The government amended the quarantine order
Rules of adaptive quarantine
Within the yellow level it will be forbidden:
- the work of educational institutions in which less than 100% of employees have been vaccinated with at least one dose;
- holding mass events, with the exception of attestation of students;
- work of cinemas, theaters and other cultural institutions;
- work of public catering establishments, except for takeaway and delivery orders;
- work of gyms, pools;
- activities of accommodation establishments, except hotels, sanatoriums and social establishments;
- interregional and international transportation.
New norms have been added for the green level as well. In particular, the ban on regular and irregular transportation of passengers in urban and intra-regional public transport in excess of the total number of seats and 50% of parking spaces provided by the technical characteristics of the vehicle was added.
This rule will also be valid at the yellow level. That is, if the region is at the yellow level, then public transport in a particular locality must comply with such rules of transportation.
In addition, the following rules remain in force for all levels of epidemic danger:
- work of educational institutions, if more than 50% of students and employees are in self-isolation;
- stay on the streets without identity documents
- arbitrarily leave the place of self-isolation or observation.
These rules are not revoked even if COVID documents are available.
All other restrictions provided by the yellow level will not apply if all employees and visitors have one of the documents:
“Yellow” COVID-certificate or paper certificate 063-O (valid for 30 days);
“Green” COVID-certificate (valid for 365 days);
International Vaccination Certificate (valid for 365 days);
foreign COVID certificate on vaccination with vaccines approved by the WHO (valid for 365 days);
negative PCR result or rapid test for antigen (valid for 72 hours).
certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (valid for 105 days from the date of diagnosis).
That is, to work and visit institutions at the yellow level, it is enough to get at least one vaccination and have at least a “yellow” internal COVID-certificate or a temporary certificate 063-O issued by a family doctor or a doctor who performed the vaccination.
The validity of the “yellow” certificate was reduced to 30 days. It used to be valid for 120 days. Recall that the minimum possible intervals between doses of vaccines: Comirnaty / Pfizer-BioNTech – 21 days, Moderna – 28 days, CoronaVac / Sinovac Biotech – 14 days, Oxford / AstraZeneca – 28 days.
At the red level, in particular, it is prohibited:
- work of public catering establishments, except for targeted delivery and takeaway orders;
- the work of educational institutions in which less than 100% of employees are fully vaccinated;
- work of shopping malls and other entertainment establishments, cinemas, theaters, etc .;
- work of educational institutions, except for kindergartens and primary schools;
- operation of non-food markets and shops, gyms, swimming pools and fitness centers,
- holding mass events;
- work of cultural institutions.
It is important that these restrictions will not apply if 100% of employees (organizers) and visitors (participants) of these institutions (events) are fully immunized and have a green COVID-certificate, a negative result of PCR testing or rapid testing for antigen (valid for 72 hours) or a certificate of recovery.
The “Yellow” COVID-certificate will not be valid for work and visits to public institutions at the red level of epidemiological danger.
Persons who have arrived from the Russian Federation and have been on its territory for more than seven days in the last two weeks are subject to self-isolation. Self-isolation should last 14 days. The period of self-isolation begins from the moment of crossing the state border and cannot be terminated even if there is a negative result of testing for COVID-19. Previously, this rule also applied to those citizens who come from the Republic of India.
In addition, amendments to the Decree are being developed, which will oblige travelers who have returned from countries where the Omicron strain has been detected to self-isolate.
The work of educational institutions
In order to quarantine educational institutions, staff must be vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine for the yellow level of epidemic danger and two doses for the red level.
If an employee has contraindications to vaccination or has recently become ill with COVID-19, he or she must provide an appropriate medical certificate or certificate of recovery.
It will be recalled that in order to comply with the quarantine requirements, employees of public institutions must check all COVID-certificates from visitors by reading the QR-code by the mobile application “Action”.
After reading the tester’s smartphone, the status of the COVID certificate is displayed: valid / invalid. Without verification and reading, the COVID certificate is not considered issued and verified.
It is important that you do not need additional applications or tools to read – just read the QR code with your “Action”. That is, representatives of institutions should not just ask about the availability of certificates or check their visual presence – an authorized employee of the institution should measure the visitor’s temperature with a thermometer at the entrance to the room and read the QR-code of his COVID-certificate.
In case the visitors or employees do not have the necessary documents, the owner of the institution may be liable under the article “Violation of the rules on quarantine of people” of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses. It is a fine from 34 to 170 thousand hryvnias.
The work of banks, gas stations, veterinary shops, pharmacies and all grocery stores at the red level is not limited, but compliance with anti-epidemic rules remains mandatory.
At the same time, starting from the orange (signal) level, local authorities may take additional measures to strengthen anti-epidemic rules in the region.