You can access the Ministry of Health Guidelines in English HERE.
But here are some of the most important highlights you need to know:
1. Preventing congregate settings and gatherings
- No more than 10 individuals if area no more than 80 sq.m.
- No more than 20 individuals if area more than 80 sq.m.
- No more than 30 individuals outdoors.
- It is forbidden to hold events such as conventions, parties, festivals, organized tours, ceremonies (including religious ceremonies) where the number of participants exceeds the numbers specified above. The prohibition of holding an event contrary to what is permitted also applies to an event in the private or public sphere, and to an event that is held in a public place or business.
2. Face covering
- You must wear a face mask every time you go outside ( from 7 years old and up)
- It is recommended that you have a home-made cloth mask or a specific mask. You should wear it in such a way as to cover your mouth and nose.
- You should wash your hands after touching the mask.
- The following individuals do not have to wear a face mask:
- Children under 7 years of age
- Individuals who due to mental, developmental or medical disorder have significant difficulty covering their mouth and nose with a mask or are unable to do so
- If you live alone or members of your household if you all live in a confined or partitioned space, either by yourself or with a caregiver, (including the caregiver)
- Two coworkers who regularly share a room in their workplace, while maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters between them
- People engaged in physical activities
- People lounging at the beach and walking into the water, all the while maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters between swimmers (except those living in the same house. including caregivers). They need to wear a mask whenever they go to the restroom, the kiosk, or anywhere else on the beach.
- Guidance on wearing face masks
3. Social distancing
- Stay 2 meters from other people, if possible
- Avoid physical contact, such as hugs and handshakes
4. Practicing Hygiene
Be sure to practice hygiene and to sanitize:
- Avoid touching your faces in as much as possible
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid opening doors with the palm of your hand (you may use tissue paper). Sanitize doors and door handles.
5. During Illness
- Do not leave home when ill with a high fever for 48 hours after the fever has gone down, and do not enter a public place or business when ill with a high fever or experiencing respiratory symptoms (including public transport and open public spaces such as a beach or park).
6. Public transport
When travelling in a private vehicle, 2 passengers are allowed in addition to the driver, and if there is more than one back seat row in the vehicle one passenger on each extra row, excluding people who live together (this pertains to a disabled person's caregiver) or in a journey for an essential purpose.
- See the National Public Transport Authority
7. Parks and Public Gardens
Activity on fitness apparatus, playground equipment in public gardens and public parks will be allowed while observing physical distance and preventing crowding. The local authority shall post signage regarding the obligation to wear a mask and maintain distance around the public playground apparatus.
8. Use of Elevators
The number of passengers in an elevator in a public place or business shall not exceed one-half of the permitted maximum number of passengers (those responsible for the building shall erect a sign specifying the permitted number of passengers).