Red zone restrictions in Kyiv revealed


In his Telegram post, the mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko unveiled restrictions that will be imposed as soon as Kyiv is classified as a red zone.

“Now Kyiv is still in the orange zone but the situation is difficult and the further developments are unsettling. As soon as Kyiv is classified as a red zone, the city will enforce the following restrictions,” he wrote.

In particular, a vaccination certificate or a negative Covid PCR test valid for 72 hours is mandatory for both staff and visitors of restaurants and cafes, shopping malls, gyms and athletics centres, hotels and hostels, nursing and children’s care homes, public administrative centres, departments of social welfare, work and pension. The same applies to mass gatherings. Children under 18 visiting shopping malls must be accompanied by an adult with a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test.

Gyms will stay open only for national sports teams. Sporting events and matches will take place behind closed doors.

Public transport will operate only at the normal seating capacity.

Also, full vaccination is absolutely mandatory for staff of kindergartens and educational facilities. The dates of autumn vacation for Kyiv school students are October 23-31 but after the break, schools will not resume classes until November 8. Information whether it be an extended autumn break or remote learning in the first week of November will be released later.