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COVID-19 ADDITIONAL MEASURES CIRCULAR WAS PUBLISHED

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As it is known, the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and the Coronavirus Scientific Committee are implemented by taking many precautionary decisions in line with the instructions of our President, in order to manage the risk of the coronavirus epidemic in terms of public health and public order, to ensure social isolation, to protect the physical distance and to control the spread of the disease.

In the controlled social life period we are in, in addition to the general principles of cleaning, mask and distance rules, compliance with the measures determined separately for each field of activity / business line and effective control mechanisms have a great importance.

In this context, with the circulars we published on different dates, it is obligatory to wear masks for certain disadvantaged groups / professions or in some public areas for everyone; With our circular of interest (a), regulations on intercity and intracity passenger transport have been made, and the authority determine under which conditions and conditions in which urban public transport vehicles can receive standing passengers has been given to the provincial and district hygiene boards with article (c) of the circular; With our circular of interest (b) and (c), restrictions were imposed on music activities of restaurants, restaurants, cafes and similar establishments.

Since the failure to comply with the measures taken, especially the physical distance rule, at the current stage increases the rate of spread of the disease and puts the public health at risk; In line with the decisions taken in the Presidential Cabinet on 07.09.2020 under the chairmanship of our President, covering 81 provinces;

1. Our citizens are obliged to wear masks without exception in all areas (public areas, streets, streets, parks, gardens, picnic areas, beaches, public transportation vehicles, workplaces, factories, etc.) throughout the country (excluding residences). 2. Standing passengers will not be permitted in urban public transportation vehicles where physical distance rules cannot be applied in terms of interior volume, such as minibuses / midibuses and buses without any dilution and lift in seat capacity.Apart from these, in public transportation vehicles such as rail system vehicles (metro, tram, etc.), metrobuses and buses with diluted / lifted seat capacities; The rate / number of standing passengers will be determined by the provincial / district public hygiene boards, without violating the physical distance rules. In rail system vehicles (subway, tram, etc.), metrobuses and buses with diluted / lifted seat capacities, the plate / signboard indicating the number of passengers that can be taken standing will be hung in a way that everyone can see and the places where standing passengers can stand will be determined by physically marking them.
3. Restaurant, cafe etc. No music broadcast (including live music, recording, etc.) will be allowed in all food and entertainment venues after 24:00 under any circumstances. Under the coordination of local governors, law enforcement orders and local administrations will take all necessary measures in this regard. 4. Places where citizens are / can be found collectively (marketplaces, beaches etc.) and cafes, restaurants, etc. in dining and entertainment venues; Measures will be taken by the Governor / District Governors to ensure the continuity of the inspections regarding compliance with the Ministry of Health’s Outbreak Management and Work Guide and the Circulars of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
3. Restaurant, cafe etc. No music broadcast (including live music, recording, etc.) will be allowed in all food and entertainment venues after 24:00 under any circumstances. Under the coordination of local governors, law enforcement orders and local administrations will take all necessary measures in this regard. 4. Places where citizens can be found collectively (marketplaces, beaches etc.) and cafes, restaurants, etc. in dining and entertainment venues; Measures will be taken by the Governor / District Governors to ensure the continuity of the inspections regarding compliance with the Ministry of Health’s Outbreak Management and Work Guide and the Circulars of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.5. The Governor / District Governors will show the necessary sensitivity in the collection of administrative fines imposed on real and legal persons (businesses, etc.) who do not comply with the measures taken within the scope of combating coronavirus. The necessary decisions by the Governors / District Governors within the framework of the principles stated above are taken urgently in accordance with Articles 27 and 72 of the General Hygiene Law, not to cause any disruption in practice and to cause unjust suffering, to establish administrative action for those who do not comply with the decisions taken in accordance with the relevant articles of the Public Health Law and its subject is a crime. Regarding the initiation of the necessary judicial proceedings within the scope of Article 195 of the Turkish Penal Code regarding violent behavior; I kindly request your information and necessity.Süleyman SOYLUMinister   Distribution  Requirement  Information:81 Provincial Governorships, Security General Directorate, Gendarmerie General Command, Coast Guard CommandTo the Presidency of the Ministry of Justice To the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services Ministry of Environment and Urbanization Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Ministry of Youth and Sports Ministry of Treasury and Finance Ministry of Culture and Tourism Ministry of National Education Ministry of National Defense Ministry of Health Ministry of Industry and Technology Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Ministry of Trade Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure  Importantly announced to all our members….



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