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The main task of additional restrictions is to break the maximum number of chains of morbidity.

The days from October 28 to November 7 have been declared non-working in Moscow. Corresponding decree signed by Sergei Sobyanin. The situation in Moscow also continues to develop according to the worst-case scenario. In the coming years, the capital will reach historic peaks in the incidence of covid. Additional measures to combat the pandemic are designed to break as many chains of disease as possible.

“Experience has shown that non-working days are the most effective way to reduce morbidity and mortality from covid, because allow in a short time to break the maximum number of chains of spread of the disease “, – wrote in

your blog Sergei Sobyanin.

How Moscow will live from October 28 to November 7

From October 28 to November 7, catering points will not be able to receive visitors. Cafes, restaurants and other similar establishments will operate only for take-out or for the delivery of ready-made meals. The exclusion includes catering facilities in hotels and hostels, as well as corporate canteens, but only if there is no access to people from the street.

Shopping facilities will be closed, except for those that sellessential goods… In particular, pharmacies, grocery stores, online trading and delivery companies will operate.

Organizations in the consumer services industry (with the exception of those that work without citizens visiting the premises), beauty salons and hairdressers, baths, saunas, fitness clubs and swimming pools will not be able to work.

Sports, cultural, educational and entertainment events are possible only by decision of the state authorities or in agreement with the Moscow department of Rospotrebnadzor.

Theaters and museums will be able to continue operating, but only at 50 percent occupancy rates. In addition, it will be possible to visit them only if there are QR codes (confirming protection against COVID-19) and the use of protective masks, as well as if the seating rules are observed.

Medical organizations will continue to provide planned and emergency medical care. At the same time, dental clinics should only accept patients who require urgent and emergency care. Organizations providing veterinary services will also continue to work.

Children’s play centers and rooms will be closed, including in parks and shopping centers, cinemas, concert halls, circuses, zoos (with the exception of outdoor areas).

How enterprises and organizations will work

The activities of companies during non-working days are prohibited, employees cannot visit workplaces on an equal basis with visitors. But there are exceptions.

Thus, the workplace will be able to be attended by employees who provide security and maintenance of the facility, as well as the maintenance of processes that cannot be suspended due to their technological features.

Employees responsible for the calculation and payment of wages will also be able to continue to work.

Companies in strategically important industries will also continue to operate.

Provision of public services

From October 28 to November 7, the provision of state and other services in the offices of “My Documents”, in the Multifunctional Migration Center and in other premises of the authorities and state institutions of Moscow will be suspended.

Exceptions: the service for state registration of birth (when this service is provided directly on the territory of the medical organization where the child was born) and the service for registration of divorce, if the date of dissolution has already been set for the period from October 28 to November 7.

It is important to emphasize that residents who apply for a public service are not denied its provision. But the term of the service must be extended by 11 calendar days.

Most of the services can be obtained electronically on the mos.ru portal; they will continue to be provided as usual.

Work of educational institutions

From October 28 to November 7, holidays are introduced for kindergartens and schools. The work of organizations of additional education, sports schools, children’s circles and sections is suspended.

At the same time, for preschoolers who have no one to leave at home with, in city kindergartens they organize the work of duty groups.

Higher and secondary vocational educational institutions in Moscow will be able to conduct classes only in a distance format from October 28.

Home Mode and Remote

Since October 25, other restrictions have been introduced in Moscow – home regime for residents over 60 years old and people with chronic diseases, as well as the transfer to remote work of at least 30 percent of unvaccinated employees, including the elderly.

When you are at home, you should not leave your home except when you need to go to the doctor, buy groceries at the nearest store, walk your pet or throw the trash in the nearest waste accumulation, as well as walking and playing sports in the fresh air. These restrictions do not apply to everyone. Exceptions are those vaccinated and recovered within the last six months.

From October 25 to February 25, 2022, the obligation of employers to transfer at least 30 percent of employees to remote work is renewed.

As in the last time, all employees over 60 years of age and with chronic diseases should be among those transferred to remote work. The restriction does not apply to citizens whose presence in the workplace is critical for the operation of the enterprise.

In addition, vaccinated employees and those who have recovered within the last six months are not subject to the restriction.

These measures will be in effect until February 25. The introduction of these measures will preserve the health of citizens from risk groups during the most dangerous periods of autumn and winter colds, as well as break the chains of morbidity. For example, last year the remote work mode reduced the number of public transport passengers by 40 percent.

What will happen after the “long” weekend?

Changes in the rules of reduced travel for citizens without protection from COVID-19

From November 8, until the situation with covid improves, free travel on public transport will be suspended for those who must observe the distance regime (Muscovites over 60 years old and citizens with chronic diseases).

At the same time, transport cards will not be blocked for those citizens at risk who have had COVID-19 in the past six months or have been vaccinated (with two components or a one-component vaccine).

Over the next two weeks, Muscovites from the risk group may have time to get vaccinated and retain the right to free travel. In the future, the unblocking of social cards will be carried out immediately after vaccination with the first component (or if a person has recovered after being infected with a coronavirus infection).

This measure will help protect the most vulnerable categories of Muscovites during the most difficult period of the pandemic. The less people at risk will leave their homes in the next few weeks, the more likely they are to pass the peak of the disease in Moscow without health consequences.

Muscovites who are temporarily unavailable free travel will be able to apply for an extension of lost days to the Moscow Metro or Mosgortrans.

Cultural institutions and events

City theaters and museums will continue to operate in a QR code mode and are limited to 70 percent of the maximum occupancy rate.

All entertainment events with more than 500 people will be held only by QR codes and with the obligatory use of protective masks.

Organizers of events with fewer participants, as well as companies providing services to citizens with their in-person presence, are encouraged to do the same.

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

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