As of 5:00 am, the entire Metropolitan Region advanced to the Initial Opening phase of the Step by Step Plan. The massive change is produced by what has been classified as “the good epidemiological moment” of the country, in the midst of a massive process of disarray due to the reduction of covid-19 cases, although under the shadow of the advance of the Delta variant.
Phase 4: greater freedoms
Phase 4 gives its residents greater freedom of movement and also increases the allowed capacity, both indoors and outdoors. In addition, personal care such as the mask will continue to be required, as well as the curfew.
As in Preparation, general travel is allowed without restrictions, except during curfew hours. Meanwhile, for interregional trips you must carry a health passport, which can be obtained at c19.cl.
Regarding educational establishments, their opening will be allowed every day and attendance at face-to-face classes will continue to be voluntary.
Regarding the capacity, in private homes meetings can be held with a maximum of 40 people if they all have their mobility pass and a maximum of 20 if they do not have the document. The space must allow a meter of distance between the assistants. In addition, social gatherings are prohibited during curfew hours.
In commerce, the premises will be able to serve with full capacity if they meet the space for 1 person every 8m2 of useful surface.
Regarding restaurants, cafes, soda fountains and gyms, in closed spaces a distance of 2m between tables (assistants with fixed location) or 2m between machines must be observed, while in open spaces a distance of 2m between tables or machines must be observed.
Activities without interaction between attendees must require a capacity of one person for every 2m2 of usable area. In closed spaces, a maximum of 250 people and 1,000 people are allowed, if all attendees have a Mobility Pass. In open spaces a maximum of 500 people is allowed and 5,000 people if everyone has the document.
Examples of this type of activities are seminars, religious rites, concerts, public in stadiums, cinemas, theaters, circuses, among others.
Regarding activities with interaction between attendees, they must require a capacity of one person for every 6m2 of useful surface. In closed spaces, a maximum of 100 people and 250 people are allowed, if all attendees have a Mobility Pass. In open spaces a maximum of 250 people is allowed and 1,000 people if everyone has the document.
Examples are social activities, job fairs, wedding parties, category of activities without interaction between attendees but with food consumption.
In addition, the freedom to visit green areas with the corresponding m2 of distance is maintained, while to carry out physical activity the protocol is similar to that of activities with interaction between attendees.
Also, there are no restrictions for residents or visits in closed centers such as Sename or Eleams, but the specific protocol must be followed.
Finally, regarding the elderly, the group activities of the Day Centers will allow a maximum of 10 people in a given space and with a distance of one meter between people (allowed every day), all of them must have a mobility pass. In Senior Clubs, there will be a maximum of 20 people in total and a maximum of 40 people if they all have the vaccination document.