Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives in Russia and in other countries. Declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March 2020, everyone’s primary concern is to minimise the spread of the virus, to mitigate its effects.
Businesses and organisations have a role to play and a responsibility to their own people. They also confront a wide range of practical, commercial and legal challenges associated with the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Russia
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|21.05.2020||As of 21 May 2020:|
– Russian citizens are able to get digital passes for working purposes only based on passports (not other IDs).
– Employers can obtain digital passes for employees using accounts on mos.ru.
– Foreigners are able to obtain digital passes for working purposes only through their employers.
As of 23 May 2020, the digital pass regime is cancelled in the Moscow Region. Digital passes issued there will be valid until 27 May.
As of 27 May 2020, people coming to Moscow from the Moscow Region will have to obtain a Moscow digital pass.
In Moscow, people are required to wear masks and gloves in public transport, in shops and at work.
In the Moscow Region, wearing masks is obligatory in public places, including transport, shops, work, common areas of multi-flat residential buildings, etc. Wearing gloves in public places is recommended, but not compulsory in the Moscow Region.
|18.05.2020||Rospotrebnadzor has developed recommendations for various types of businesses due to COVID-19 outbreak, including beauty salons, shops, construction sites, etc. (link)|
General recommendations for all organisations are provided in infographic and in text.
The Russian Supreme Court has suggested courts resume work on a full scale starting from 12 May, stating that persons diagnosed with COVID-19 and those who were in contact with such persons would not be admitted to court buildings.
Each court establishes its own regime of work, and information should be checked on the courts’ official websites.
|12.05.2020||Factories and construction organisations in the Moscow Region are to file notifications and comply with new industrial standards of work due to COVID-19.|
Non-working days are over. The Russian President did not prolong the non-working days regime after 12 May.
Based on the local epidemiological situation, heads of regions are empowered to determine restrictions for the population (such as self-isolation regime), determine special rules for the movement of people within a particular territory (such as digital passes) but not affecting cross-regional transportation and suspend the operations of particular types of organisations.
Organisations, where operations are suspended due to decisions of regional authorities, must ensure salaries are paid to their employees.
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