Primorje-Gorski Kotar Lockdown Confirmed – What You Need to Know

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Primorje-Gorski Kotar lockdown will begin this Monday. The Head of the National Civil Protection Directorate and Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic signed a decision on the introduction of the necessary epidemiological measures for Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, which actually translates as a lockdown for that county.

The numbers in that county have been high for days now, so the local headquarters decided to introduce a lockdown, and the National Headquarters confirmed that it will happen.

Strict measures are being introduced on Monday and will last until April the 26th.

Here are all of the measures set to be introduced in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County:

– A total ban on holding all public events and gatherings.

– A maximum of 8 people from a maximum of 2 different households can be present at private gatherings and ceremonies.

– A ban on all indoor sports training except for clubs competing in the 1st and 2nd rank of competitions in senior competitions and in the 1st rank of competitions in junior competitions at the national level in team sports.

– A ban on clubs competing in individual sports in senior competitions in team club competitions at the national level in the highest rank in the league system of competition and training and competitions of categorised athletes in individual sports, as well as national level athletes preparing for European and/or world competitions according to the list proposed by the Croatian Olympic Committee, the Croatian Paralympic Committee and the Croatian Association of the Deaf, approved by the Ministry of Tourism and Sport.

– The suspension of the work of gyms, fitness centres and sports and recreation centres indoors.

– The suspension of children’s playrooms and indoor workshops.

– The suspension of professional artistic performances and programmes, cinema screenings and exhibitions in museums, galleries and other exhibition spaces.

-The suspension of work for shops selling clothes and footwear.

– The limitation of working hours in stores where work continues to be allowed from 06:00 to 19:00.

– Responsible persons in stores where work has not been suspended are obliged to ensure the implementation of supervision of compliance with prescribed epidemiological measures and recommendations such as mask wearing and the maintaining of social distancing.

– The suspension of the work of casinos, slot machine clubs and gambling facilities.

– The suspension of the work of catering and hospitality facilities and the provision of catering services on family farms (OPGs) (this refers to the provision of services on open terraces, or other open service areas).

– A ban on visits to users of homes for the elderly and infirm and to users of other institutions that provide accommodation within the scope of the social welfare system.

– The obligation to wear protective masks outdoors when it isn’t possible to maintain a physical distance of two metres from others.

– The recommendation of intensified supervision of the introduced necessary epidemiological measures, and in particular measures related to public gatherings, public transport and the operation of shops/shopping centres and catering and hospitality facilities.

– The recommendation that locker rooms not be used in all sports facilities where competitions and trainings do continue to be allowed.

Exceptions during the Primorje-Gorski Kotar lockdown:

– Catering facilities are allowed to deliver, ie deliver food, beverages and sweets, which they can do in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures in one of the following ways:

– By personal collection in front of the entrance to the catering facility without the person entering it.

– By delivery from the catering facility with a delivery vehicle.

– By delivery from the catering facility on the basis of a business cooperation agreement concluded between the caterer and a third party (legal or natural person), which are registered and entered in the Register of food business entities.

– Those who have the so-called “drive in” mode at their disposal.

As an exception to the anti-epidemic rules, catering facilities from the group “Hotels”, “Camps” and the type Pupil or Student dormitory or Akademis from the group “Other catering facilities for accommodation” are allowed to work or serve food/drinks indoors and outdoors only for guests who are using their accommodation services, such as students, reports Index.

As an exception to these anti-epidemic measures, visits to users of homes for the elderly and infirm and to users of other institutions that provide accommodation services within the scope of the social welfare system will be permitted:

– To visitors who present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test for a COVID-19 test not older than 48 hours.
– To visitors who can prove that they have recovered from COVID-19 and the test confirming that (antibody) was performed no longer than 180 days ago. The proof must also be older than 11 days from the date of arrival/presentation.

– To visitors who present a certificate of having recovered from COVID-19 (not older than 180 days) issued by a doctor.

– To visitors who present a vaccination certificate showing that 14 days have elapsed since they received their second dose of coronavirus vaccination or a single dose vaccination in the case of having received a single dose vaccine.

For more on coronavirus in Croatia, including border, quarantine and travel rules, as well the locations of testing centres across the country, make sure to bookmark this page.


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