“It is the responsibility of each individual to adopt behaviors that reduce the risk of transmission of the virus,” predicts new guidelines from the General Directorate of Surgery published today that adapt public health measures to the current epidemiological situation in the country.
According to the document, these individual behaviors include vaccinating against COVID-19, keeping spaces ventilated, wearing a mask whenever the risk of disease transmission increases, staying home and getting tested, if you have symptoms, and washing and disinfecting hands. . frequently and make sure surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly.
“In the scenario of alignment with the current epidemiological scenario, it is important that public health measures, which are prepared and deployed within the scope of the pandemic, are carried out in an appropriate manner to reduce the risk of disease to the population,” the guidance adds, to the progress that companies and institutions must have a plan Updated contingency for each site, in order to reduce the possibility of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
The guideline states that the obligation to provide a digital certificate for access to places with the public, such as food and beverage establishments, cinemas, hotels, similar establishments, bars and nightclubs, ceases, and remains mandatory in situations anticipated for international mobility, as well as in connection with access to residential premises and visits to health care facilities.
As for the mask, it remains mandatory in the various interior spaces, with the exception of customers of bars and clubs, and for arrival or accommodation in passenger transport (including stations).
He adds: “The remote work system can be adopted, which allows maintaining work and avoiding crowding of people, whenever the jobs concerned allow, and the worker has the necessary conditions for its performance and in agreement with the employer.” The new trend.
The now published guidance supersedes the 2020 and 2021 guidelines for sports venues, bars and clubs, use of recreational facilities, large-scale events, sports competitions, physical activity, places of worship, places for cultural activities, public transportation, daycare centers, and restaurants. , customer service and hotels.
The joint technical guidelines on the reference for schools to control transmission of the coronavirus, the program of laboratory tests in day care centers and educational and educational institutions and the screening campaign with laboratory tests for SARS-CoV-2 virus were also cancelled. The school is a social network.
The new guidelines also allow, in the scenario of an exacerbation of the epidemiological situation or the emergence of new variants of the coronavirus, to restore or reverse specific public health measures for each sector according to the level of severity of the situation.
Covid-19 has caused at least 6,011,769 deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report by AFP.
The disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
The rapidly spreading micron-micron variant has become prevalent in the world since it was first discovered in November in South Africa.