BNS provides a review of key changes coming in force on Monday.

Retail and services:

People with national COVID-19 certificates will face no restrictions but will be further advised to take safety measures, for example, to disinfect hands, keep a safe distance and wear masks.

Meanwhile, people without national certificates will be banned from visiting shops selling non-essential goods, major shopping centers, marketplaces exceeding areas of 1,500 square meters. They will also not have access to beauty services, gyms or events attended by more than 500 people.

However, people without national certificates will still be allowed to enter shops and marketplaces selling food, veterinary products and animal feeds, pharmacies, as well as shops selling vision corrections products and orthopedic products, plants, seeds and fertilizers. These shops, however, will need to have direct outdoor access and their area should not exceed 1,500 square meters.

People without national certificates will also be allowed to order food to go or consume food in cafés and bars' open spaces, but no more than five people at one table. They will also have access to fuel stations and minor repair services when contact between the service provider and receiver lasts no longer than 15 minutes.

Such people will also have access to burial services and related shops, libraries, museums, exhibitions, social, legal and essential state and municipal services. They are also allowed to visit terminal patients, minors and pregnant women and receive social services.


National certificates will not be required for using city and inter-city transport but masks and maintaining a safe distance will be mandatory.

Education: No certificates will be required for in-person pre-school, primary, secondary, initial professional and non-formal education for children and education assistance. In-person continuous professional education, higher education and non-formal adult education will also be possible for people without national certificates but such people will be required to undergo regular testing at their our expense. This exception will be in force until October 16.

Medical care:

Medical assistance will be provided without the need for national COVID-19 certificates. Coronavirus tests will be required ahead of planned hospital services, funded by the state.

National certificates are issued to vaccinated people, people who have had the coronavirus or people who have undergone tests. As of Monday, antigen tests will once again be accepted but they will have to be done at a person's own expense.