News from Latvia
From July 1, the number of visitors who can participate in cultural events at the same time has increased.
Until July 31, the number of visitors of the event may not exceed 100 people in closed venues with a total public area of up to 1000 m2, but 500 people may gather in rooms with an area of more than 1000 m2, subject to the condition of at least 4 m2 per person. In turn, outdoor events can be attended simultaneously by 1,000 people instead of the current 300, subject to a distance of 2 meters.
As a mandatory condition both in the course of cultural events and in the operation of cultural institutions and exhibition halls, observance of 2 meters distance between persons or 4 m² area per person (not exceeding 50% of the room capacity), as well as availability of disinfectants for hand and surface hygiene event venues and cultural institutions, exhibition halls. It is recommended to purchase tickets online via the Internet, if this is possible.
Along with the amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers regulations “Epidemiological safety measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 infection” approved by the Ministry of Health and approved today at the government meeting, the conditions for gathering at public events from 1 August this year are clarified. that an area of 4 m2 is provided for one person.
Cultural events are still allowed from 6.30 to 24.00, except for open-air cinema demonstrations, which may last until 2.00.
When visiting museums, residents are invited to book a museum visit in advance or buy a ticket online (if the particular museum offers such an opportunity), keep a distance of 2 meters from other visitors and use the hand hygiene facilities offered by the museum. Each museum individually decides on the services provided for group visits and the possibility to use the museum’s technical aids (digital exhibitions, audio guides, etc.). The maximum number of visitors is determined, as well as their flow in the museum is organized by each museum individually.
Before visiting the library, residents are advised to reserve collection items when visiting the library in person – to keep a mutual distance of 2 meters from other visitors and to use the opportunity provided by the library to observe hand hygiene. Each library individually decides on the services it provides – issuing books, using computers, staying in reading rooms, etc.
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