From August 10, fully vaccinated individuals can dine at food and beverage outlets in groups of five, the health ministry (MOH) said in a press release Friday (August 6th).
Anyone will be is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the full Pfizer BioNTech / Comirnaty regimen, Modern or any of the vaccines listed on the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency List (EUL).
The ministry added that food and beverage stores can continue with the dining service only if they can ensure full vaccination of customers.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated people can dine in falconry centers and cafes, but in groups of up to two.
The current size of social gathering groups will also increase from two to five from August 10, and households will similarly be able to receive five different visitors a day.
However, those who are not fully vaccinated should remain in groups of up to two “to reduce the likelihood of transmission and severe infection,” MZ said.
The ministry also said the restrictions would be eased in two steps from Aug. 10 and Aug. 19 — if the situation with Covid-19 remains stable.
In addition to allowing meals for the vaccinated, this group of people will be relieved of restrictions for other high-risk activities, such as high-intensity sports without masks removed, personal care services and larger events such as wedding celebrations and worship.
“Unvaccinated people with a valid negative test result before the event or recovered people have a similar lower risk, and they can join such groups up to five,” said MZ.
From August 19, up to 50 percent of home employees will be able to return to their jobs. Prior to the tightening of workplace rules, half of employees could return to their jobs from May 8th.
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