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AS OF 1 JULY 2021 – NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY
26 October, 2020

Given the deteriorating epidemiological situation in the country, local quarantine coming into effect on 28 October 2020, 00:00, and lasting until 11 November 2020, 24:00, has been introduced in eight more municipalities: the city municipalities of Kaunas, Klaipėda and Vilnius and the district municipalities of Šilalė, Širvintos, Telšiai, Trakai and Vilnius. Additional restrictions will apply to the above municipalities taking effect as of 28 October.

Currently, quarantine has been introduced in the district municipalities of Elektrėnai, Joniškis, Jurbarkas, the city municipality of Kaunas, the district municipality of Kelmė, the city municipality of Klaipėda, the district municipality of Klaipėda, the district municipality of Kretinga, Marijampolė, Pasvalys, Plungė, Skuodas, Šiauliai, Šilalė, Širvintos, Švenčionys, Telšiai, Trakai and Vilnius and the city municipality of Vilnius.

Protective face masks

In these municipalities, the population above six years of age will have to wear protective equipment covering nose and mouth (face masks, respirators or other equipment) in public places (both indoors and outdoors). This requirements will not be applicable in the case of persons doing sports; professionals of high-performance sports and physical activity participating in high-performance sports training and competitions, high-performance sports and physical activity instructors and referees, catering facilities when sitting at the table or bar, also during the provision of a service where a service cannot be provided in a mask, performers during events, persons with disability who cannot wear a mask due to their health condition or where it can adversely affect their health condition. A face mask is recommended in the following cases: when outside populated areas (cities, towns, villages, single-homestead settlements and dacha (garden) settlements) and when there are no other people within the radius of 20 metres, except for family members (spouses or persons, with whom a registered partnership agreement has been concluded, children (adopted children), including minor children,  of persons, of their spouses or of persons, with whom a registered partnership agreement has been concluded, parents (adoptive parents) and guardians).

Restrictions on visits to cultural, leisure, entertainment, sports establishments

The flow of service users and other visitors in cultural, leisure, entertainment and sports establishments will be restricted by ensuring at least 10 sq. m. of retail space per service user or other visitor and at least 2 m distance between the personnel, service users and other visitors. This requirement will not be applicable in the case of high-performance sports training.

Please note that the territories under local quarantine will also be subject to the restrictions that apply throughout Lithuania (see the table).

Local quarantine was introduced last week, on 26 October 2020, 00:00, to last until 9 November 2020, 24:00, in the district municipalities of Elektrėnai, Joniškis, Jurbarkas, Kelmė, Klaipėda, Kretinga, Marijampolė, Pasvalys, Plungė, Skuodas, Šiauliai and Švenčionys.

 

RESTRICTIONS

 

In the entire territory of Lithuania

Additional restrictions in cities and towns under quarantine

Events

  • No restrictions on the number of participants.
  • Mandatory registration of all participants or electronic distribution of tickets.
  • Mandatory protective face masks and a 1 m distance outdoors.
  • Mandatory protective face masks and a 2 m distance (or every second chair) indoors.

Catering establishments

  • Opening hours: 7.00–24.00 (with exceptions).
  • Mandatory registration of visitors.
  • 2 m distance.

Movement and protective face masks

 

  • Protective face masks:
  • in public transport;
  • at points of sale or service.
  • Protective face masks mandatory in all public places (with exceptions).
  • In public transport: 1 m distance, seated travelling only.
  • In public places, groups of no more than 5 people (with 2 m distance between the groups). In Raseiniai district - groups of no more than 2 people (with 2 m distance between the groups).

Public and private sector

 

 

 

  • Remote work recommended.
  • Mixed or remote work mandatory in the public sector. In Raseiniai district municipality - remote working, except when the relevant functions must be performed at the workplace,
  • This requirement is recommended for the private sector too.
  • At least 10 sq. m. of space per person and 2 m distance in cultural, leisure, entertainment and sports establishments.

Education

 

  • 5– 12 grade pupils learn remotely (until 8 November).
  • Pre-school, pre-primary and primary education continue the usual way.
  • Non-formal education for children and adults is carried out remotely or discontinued (until 8 November).
  • Higher education and continuing vocational training is recommended to be provided remotely (until 8 November).

Health

 

  • Public establishments follow orders of the Minister for Health.
  • No visiting of patients, except those in terminal condition, also children under 14 years of age and women after birth in hospitals.

 

Social care

 

 

In residential social care establishments:

  • one resident can be visited in his room by one person at a time;
  • the visitor is recommended to wear protective equipment covering the nose and mouth throughout the visit;
  • the duration of the visit may not exceed 15 minutes.
  • No visits to residential social care establishments, foster families, group and community homes, and in Raseiniai district it is prohibited to visit all such establishments.
  • Activities in day care centres are prohibited in Raseiniai district municipality, and restrictions are recommended in other municipalities.

Religious gatherings

Recommended:

  • protective face masks;
  • at least 1 m distance.
  • Religious communities in municipal territories are recommended to organise religious observations and ceremonies in such a way as to avoid gatherings, or refrain from religious observations and ceremonies.

 

For key information on the quarantine, please visit: www.koronastop.lt.

Source: lrv.lt
Last updated: 04 11 2020