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Level 4 New Social Distancing Notice 7.12~
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Subject Level 4 New Social Distancing Notice 7.12~
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Level 4 New Social Distancing Notice
 
As of July 12(Mon) 12 AM, new level 4 social distancing measures for the greater Seoul area has been implemented. Please read this carefully and cooperate with the new disinfection regulations.
 
- Seoul Metropolitan Government -
 
 
□ Period : July 12, 2021(Mon) ~ July 25(Sun) - 2 weeks
□ Area : Seoul, Gyeonggi Province and Incheon
□ Level 4 New social distancing summary
  Details
Private gatherings Up to 4 people allowed until 6pm
Up to 2 people allowed after 6pm
Events/Rallies All events and rallies are banned except for one-person protests.
* Wedding‧funeral hall allow immediate/extended family members only(Up to 49 people)
Religious activities Only non-contact activities are allowed
No gathering/events/eating/staying overnight allowed
Schools All-remote classes
Workplaces Recommended: Flexible working hours except for manufacturing, flexible lunch break, remote work for 30% of staff
Sporting events Crowd-less game
 
Multi-Purpose Facilities
▶ 1 person per 8㎡ (Few exemptions)
▶ Operating hours : restrictions after 10 PM
▶ No gatherings : all adult entertainment facilities
* KTV·karaoke bars, bars·clubs, emotional bars, pick up bars, colatecs‧dance clubs, hold 'em pubs, etc.
※ No vaccine incentives* during the above period
(*Distancing rule exemptions for fully vaccinated people)
Attachment   Level 4 New social distancing guideline
 
□ Reason : To establish a sustainable social distancing system with autonomy and responsibility
□ Effective : July 12, 2021
□ Major changes
▸Simplified levels and adjusted level change criteria
▸Changed capacity limit for gatherings per level
▸Changed restrictions for multi-use facilities depending on risk
▸Strict penalties for violation of COVID-19 protocol, zero tolerance for violators, etc.
 
1. Adjusted level classification and criteria (simplified from 5 levels to 4 levels)
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Infections Nationwide < 500 ≥ 500 ≥ 1,000 ≥ 2,000
Seoul < 97 ≥ 97 ≥ 195 ≥ 389
 
2. Capacity limit for private gatherings/events/rallies per level
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Private
gatherings
▪ No restrictions, but must comply with COVID-19 protocol ▪ ≤ 8 people ▪ ≤ 4 people ▪≤ 4 people before 6 PM
≤ 2 people after 6 PM
Events ▪ Report to the local government in advance for big events (≥ 500 people) ▪ < 100 people ▪ < 50 people ▪ No events allowed
Rallies ▪ < 500 people ▪ < 100 people ▪ < 50 people ▪ No rallies allowed except for 1-person rallies
※ Exceptions
- Exception made for capacity limit when private gathering is of immediate family up to level 2 social distancing (※ No exception from level 3)
- Exception made for capacity limit when private gathering is of family members living together, caregivers (i.e. children, elderly, people with disabilities), and for deathbed
 
3. Disease control and prevention for multi-use facilities
 
○ Risk classification for multi-use facility groups
  Major facilities
Group 1 Adult entertainment facilities, hold 'em pubs, colatecs‧dance clubs
Group 2 Karaoke rooms, restaurants, cafes, bathhouses, promotional halls (e.g. door-to-door sales), and indoor sports facilities (i.e. high intensity, aerobics)
Group 3 Movie theaters, performance theaters, private academies, wedding halls, funeral homes, hair and beauty salons, PC rooms, arcades, multi-rooms, reading rooms, study cafes, theme parks, water parks, stores, supermarkets, department stores (+300㎡), casinos, and indoor sports facilities (other than high intensity and aerobics)
 
○ COVID-19 protocol for multi-use facilities per level
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Entertainment facilities, hold ‘em pubs, colatecs, etc. 1 person per 6m2 of facility area
(1 per 8m2 for clubs)
No restrictions on business hours
1 person per 8m2 of facility area
(1 per 10m2 for clubs)
Restrictions after 12 AM
1 person per 8m2 of facility area
(1 per 10m2 for clubs)
Restrictions after 10 PM
1 person per 8m2 of facility area
Restrictions after 10 PM
(No gatherings in clubs, pick up bars, and pubs)
Restaurants, cafes 1m distance between tables, one space between seats/tables, or partitions between tables
(+50 ㎡)
No restrictions on business hours Restrictions after 12 AM
only take-outs and delivery
Restrictions after 10 PM
only take-outs and delivery
Restrictions after 10 PM
only take-outs and delivery
Karaoke rooms, bathhouses, door-to-door sale 1 person per 6m2 of facility area
No restrictions on business hours
1 person per 8m2 of facility area
No restrictions on business hours
*Karaoke: restrictions after 12 AM
1 person per 8m2 of facility area
Restrictions after 10 PM
1 person per 8m2 of facility area
Restrictions after 10 PM
Indoor sports facilities, hair and beauty salons, Arcade 1 person per 6m2 of facility area
No restrictions on business hours
1 person per 8m2 of facility area
No restrictions on business hours
1 person per 8m2 of facility area
No restriction on business hours
※ Swimming pools: restrictions after 10 PM
1 person per 8m2 of facility area
Restrictions after 10 PM
Private academies Distance one seat or maintain 1 person per 4m2
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat or maintain 1 person per 6m2
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat or maintain 1 person per 6m2
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat or maintain 1 person per 6m2
Restrictions after 10 PM
Reading rooms, study cafes Distance one seat
(except if there are partitions)
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat
(except if there are partitions)
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat
(except if there are partitions)
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat
(except if there are partitions)
Restrictions after 10 PM
Movie theaters, performance theaters No seat distancing
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat
(except for accompanying party)
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat
(except for accompanying party)
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat
(except for accompanying party)
Restrictions after 10 PM
stores, supermarkets, department stores Food/beverage samples, resting ares, event gatherings prohibited (Level 2~4)
No restrictions on business hours No restrictions on business hours No restrictions on business hours Restrictions after 10 PM
Wedding halls, funeral homes 1m distance between tables, one space between seats/tables, or partitions between tables (+50m2)
1 person per 4m2 < 100
1 person per 4m2
< 50
1 person per 4m2
Only immediate + extended family
PC rooms No seat distancing
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat
(except if there are partitions)
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat
(except if there are partitions)
No restrictions on business hours
Distance one seat
(except if there are partitions)
Restrictions after 10 PM
 
4. Miscellaneous facilities
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Workplaces ▪ Recommended: Flexible working hours, flexible lunch break, and remote work ▪ Recommended: Flexible working hours, flexible lunch break, and remote work for 10% of staff for workplaces with +300 employees (except for manufacturing) ▪ Recommended: Flexible working hours, flexible lunch break, and remote work for 20% of staff for workplaces with +50 employees (except for manufacturing) ▪ Recommended: Flexible working hours, flexible lunch break, and remote work for 30% of staff for workplaces (except for manufacturing)
Accomodations ▪Comply with the number of guests allowed per room ▪Comply with the number of guests allowed per room ▪Comply with the number of guests allowed per room
(Open 3/4 rooms only)
▪Comply with the number of guests allowed per room
(Open 2/3 rooms only )
Kids cafes,
exhibition
▪1 person per 4㎡ ▪1 person per 6㎡
Party rooms, massages ▪1 person per 6㎡ ▪1 person per 8㎡
Religious facilities ▪50% capacity
(Distance one seat)
▪30% capacity
(Distance two seats)
▪20% capacity
(Distance four seats)
▪Only non-contact activities allowed
▪ Gathering, eating, and staying overnight discouraged ▪ Gathering, eating, and staying overnight prohibited
Nursing hospitals, nursing facilities ▪ Determined by local governments whether to conduct preemptive tests on employees ▪ Preemptive tests on employees every 2 weeks (except for vaccinated employees)
▪Non-contact visits allowed, and in-person visits allowed for fully vaccinated people ▪ No visits allowed
Schools ▪Comply with basic disinfection protocol and fill time in-person classes ▪Density 1/3~2/3 ▪Remote classes
 
5. Stronger responsibility for protocol by individuals and facilities
○ Stronger penalties for any protocol violation by individuals
- Excluded from financial assistance if infected and confirmed after violating the protocol. Seek compensation if there is a cluster infection due to any protocol violation (by any individual, or group)
 
○ Stronger responsibility and facility control, and zero tolerance policy
- Given an order of two-week gathering ban for any business violating the protocol
- Excluded from any subsidy, such as loss compensation or stimulus checks, if a cluster infection occurs in any business violating the protocol