Decrees, orders or guidelines regulating protective measures in Russia differ by region. In general, most companies can reopen, but they are obligated to apply rules for minimizing the risk of infection (temperature control, masks, gloves, etc.).
Moscow: Recovery period did not last long, restrictions are returned
Positive dynamics of COVID-19 incidence was observed in the summer of 2020 in Moscow, which allowed organizations to re-open. In July 2020, mass events were allowed, subject to social distancing (no more than 50% of the audience). In August 2020, the number of permissible spectators at mass and sports events was increased. Exhibitions activity was resumed (in full) in September 2020.
End of September the restrictions came back to Moscow. Decrees of the Mayor of Moscow No 96- УМ, 97- УМ obliged companies to transfer to remote work 30% of staff and file weekly reports on employees who are working remotely. Also, remote work is prescribed to employees over 65 years of age and with specific diseases/states.
School vacations in October were prolonged (2 weeks instead of 1).
- In St. Petersburg, the authorities are strengthening restrictive measures:
- a mask regime,
- recommended self-isolation for citizens over 65 years old,
- mandatory self-isolation for those returning from abroad,
- a ban on attending mass events for minors;
- a ban on visiting zoos, nightclubs, bars, entertainment centers;
- recommendation to transfer some employees to a remote location.
– These restrictions are valid until November 29, 2020.
- In most regions of Siberia, following the example of Moscow, the authorities are strengthening control over the “mask” regime and recommend citizens over 65 not leave their homes without need, mass events are prohibited.
- The regions of the Far East are now also at the stage of returning restrictions due to growth of incidence.
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