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Spain will now be in the green category of countries according to the risk of contagion. On the contrary, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Poland will be red
The Ministry of Health has updated the list of countries ranked by the risk of contagion on the basis of available data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The list will take effect on Monday, 25 October. Cyprus, the Netherlands and Poland will now be in the red category. The orange category also will include Lichtenstein. On the contrary, Spain will be green. Press release (22. 10. 2021)
Respirators at mass events and shorter test validity. The government approves new measures
In view of the current epidemic situation, the government has approved new measures today. From 25 October, the situations in which it is necessary to use a respirator will be extended slightly. This will apply to mass events and partly also to workplaces. From November, the validity of PCR tests will change from 7 days to 72 hours, and for antigen tests from 72 hours to 24 hours. Henceforth, preventive testing will be free only for limited population groups. Press release (20. 10. 2021)
Ministry of Health Will Make Pupils’ and Students’ Lives Easier
At a cabinet meeting, the government approved an amendment to the extraordinary measure in retail and services. From 30 September, this will make the lives of pupils, students and their parents markedly easier. Now it will not be necessary to, for example, produce a VTI confirmation at regular leisure-time activities in the same collective. In addition, the document will not be necessary in the case of concerts, theatre or film presentations or sports matches, provided they are attended by no more than 20 persons. Press release (1. 10. 2021)
Pupils will not have to be tested during school activities
The Ministry of Health has come up with an amendment to the extraordinary measure for retail. It will now exempt school activities starting from 13 September. The amendment was approved by the government today. Press release (10. 9. 2021)