! As the epidemiological situation improves, existing security measures are diminishing, increasing the opportunities for gatherings at both private and public events. At the same time, criteria have been established under which security measures will be strengthened or canceled.

Conditions for weddings, funerals and rituals for up to 250 people

Currently, when in Latvia the average incidence rate (according to information published on the CPKH website, the 14-day cumulative number of Covid-19 cases ranges from 20 to 100 new cases per 100,000 of population, but does not exceed 120), it is allowed to organize private events – weddings, funerals and rituals with a large number of participants also in yellow (semi-safe) mode (ITEM 14.10).

This means that all event participants must meet at least one of the following criteria, as evidenced by the Covid-19 digital certificate:).

· The person has been vaccinated against Covid-19;

· The person has been sick with the Covid-19 virus in the past six months;

· Covid-19 test for SARS-CoV-2 virus RNA was carried out in the last 48 hours and gave a negative result;

· A rapid test for Covid-19 antigen was performed within the last 6 hours and gave a negative result;

· Children under 12 years of age (in this case, a certificate is not required).

The organizers of the event must appoint a responsible person who will ensure compliance with the rules of epidemiological safety (they are listed in clause 14.10 of the Cabinet of Ministers Rules) and provide information to the controlling and regulatory authorities upon request (14.10 clause 7) and ensure registration of visitors and personnel involved. In the event of a Covid-19 outbreak, the exact list of participants is available for epidemiological investigation (14.10, paragraph 10).

No more than 250 people can take part in such an event (excluding the personnel of the service provider), while registration of visitors and involved personnel is ensured (paragraph 14.10 9).

More detailed information in the publicly available information of the Centre of Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia and the Ministry of Economy.