Monday, 10 August 2020
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New Israel MOH guidelines for Coronavirus.

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A new set of guidelines for the Coronavirus was published by the Israel Ministry of Health on March 11, 2020 as follows:

  • Avoid gatherings of people in one space. If gatherings are held – they should be as limited as possible, and no more than 100 people. Due to the complexity of this guideline, exceptions will be established with the goal to ensure routine.
  • Private events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other events – up to 100 people.  
  • The Ministry of Health will hold discussions with Council on Higher Education regarding opening of the new semester through remote learning and not classroom learning.
  • The educational institutions (excluding academic institutions) and workplaces can continue to act in accordance with the relevant guidelines of The Ministry of Health and other relevant ministries.
  • Health staff responsible for treating patients – may gather only for work purposes, and in groups not over 15 people.
  • Sports events will be held without spectators. To the extent that players or judges from abroad participate, they must follow the particular instructions of the Ministry of Health for sports.
  • Responsibilities of stores, malls and shopping centers –to ensure no crowding and regulate occupancy, at any given moment, to avoid crowding and take care to maintain a reasonable distance between people.
  • As part of preparing for the next steps, employers should prepare and increase as much as possible capacity and arrangements for remote work of employees.

Additional steps

  • All people with a temperature of 38 Celsius or more and respiratory symptoms (cough or shortness of breath) must stay home for two days after the fever has dropped, regardless of the need for a coronavirus test.

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