Niterói (RJ) presents flexibilization and resumption plan

This Wednesday (15), the city of Niterói, in the metropolitan region of Rio, published a set of rules that make the resumption of activities even more flexible during the covid-19 pandemic. The Novo Normal Niterói Program is based on the advance of vaccination in the city and on the analysis of the experiences of other countries that are already more advanced in the immunization process.

The plan is divided into three phases and includes a list of actions to be taken until January 2022, such as: requirement of a vaccination passport, reopening of beaches without time restrictions and the optional use of a mask in certain situations. According to the municipal government, the measures can be revised at any time, depending on the evolution of the pandemic and variants, such as Delta.

According to the schedule, starting in October, in phase 1 of the Program, proof of vaccination may be required in public and private places in the city and in tourist spots, cinemas, theaters, cultural rooms and museums with controlled entrance. Access to the city’s social programs is also subject to the presentation of proof of vaccination.

The municipality already plans to reopen the beaches, with the optional use of a mask in the sand, and allow events in open places for vaccinated people. Until today, staying on the beaches of Niterói is prohibited. There are specific times for the practice of sports activities.

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In November, in phase 2, Niterói hopes to have offered the complete vaccination scheme to 100% of the city’s adult population. However, the use of mask and hand hygiene remain mandatory until at least January 2022.

In phase 3, scheduled to start in January 2022, the holding of large events with up to 100% of the audience capacity will be allowed. Nightclubs, pubs and nightclubs with up to 100% of the public capacity will also be allowed. In all places, the public must prove the complete vaccination schedule. Life protection measures, such as hand hygiene and room ventilation, are maintained.

The municipality’s intention is that at this stage, the use of masks in open places is suspended, except for people belonging to groups at risk for covid-19.

As for the workplace, the Novo Normal Niterói Program recommends a gradual transition to the return of workers to face-to-face work activities, whenever possible; general safety protocols against covid-19 must continue to be respected by labor institutions, as well as the life protection measures applicable to the respective type of activity.

According to the decree, companies must pay attention to possible outbreaks in the workplace and notify the health authorities if this occurs, requiring employees and collaborators to provide proof of vaccination; that keep the rooms ventilated with the possibility of renewing the circulating air, either naturally or mechanically, and the provision of spaces for hand hygiene, frequently, in addition to a regular routine of cleaning the environment.

New Normal Niterói Program

October, phase 1
– Opening of beaches without time restrictions;
– Suspension of the use of masks exclusively on the beach sand, maintaining a minimum distance of 1 meter;
– Distance of 1 meter in restaurants/bars;
– Extension of the hours of restaurants/bars to open until two in the morning;
– Allowed the holding of events in open environments, operating with up to 70% of the public capacity, upon proof of a complete vaccination schedule;
– The functioning of party houses with up to 70% of the public capacity is allowed, upon proof of a complete vaccination schedule;
– Nightclubs, pubs and nightclubs are allowed to function, with up to 50% of the public capacity, upon proof of a complete vaccination schedule;
– Life protection measures guidelines were maintained, such as hand hygiene, room ventilation, mask use.

November, phase 2
– Suspension of the closing time for bars, restaurants and the like;
– Suspension of the use of a mask for outdoor physical activity, maintaining a distance of 1 meter;
– Allowed the operation of nightclubs, pubs and nightclubs, with up to 80% of the public capacity, upon proof of complete vaccination schedule;
– The functioning of party houses with up to 80% of the public capacity is allowed, upon proof of a complete vaccination schedule;
– Allowed the holding of large events with up to 80% of the public capacity, upon proof of the complete vaccination schedule;
– Maintained guidelines for life protection measures, such as hand hygiene and ventilation, use of a mask.

January 2022, phase 3
– Suspension of the use of mask in open places, except for people belonging to risk groups for covid-19 (immunosuppressed, pregnant women and elderly);
– Night clubs, pubs and nightclubs are allowed to function, with up to 100% of the public capacity, upon proof of a complete vaccination schedule;
– Allowed the holding of large events with up to 100% of the public capacity, upon proof of the complete vaccination schedule;
– Maintained guidelines for life protection measures, such as hand hygiene and room ventilation.

Edition: Jaqueline Deister

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