Beginning at 5 PM Sunday December 27th, Israel will once again enter a lockdown. This period will continue for at least the next two weeks.
Mrs. Malky Weinman of Chaim V’Chessed’s Bureaucratic Department has clarified the regulations for the lockdown, read on:
- Leaving one’s premises:
- Generally, one may not travel more than 1000 meters from home.
- One is permitted to travel further than 1000 meters from one’s house for the following purposes:
- Going to permitted places of employment or education
- Purchasing food, medicine and other vital items and services
- Receiving medical or psychological care, including being vaccinated
- Taking part in a wedding, bris or ח”ו a funeral
- Attending a women’s mikveh
- Bringing a child to his educational facility, in permitted circumstances
- Transferring a minor between parents who are separated/divorced
- Performing individual exercise/sports (without use of car)
- Taking part in a demonstration or legal proceeding
- Driving to the airport up to 8 hours before one’s flight
2. One is NOT permitted to stay in the house of another person.
3. Business and pleasure:
- The following will remain closed: All stores, businesses that receive the public, restaurants, pools, gyms, hair salons and hotels
- Stores that sell the following may be open: Food, glasses and optical supplies, medication and personal hygiene, dry cleaning, hardware, communication items and computers
- Privately run offices who do not receive the public may not allow more than 50% of their workforce to be present or 10 workers total, whichever is higher. They must comply with the general Corona distancing guidelines.
4. Public Transportation
- Busses will run on 50% of their capacity.
- There are different requirements for the various grades, which are constantly changing. It is recommended to check with your child’s school for an update.
- Schools for special education and youths-at-risk and dormitories may remain open.
- Even open air classes are prohibited
- All school trips are cancelled.
6. Davening in Shuls
- Up to 10 people may gather inside a shul or 20 people may pray together in an open area