Decree 478/2020. (XI.3) about announcing the state of emergency
1. Announcing the state of emergency
1.§ The Government announces a state of emergency in Hungary in order to mitigate risks and consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic.
2. Rules related to mitigating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic
2.§ (1) The Government appoints the Prime Minister as the responsible member of the government for mitigating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
(2) The Operative Group assists the Prime Minister in his aforementioned duties.
3.§ (1) Separate decrees will detail regulations related to the state of emergency.
(2) The Government will be continuously assessing the necessity for the state of emergency.
(3) The Government asks for all citizens’ cooperation with regards to adhering to the state of emergency regulations.
3. Closing clause
4.§ This decree enters into effect on the 4th of November, 2020.
Decree 479/2020 (XI.3.) about regulations implemented with regards to the state of emergency
1.§ (1) Everyone must stay in their place of residence or accommodation between midnight and 5AM with the following exceptions.
(2) It is allowed to leave the place of residence or accommodation, as well as to be outside
a) in order to carry out a job
b) in order to get to the workplace
c) in order to get home from the workplace
d) in case of an emergency situation which threatens well-being, life, or could cause serious damage.
(3) If Parliament extends the validity of this decree, Government will make a decision about the necessity of the curfew by the 30th of November, 2020 the latest.
- Regulations regarding events
2.§ (1) It is forbidden to be at an event venue which functions as the place for events with the main purpose of showcasing musical performances, whether they be live or played from discs, regardless of whether these events are public or private. It is forbidden to be at an event venue where one doesn’t have to book a seat at the time of buying the ticket.
(2) It is forbidden to organize or hold such events.
- Regulations regarding cultural events and venues, movie showings, and sports events
3.§ (1) All performance events which don’t fall into the previous category – especially theaters, dance shows, musical shows -, showings at movie theaters, as well as international sports events can be held with the following terms.
(2) Spectators or audience members can only be seated on every third seat, there must be two free seats between each person, and there can’t be people sitting right behind each other. If possible, a 1.5 m distance must be kept between each person.
(3) While not seated in their seats, people must keep a 1.5 m distance between each other, especially in box seats, during intervals, on the whole territory of the event, and in the restaurant/canteen/bar/etc. at the venue of the event.
(4) The organizer of the event and the owner of the event venue must make sure that regulations are being followed. Anyone refusing to adhere to the regulations must be banned from the venue, and the organizer/owner must make sure that they are escorted off the premises.
(5) At international sports events the international association rules must be followed, and masks must be worn at all times.
4.§ (1) Museums, libraries, image- and sound archives, cultural institutions, communal spaces and integrated cultural institutions can be visited, people must keep a 1.5 m distance between each other.
(2) The manager of the institution must make sure that rules are followed at all times. The manager must ban and escort out anyone refusing to keep the 1.5 m distance and/or to wear a mask.
5.§ (1) The Police is responsible for checking whether the aforementioned regulations are being followed.
Is the Police find any discrepancies, they can give a warning, impose a fine of between 100 000 HUF and 1 000 000 HUF, they can have the venue shut down for a minimum of 1 day and a maximum of 1 year, except for sports event venues, where they can order to have a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 10 sports events played without spectators, behid closed gates.
(2) These punishments cannot be imposed if the organizer/manager/owner of the event or venue has warned the person not following the rules, tried escorting them off the premises, and when they failed, called the Police.
- Regulations regarding public transportation
6.§ Public transportation must be more frequent between 7am and 9am and 3pm and 7pm in Budapest and all county towns.
- Regulations regarding parking
8.§ All public parking spaces will be free of charge.
This decree enters into effect on the 4th of November, 2020, with the exception of the curfew, which enters into effect on the 5th of November, 2020.