Cyprus enters third phase of relaxation in COVID-19 measures today


Cyprus enters Friday the third phase of a plan to ease restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.
Today swimming pools open for the public with a very strict protocol in place related to the quality of the water, the disinfection of all public spaces and changing rooms, the self-protection measures for the visitors and the guidelines to be followed if a COVID-19 case is detected.

The third phase, as the Cabinet decided on June 3, will last until June 24, and not July 14 as per the original plan.

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said that starting on June 9, Cyprus is reopening malls, airports, ports facilitating cruise ships, the interior areas of restaurants and hotels, theaters and open-air cinemas. Sport championships are also resuming, without the presence of spectators.

At the same time kindergartens and nurseries, along with children’s clubs, outdoor playgrounds, all-day summer and public schools are also opening their doors.

On June 13, casinos are permitted to reopen, along with dance schools, boxing/ kickboxing schools, gyms, theme parks, waterparks and amusement parks.

The Minister of Health said that no decisions were taken regarding the fourth phase, apart from a decision to open theaters and indoor cinemas at the beginning of August.

Source: CNA