Measure Relaxations Coming? 3 Things Civil Protection Directorate Must Approve

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, with the aim of putting a halt to economic downturn and job losses, at yesterday’s Civil Protection Directorate of the City of Zagreb’s meeting, conclusions were reached on sending an initiative to the National Civil Protection Directorate to revise and amend the decision on the necessary epidemiological measures restricting gatherings and introduce other necessary epidemiological measures and recommendations to prevent transmission of COVID-19 during gatherings.

Proposals for amendments to the decision on the necessary epidemiological measures relate to the following:

– A work permit for catering and hospitality facilities with a detailed prescribed manner of their work organisation

– Permission to organise events and weddings with the rapid testing of guests and external service providers related to the event

– Permission to hold fairs and exhibitions out in the open air

– Given that we already have a lot more knowledge about preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, and a large number of people have been vaccinated, they believe that it is possible to re-apply the recommendations for infection prevention in restaurants both with and without terraces with the gradual easing of restrictions related to COVID-19 that were in force back in May last year, which prescribe the organisation of the facility’s work, limit the total number of visitors and alter the method of serving food and drinks.

– In the same such facilities, the method of the work of employees and the serving of guests should be changed, and special rules for restaurants in accommodation facilities and others that have a buffet style of serving food should be provided.

– The possibility of implementing this recommendation would especially help the work of those in that particular industry who don’t have outdoor terraces or other open spaces on which to offer their services. The City of Zagreb also supports the Safe Event/Wedding Standard project, which specifies proposals for the rapid testing of guests and external contractors before the event takes place and limiting the number of people present both indoors and outdoors.

On top of all of the above, the Civil Protection Directorate of the City of Zagreb also reiterated the problems caused by the ban on holding fairs and other forms of economic and tourist events, especially those where products are sold or exhibited. The existence of a large number of small companies and family farms (OPGs) depends on the production and sale of products at such open fairs. Since we’re currently deep into the season of selling planting material, lettuce, spring onions and the like, and if producers have no way to offer their products, much of it will fail, and customers will settle, among other things, for products from supermarkets where they often buy imported goods, and not Croatian produce..

The City of Zagreb would, in compliance with all of the other epidemiological measures, hire additional covid wardens in order to ensure the proper control over the implementation of the altered epidemiological measures.

For all you need to know about coronavirus specific to Croatia, including travel, border and quarantine rules, as well as the locations of vaccination points and testing centres across the country, make sure to bookmark our dedicated COVID-19 section and select your preferred language.


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