Covid restrictions, November 2021

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As from November 6th 2021 stricter measures are in force for gatherings, and from November 15th EU COVID Certificates are necessary in State and public service buildings, including schools.

Covid restrictions, November 2021 KORONAVIRUS.HR

The Croatian Civil Protection Department has introduced the new measures to halt the spread of Covid-19, having taken into account the current epidemiological situation in Croatia and the surrounding countries, and the ever-increasing pressure on the health services caused by the increased numbers of infected people. The measures are based on three key principles:

  • achieving more vaccinations in the population

  • introducing more limitations on gatherings which are a potential source of infection

  • achieving greater security for workers whose activities will not be subject to limitations, through the evidence of negative Covid tests or the EU COVID certificate

Gatherings - restrictions from 6th November 2021

These are the most important measures from the decisions which were taken on November 5th:

  • Gatherings of more than 50 people in a single indoor place are forbidden. Exception is made for public gatherings or events which are for EU Digital COVID Certificate holders only, and which have the approval of the local Civil Defence Authority (the previous limit was 100).

  • Where gatherings of more than 50 people are allowed in indoor spaces, the measures have been strengthened: besides the EU COVID Certificate, medical masks or face masks must be worn and physical distancing must be observed (previously the EU COVID Certificate was not compulsory).

  • As up to now, gatherings outdoors of more than 100 people in one place are still forbidden, except for public events or gatherings which only those with EU COVID Certificates can attend.

  • All public events and gatherings must end at midnight at the latest, including those attended by EU COVID Certificate holders which have been approved by the local Civil Defence Authority. This applies also to professional artistic presentations and programmes, exhibitions in museums, and similar cultural events. The only exceptions are for film shows which start no later than 23:00, which are allowed to finish after midnight, and for wedding celebrations attended by EU COVID Certificate holders, which must finish by 2 am.

  • Congresses and conferences can only be attended by EU COVID Certificate holders. Medical or face masks must be worn and physical distancing must be observed.

  • Sports events can only be attended by EU COVID Certificate holders. For events in indoor areas spectators must also wear medical masks or face masks.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate is mandatory for workers in State departments and public services, as from November 15th 2021

  • The EU COVID Certificate is to be compulsory to increase safety for all workers in sectors which continue to work normally.

  • Health workers and social workers are already required to hold the EU COVID Certificate, which will also be required for all State and public servants at local and regional levels, also for workers in organizations, departments and offices established by the Republic of Croatia.

  • Just as for the workers, the EU COVID Certificate will be compulsory for anyone visiting those premises.

Depending on developments in the epidemiological situation and the pressures on the health services, compulsory testing or proof of a satisfactory level of immunity through the EU COVID Certificate will be introduced for other work situations.

In conclusion we appeal again for people to act responsibly and for those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so.

LINK TO THE CURRENT MEASURES IN FORCE (in Croatian)

LINKS FOR ALL THE CIVIL DEFENCE AUTHORITY'S DECISIONS (in Croatian only)

LINK TO THE ENGLISH VERSION OF THE OFFICIAL MINISTRY ADVISORY WEBSITE ABOUT THE COVID-19 VIRUS

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