COVID-19 in Croatia: Cinemas to Reopen Five Months After Closure

Daniela Rogulj



August 11, 2020 – COVID-19 in Croatia: Instructions for the operation of multiplex cinemas in shopping malls have been published on the Croatian National Institute of Public Health website. reports that multiplexes in shopping malls can finally open their doors, five months after closing.

Cinestar announced that it would start operating on August 20.

There should be hand sanitizers at the entrance to the cinema and inside and a notice that hand sanitization is mandatory.

When it comes to cinema staff, they must measure their temperature every day before coming to work, and if it is higher than 37.2 degrees, they must not come to work. It is also recommended that visitors measure their temperature before arriving at the cinema.

The Croatian Institute of Public Health points out that the screening of films is possible only in halls that can meet conditions, such as maintaining a physical distance. Also, the number of people who can be in the room at the same time must be limited, and the organizer determines this number according to the size of the space and the type of event.

“In case of need for additional clarifications, the participants will request approval from the ministry in charge of culture, which will, if necessary, consult the Croatian Institute of Public Health. All events, as well as the planned number of participants, will depend on the current epidemiological situation,” reads the recommendations of the CNIPH.

It is recommended that the distance between visitors is at least 1.5 meters between each seat, but also when entering, moving, and exiting. The exit of visitors should be organized so that they go out one by one, and those who are closest to the door come out first.

Organizers must keep records of visitors, and ticket sales are encouraged online to avoid physical contact.

Detailed recommendations of the CNIPH can be read in the document below.

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