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Face masks at public cultural events mandatory as of Monday

Health & Medicine

Ljubljana - The government has decided that people attending public cultural events will have to wear face masks as of Monday, with the exception of performers. There are no changes regarding restrictions of public gatherings, while stricter requirements for testing of employees in certain activities are to be introduced soon.

Under the decree that will be in force until 22 August, the recovered-vaccinated-tested (PCT) rule remains in force for public events and gatherings in enclosed spaces and for outdoor events for more than 100 people.

As for transport, the government decided on Friday evening that taxi drivers and operators of cable lifts will need to meet the PCT rule, while PCR test will be valid for 72 hours and rapid antigen tests for 48 hours.

Meanwhile, employees in nine service activities will need to produce as of 23 August a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours or a rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours, if they have not been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19.

These activities include hygienic care, non-medical advisory and therapeutic services, services of professional or business education and training, gaming, fair and congress activity, hospitality, accommodation services.

Until next Sunday, employees in these nine service activities are required to get tested once a week.

The government said that the changes had been adopted "considering the fast increase in infections with the delta strain in the EU member states."


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