces

A maximum of 100 people are allowed.

PUBLIC EVENTS

It is allowed to organize and carry out outdoor shows, concerts, festivals or other events with the participation of up to 500 spectators with seats, located at a distance of at least 2 meters from each other, as well as with the mandatory wearing of a mask. protective.

TRAINING COURSES AND WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

They are allowed with the participation of a maximum of 50 people inside and 100 people outside and with the observance of the sanitary protection norms.

ACTIVITY OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIPS, INCLUDING COLLECTIVE SERVICES AND PRAYERS

They are allowed with the participation of a maximum of 50 people inside and 100 people outside and with the observance of the sanitary protection norms.

TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS

Each type of transport (land, underground, air and naval) is allowed subject to the following conditions.

AIR

  • Passengers are instructed to carry out online check-in operations.
  • Passengers will be informed when booking / purchasing tickets that they may be denied entry to the airport terminal / boarding if they have symptoms of the new coronavirus disease and what is the procedure applied by the airline in such a situation. .
  • Aircraft movements during the flight will be reduced to the minimum necessary.
  • The on-board service will be suspended / limited on routes / destinations depending on the level of risk declared by the authorities.
  • Passengers will be grouped by families, as far apart as possible, in compliance with health protection measures.
  • The aircraft must be disinfected after each rotation.
  • Passengers are required to wear a protective mask when boarding aircraft, as well as throughout the journey.
  • Access to the board is allowed with one piece of hand luggage. Passengers will be informed when booking / buying tickets about the size of this luggage.

LAND - ROAD

  • During the race, the driver wears a protective mask so as to cover his mouth and nose.
  • For access on board the means of transport and throughout the journey, passengers are required to wear a protective mask so as to cover their mouth and nose.
  • For the international road transport of persons , in the embarkation points, the transport operators have the obligation to ensure the temperature measurement with thermoscanner type devices for each passenger. People with a temperature> 37.3ºC will be denied boarding and will be advised to consult a family doctor immediately.
  • The space for the driver of the means of transport will be physically separated or the first row of seats will be kept free, in order to avoid close interaction with the passengers.
  • When boarding / disembarking, passengers must observe a minimum safety distance from each other.
  • Passenger access to the means of transport is made on the front door, and the descent is made on the other door (s), if it exists.
  • Passenger transport in minibuses is only allowed on the seat, in compliance with the general protection rules.
  • Passenger transport by taxi , alternative transport and rental transport by driver - passengers can only occupy the rear seats of the car, the driver of the means of transport wears a protective mask so as to cover his mouth and nose, and the means of transport will be equipped with alcohol-based disinfectant, the space for the driver of the means of transport will be physically separated from the rear seats, passengers are required to wear a protective mask when boarding the vehicle and throughout the journey, in case of handling customer luggage or physical interaction with other persons, the driver of the means of transport is required to wear gloves , store them in a special bag after use and disinfect their hands after removing them.
  • The driver of the means of transport is obliged to sanitize and disinfect the interior of the vehicle on a daily basis.

NAVAL

  • ​It is mandatory to sanitize the places of embarkation / disembarkation of passengers.
  • It is mandatory to disinfect closed spaces in passenger embarkation / disembarkation places.
  • The ship is sanitized and disinfected.
  • Passengers without a protective mask are prohibited from boarding.
  • The economic operator is obliged to take measures to monitor compliance with the requirement to wear a protective mask by passengers throughout the journey.

RAILWAY AND BY METRO

  • Wearing a protective mask is mandatory for access on board trains and throughout the journey.
  • The train manager / driver has the obligation to view the ticket without touching it.
  • Train sets must be sanitized and sanitized before departure in each race.
  • Railway station administrators organize separate embarkation / disembarkation flows, which they signal from the entrance to the station to the platform, with separators or strips applied on the floor.
  • Disinfection is carried out periodically in the space of the railway station, including in the public toilets.
  • For access to subway stations, during the stay in these stations and during the entire journey by subway it is mandatory to wear a protective mask.
  • The places allowed for the carriage of passengers, both for standing transport and for carriage on seats, shall be marked with a visible green sign in such a way as to keep the minimum safety distance between passengers.

PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT

It is allowed to move people in pedestrian groups of up to 6 people who do not belong to the same family.

PLAYGROUNDS

Exploitation of playgrounds in shopping malls where several economic operators operate and of indoor playgrounds is not permitted.

Playgrounds located in parks are also closed by decisions of local public authorities.