חוף הסלע בבת ים סגור למתרחצים בעקבות תחלואה גבוהה של נדיף הקורונה בעיר
Inspectors at Hasela Beach, Bat Yam
Photo: Motti Kimchi
Police officers impose lockdown back in April

From 500 to 5,000 shekels, Israel approves lockdown fines for virus violators

New notable curbs include a ban on visiting private homes of other people and permission to travel to airport at least eight hours ahead of flight; those who leave their homes beyond 500 meters, for purposes not permitted by law, will be fined NIS 500

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Published: 09.17.20 , 11:06
Israeli government on Thursday approved the list of restrictions ahead of the coming lockdown and the volume of fines for those violating the health orders during the closure, which starts on Friday.
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  • Ministers last week voted to impose a three-week long lockdown after the COVID-19 infection rate has surged to an alarming rate. The Knesset's Constitution Committee is expected to convene later in the day to also vote on the restrictions.
    מחסום משטרהמחסום משטרה
    Police officers impose lockdown back in April
    (Photo: Yariv Katz )
    Notable curbs, which were not imposed during the first lockdown in March and April, include a ban on visiting private homes of other people and permission to travel to Ben Gurion Airport at least eight hours ahead of the flight.
    As with the first lockdown, movement will be restricted to 500 meters from home. The exceptions include going out to purchase groceries, medicine, receive essential services and medical treatments. Essential workers will be allowed to move freely to and from their placed of employment.
    Individual sporting activity will also be allowed beyond 500 meters in parks and beaches. Going into water on beaches, however, is prohibited and those violating the rule will be fined NIS 500.
    חוף הסלע בבת ים סגור למתרחצים בעקבות תחלואה גבוהה של נדיף הקורונה בעירחוף הסלע בבת ים סגור למתרחצים בעקבות תחלואה גבוהה של נדיף הקורונה בעיר
    Inspectors at Hasela Beach, Bat Yam
    (Photo: Motti Kimchi )
    Similar fines will be administered to those who leave their places of residence to conduct activities that are not permitted by the regulations, or visit locations and business, which are not allowed to be opened.
    Businesses, permitted to stay open during the lockdown, which allow customers without face masks on will be fines NIS 1,000, so will businessowners who did not put a sign demanding people wear masks and social distance.
    Businessowners who have not submitted to the local authority a proof they can meet the Health Ministry's guidelines (the "purple badge"), did not place a partition on the counter between cashiers and customers and did not mark the floor to inform people of the acceptable safe social distance they have to keep from one another, will be fined NIS 2,000.
    שוק מחנה יהודה בירושליםשוק מחנה יהודה בירושלים
    Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem
    (Photo: AFP)
    Those who did not create a mechanism regulating the customers' entry or did not point out the exact number of people allowed on the premises, will be fined NIS 2,500.
    Businessowners who opened their business in violation of the Health Ministry's regulations or in violation of a district physician's order, will be fined NIS 5,000.
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