Category: <span>COVID-19 Information</span>

Vaccination against COVID-19 – Answers to frequently asked questions
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Vaccination against COVID-19 – Answers to frequently asked questions

ENGLISH Vaccination against COVID-19 – Answers to frequently asked questions – also available on PIO Website here. Which vaccines are licensed and available for vaccination?The vaccines against COVID-19 that have been licensed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are: Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson&Johnson. What is the interval period between the 1st and 2nd dose...

NEW MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE #COVID19 PANDEMIC – 26th April 2021
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NEW MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE #COVID19 PANDEMIC – 26th April 2021

ENGLISH (taken from the PIO announcement): NEW MEASURES TO CONTAIN THE #COVID19 PANDEMIC as of Monday, 26 April 2021, at 5 a.m. until Sunday, 9 May 2021, at midnight. (Read Health Minister’s statement here https://bit.ly/3tND6P1 ) 1. Movement is prohibited from 9 p.m. until 5 am of the following day except in the following cases: a. Moving to and...

Gradual lift of the measures to combat the spread of COVID19 from April 1st, 2021
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Gradual lift of the measures to combat the spread of COVID19 from April 1st, 2021

The Minister of Health announced the following valid from April: Re-opening with physical presence of students of Primary Schools in Limassol District and Gymnasiums island-wide Increase of maximum number of persons allowed in private tutoring and private educational institutions to seven (7) persons. Individual sports/ championships allowed in outdoor events Increase of the number of...

Gradual Lift of Lockdown Measures from 15th March 2021
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Gradual Lift of Lockdown Measures from 15th March 2021

Following the epistemiological evaluation of the COVID 19 situation in Cyprus, the Minister of Health announced the following changes: As of March 15th (15-31 March): Reduction to 25% of the employees in business Suspending the operation of Gymansiums until 31 of March (including Primary Schools in Limassol District) Access to parks and squares allowed for...

Information on COVID-19 National Vaccination Plan Cyprus
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Information on COVID-19 National Vaccination Plan Cyprus

*Information found at the Help Platform of UNHCR – https://help.unhcr.org/cyprus/covid-19-coronavirus/ The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has begun the rollout of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Priority is given to residents by age. The PIO makes weekly announcements on the next age group that is eligible for vaccination and for whom appointments become available via the COVID-19...

COVID-19 support measures of the government for Period 11 (1.01.2020 – 31.01.2020)
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COVID-19 support measures of the government for Period 11 (1.01.2020 – 31.01.2020)

If you want to claim COVID-19 support benefits for the period 01.01.21 – 31.01.2021 you need to apply by Saturday 06/02/2021. The Special Unemployment Benefit which will be granted for the period of January will be 500 euros.  Note – You could be eligible for support allowances, if you are:  Self-employed Own a business that has ceased operation...

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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...