deAdela Cristea January 5, 2022

Alert state is extended. New measures and restrictions

The national Emergency Committee published the new list of measures and restrictions for the next 30 days.

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The alarming increase in the number of Covid-19 cases worldwide also leads to an extension of restrictions and preventive measures in Romania.

Thus, on 5 January 2022, the draft CNSU judgment No 1 was published, proposing to extend the alert in Romania for a further 30 days from 8.01.2022.

The Annex to the judgment also details the mandatory measures that will enter into force after adoption.

In addition to the measures already in place and which have been extended, the new legislation also brings some novelties, namely:

  • Only medical masks and FFP2 masks will be accepted (so no longer textile masks will be accepted), i.e. the wearing of the mask will be mandatory in all open and closed spaces
  • the organization of sports, cultural competitions, performances or courses, i.e. the activities of cinemas, sports halls and events, etc. this will be done with compliance with maximum occupancy rates, which will take into account the incidence of cases in the respective city (these are detailed in the CNSU judgment, for each type of activity)
  • the activity of restaurants and cafes will be carried out with a occupancy rate of up to 50% of the maximum space capacity and only in the time range 5,00-22,00, i.e. in the counties/localities where the cumulative 14-day incidence rate is less than or equal to 3/1.000 inhabitants. Access to these premises will continue to be subject to a vaccination, disease recovery certificate, or PCR or negative antigen test.

For the rest, the legislation maintains most of the restrictions already in place, such as:

  • the obligation to organize working hours as a teleworking or domestic work for at least 50 % of the employees is maintained, and where the specific nature of the activity does not allow teleworking or home work to be organized and carried out on a time-delayed basis from 07.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. or in shifts.
  • the prohibition on recreational and sporting activities shall be maintained, with the exception of those involving up to 10 people not living together

In the document Annex to HCNSU No 1 of 05.01.2022 can find the content of the entire law. The texts marked in red are the amendments made by the CNSU judgment compared with the measures already in force since December 2021.

The measures will take effect from 08.01.2022.