Due to the ever rising number of new cases of Covid-19 in Croatia, yesterday saw a record number of new cases with 116, the Civil Protection Headquarters have reintroduced a number of restrictions, including the obligatory wearing of face masks in shops.
The wearing of protective face masks in stores across Croatia will come into effect from Monday 13 July 2020.
Until now it was only obligatory to wear a face mask on public transport in Croatia, however from Monday that all changes. Face masks or medical masks will also be required for employees of health care institutions and persons visiting patients, if visits are permitted. And drivers and other employees in public transport and passengers in public transport. Also employees in the catering industry who come into contact with guests or participate in the serving and preparation of food, beverages and beverages and other persons who are obliged to do so by special instructions and recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.
Speaking to NOVA TV the Interior Minsiter, Davor Bozinovic, said that “masks in shops will be obligatory from the beginning of next week. It doesn’t have to be a medical mask, but I reiterate, autumn could be a more serious challenge, and then the measures could be a little tighter.”
And whilst shoppers, and indeed staff in shops, will from Monday have to wear protective face masks from Monday, guests to restaurants still don’t have to, only the staff working in the catering facilities.
The Civil Protection Headquarters also passed on Friday a new regulation concerning the organisation of gatherings with more than 100 people, such as weddings.
Organizers who expect more than 100 people at the gathering are obliged to submit a notification to the County Centre 112 about the meeting no later than 48 hours before its beginning. Organizers who have registered a gathering in accordance with the Public Gathering Act are not required to submit this notice.
Also, all organizers of gatherings with more than 100 participants are required to keep written records of participants in order to prevent the spread of the disease as effectively as possible in the event of a virus infection.