Croatian Civil Protection Directorate Changes Mind on Music in Cafes

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Minister Davor Bozinovic stated at the most recent regular press conference of the Croatian Civil Protection Directorate that from Monday on, serving food and drink on the open terraces of catering and hospitality facilities will be allowed once again, but that music wouldn’t be permitted.

As Vecernji list has since learned, they have now changed that decision. The associations of musicians and caterers have reached a mutual agreement with the Croatian Civil Protection Directorate on the matter and music is as such now going to be allowed, provided it is not played too loudly.

It’s worth noting that Minister Davor Bozinovic also announced that from Monday on, the working hours of catering and hospitality facilities will be from 06:00 to 22:00, and only outdoor work will be allowed. If the terraces have plexiglass, everything needs to be opened up for air to flow through unhindered. It is necessary to ensure that a proper distance is kept between guests, chairs must be arranged at 1.5 metres apart, and tables must also be at least three metres apart. Disinfectant should be available at the entrance, it is possible for customers using the outdoor part of the facilities to go inside to go to the toilet, but everyone must wear a mask and that instruction must be clearly stated.

Concessions related to sports activities have also been announced by the Croatian Civil Protection Directorate, and it has been prescribed that the halls in which training takes place must be ventilated, and the largest number of people must not exceed more than one person per 20 square metres of the hall.

Only contactless sports can be practiced. For example, football, basketball, but also martial arts can be practiced, but in such a way so that conditioning training is done, which doesn’t typically require contact.

Tennis can be played as there is no contact between the players. The hall and all props and equipment should be thoroughly cleaned and changing rooms and showers should absolutely not be used, but may, under certain measures, be arranged so that no more than two people can enter the locker room at once. Once again, it is mandatory to wear a mask.

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