Knitted News09.08.20 19:04 19 Bab Tashp
The Corona Cabinet this evening (Sunday) approved regulations regulating restrictions on business activities, workplaces, places open to the public and gatherings, as well as rules of conduct in public space in the shadow of the spread of the corona virus and anchoring existing rules for workplaces.
The decision will take effect upon the expiration of the emergency regulations on Tuesday, August 11. And subject to Knesset approval.
The regulations stipulate the following arrangements:
Maintaining a distance of 2 m between people.
Prohibition of gathering in a space in private, public and in a public or business place – of more than 20 people in an open area, and up to 10 people in a building.
Restriction on travel by private car – 2 passengers in addition to the driver, and if the vehicle has more than one rear bench, another passenger on each additional bench, except for people living together.
Placing signs by the local authority near playgrounds In a public area, regarding the obligation to maintain distance, prohibition of gathering and masks. The rules that apply to a public or business place, among others: submitting a declaration, placing a partition, signage, appointing a Corona commissioner, interviewing and measuring temperature, marking places to stand in line, maintaining hygiene and disinfection rules, not entering a person without a mask, etc.
Determining the permissible occupancy in a public and business place: One person per 7 square meters or according to the crowd limit (whichever is higher). Except: a restaurant where 20 people are allowed in a closed area in the building, and up to 30 people outside. A restaurant in a hotel up to 35% Occupancy according to the business license 15 people, and in the pool water up to one person per 6 square meters and so also in the mikveh.
The Cabinet announcement clarified That the said provisions shall not derogate from the “Director’s instructions” given by virtue of the Public Health Ordinance, to prevent the spread of an epidemic, inter alia to: Prayer houses, mikveh tahara, a restaurant, a hairdresser and beauty treatments, and more.
Food: Prevention of eating in a shared food complex and determining that in a delivery service the delivery will be placed near the development of a residence, outside it.
Giving authority to the head of the service or a district physician in the Ministry of Health, In the event that it was discovered that Corona was ill in a public or business place, to order the closure of the place or part thereof for the period necessary to prevent infection with the virus or to conduct an epidemiological investigation, for the period specified in this regulation. There is a possibility in the regulations to obtain on this determination.
A sweeping ban on the operation of: Disco, bar and pub, hall or garden for celebrations and events as well as: water park, amusement park and amusement park – including those located in the building, a whirlpool (Jacuzzi) which is a licensed business and a place to hold fairs.
The new regulations allow, among other things, cultural events to take place in accordance with restrictions on the number of participants in gatherings. The Director General of the Ministry of Health, in consultation with the Director General of the Ministry of Culture, may authorize an institution of culture to hold performances under other conditions it may decide.
Israel Katorza in Knesset Debate on the World of Culture (Courtesy: Knesset Channel)
As for workplaces that do not receive an audience, the rules that have been in place to date have been anchored in the regulations that up to 10 people in a closed area and 20 people in an open area do not apply, and instead employers are instructed on how to act to minimize virus infection. Thus, in practice, jobs that do not receive an audience continue to operate properly and continuously. In addition, regulations exempting workplaces from the need to comply with the rules as much as possible are stipulated in order to maintain the continuous activity of the economy.
The rules that apply to workplaces: A. Maintaining a distance of 2 meters between employees. B. Wearing a mask c. Use personal equipment as much as possible. D. Meetings for up to 50 participants, adhering to the rules.
In accordance with the law, regulations enacted under the law will be submitted to the Knesset committee and the Knesset will be entitled to approve all or part of the regulations, or not to approve or change their period of validity within 24 hours. If no decision is made during this period, the regulations will be published and enter into force upon publication (at the end of 24 hours from the date of the decision), and the Knesset committee will discuss the regulations and decide whether to approve them above, within 14 days – regarding restrictions on private and public space, or within 28 days Regarding restrictions on the activities of businesses and places open to the public.
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