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Head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery presents the regulations of the state of alert: Protective masks, mandatory in closed public spaces

Public institutions, national companies with over 50 employees, obligated to make staggered schedules

The draft law to regulate the state of alert requires that public institutions and national companies with over 50 employees organize staggered schedules for employees, announced, on Monday, the head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Ionel Danca.

“An extremely important measure to ensure the efficient organization of work activities for employed personnel – in central and local public institutions, but also in national companies where the share capital is fully or majority owned by the state, with a number of 50 employees or higher, is the obligation to organize individualized work schedules without intervening in this situation on measures relating to matters provided for in the Labor Code, so that between employees there is the existence of an hour interval between the start and the end of the work schedule in a three-hour period. Practically, the authorities’ obligation to organize individualized labor programs for employees within these institutions is instituted,” Danca said.

Furthermore, in the realm of labor and social protection, the draft provides that the validity of collective work contracts is prolonged for the period of the state of alert, as well as for a period of 90 days after its conclusion.

“During the state of alert the competent authorities may dispose measures of protection and prevention for employees in vulnerable situations,” added the head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery.

Furthermore, Danca showed that this draft law provides that institutions and authorities may hire personnel directly depending on the needs determined by the prevention and combating of the situation that generated the state of alert, the personnel being hired for a fixed period of six months.

He indicated the fact that in transportation there are regulations that allow the authorities to impose restrictive measures in what regards the conduct of air, naval, road or rail transport through order of the minister of transport and on the basis of the decision of the National Committee for Emergency Situations.

 

Drive-in, room-service activities, allowed by draft law regulating state of alert

 

The draft law for the regulation of the state of alert adopted by the Government allows the organization of foodstuff, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages sale activities that do not involve customers remaining in spaces intended for this purpose, such as the drive-in, room-service or delivery to customers ones, said on Monday, the head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, Ionel Danca.

“According to these provisions with respect to the economic filed, the organization of foodstuff and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages sale activities that do not involve customers remaining in spaces intended for this purpose, such as the drive-in, room-service or delivery to customers ones will be allowed. Also in the economic field, during the state of alert, retail activities and services in shopping centers may be suspended with a few exceptions where such activities are allowed, namely the sale of electronic and household appliances, if economic operators ensure their delivery home. Also allowed is the activity carried out by the economic operators from the shopping centers that have access provided directly from outside the premises and the communication with the rest of the complex is cut off,” Danca explained, at the end of the Government meeting.

He specified that the draft law also provides for some exceptions for economic operators operating in shopping centers, such as “those related to personal care, cleaning, dental offices, medical optics and others.”

 

During state of alert, protective masks are mandatory in closed public spaces, public transport, at work

 

The draft law for the regulation of the state of alert period that will be established after the end of the state of emergency, adopted by the Government, provides for the establishment of the obligation to carry the protective mask in closed public spaces, commercial spaces, public transport and at work, said on Monday Ionel Danca, the head of the Chancellery of Prime Minister, after a government meeting.

Danca said that in the field of health, this draft law maintains the current provision on filling vacant positions without contest. According to Danca, vacancies or temporarily vacancies within the Ministry of Health and subordinate units can be filled by contract staff without the organization of contests if the duration of the employment does not exceed the period of the state of alert.

“Authorities may cap prices for medicines, vaccines, disinfectants, insecticides, medical devices and other sanitary materials during the period of alert,” added the head of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery.

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