Safe Pass is not necessary for outdoor venues of restaurants, coffee shops, theatres, cinemas etc as of today, Monday May 17th while the evening curfew will begin at midnight instead of 23.00.
Further relaxations of measures aiming to contain the spread of COVID-19, were decided by the Cyprus Council of Ministers last Friday as the country’s epidemiological outlook has improved.
The cabinet decided that as of May 17 the evening curfew will begin at midnight and not at 2300, the use of the Safe Pass will be compulsory for all indoor venues where a lot of people gather, as malls, theatres, cinemas, religious sites, and at events, such as conferences and trade fairs. SafePass will not be compulsory for outdoor venues of restaurants, coffee shops, theatres, cinemas etc, while there are further improved arrangements in the sports sector.
Health Minister, Constantinos Ioannou said that the drop of the positivity rate and the clear decrease of the number of patients who are hospitalised during the last days “has made us optimistic”. In combination with the advanced stage of vaccinations against COVID-19 have contributed to the improvement of the epidemiological situation, he added.
Ioannou noted the fact that Cyprus’ vaccination plan has advanced and younger people are now being vaccinated. “The serious manner in which citizens address vaccinations fills us with optimism and allows us to hope that we will win this difficult battle,” he added.