Introduction of the RVT rule for most activities
282 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed yesterday, 47 more than a week ago on Sunday, indicating that the epidemiological situation in the country is deteriorating rapidly. The number of active cases has approached 10,000; According to the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ), Slovenia currently has 9,791 cases. According to data released today, the cumulative incidence over 14 days is 462, while the average number of new cases over 7 days is 841. Over the weekend, 55 new patients were admitted to hospitals. and 16 people went out. A total of 312 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalized, including 74 in intensive care units.
The proportion of people over 18 who received the first dose of vaccine is 58%, or 49% of the total population. The share of people over 18 who have received a full cycle of vaccination is 53%, or 44% of the total population.
State Secretary Vindišar: ordinance of the RVT (recovered – vaccinated – tested) drafted to ensure maximum protection for all citizens
Franc Vindišar, State Secretary at the Ministry of Health, presented the Ordinance on how to fulfill the conditions for recovery, vaccination and screening to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections, which was published last Saturday and comes into force on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
The RVT rule must be observed by all employees and persons who work for an employer on another legal basis or who are self-employed.
The conditions of the RVT rule remain unchanged. The only change affects recovered people, who, in order to comply with the rule, must produce proof of a positive PCR test result older than 10 days, unless a doctor decides otherwise, but not more than 180 days. Slovenia thus aligns this condition with most of the Member States of the European Union.
For work purposes, the RVT rule can also be satisfied by screening with the rapid antigen self-test, which is performed once a week at regular intervals. In this case, the means of screening are provided by the employer or the self-employed. In the event of non-compliance with the recovered / vaccinated / tested rule, the employer may apply measures in accordance with the regulations relating to occupational safety and health and the regulations governing labor relations and collective agreements. The verification of compliance with the rule recovered / vaccinated / tested in the workplace must be organized by the responsible persons performing or organizing the work.
State Secretary Vindišar stressed that rapid self-tests allow people to go to work. However, the rapid self-test does not allow people to acquire the QR code and does not give them access to other services.
The RVT rule must also be observed by persons who are users of services or who are involved or present in the provision of services. In this case, the costs of testing are borne by the individuals themselves.
The RVT rule must also be observed by persons imprisoned in penitentiary establishments, penitentiary establishments, centers for foreigners, asylum and integration centers when being admitted to housing or after returning to housing, if the The absence lasted more than 48 hours, in which case the cost of the test is covered by the State.
The RVT rule is not mandatory for:
- people under 12,
- people who bring or take a child or pupil to nursery school, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade of primary school, music school up to and including 2nd grade, primary school with an adapted curriculum or a institution for the education of children and adolescents with special needs,
- people accompanying a child under 15 or a person unable to take care of themselves to their medical appointment, and
- pupils and students using public transport.
There is no change to the rules on face masks. Therefore, face masks remain mandatory indoors and in outdoor spaces where the minimum distance of 1.5 meters between people cannot be maintained.
Secretary of State Zajc: Government’s new preventive measures aim to protect the health of all of us
Simon Zajc, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, stressed that from Wednesday, the recovered / vaccinated / tested rule must be observed by all people who are service users or who are involved. or present in the provision of services – all consumers.
The exemption from this rule is access to the provision of basic necessities, which means that a person entering a store that primarily sells groceries does not have to meet the recovered / vaccinated rule. / tested. However, if the grocery store is located inside a mall, the person must present a recovered / vaccinated / tested rule compliance certificate.
The same goes for specialty stores that sell pharmaceutical, medicinal, cosmetic or toiletry products.
All consumers who are not vaccinated or do not have documentation indicating recovery from COVID-19 should be tested every 48 (rapid antigen test) or 72 hours (PCR test). The costs of the tests in this case are covered by these people themselves.
Stores, shopping malls, restaurants, tourist accommodation and all organizations where work processes are carried out should prominently display the notice regarding the requirement for compliance with the rule retrieved / vaccinated / tested at the point of entry to the premises and also perform rule compliance checks collected / vaccinated / tested at points of entry. If consumers do not meet the recovered / vaccinated / tested rule, they cannot use certain services.