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Just like in other public transport, it is also obligatory to wear in mask on internal ferries (except in activities where it is not possible, e.g. while eating in the restaurant). A mask is not obligatory for children under the age of 12. People who have a contraindication to wearing a mask for health reasons must present a corresponding certificate to the checker.

A scarf, a tube scarf, a collar, a visor or any other object that is not clearly meant to be worn as a protective mask do not count as a mask. A preference is given to a medical mask or a mask equated to that (e.g. an FFP1-3 mask or a N95 respirator) which effectively stops the Delta strain of the coronavirus from spreading.

Additionally, in the catering establishments of internal ferries it must be ensured that people are dispersed, disinfectants are available, and the disinfection rules are followed in accordance with the instructions of the Health Board. It is not obligatory to present COVID certificates on internal ferries and no clock limits are set on their activities.

Last updated: 14.11.2021 20:40

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All people over the age of 12 have to wear a protective mask in public transport. People who have a contraindication to wearing a mask for health reasons must present a corresponding certificate issued by a health care service provider, attesting to that fact.

A scarf, a tube scarf, a collar, a visor or any other object that is not clearly meant to be worn as a protective mask do not count as a mask. A preference is given to a medical mask or a mask equated to that (e.g. an FFP1-3 mask or a N95 respirator) which effectively stops the coronavirus from spreading.

While using public transportation, follow these guidelines:

  • Wear a mask.
  • If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Do not touch handlebars or any other surfaces with bare hands.
  • Do not touch your face.
  • Disinfect your hands as soon as possible after leaving the public transportation.
  • If possible, keep sufficient distance with other passengers.
  • Download the HOIA mobile app and keep it running.

Requirements for public transport employees

Public transport employees have to behave in accordance with the employer's risk analysis.

In employment relationships, the basis for the employee's use of personal protective equipment (including masks, a visor, a protective glass) and following other pre-emptive measures aimed at stopping the spread of the virus is the working environment risk analysis conducted by the particular employer.

Last updated: 20.12.2021 15:09

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Yes, taxis are an option. If you have the chance, ask the taxi driver before getting in the car if they have disinfected the vehicle and aired it out between passengers. Remind the driver to disinfect and air out the car after your ride.

Last updated: 11.04.2020 12:59

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Passengers

In public transport, including in trains and ferries, it is obligatory to wear a mask or cover one's nose and mouth. People who cannot wear a mask due to health reasons have to present a certificate issued by a medical service provider, attesting to that fact.

A scarf, a tube scarf, a collar, a visor or any other object that is not clearly meant to be worn as a protective mask do not count as a mask. A preference is given to a medical mask or a mask equated to that (e.g. an FFP1-3 mask or a N95 respirator) which effectively stops the coronavirus from spreading.

Public transport employees

Public transport employees have to behave in accordance with the employer's risk analysis.

If the employer has, in the working environment risk analysis, come to the conclusion that the risks related to the spread of the virus have been lowered sufficiently with the use of other personal protective equipment, e.g. a visor or a protective glass, the employer does not have to wear a protective mask. If the risk analysis has established that wearing a protective mask is necessary to safely perform the professional duties, the employee is obligated to wear a mask.

Last updated: 20.12.2021 16:32

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More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).