A draft made by Scientific Advisory Committee which contains 18 pages and step by step plan to de-escalate restrictive measures. The draft will be represented to President on Cabinet meeting after meeting decision is expected to be taken by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday.
In the draft, the Scientific Advisory Committee will determine the parameters that should be taken to de-escalate the restrictive measures.
The process will be based on the suggestions of the Scientific team and will be carried out in two phases. The first is placed on May 4 and the second on May 25.
Prior to the implementation of the measures to remove the restrictions that will be decided, an assessment of the epidemiological unit decision will be made to Advisory Committee, in its letter to the President, shall determine the criteria for the cessation or revision of the de-escalation roadmap, if the cases have not been declining.
As clearly stated in the recommendations of the scientific team, the de-escalation of the measures will take place in two phases and the epidemiological team notice the first assessment, which will take place on April 28, allow it.
The first phase of de-escalation focuses on restarting economic activities and partially lifting restrictions on citizen activities. At the same time, a strict framework will be proposed for vulnerable groups over the age of 65.
In order to Re-open the business and companies the priority will be given to small businesses and businesses that can secure their employees and Public:
Construction sites, carpenters, aluminium workers, oil painters, building materials, sanitary ware, wood and nurseries.
Mini markets with the necessary distances between benches and producers. The minimum distance between benches should be 2 meters.
Service companies with a small number of customers or by appointment.
Commercial enterprises with a maximum number of 5 employees and a number of customers depending on the square meters of each business.
Relaxations, as it is emphasized, will be accompanied by protection measures such as distances, masks, antiseptics and a specific distance from each person.
Movement of Citizens
In the part of the restrictions that have been imposed on the citizens, as can be seen from the document of the presentations, measures such as distance, masks, gloves, antiseptics and Paper written messages will remain in everyone’s daily life. The Commission recommends to the President a partial easing of restrictive measures in movement.
Permission to go outside two times in a day.
Relaxation for physical exercise in open spaces, including swimming in pairs.
The Commission recommends maintaining restrictions on gatherings in playgrounds and parks. For reasons of exercise or entertainment, it is allowed to walk in parks for up to two people together.
The Scientific Advisory Committee pays special attention to the protection of vulnerable people over the age of 65 during the period of relaxation. Specifically suggests:
-Maintaining a restriction on the movement of patients (immunocompromised. Cancer patients, rheumatism, diabetics with chronic respiratory and chronic cardiovascular disease, patients on dialysis).
-Avoid movement for medical purposes and especially by buses – taxis or private vehicles with other persons.
It is recommended to provide assistance to vulnerable groups by relatives with the assistance of municipal services.
The effectiveness of the first phase of de-escalation will largely determine the next step on May 25.
The Scientific Advisory Committee believes that cafes, bars and restaurants, should remain closed with the prospect of reopening at a later stage and if they have open spaces.
For these cases, the service personnel will necessarily observe the protection measures (masks, antiseptic gloves and social distance). He also suggests:
Remove curfew from 9 pm to 6am.
-If the conditions allow, after the second evaluation in May, the opening of swimming pools, gyms with strict observance of distance and hygiene measures.
In the business part, the attention will be focused on hairdressers, beauty salons, etc.
The proposals of the Scientific Team for the second phase give importance to the part of the restrictions at all levels of education,
-In primary and secondary education, a recommendation is made for the return of graduate students for the purpose of their preparation, for the final exams. It is recommended to use the space of the state exhibition, to conduct the final exams, where it is possible to form teaching spaces based on the safety rules of students and teachers (distances and more classrooms). It is proposed to emphasize the students of the 3rd Lyceum and to make a further evaluation by the Ministry of Education.
-The operation of kindergartens is placed in the second phase and is related to the resumption of work activity.
-For universities, the Scientific Committee suggests that the mass presentation of students be avoided and that emphasis be placed on the creation of small working groups. Also give priority to graduates so that they do not lose their degree.
In this category, the expert refers to football matches, which could be held at a later stage, without the presence of Public. At the same time, he suggests continuing to ban public and public gatherings, such as cinemas, concerts, and theatres.
In the field of tourism, the Scientific team points out that hotels can operate at a night time and under certain conditions.
For the arrival of tourists from abroad, it sets conditions such as epidemiological information for their countries of origin. For domestic tourism, the Scientific team sets the following parameters:
-The presentation of a recent negative test for coronavirus
– antibody titer.
-Daily self-assessment through the Electronic Health platform.
-Supervision by nursing staff or health doctor.
The de-escalation of measures will be cancelled if the assessment of the epidemiological situation shows alarming data. The first study of the proposals for lifting the restrictions will take place on Monday in the Inter-Ministerial Committee.
The package of measures will be finalized at the next meeting of the Council of Ministers in the middle of next week.