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Сommerce and service sector during quarantine: business has agreed with the Ministry of Health on changes in the regulations

New quarantine regulations: what will work during the autumn lockdown. Photo: UNIAN

New quarantine regulations: what will work during the autumn lockdown. Photo: UNIAN

The Ministry of Health (MoH), in case of a strict quarantine, plans to allow some establishments to work if more than 80% of the staff are vaccinated, and shopping and entertainment centers to work according to a special system.

As reported on the Facebook page of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs, such plans were announced following a meeting with Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko.

For instance, during the lockdown, the Ministry of Health plans to:

  • allow the work of enterprises/organizations if about 80% of the team is vaccinated;
  • admit vaccinated clients and consumers to institutions;
  • permit the work of educational institutions if 80% of employees are vaccinated;
  • it is also planned to take into account the experience of Germany and implement a software product for the shopping and entertainment centers. This refers to tracking their occupancy, making appointments for a specific time and allowing entry to those buyers who have made a PCR test, an on-site express test, or are vaccinated against coronavirus.

At the same time, the message says that if the epidemic situation worsens, they do not plan to impose key changes to the resolution on quarantine—adaptive quarantine will be in force.

The malls have already reacted to such plans of the Ministry of Health. For example, Roman Yemets, General Director of Dream Town SEC, told Interfax-Ukraine that the retail community is aware of the department's initiatives (on making express tests on-site and/or making an appointment via the app for visiting the SEC).

Quote"It is necessary to develop an action plan that will allow not to close the SEC in the event of an increase in morbidity. It's great that the Ministry of Health understands this too. From our side, we are doing everything necessary to ensure the safety of visitors and staff of the mall," he said, adding that at the moment almost all employees of the mall were vaccinated.

Context. Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Health plans to extend the quarantine in the country after August, but is not preparing for a new lockdown.

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