The Slovenia Times

Some non-grocery shops to reopen on Monday


Meeting for a session on Thursday, the government added new exceptions to the restrictions on shops and services imposed in Slovenia on 16 March, allowing hair salons and beauty parlours to reopen on 4 May.

Already from Monday, shops selling mostly construction and installation materials, technical goods or furniture will be back in business.

Between 8am and 9:30am all those shops will be open for vulnerable groups of shoppers only, i.e. persons with disabilities, pregnant women and those above the age of 65. The latter group will not be able to enter the shops outside the dedicated opening hour.

Also reopening on Monday will be dry cleaners and repair shops for technical goods, motor vehicles and cars.

The government also allowed the reopening of services performed outdoors such as gardening services, roof and facade work, and takeaways involving minimum contact with customers.

Outdoor sports and recreational services will also be allowed from Monday provided a safe distance is kept between everyone involved.

More services will be available from 4 May, with reopening of hair salons, beauty parlours, dog and cat grooming salons and shops of up to 400 m2 sales space except for those in shopping centres.

The shops allowed to reopen will need to observe strict safety measures including obligatory wearing of masks or some other face coverings, hand sanitising, airing of premises and allowing 20 square metres per customer, and a two-metre distance between customers waiting in a line.

Only healthy staff and customers are allowed on the premises.

The government today also adopted a decree to include all doctors and dentists not yet licensed but involved in the health system as speciality trainees, interns or secondments in the measures to contain the coronavirus epidemic, along with graduate doctors and dentists.


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