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Quarantine in Lithuania - Current Restrictions - 12/08/2020

Organization of work


In private sector as well as in public sector work is being organized remotely.

 

The exception is when the relevant functions must be performed at the workplace ensuring the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, and other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment.

 

 

Points of sale and service


Shops, supermarkets, markets and other points of sale have to ensure:

·at least 15 square meters of space per person (when total retail space is 10 000 square meters or less);

·at least 30 square meters of space per person (when total retail space is more than 10 000 square meters).

 

Service places have to ensure at least 10 square meters of space per person.

 

Filled parking spaces next to shops, supermarkets, markets and other points of sale shall not exceed 20% of all vehicle parking spaces, excluding parking spaces for staff and vehicles for the disabled.

 

Trading on temporary trading venues is prohibited in all shops, supermarkets, and places of supply of services. The exception is for trading islands and trade of food and pyrotechnics.

 

It is recommended that all shops, supermarkets, markets, other public trading venues, and places of supply of services:

·should not use short-term sales promotions that increase customer and visitor flows in a very short time and place such as sales, discount hours, tastings, etc. This does not apply to e-commerce;

·increase the number of working cash registers so that there are no more than 5 persons in one line;

·set longer working hours;

·people from one family (household) visit one by one.

 

It is prohibited to rent premises for the organization of private events, celebrations, and other gatherings.

 

 

Criteria for support measures for businesses


Operators directly or indirectly affected by restricted activities during quarantine may be eligible for support measures if at least one of these conditions is met:

 

·the average monthly turnover of the economic activity from 1 March 2020 1 until 31 October 2020, compared to the corresponding month of 2019, based on the data declared in the VAT declarations submitted to the State Tax (STI) and for those not submitting VAT declarations, decreased by at least 30%;

 

·if the business has not received income from 1 March 2019 until 31 October 2019, the performed economic activity is included in the list which includes the restricted economic activities, as well as those activities which are indirectly restricted and the inclusion of which is approved by the Government. However, the state aid will not be available to the businesses that have suspended their activity from 1 March 2019 until 31 October 2019.

 

The list of restricted activities shall be approved by a joint order of the Minister of the Economy and Innovation and the Minister of Social Security and Labour according to the data provided by the STI in agreement with the Ministry of Finance (the list of restricted activities and the state aid measures have yet to be approved).



Personal restrictions


People may be in public places in groups of no more than 2 people in public places, excluding family members (with 2-meter distance between the groups).

 

People are advised to restrict movement for unnecessary reasons – to leave the place of residence only on the way to work, place of sale, health care, and other services.

 

Close contacts between more than 2 families (households) are prohibited except in urgent cases where it is necessary to provide assistance, care for the sick or unable to take care of themselves.

 

Organizing personal celebrations in public and private spaces are prohibited if more than 2 families (households) and more than 10 people participate.

 

 

Education


Student leave for primary school students shall start from 14 December 2020, end on 3 January 2021.

 

Kindergartens, pre-schools and primary schools will continue as usual as laid down by the State Commander of National Emergency Operations for the management of the flow of people, safe physical distance, and other key requirements for public health safety, hygiene, and the provision of persons with necessary personal protective equipment. It is recommended that kindergartens and pre-schools should be attended by those children whose parents do not have the opportunity to work remotely.

 

Pre-secondary and secondary schools switch to all-remote teaching altogether. 


08.12.20


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