On the Interagency Coordination Council’s decision, swimming pools and gyms meeting applicable regulations will reopen; flight schedule has been developed to ensure the orderly return of Georgian citizens from abroad Print Version

2020-07-06

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Swimming pools and gyms will reopen after examination by the Labor Inspection-this decision was made at today's meeting of the Interagency Coordination Council under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister.

Relevant regulations for swimming pools and gyms will be published today by the Labor Conditions Inspection Department, which will conduct inspection upon request starting tomorrow.

Effective today, it is also allowed to hold trainings and conference in indoor facilities. Schools of vocational education also reopened today after meeting applicable standards following an examination conducted by the Labor Inspection of the Health Ministry. Indoor attractions are also allowed to resume.

The Coordination Council has instructed the Health Ministry to develop recommendations pertaining to the rules for holding indoor cultural events.

The Interagency Coordination Council continues to monitor the epidemiological situation in order to make incremental decisions on resuming other activities.

In addition, today's meeting of the Interagency Coordination Council agreed on the flight schedule to be followed by Wizz Air and MyWay Airlines to ensure, during the month of July, the orderly return of Georgian citizens from abroad.

The schedule includes flights the following cities:
Warsaw on July 13
Barcelona on July 15
Rome on July 17
Paris on July 22
Athens on July 28.
The flights above will not cost Georgian citizens more than 200 euro.

Notably, a 14-day quarantine remains mandatory for citizens returning to Georgia.

Since the EU included Georgia on its list of 15 safe countries and issued a recommendation to open borders for them, the Georgian Government has been involved in individual bilateral negotiations with EU member states on the reopening of borders. Presently, all relevant procedures to apply bilaterally to travelers are under negotiation with the countries ready to reopen borders.
To promote domestic tourism, the Interagency Coordination Council has decided to resume domestic flights in a matter of days.

The council's meeting also discussed the process of PCR testing, the country's capacities, and clinical resources.

As of today, Georgia has 953 confirmed coronavirus cases, of which 830 have recovered, with 3 citizens transported to Georgia for treatment, and 15 fatalities.
Presently, 3903 persons are under quarantine, and 202 under hospital supervision.

The Parliament of Georgia under the chairmanship of Archil Talakvadze and the President's Administration are actively involved in the work of the Interagency Coordination Council led by the Prime Minister.

Press Service of the Government Administration