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Closure and reopening of cultural establishments

What are the restrictions in cinemas, theatres and concerts?

Public events (performances. concerts, festivals, folk culture events, fairs, conferences etc.) are permitted but no more than 2000 visitors may attend events in the open air, or 750 at indoor events (where rooms must not be filled to more than 50% capacity).

The 50% capacity requirement indoors does not apply to theatre performances, concerts and cinema screenings, conferences or public meetings and events, as long as there are fixed seats available for the entire audience. The 50% capacity exception does not apply to events where temporary seating is used.

It is still obligatory for the visitors to keep a distance with other people at the events, and it is obligatory to the organizers to guarantee access to disinfectant and adherence to the disinfecting requirements.

Какие ограничения действуют для библиотек?

Во внутренних помещениях библиотек следует обеспечивать соблюдение дистанции между людьми.

По возможности вход и выход в библиотеку нужно сделать в разных местах.

По возможности двери нужно держать открытыми, чтобы люди не должны были прикасаться к дверным ручкам.

Библиотека должна обеспечить людям возможность дезинфицировать и мыть руки.

Точное руководство по организации работы библиотек можно прочитать на домашней странице Министерства культуры.

What restrictions apply to libraries?

The requirement for scattered seating and keeping safe distance must be followed in internal rooms in libraries. If possible, separate doorways for entering and exiting the library should be used, to avoid crowding.

Doors should be kept open if possible, so that it is not necessary to use the door handle.

Libraries should ensure there are places where visitors can disinfect and wash their hands.

More information on how libraries should organise their work can be found from the website of the Ministry of Culture.

You can still enjoy culture when at home


It is possible to participate in many cultural events from a distance. See from the web page of the ministry of culture (LINK) what kind of opportunities the cultural institutions are offering.

Keep a distance when doing sports outdoors in the nature


Even though it is tougher for the virus to spread in fresh air, it is still not impossible. Avoid heavily populated places even when moving outside. A 2 metre distance must be kept with other people.

A library home service for the risk group


As it is recommended that the elderly population does not go to the library, you should find out whether the local library offers home service.


Cancelled events

What is going to happen to tickets purchased from advance ticket sales?

According to the Ministry of Culture, the rights of the ticket holders, and the obligations of the organisers of the cancelled cultural event due to COVID-19 virus, must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. It is necessary to evaluate the content of the agreement concluded between the parties and the possibility of amending the agreement in order to find a mutually appropriate solution. Agencies and organisations organising events may offer, for example, gift cards or an event to take place at an alternative time, but if the ticket holder does not agree with the offer, they reserve the right to withdraw from the agreement and to get a refund for the tickets.

Due to the high number of cancelled events, please be patient during this process.




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Last updated: 24 September 2020