Food courts are closed: from November 9 additional restrictions are imposed in St. Petersburg due to the growth of the disease

06 November 2020

The Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov signed amendments to the Decree №121 of St. Petersburg Government dated March 13, 2020 “On measures to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in St. Petersburg”.

The activity of food courts and food places, (except for the territory of railway stations, airport and petrol station), is suspended from 9 to 29 November. Visitors' access to children's playrooms located in shopping facilities and shopping centers is suspended. Children's playrooms with an area of no more than 50 m² located on the territory of catering establishments remain open, the Governor's press service reports.

Until November 29,all entertainment activities and the work of catering facilities are prohibitedfrom 11 p.m. till 6 a.m. as well as citizens can not be there at this time.

From 9 to 29 November, mass events of more than 70 people in buildings, structures, and premisesare prohibited, with the exception of events held in the premises of cultural organizationsand physical culture and sports organizations.Solemn registration of marriage is allowed when there are no more than 20 people in the hall, in addition to the registry office employees. From November 9 to December 27, state organizations of additional education will be able to conduct additional general development programms only remotely.

Until November 9, it was recommended to relocate to remote work employees over 65 years old, employees with chronic diseases, andnot less than 30% of staff in other categories. The Health Committee will establish a list of chronic diseases.

Until November 9, the executive branches of Government of St. Petersburgwill relocate to remote work not less than 30% of civil servants and employees who are not civil servants.

In general, citizens are advised to restrict unnecessary travelto other regions and outside the Russian Federation.