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Non-working days are one of the most effective ways to quickly reduce the growth rate of the incidence of COVID-19, as they allow you to break the maximum number of chains of the spread of the disease in a short time.

The days from October 28 to November 7 have been declared non-working in Moscow. Corresponding decree signed by Sergei Sobyanin due to the tense situation in the city with the spread of coronavirus infection.

As experience shows, non-working days are one of the most effective ways to reduce the growth rate of the incidence of coronavirus, since they allow you to break the maximum number of chains of the spread of the disease in a short time.

Who is covered by the decree on the introduction of non-working days from October 28 to November 7?

To all enterprises and organizations on the territory of Moscow, with the exception of organizations that ensure the functioning of urban infrastructure, enterprises of a continuous cycle and some others, the activities of which cannot be terminated in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation.

Will hospitals and clinics provide routine care?

All medical organizations, including private ones, will continue to provide routine medical care. Emergency medical care is maintained in full.

Will dental clinics work?

Dentists will only provide emergency or emergency dental care.

Will there be vaccination and rapid testing points in public service centers and shopping centers?

Yes, during non-working days, from October 28 to November 7, vaccination and express testing in shopping centers and centers of public services “My Documents” will continue. Schedule Vaccination points can be found on the portal.

Will small grocery stores within walking distance be closed?

Grocery stores, including convenience stores, pharmacies and outlets where the share of food and non-food essential goods is not less than 30 percent from the assortment will continue to work as usual.

What other stores will continue to operate?

During non-working days, from October 28 to November 7, only grocery stores and outlets where the share of food and non-food essential goods is not less than 30 percent from the assortment. The rest will be able to sell goods remotely, including by means of delivery.

Will there be building materials stores, flower shops and other non-food stores, for example?

As usual, grocery stores and shops with at least 30 percent of food and non-food essential goods in their assortment will continue to operate on the “long” weekend, the rest will be able to sell goods remotely, including by means of delivery.

Will social assistance be provided?

Citizens of the older generation and people with chronic diseases can contact the hotline of the social development complex by phone: +7 495 870-45-09. After receiving the application, social assistants will bring home the necessary essential goods, food and medicine.

In addition, from October 28 to November 7, volunteers will deliver food, medicine and basic necessities to residents of the city over 60 years old, observing a home regime. Muscovites who need help on non-working days can leave a request by calling the hotline: +7 800 200-34-11.

Will cafes and restaurants work?

No, they will only be open to sell takeaway dishes and will also be able to deliver. Only restaurants at hotels and hostels, as well as corporate canteens and buffets will be able to receive visitors. An important condition is that they will be available only to guests and employees.

How will schools and kindergartens work?

City, federal and private schools, as well as schools of additional and sports education from October 28 to November 7 go on vacation. For preschoolers who have no one to leave at home with, duty groups will be organized in city kindergartens.

Will there be organized baby food for beneficiaries in schools?

For 90 percent of Moscow schoolchildren, the period from October 28 to November 7, and so falls on the autumn holidays. There is no provision for food packages during the holidays.

Are organized bus excursions for children (trips to another city) allowed due to the epidemiological situation?

There is no ban on movement between cities. However, non-working days from October 28 to November 7 were introduced in Moscow to reduce the spread of coronavirus, that is, it is recommended to refrain from traveling to crowded places. At the same time, in most regions of Russia, restrictive measures are also introduced, which may not allow the implementation of the planned measures.

Will the centers of public services “My Documents” and registry offices work?

October 28 to November 7 get government services in Moscow it will be possible online on the portal. In person in 25 call centers “My Documents” will provide services only for registration of death and divorce (according to previously submitted applications). It will be possible to obtain a birth certificate for a child at the hospital. If the date of receipt or signing of documents falls during the period of validity of the restrictions, the term for the provision of the service will be extended by 11 days.

Registration of marriage during non-working days will take place in a relaxed atmosphere without guests and photographers. The wearing of masks remains mandatory.

How will the filling stations work?

In the previous mode. Petrol stations will be open from October 28 to November 7. Gasoline, diesel and natural gas fuel are included in the list of essential goods.

Will beauty salons with a medical license (cosmetology) work?

No. From October 28 to November 7, beauty salons, beauty salons, spa and massage parlors, solariums, baths and saunas, sports complexes, fitness clubs and swimming pools will not work. Medical organizations will continue to provide routine assistance. Emergency medical care is maintained in full.

Will dry cleaners, laundries, and other organizations providing personal services, tire fitting and car services continue to work?

No, they will suspend work during non-working days.

What payments and compensation can companies and entrepreneurs receive?

Metropolitan business can count on support in several directions – the city provides 17 types of subsidies and grants. Until October 31, applications are being accepted for 10 of them. Entrepreneurs can compensate for the costs of working with marketplaces, food delivery services, advertising on the Internet, participation in exhibitions and festivals, purchase and leasing of equipment, payment of interest on loans for residents of technoparks and participants of the Moscow innovation cluster, as well as apply for payments for exporters, franchisees , hotels, social enterprises, catering, education and leisure organizations. Until November 7, the acceptance of applications for payments for compliance with restrictive measures and the provision of employees with personal protective equipment has been extended.

In addition, from October 28 to December 1, cafes and restaurants that have met the vaccination requirement for 60 percent of employees from COVID-19 by August 15 may receive grants… Catering establishments can fully offset utility bills for the third quarter of this year.

You can apply for all types of financial support on the site Moscow innovation cluster. Detailed information on subsidies and grants for entrepreneurs is posted on on the site… Applications will also be accepted on non-working days online.

Still launched concessional lending program for large employers in the capital, and a similar support program for small and medium-sized businesses continues to operate. A Fund for Assistance to Small Business Lending in Moscow provides warranty support.

Will it be possible to walk in parks and playgrounds?

Residents, as usual, will be able to walk in parks and playgrounds. The restrictions will apply to children’s play centers and indoor rooms, including shopping centers. In addition, cinemas, concert halls, circuses, zoos (except for areas located on the street) will be closed.

Will there be any activities for children?

The museums will host school excursions by appointment, as well as excursions for families who have purchased e-tickets and vouchers. Entrance to museums for visitors over 18 years old is possible with QR codes and protective masks.

Spectators under 18 years old who do not have a QR code will be able to enter theaters accompanied by their parents or legal representatives who have presented the QR code. If the child has a QR code, then no accompaniment is needed.

In the parks, the leisure program for the week from November 1 to 7, as well as the program for the National Unity Day, will be held online.

Will there be concerts and sporting events (football matches) during non-working days?

Mass cultural, entertainment, sports, entertainment and other events will not be held during this time. An exception is events carried out by decision of state authorities or in agreement with the Office of Rospotrebnadzor in Moscow.

Will there be a refund for tickets for canceled events?

Events in libraries, cultural centers and parks under the jurisdiction of the capital’s Department of Culture will be postponed or canceled. Sold tickets are refundable only in the second case, that is, in case of cancellation.

If the event in theaters and museums is postponed to another date, you can refund the full cost of the ticket.

The conditions for ticket refunds if it is impossible to provide a QR code are spelled out on the official websites of the theaters.

Concert halls and a circus run by the Department of Culture have canceled their events. A one hundred percent refund of the cost of tickets is carried out.

Will cinemas work in the same way as theaters and museums, that is, with a 50 percent room occupancy and with QR codes?

No, the work of cinemas from October 28 to November 7 is temporarily suspended. Concert halls, circuses, cultural institutions and libraries will also be closed.

Which employee can be at work?

Employees who provide the protection and maintenance of these facilities, ensure the maintenance of processes that cannot be suspended, taking into account their technological features, and ensure the calculation and payment of wages, can be at work.

Will the media work?

In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, restrictions do not apply to continuously operating organizations, which include the editorial offices of regular media. At the same time, such editorial offices should minimize the presence at workplaces of employees who are not directly involved in the release of operational information materials.

Is there a penalty for organizations that do not suspend work?

Yes. If the organization continues to work despite the fact that it was supposed to suspend its activities in accordance with the decree of the Mayor of Moscow, the company will incur administrative responsibility. For individual entrepreneurs, this is a fine in the amount of 50 thousand to a million rubles and a suspension of activities for up to 90 days. For the same period, the work of legal entities can be suspended, the amount of the fine will be from 300 thousand to a million rubles. Employees of Rospotrebnadzor, police and the Association of Administrative and Technical Inspections, prefectures and district administrations will monitor the implementation of the requirements of the decree.

How will the metro and public surface transport work? Will passengers only be allowed with QR codes?

From October 28 to November 7, Moscow will not close or restrict access to public transport. Metro, buses, trams, MCC and MCD will continue to operate as usual. At the same time, it is important to comply with all sanitary requirements: wear a mask or respirator, observe social distance.

Will schoolchildren cards work in transport during the holidays?

Yes, during the holidays, schoolchildren, as usual, will be able to use the Muscovite card to travel in public transport.

To whom will transport cards be blocked from November 8?

From November 8, until the situation with COVID-19 improves, preferential and free travel on public transport will be suspended for those who must comply with the home regime (Muscovites over 60 years old and citizens of any age with chronic diseases). However, the blocking of Muscovite cards will not affect citizens who have had COVID-19 in the past six months or who have been vaccinated. Unblocking of Muscovite cards will be carried out after vaccination with the first component (or if the person has recovered after suffering a coronavirus infection).

How will citizens be able to extend the validity of a ticket on a Muscovite card?

For those Muscovite cardholders who partially pay for travel, but did not use the card for travel during the period of time restrictions, the validity of the transport card will be extended for the number of days for which it was blocked. To do this, you need to contact the Moscow Metro or Mosgortrans. This is a standard feature that was introduced earlier, when travel on a Muscovite card was temporarily suspended for the duration of restrictive measures.

A Muscovite card for public transport will still be able to be used by those who have received a vaccine or have had a coronavirus infection in the past six months.

To activate the transport application of the Muscovite card after vaccination or COVID-19 transferred over the past six months, you will not need to go anywhere and provide documents. After information about the vaccination or the transferred disease appears in medical information systems, the information will be transferred to transport operators, and the ability to travel with the Muscovite card will be resumed.

Will the cards of vaccinated older generation Muscovites be blocked?

From November 8, Muscovite cards will not be blocked for those at-risk citizens who have had COVID-19 in the past six months or have been vaccinated (with one or two components of a two-component vaccine 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 or reduced travel. In the future, the unblocking of social cards will be carried out after vaccination with the first component, as well as if a person has recovered from a coronavirus infection.

Will the transport cards of students and schoolchildren be blocked after November 8?

Transport cards are blocked for people over 18 years old with chronic diseases. This is due to the introduction of a home regime for this category of residents. The blocking of Muscovite cards will not affect those who have been ill with COVID-19 in the past six months or have been vaccinated.

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

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