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Croatia, Ireland and Austria to now be included in the red category of countries ranked according to risk of contagion. Slovakia and the Canary Islands will be orange
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), which will take effect on Monday, 13 September. Croatia, Ireland and Austria will move to the dark red category. The orange category will newly include Andorra, Denmark, San Marino, Slovakia, Sweden, the Canary Islands and the Portuguese island of Madeira. On the contrary, the Azores Islands will be green. The Ministry of Health has also amended the text of the protective measure concerning the performance of tests abroad. Press release (10. 9. 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)
Ministry of Health has prepared a manual for the beginning of the school year, the government discussed it today
At its session today, the Government discussed a document from the Ministry of Health on anti-epidemic measures in schools. The manual envisages universal preventive testing at the beginning of the school year and also defines the rules for wearing nose and mouth protection. The cabinet also addressed rules for sports and cultural events and testing for regular activities such as scout divisions. Press release (16. 8. 2021)
Ministry of Health issues methodological recommendations for schools and school facilities
On Friday, 30 July, the Ministry of Health issued a Methodological Recommendation for schools and school facilities to enable a safe start to the new school year. Press release (3. 8. 2021)