New COVID-19 restrictions to be introduced in Saint Petersburg


On October 18, 2021, the St. Petersburg authorities introduced a new package of COVID-19 restrictions. According to Decree №766 by the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, starting:

November 1: 
 - access of visitors (except children and teenagers under 18 years old) to congresses and exhibitions, sports and physical culture events over 40 people is allowed only if they can provide either a QR-code of a full course of vaccination or a QR-code of the disease or a certificate of medical exemption from vaccination;
 - the limit of the number of guests of mass events that can be held without approval will be reduced from 75 to 40 people;
 - visits to theaters, circuses, concert halls, cinemas, museums and exhibitions by organized groups of children and teenagers are prohibited;
 - organizations must transfer to remote working all employees over 60 years old.

 November 1 to 3:
 - St. Petersburg state organizations should transfer to work-from-home regime all employees whose presence at their workplace is not critical;
 - the authorities recommend the same measure to all employers of the city.
November 15:
 - visitors will be required to present QR-codes at swimming pools, fitness centers, theaters, circuses, concert halls, cinemas, museums, and exhibitions, as well as at wedding ceremonies.

December 1:
 - QR codes will become obligatory for visitors of the public catering enterprises, except for the industrial canteens, railway stations and airports, retail trade facilities, except for pharmacies, gas stations, grocery stores and stores that sell first necessity goods.

All previously imposed restrictions have been extended until November 28. 


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