Quarantine measures expanded beginning on 6 April 2020
New restrictive measures for the period of quarantine were introduced in accordance with
Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine no. 255 dated 2 April 2020 (officially
published on 4 April 2020).
New restrictions began to apply from 6 April 2020, and the main of them are:
Under the new Resolution, it is prohibited to hold any public (cultural, entertainment, sporting, social, religious, advertising and other) events irrespective of the number of attendees, except for those needed for the functioning of state and municipal bodies, provided that the attendees are provided with face masks or respirators, and all sanitary and preventive anti-epidemic measures are followed.
What is a “public space”?
A definition of a “public space” may be found in the Law of Ukraine on Measures of Prevention and Reduction of Use of Tobacco Products and Their Harmful Influence on People’s Health, and it includes: government facilities, restaurants, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, children’s playgrounds, sports facilities, entrances to residential buildings, underground passages, elevators and public pay phones.
Special rules in Kyiv
The definition of a “public space” was extended compared to the above definition, and in Kyiv it includes all parks, hydro parks, recreational areas, gardens, streets and squares, bicycle and pedestrian paths, beaches, and cemeteries (Source: the Restrictive measures for individuals to deal with the consequences of an emergency approved by the administrative order dated 4 April 2020 of the Head of the Emergency Response Works of the Kyiv State City Administration).
Please bear in mind!
A violation of the quarantine rules may result in a fine of between UAH 17,000 and UAH 34,000 under Article 44-3 (violation of quarantine rules) of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offences. Besides, if the violation of the sanitary rules and regulations for the prevention of infectious diseases have caused or could have caused the spread of these diseases, a person may face criminal charges under Article 325 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Please visit the Ukrainian government’s COVID-19 website for up-to-date information about the quarantine and restrictions (information is available in Ukrainian and English) – https://covid19.com.ua/en