Stepping up efforts to contain a surge in coronavirus cases, the health ministry said on Friday that from July 13, cinemas and theatres will be obliged to implement rules equivalent to those required of football pitches.
In a written announcement, the ministry said that following a reevaluation of measures at the last two sessions of cabinet, an amended decree will be issued on July 12 with the following requirements:
From July 13 to 20, entrance to theatres, amphitheatres, cinemas and spectators’ halls will be permitted only for people that have completed their vaccination or have received the first jab and at least three weeks have passed, people with a 72-hour negative PCR and people who have had Covid-19 in the past six months, with 50 per cent occupancy of the venue.
From July 21 entrance to the same venues will be permitted only to people who have completed their vaccination or had Covid-19 in the past six months up to 75 per cent of occupancy or only for people that have completed their vaccination or have received the first jab and at least three weeks have passed, people with a 72-hour negative PCR and people who have had Covid-19 in the past six months, provided that the maximum number does not exceed 250 indoors and 350 outdoors.
All provisions of the health protocol and guidance must be adhered to, the ministry added.
People aged 12 to 15 who cannot currently be vaccinated and do not have a certificate of having recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months, must present a negative 72-hour PCR or rapid antigen test.
The same negative test requirement applies to people aged over 16 who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons who must present a medical certificate confirming they cannot be vaccinated.
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