16.11.2020

Additional restrictions to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in shops, shopping centres and catering and entertainment establishments

Starting from 16 November 2020, additional restrictions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in shops, shopping centres and catering and entertainment establishments will be applied.

The so-called 2+2 rule is applied in the public areas of shops and shopping centres; visitors are allowed to move alone or in pairs keeping a distance of at least two metres from other visitors.

The so-called 10+2 rule is applied in catering and entertainment establishments; up to 10 visitors can be and move together provided they are at a distance of at least two metres from other visitors. Owners of catering establishments must create the conditions necessary to comply with the requirements by placing tables at an adequate distance from one another.

The 2+2 and 10+2 restrictions do not apply to families regardless of their size or in cases where the necessary requirements cannot be fulfilled in a sensible way (for example, in rooms that are not big enough).

Traders must ensure that visitors are not in the sales or service areas of catering establishments from 00:00 to 06:00, except for the purpose of buying takeout or providing delivery or transport services. Entertainment establishments must be closed from 00:00 to 06:00 and visitor capacity must not exceed 50% during opening hours.

The existence of sanitisers and compliance with disinfection requirements must be ensured in shops, shopping centres and catering and entertainment establishments according to the instructions of the Health Board.

Petrol stations may continue trading around the clock, but the consumption of food and drinks in the indoor areas of petrol stations is prohibited from 00:00 to 06:00.

Please note that selling alcoholic beverages is still prohibited from 00:00 to 10:00.

The legal acts of the government which establish restrictions to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus can be found on the Riigi Teataja website.

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