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Gradual Lift of COVID19 Lockdown Measures from Monday, February 1st 2021

As of Monday, February 1st, the following changes apply in the existing measures: Re-opening of barbershops, hair salons, beauty salons (Additional Category 9 has been added to the categories for SMS requests valid from Monday 1st of February). Increase from 25% to 50% of the percentage of personnel who may have a physical presence in private service businesses,...

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Announcement on Special Allowances for COVID19

You can find in the links below information for the following Special Allowance Schemes (in Arabic, Engliish, French and Somali):  Special Unemployment Allowance  Special Leave Allowance for purposes of Childcare  Special Leave Allowance for persons in risk of serious illness from Covid-19 Arabic > https://bit.ly/3bYiCgl English> https://bit.ly/3o3TM19 French > https://bit.ly/2Y1wwX6 Somali > https://bit.ly/391TFig For more information or help, contact...

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Instructions on SMS request for Movement (Summary)

As of 5am on Sunday, January 10, 2021, all gatherings in private and public spaces are prohibited. No one is allowed out between 9pm and 5am. Each person is allowed out 2 times a day.  To go out, permission must be requested by sending an (free) SMS text message to 8998. Requests should be sent as...

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Lockdown and new measures announced – in effect from Sunday 10 January 2021 (5am) – Summary of basic points

The Minister of Health announced today stricter measures aiming to stop the spread of the pandemic. The following measures will be in effect from Sunday 10 January until 31 January 2021. Movement is allowed twice per day between the hours 5.00 to 21.00, with the use of SMS to 8998 (Clarifications on SMS will be posted separately)  No more than...

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Announcement regarding the COVID-19 support measures of the government for Period 10 (1.12.2020 – 31.12.2020)

If you want to claim COVID-19 support benefits for the period 1.12.20 – 31.12.2020 you need to apply by Friday 08/01/2021. The Special Unemployment Benefit which will be granted for the period of November will be 500 euros.  Note – You could be eligible for support allowances, if you are:  Self-employed Own a business that...

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Additional Measures from 29/12/2020 (6pm)

Further to the existing measures, and due to increase in the COVID19 positive cases, there will be an extension of the current emergency measures with the addition the following measures: Gatherings in homes other than those permanently residing in it is prohibited with the following exceptions:1. For the purpose of childcare and caring for persons...

ADDITIONAL MEASURES FROM FRIDAY 11/12/2020 (6am)
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ADDITIONAL MEASURES FROM FRIDAY 11/12/2020 (6am)

Due to increase in the COVID19 positive cases, there will be an extension of the current emergency measures with the addition the following measures: Suspension of the operation of closed shopping centers (malls). Suspension of the operation of dining establishments (this refers to restaurants, taverns, cafes, pizzerias, pubs, breweries, snack bars, bars, cafes, and restaurants...

COVID-19 Support Measures for Period 9 (01.11.2020-30.11.2020)
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COVID-19 Support Measures for Period 9 (01.11.2020-30.11.2020)

Announcement regarding the COVID-19 support measures of the government for Period 9 (1.11.2020 – 30.11.2020)If you want to claim COVID-19 support benefits for the period 1.11.20 – 30.11.2020 you need to apply by Friday 04/12/2020.The Special Unemployment Benefit which will be granted for the period of November will be 500 euros.Note – You could be...