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Prohibition of gatherings of more than six people and restriction of movement between 9.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.

The Government has issued an Ordinance on the temporary partial restriction of movement and the restriction or prohibition of public gatherings in order to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections, and published it in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia.

The Ordinance does not apply to activities carried out in order to ensure the fulfilment of the functions of the state, self-governing local communities and public services.

Under the Ordinance, for the purpose of prevention of the spread of the infectious disease known as COVID-19,

  • gatherings of more than six people are temporarily restricted or prohibited in Slovenia,
  • travel between statistical regions is temporarily restricted,
  • movement is limited between 9.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.

Gatherings of more than six people prohibited

Under the Ordinance, for the purpose of prevention of the spread of the infectious disease known as COVID-19, gatherings of more than six people are temporarily restricted or prohibited in Slovenia.

Gatherings of more than six people are temporarily prohibited. Gatherings of up to six people are only permitted if it is possible to guarantee a minimum safety distance between people in accordance with instructions adopted or the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).

All events, public gatherings, weddings and religious ceremonies are temporarily prohibited.

Gatherings are permitted in the case of a group of people who are immediate family members or members of a joint household.

Restrictions of movement

Under the Ordinance, for the purpose of prevention of the spread of the infectious disease known as COVID-19, movement is restricted between 9.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m., except in the following cases: 

  • averting imminent danger to health, life or property,
  • travel to and from work and the performance of urgent work-related tasks,
  • access to and provision of emergency services.

Travel between statistical regions

Under the Ordinance, for the purpose of prevention of the spread of the infectious disease known as COVID-19, travel between statistical regions is temporarily restricted. By way of exception to this restriction, individuals are permitted to travel between statistical regions, while observing NIJZ recommendations, in the following cases: 

  1. travel to and from work and the performance of work-related tasks,
  2. performance of economic, agricultural and forestry activities,
  3. averting imminent danger to health, life or property,
  4. provision of care and assistance to individuals who need support or provision of care for family members,
  5. access to pharmacies, medical and sanitary services and treatment in health resorts,
  6. access to foreign diplomatic and consular missions,
  7. access to emergency services,
  8. access to the performance of tasks related to the functioning of judicial and administrative authorities and law enforcement agencies,
  9. access to services for persons with special needs,
  10. performance of maintenance work or seasonal tasks in a private facility or on private land for members of the same household.

Place of residence

An individual shall be considered to reside in a statistical region if they have a place of permanent or temporary residence in a municipality of that region. An individual may only reside at one address (place of permanent residence or place of temporary residence) and may not move between two places of residence. An individual or individuals from a joint household may pursue sports or recreational activities that allow the maintenance of a safe distance from other individuals in the open air or in open public places within their statistical region of residence, while observing NIJZ recommendations.

Supervision

Fines for infringements of this Ordinance shall be imposed in accordance with the law governing infectious diseases. Supervision of the implementation of this Ordinance shall be carried out by the competent inspection services and by the Police within the scope of its powers. If a called-up member of the Civil Protection service encounters an infringement under this Ordinance in the course of their duties which they cannot prevent or interrupt with a warning, they shall notify the nearest police station of the infringement without delay.

Entry into force of the Ordinance

The Ordinance shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia.

On the day this Ordinance enters into force, the Ordinance on the temporary general restriction of public gatherings in the Republic of Slovenia and the prohibition of the movement of certain types of goods and products during public gatherings, and the Ordinance on the temporary partial restriction of movement in order to prevent infections with SARS-CoV-2, shall cease to apply.

Source: Ministry of the Interior