Once Hungary reaches 2,500,000 vaccinated people in the national vaccination plan, the decrees linked here and here must be adhered to with the following changes:
Curfew will be between 22:00 and 05:00 the next morning.
In-person services will restart outside of curfew hours.
Stores must be closed between 21:30 and 05:00 the next morning.
Stores are allowed to remain open between 05:00 and 21:30, provided that all restrictions mentioned in this decree are adhered to.
Any store or service, where the manager doesn’t take responsibility to adhere to restrictions, must remain closed at all times.
Restaurants will still only be allowed to offer takeaway and delivery services.
Only one customer at a time is allowed to be inside a store if it is smaller than 10 m2.
In stores with an area higher than 10 m2, one customer/10 m2 is allowed to be inside at a time.
If 1/10th of a store’s area isn’t a whole number, the number of customers allowed inside must be rounded down if it is below 0.5, and rounded up if it is over 0.5.
Managers of all stores and services must clearly indicate the maximum number of people allowed inside the store at one time.
It is the store’s manager’s (if the store is inside a mall, the mall manager’s, too) responsibility to make sure all rules are adhered to.
Stores’ managers must make sure that people queueing keep 1.5m between themselves (unless they live in the same household); that customers have the opportunity to use hand sanitizer while inside the store; that all surfaces inside the store are continuously disinfected; that all baskets/carts used while shopping are continuously disinfected.
Children below 14 years of age, aids of people over 65 years of age, and aids of anyone living with a disability are not included in the number of customers.
Stores and services where there is no ‘shopping area’ may remain open only if the store’s manager makes sure people in the queue keep 1.5 m between themselves (unless they live in the same household).
Government asks all shoppers to maintain physical distances, and to spend the least possible amount of time inside the store.
The Police, and local Municipalities are the authorities monitoring these rules, with the assistance of the Hungarian Defense Forces. Fines for not adhering to rules will be between 100 000 HUF and 1 000 000 HUF, and they are authorized to shut down the store for a minimum of one day, and a maximum of one year.