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The working hours of some social institutions have been changed. Restrictions are being introduced to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The institutions of the Moscow Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population have been temporarily transferred to a new work schedule to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

Social security departments work remotely. To receive the service, you need to write to the e-mail of the department (contact details can be found at website) or leave the appeal in a portable box at the entrance.

Social workers will continue to help city dwellers who are on home services, including at one-time requests from citizens over 65 and people with chronic diseases who are recommended to self-isolate.

Applications for the provision of targeted social assistance are accepted by e-mail of social service centers and the Moscow Social Centers State Budgetary Institution.

Public services in the field of social protection are still available on the portal electronic.

Helping families and children

The work of the capital’s family centers has been transferred to the online format. Experts advise residents by phone or through the feedback form on the My Family Center portal, as well as remotely provide psychological, legal, social and other types of assistance.

In the centers for the promotion of family education, sanitary and epidemiological measures have been strengthened. Only people who have a certificate of vaccination against coronavirus infection are allowed to children. In the regional databank on children left without parental care, the reception of citizens on issues of assistance in the selection of children for upbringing in families has been temporarily suspended. Classes in schools for adoptive parents are held using distance learning methods in full-time and part-time form.

Work and career

Applications for the provision of public services of the employment service are accepted in electronic form. A personal appointment at the employment center is carried out in the presence of a certificate of vaccination against coronavirus or strictly according to pre-appointment at the appointed time in compliance with epidemiological standards. For the safety of visitors in the centers “My Job” and “My Career” there is a mask mode, there are disinfecting lamps on the floors, and dispensers with antiseptics are placed.

In the specialized employment center “My Career”, the reception of a career consultant, as well as group and personal trainings are conducted online by appointment on the portal… You can find out how to get public services for accompanied employment online by link.

Muscovites looking for work will be able to apply online to register as unemployed using the website “My job”, public service portals and “Work in Russia”.

In the center “Professional”all classes and advice on employment are transferred to a distance format. Listeners who study online continue to study on their own schedule. Full-time groups switch to distance learning, with the exception of areas that require special software and practice in workshops. In these groups, training will be suspended. Visiting the center is possible only by appointment by phone: +7 (495) 260-52-89 or by e-mail: in compliance with epidemiological standards and with the obligatory presence of a vaccination passport.

Help for veterans and pensioners, neuropsychiatric boarding schools

Pensions for labor veterans and psycho-neurological boarding schools operate as usual. Here it remains mandatory to use personal protective equipment, check the temperature at the entrance for guests and employees, as well as a daily check of the health status of those living in institutions.

Visits to boarding houses are temporarily limited – they are only possible outdoors, with a social distance of at least one meter. Visitors need to bring negative PCR test results for new coronavirus infection with them for no more than 72 hours. But the residents themselves, if necessary, can go on business, to work or study. In many respects, this became possible after the vaccination against coronavirus infection – more than 80 percent of residents received two components of the vaccine.

Thanks to the precautionary measures taken and vaccinations in stationary social service organizations, psycho-neurological boarding schools and boarding houses for labor veterans, it was possible to avoid massive outbreaks of diseases and save people’s lives and health.

Rehabilitation assistance

The points of issue of technical means of rehabilitation are mainly moving to a remote format of work. For citizens over 65, who are in self-isolation, and people with chronic diseases, rehabilitation means can be delivered home.

The provision of non-stationary rehabilitation services in territorial social service centers and in rehabilitation centers has been suspended. At the same time, people with disabilities will be able to undergo inpatient rehabilitation courses.

In the normal mode, continue to work:

– Moscow City Rehabilitation Center (from Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 18:00, on Friday – until 16:45); – Scientific and Practical Rehabilitation Center (from Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 16:45, on Friday – until 15:45); – Scientific and Practical Center for Medical and Social Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons named after L.I. Shvetsova (from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00); – the complex rehabilitation center for the disabled “Butovo” (from Monday to Thursday from 09:00 to 18:00, on Friday from 09:00 to 16:45); – Center for the rehabilitation of disabled people “Krasnaya Pakhra” (Monday through Friday from 08:00 to 17:00).

For the provision of rehabilitation services in Moscow, you can call the hotline: +7 (495) 777-77-77.

“Moscow Longevity” and hobby clubs

City club spaces “My Social Center” continue to work in a remote format according to the established schedule. Classes of the project “Moscow Longevity” are also held remotely. You can join them from any convenient place, even when you are out of town. You can apply and choose online classes of the Moscow Longevity project on the portal mos.ruor by calling the territorial center of social services in the capital. Classes are free, women over 55 years old and men over 60 years old can sign up for them.

Additional education and training of social workers

Applicants can send documents to the College of Social Workers admissions office by mail or in person with their parents after receiving their school certificate.

At the Institute of Continuing Professional Education, full-time groups are switching to distance learning, with the exception of programs that require special training conditions or practice on simulation equipment. Students are admitted to such classes upon presentation of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. In his absence, the student will be offered to undergo training after the lifting of restrictive measures. Final appraisals, exams and personnel diagnostics will also be transferred online. A visit to the institute to obtain documents on graduation is possible only by appointment, which is available at website institute.

Helping the homeless

Center for Social Adaptation named after E.P. Glinka, who helps homeless people, works as usual in compliance with sanitary requirements. In addition to the daily temperature measurement, air disinfection is carried out in the branches using closed-type bactericidal irradiators, the premises are ventilated several times a day. Wards are given masks, antiseptics for treating hands, reminders of prevention and telling how to protect themselves from viral infections.

The social patrol mobile service for homeless citizens also operates in the same format on the city streets.

Psychological help

A free telephone for emergency psychological help is open around the clock: 051 (for a landline phone) and +7 (495) 051 (for mobile devices). The volume of help in the round-the-clock chat of Don’t panic psychological support on the site has been increased Moscow service of psychological assistance to the population.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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