Additional restrictions to be introduced in St. Petersburg

15 June 2021

On June 13, 2021 the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov signed a resolution “Concerning the Introduction of Amendments to the Resolution of St. Petersburg Government No. 121 dated 13.03.2020”.

New restrictions are being introduced on the territory of St. Petersburg on an order of the city’s Chief Sanitary Doctor.

From June 17, the following activities are prohibited (temporarily suspended):

- entertainment events in public catering facilities;

- work of children’s rooms in restaurants and cafes;

- operation of food courts and café areas, except those located at train stations, airports, gas stations, as well as food delivery services;

- work of restaurants from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., with the exception of takeaway service, room service in hotels, home delivery and worksite canteens.

Prohibitions in shopping malls include:

- operation of children’s rooms as well as entertainment and leisure facilities, with the exception of water parks, aquariums, cinemas, libraries, fitness centers;

- retail and services at the mall kiosks.

From June 17, the occupancy rate of movie theatres is to decrease from 75% to 50%. The maximum number of visitors to cultural and entertainment events held both indoors and outdoors cannot exceed 3 thousand people.

Visitors to all public events, including outdoor ones, are required to wear masks.

The celebration for the honor students “Medallists’ Ball” is cancelled.

Precautions are being increased at the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship fan zones. From June 14, wearing masks is mandatory. From June 17, catering services as well as the selling of food products, with the exception of drinks, are not allowed in fan zones.

Organizations and individual entrepreneurs should update the previously given information about the employees working remotely. It is necessary to minimize their full-time presence at workplaces.

All organizations are encouraged to intensify the disinfection of contact surfaces.

In case of default of the previously established requirements, the unique QR code issued to organizations and individual entrepreneurs will be withdrawn.

The executive authorities of St. Petersburg were instructed to strengthen control over citizens’, organizations’ and individual entrepreneurs’ compliance with all requirements and recommendations, including the mandatory use of personal respiratory protection equipment. The Governor of St. Petersburg must be presented with a plan of the relevant control measures.