RIGA - After the lockdown in Latvia ends on November 15, only small essential shops might work in the "red regime" or without requiring Covid-19 certificates, Health Minister Daniels Pavluts' (For Development/For) aide Kaspars Berzins said at the Cabinet of Ministers meeting today.
He said that a proposal is being discussed that starting from the middle of November, all retail services are provided in the "green" or epidemiologically safe regime, except for small essential shops with less than 1,500 square meters and separate entrance.
The shops operating in the "red regime" would be groceries, hygiene goods stores, medical goods stores, pharmacies, optical goods stores, fuel retail stations, pet food stores and press shops.
Shops working in the "red regime" will have to ensure 25 square meters per customer, while shops working in the "green regime" will have to ensure 15 square meters per customer.
Shopping centers will be closed at weekends and on holidays.