Metropolitan area restaurants and cafes open until 10:00 pm… Maintained’No 5-person meetings’

Employees at an entertainment establishment in downtown Daegu are preparing for business in two months. yunhap news

As the government eases social distancing measures in response to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), the opening hours of multi-use facilities in the metropolitan area will be extended by 1 hour from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the existing metropolitan area. Excluding it, it became possible to operate. The ban on private gatherings for more than 5 people is maintained. Direct family members can meet more than 5 people. The distancing measures announced by the government have been summarized.

―Why are the measures to ban private gatherings from 5 people extended?

“This is to block everyday infections through meetings between family and acquaintances, and it is enforced until the 28th.”

―Exceptions to the prohibition of private gatherings for more than 5 people.

“In the case of direct family gathering, more than four members are allowed. The scope of direct family members is direct existence, and includes grandparents, maternal grandparents, sons and daughters-in-law, daughters, son-in-law, and grandchildren. Five or more immediate family members can gather to eat at the restaurant. However, only 4 people are allowed to meet with siblings without parents or when acquaintances are included. Other exceptions are the cases where children, the elderly, the disabled, etc. need to be cared for, when family members and acquaintances gather because there is a possibility of dying.

―If a family member, relatives, relatives, friends, etc. from different places of residence come to help when moving, is only 4 people allowed?

“As the director is not for the purpose of socializing, it does not fall under the number limit. However, up to 4 people can eat after moving.”

―Multi-use facilities where the business hours limit has disappeared.

“The operating time limit for about 480,000 places such as academies, reading rooms, movie theaters, and PC rooms in the metropolitan area and 520,000 places such as restaurants, cafes, and indoor sports facilities in the non-metropolitan area will be lifted.”

―Multi-use facilities with extended operating hours from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

“The opening hours of about 430,000 places such as restaurants and cafes in the metropolitan area, indoor sports facilities, singing practice rooms, and party rooms were extended by one hour. Restaurants and cafes in the metropolitan area can eat in-store until 10 pm, and packaging and delivery can be done after 10 pm. Even for non-metropolitan door-to-door sales, the operating hours are limited to 10 pm.”

At an entertainment establishment in Jongno-gu, Seoul, an employee is posting a notice notifying the resumption of business. Newsis

-What are the quarantine rules in entertainment facilities allowed for business?

“The ban on gatherings for 40,000 entertainment facilities nationwide has been lifted. Businesses are allowed until 10 p.m. subject to compliance with the core quarantine rules. The core quarantine rules are △Operation restrictions and restrictions on use (1 person per 8㎡, maximum 4 people per room) △Acrylic board installation, only singing per person, etc. △Prohibit dancing at clubs and nights △ Regardless of the stage of prohibition of movement between tables and rooms such as hunting pots, it must be adhered to.”

―Can more than 4 people take the same class at the academy?

“As academy classes are not private meetings, they can be operated within a limited number of people per area. In the metropolitan area, there is no limit on operating hours if the number of people is limited to one per 8㎡ of area for facility permits and reports, or if there are two seats between students. However, if you choose to limit the number of people to one per 4㎡ of area or to have one seat open between students, the operation will be limited to 10pm.”

On the 14th, a notice informing about the business hours is posted at a gym in Seoul. yunhap news

―What quarantine rules should be observed in indoor sports facilities such as a gym in the metropolitan area?

“The metropolitan area will be closed from 10 pm to 5 am the next day. There is no operating time limit in the non-metropolitan area. Based on the total area of ​​the facility, the number of users should be limited to one person per 4㎡ during the same time period. Shower rooms are available, and intense GX programs such as Zumba, Taebo, spinning, and aerobics are also available.”

―What kind of punishment will be given to businesses that violate the quarantine regulations?

“In case of violation of the rules, an administrative fine of 3 million won or less is imposed to the operator and 100,000 won to the user. Apart from the fine, the local government has issued an order to prohibit grouping for two weeks, and it has decided to strengthen claims for the right to indemnity.

Reporter Lee Jin-kyung [email protected]

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