Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed
Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 March 2020 to 30 November 2020
Bulgaria’s capital imposes curfew on restaurants and bars
Bulgaria introduces new restrictions:
-Shut down night clubs, discos, piano bars and other similar indoor entertainment establishments. The organisation of tourist excursions or group visits to tourist sites was also suspended.
-A number of other activities were sectors would face increased restrictions, but were not outright shut down.
-Restaurants and cafes are required to increase physical distancing to at least 1.5 metres between the backs of the closest two chairs at separate tables. The number of people sitting at one table is limited to six.
-Outdoor and indoor markets are required to introduce single-direction corridors and ensure customers keep 1.5 metres apart. Staff and customers are required to wear masks at all times.
-Shops and administrative buildings are required to limit the number of visitors to no more than one person per three square metres.
In Sofia city and Blagoevgrad, Pernik, Shoumen and Sliven districts from 25 October is ordering night clubs to close for two weeks.
In Varna from October 30 to November 13, discos, night clubs and night bars are ordered to be closed. Planned operations in hospitals in the Varna district are suspended until November 30. Pensioners’ clubs in the district must be shut from October 27 to November 10. Weddings and baptisms in the Varna district may be attended by no more than 10 people.
In Rousse’s district, classified as a “red zone”, from October 28 to November, discos, piano bars, night bars, clubs and other similar places of entertainment must be closed. All indoor and outdoor events are prohibited. Weddings, baptisms and other similar events will be allowed indoors, but provided that no more than 30 people gather in one place.
From midnight on October 22, a new rule to limit the spread of Covid-19 in Bulgaria will come into effect, that restaurants, bars and discos may only have half their capacity filled.
The new rule is that there may be one customer per two square metres, a change from the rule that allowed one customer per square metre.
From June 1, restaurants, fast food places, bars, coffee shops and children’s and sports facilities indoors may fully open for business, Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kiril Ananiev has announced
Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kiril Ananiev has announced the rules for the re-opening of shopping malls and gyms, to be allowed as of May 18.
Ananiev said that while as of Monday, malls may open, some places in them must remain closed – entertainment and gaming halls, bars, as well as indoor restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops, and indoor children’s and sports facilities. This does not apply if the restaurants have open-air sections and a separate entrance, Ananiev said.
Gyms may re-open provided that no more than 10 people are involved in group exercises, and there may be no more than one person per four square metres, the order said.
At a news conference on the night of May 13, as the final hours of the State of Emergency to counter Covid-19 ticked by, Health Minister Kiril Ananiev said that the Cabinet had agreed to declaring an epidemic situation in Bulgaria up to June 14. But until further notice, shopping malls will remain closed.
If the number of confirmed cases of new coronavirus increases by more than 100 a day, recently-rescinded anti-epidemic restrictions will be brought back, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said.
Health Minister Kiril Ananiev Sunday lifted some restrictions imposed during the coronavirus state of emergency which ends on May 13. The easing of restrictions is effective as of May 4, except for restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating, which can re-open on May 6.
The outdoor seating (gardens, terraces, etc) of restaurants, fast-food outlets and cafes can re-open in keeping with specific anti-epidemic measures. The Food Safety Agency has until May 5 to set more requirements for their operation.
Driving schools, educational establishments training driving instructors, schools training experts on vehicle roadworthiness, maritime training centres, civil aviation training centres, and railway training centres can re-open on condition that social distancing and all anti-epidemic measures are in place.
Individual outdoor sports, including tennis, cycling, athletics and golf, can be practised by people maintaining a distance of at least 2.5 metres from others. Visits to stand-alone swimming pools are allowed subject to all safety measures, but the adjoining cafes will remain closed.
Fruit and vegetable markets and flower markets in Bulgaria re-opened on April 20, after being closed by order of Ananiev from April 17 to 19. Bulgaria's Health Minister Kiril Ananiev has issued an order restricting the country?s fruit and vegetable and flower markets from April 12 to April 15 inclusive until further notice, according to a notice published on the Health Ministry?s website late on April 11.
The order leaves fruit and vegetable and flower markets closed on Sunday, allows them to re-open from Monday to Wednesday, then closes them again until further notice. Health Minister Issues Order on Farmers' Markets Reopening, Farm Land Cultivation, Animal Husbandry, Feed Production. Nationwide state of emergency extended until May 13. Only supermarkets, food markets, pharmacies, banks and gas stations remain open. It was ordering a shutdown of shops, restaurants and entertainment establishments. Supermarkets and pharmacies would remain open. As of March 21, people younger than 60 will be forbidden from visiting grocery stores and pharmacies between 8.30am and 10.30am (reserved for elderly).
Events stop: Partially banned
Restrictive measures mandatory between 13 May 2020 to 30 November 2020
Bulgaria introduces new restrictions:
-Seminars, exhibitions and other conference events are limited to no more than 30 participants, who are required to keep 1.5 metres apart and wear face masks at all times.
-Theatres, cinemas and indoor concerts can proceed if they limit the number of people in attendance to 30 per cent of capacity, who are required to keep 1.5 metres apart and wear face masks at all times.
-Indoor and outdoor sport events can still be held behind closed doors, with no public spectators. The sole exception is the Sofia Open tennis tournament, where the public has to be at least two seats apart, keeping 1.5 metres apart and wearing face masks at all times.
Are introduced the following temporary anti - epidemic measures on the territory of Republic of Bulgaria, as of 01.10.2020 to 30.11.2020:
5. Congress-conference events, seminars, exhibitions, incl. events of the exhibition industry and other public events are recommended to be held in absent (remote form), and in case of impossibility they can be held during employment in places up to 50% of their total capacity, subject to a physical distance of 1.5 m, under the conditions of item 12 and in accordance with the instructions under item II.
6. Cultural and entertainment events (theaters, cinemas, stage events, concerts, classes in dance, creative and musical arts) can be organized and carried out at employment of the places up to 50% of their total indoor and outdoor capacity (incl. in community centers, cultural centers, private sites, military clubs, etc.), subject to physical distance of 1.5 m, under the conditions of item 12 and in accordance with the instructions under item II.
7. All collective and individual sports events of a training nature for all age groups indoors are held without an audience. When conducting sports Outdoor competitions are allowed to an audience of up to 1,000 people per sector, with seats occupied not more than 50%, accommodation of spectators in at least one seat and subject to physical distance of 1.5 m, under the conditions of item 12 and in accordance with the instructions under item II. When conducting indoor sports competitions is allowed to the public, when accommodating spectators at least through one seat and at a physical distance of 1.5 m., at occupancy of the places not more than 50% and under the conditions of item 12 and in accordance with the instructions under item II.
8. Visits to discos, piano bar, night bar, nightclubs and the like nightclubs for indoor and outdoor entertainment are allowed when the seats are occupied not more than one person per square meter of their total capacity, under the conditions of items 12 and according to the instructions under item II.
9. Group celebrations indoors and outdoors (including weddings, baptisms, etc.) are organize in compliance with a physical distance of 1.5 m., under the conditions of items 12 and according to the instructions under item II.
Order in connection with the extension of the emergency epidemic situation until the end of November (The order, comes into force tomorrow, October 1): Order № РД-01-549 / 30.09.2020 allows the holding of indoor sports competitions with an audience, when accommodating the spectators through at least one seat and observing a physical distance of 1.5 meters, when the occupancy of seats not more than 50% of the capacity of the respective sports facility.
The Plovdiv regional crisis staff against new coronavirus has decided to make wearing protective masks compulsory at open-air events such as football matches, concerts and other stage events.
Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kostadin Angelov issued an order on August 4 allowing the re-opening of outdoor sports matches to spectators. Indoor sports matches remain closed to spectators.
In the case of outdoor sports matches, no more than 50 per cent of seats may be occupied, there is a limit of 1000 people per sector in a stadium, and physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained, the order says.
Sofia, July 31 (BTA) - The period in which all indoor and outdoor sport events in Bulgaria should be held without a live audience was extended until August 31 by order of Health Minister Kostadin Angelov. This applies to both team and individual sport competitions and training events for all age groups.
Health Ministry Re-opens Night Clubs; they decided to allow night clubs to operate both outdoors and indoors with one person per square metre and strict compliance with the disinfection and distancing requirements. Gatherings such as weddings, christenings and family parties are also allowed, provided the distance between guests is 1.5 metres and disinfection rules apply.
Following the latest record rise in confirmed cases of new coronavirus, additional measures are coming into force in the city and district of Plovdiv.
Kanazireva said that the measures in Plovdiv were necessary because of the increase in the number of infected people, following the final of the
Bulgarian Football Cup, the mass celebrations of the victory of Lokomotiv Plovdiv and the school-leaving balls.
The limitation on the audience in Plovdiv’s Ancient Theatre and the Orfey Summer Theatre is cut from 50 per cent to 30 per cent of capacity.
The limit of 30 per cent of capacity also applies to indoor events. All fairs are cancelled until further notice, or at least until the situation changes and the
number of new cases of new coronavirus in the Plovdiv district decreases.
Every public event should be co-ordinated with the Plovdiv regional headquarters dealing with the Covid-19 situation.
Kanazireva said that although there was an increase in the number of people going for medical examinations and in the number of patients, there
was no need to open new Covid-19 wards.
The change was announced just three days after, against a background of rising numbers of new coronavirus cases, Bulgaria’s Health Ministry ordered the indoor sections of night clubs, night bars and discos closed, and put a 30-person limit on gatherings.
The number of spectators may be up to 50 per cent of total seating capacity, with spectators sitting at least one seat apart or separated by a distance of 1.5 metres, at sporting event, football matches, congresses, conference, seminars, exhibitions, cultural and entertainment events indoors and outdoors. This also applies to the activities of discos and nightclubs, as well as weddings, balls and other mass gatherings, the ministry said.
Less than 24 hours after issuing an order retaining the ban on night clubs and discos opening until June 30, Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kiril Ananiev issued a new order, allowing them to open as of June 15.
Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kiril Ananiev, in the announcement on the night of May 26, also allowed from June 1 the resumption of cultural and entertainment events, including theaters, concerts, stage performances, classes in dance, creative and musical arts, with the proviso that no more than 30 per cent of their total indoor capacity and 50 per cent of their total outdoor capacity may be used.
Bulgaria’s Health Minister Kiril Ananiev issued an order on May 11 allowing the resumption of visits to indoor museums, galleries and libraries, provided that physical distancing and all anti-epidemic measures are adhered to, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
The order comes ahead of the expiry of Bulgaria’s State of Emergency, voted by Parliament on March 13 to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Nationwide state of emergency extended until May 13. All public events were banned, including sports and cultural events, cinemas, theatres, concert venues, sports, spa centres and gyms.