(Photo: HRT) (Photo: HRT)

Due to the further development of the favorable epidemiological situation, the National Civil Protection Headquarters continued to ease restrictive measures and adopted three decisions today.

The first decision is on amendments to measures restricting social gatherings, work in trade, service activities and holding sports and cultural events during the declared COVID-19 epidemic.

The ban on public events and gatherings with more than 40 people has been lifted, and from today the number of people who can be present at certain public events and gatherings will be determined by recommendations and instructions from the Croatian Institute of Public Health, along with other anti-epidemic measures. Sports competitions will be able to be held without the presence of spectators, from May 30th in the open air and from June 13th indoors.

The second decision is on amending the manner in which funerals and final farewells are held.

As of May 29th, the restriction that only family members and a representative of the religious community may attend a final farewell will be lifted, as well as the ban on publishing the place and time of final farewells. Funerals, final farewells and the laying of urns will continue to be held in compliance with general anti-epidemic measures and the recommendations and instructions from the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

The third decision is on amendments to measures for marriage and life partnership ceremonies and celebrations.

As of May 29th, marriage ceremonies and life partnerships may be attended by persons other than family and witnesses, and the ban on wedding ceremonies will be lifted. Marriage and life partnership, as well as wedding ceremonies will be held in compliance with general anti-epidemic measures and recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

Source: HRT