Vaccine pass for gyms with masks, not applicable for restaurants… “Due to the nature of the activity”


On the afternoon of the 28th, citizens are exercising at the gym at the Mapo-gu Min Sports Center in Mapo-gu, Seoul. 2021.10.28/News1 © News1
The government will introduce vaccine passes to gyms and karaoke rooms along with the gradual recovery of daily life that will be applied from November 1. Regarding the issue of equity with restaurants and cafes, he explained that it was because of administrative difficulties and the nature of the activities of the gym.

Sohn Young-rae, head of the social strategy division of the Central Accident Resolving Headquarters of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, answered the related questions at a briefing on the announcement of the final draft of the implementation plan for the phased daily recovery on the 29th.

Although there is eating and drinking in restaurants and cafes, it is difficult to exclude the use of unvaccinated people, so facilities can be used within private gatherings (10 people in the metropolitan area, 12 people in non-metropolitan areas). Unvaccinated persons are limited to 4 persons.

On the other hand, entertainment facilities with a high risk of infection, singing practice facilities, indoor sports facilities, bathhouse businesses, horse racing, bicycle racing, and casinos have introduced the vaccination certificate and voice verification system. However, the actual cafe is registered as a general restaurant or resting place according to the industry, and quite a few cafes provide meals such as brunch. Edo cafes were classified and quarantine rules were applied separately, but the two industries were merged due to confusion in the field.” “The facilities that have introduced the quarantine pass (vaccine pass) are mostly indoor environments where it is difficult to wear a mask, facilities with poor ventilation, and facilities where it is difficult to maintain sufficient distance,” he said. It is a facility where there is a lot of droplet production in the activity and stays for a long time.”

He added, “If we analyze the confirmed cases of group infection in multi-use facilities among the 4th epidemic, entertainment facilities are the most, and indoor sports facilities are second.”

“Considering this risk, we temporarily introduced the quarantine pass for safe daily recovery,” said Sohn.

(Seoul = News 1)


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