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Change to Social Distancing Guidelines and Measures in Busan Area

2021-01-11 188  Views
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Social Distancing Level in Busan Area: Level 2.5 (with some enhanced quarantine measures)

(Effective Monday, January 4 until Sunday, January 17, 2021)


Quarantine Measures for Prevention and Control

Required quarantine rules: wear a mask indoors, keep a visitor log, maintain 2-meter distancing among facility users, ventilate and disinfect regularly, limit on the number of facility users


1. Gatherings/Events

Ban on private gatherings of 5 or more people

However, family members and those sharing the same residence on their resident registration card may gather indoors and outdoors for everyday home life activities

*Family members refer to immediate family members stated on the family relations registration card


Ban on other assemblies/gatherings/events of 50 or more

- A ban on five or more people from gathering at restaurants and multi-use facilities

Reservations and entries of five or more people will be prohibited at restaurants and multi-use facilities

- Exhibits, expos and international conferences: Limit on the number of people (1 person/16㎡)


2. Multi-use Facilities

▷ Priority facilities: Limit on the number of people and comply with mandatory quarantine measures (wear a mask, keep a log of visitors, disinfect and ventilate)


The city government will impose a “one-strike-out” rule on priority facilities. A violation of the quarantine rules even once will immediately result in operations being shut down.

A ban on gatherings in the 5 types of entertainment facilities (bars, including night clubs and room salons, colatecs (Korean-style cabaret), karaoke bars, pubs, hunting pochas)

A ban on gatherings for door-to-door sales and direct sales promotion halls, singing rooms, indoor standing performance halls


Restaurants/cafes/bakeries: Cafes: Take-out and delivery only; Restaurants: Take-out and delivery only past 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day

Brunch cafés, *bakery cafés and fast-food restaurants: take-out and delivery when customers order only coffee, beverage or dessert menu item.

*Bakery café: sell cooked food using fire (heat) directly in the café.

Card game (poker) pubs: Suspension of operations


▷ Regular facilities: Limit on the number of people and comply with mandatory quarantine measures (wear a mask, keep a log of visitors, disinfect and ventilate)


- Indoor sports facilities: Suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day

Limit on the number of people (1 person/8㎡), eating food is prohibited.

Ban on gatherings in gyms for intense group exercise (GX), including zumba, tae-bo, spinning, aerobics, step classes, kickboxing and more.

The city government imposes a “one-strike-out” rule on indoor sports facilities. A violation of the quarantine rules even once will immediately result in operations being shut down.


- Outdoor winter sports facilities (including ice rinks, snow sledding trails, and ski resorts):

Suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day; Limit on number of users to 1/3 of capacity; suspension of operations of all restaurants, cafes, and shuttle buses

- Wedding halls, funeral halls: Limit on the number of people to less than 50.

- Bathhouses: Limit on the number of people (1 person/16㎡), eating food is prohibited, no operations of saunas in bathhouses

- Movie theaters: Keep one seat empty between seats, suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day

- Concert halls: keep two seats empty between seats, eating food is prohibited

- Department stores·large supermakets: Suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day; visitor temperature checks, ban on gathering of events, food-tasting, using customer rest areas

- PC rooms: Suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day; No eating (water and non-alcoholic beverages allowed), all customers will also be required to sit apart from one another; mandatory digital entry log system; smoking areas should be for single individual use

- Multi-rooms/DVD rooms: Suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day; Minors; limit on the number of people (1 person/8㎡), eating food is prohibited

- Private academies and job training centers: Suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day, no eating (water and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed)

Limit on the number of people (1 person/8㎡) or keep two seats empty between seats

Ban on lessons that involve the risk of droplet dispersal, such as singing or wind instruments. (Excludes lessons for the 2021 College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT))


- Study rooms and cafes: Suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day; group rooms up to 50% capacity; keep one seat empty between seats; eating food is prohibited

- Amusement and water parks: Suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day; Limit on number of users to 1/3 of capacity

- Barbershops/hair salons: Suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day, Limit on the number of people (1 person/8㎡) or keep two seats empty between seats

- Shops·marts·department stores (300㎡ or larger): Suspension of operations after 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day

- Convenience stores are only permitted take-out and delivery past 9 PM until 5:00 AM the next day (eating food and providing an area to eat including outdoor tables are prohibited).

- Street vendors are only permitted take-out and delivery past 9 PM. until 5:00 AM the next day (eating food is prohibited).


▷ Other facilities: Limit on the number of people (1 person/4㎡) and comply with mandatory quarantine measures (wear a mask, keep a log of visitors, disinfect and ventilate)

▷ National and public facilities: Suspended operations of sports facilities, velodromes, regattas, race courses, and casinos; Number of people limited to 30% capacity

▷ Social welfare facilities: Number of people limited to 30% capacity; Operating under strict quarantine measures

※ Facilities’ operations shall be partially suspended and only provide emergency care in consideration of increasing virus cases within a region or the risk/disinfection situation at facilities


3. Daily Life and Social & Economic Activities

▷ Mandatory to wear a face mask

All indoor facilities, outdoor locations where people cannot stay 2 meters apart

▷ Sports activities: No spectators at games

▷Use of public transportation: Mandatory to wear a face mask

The reservation capacity for transportation services (e.g. KTX, express buses) will be reduced to 50% (except air flights).

▷School: 1/3 density

▷Religious activities: Religious facilities must switch to contactless/online proceedings (i.e. Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, Cheondoist) with less than 20 participants, and are prohibited from holding meetings and providing meals.

▷Work Pattern:

Working from home recommended for a proportion of workers per organization/division (e.g: 1/3 of employees)

Mandatory wearing of face masks in businesses considered high-risk (distribution and logistics centers, call centers)


Other Activities

A ban on operating facilities within apartment complexes, such as health centers, saunas, cafes and study rooms.

- Sales businesses with experiential activities and briefing sessions (regardless of being registered or unregistered)

Ban on briefing sessions; ban on close contact between sales persons and customers during experiential activities.

- Accommodations: Number of room reservations limited to 2/3 room capacity; A ban on gatherings for events and parties hosted at accommodation venues; prohibited from exceeding capacity of people in one room

A ban on gatherings at party rooms.

A ban on sports gatherings or friendly leagues that involve the risk of droplet dispersal, such as sports (table tennis, badminton, soccer, baseball).

A ban on any club-related gatherings that involve the risk of droplet dispersal, such as dancing or other hobbies.


Violations of the quarantine rules: Fines of up to 100,000 won for individual violators and up to 3 million won for facility managers, business owners and operators.


[Classification of Multi-use Facilities]

‘Priority’ Facilities (9 types)

▶ Bars, including night clubs and room salons, colatecs (Korean-style cabaret), karaoke bars, pubs, hunting pocha

▶ Singing rooms, indoor standing performance halls, direct sales (e.g., door-to-door sales) promotion centers

▶ restaurants/cafes/bakeries


“Regular’ Facilities (14 types)

▶ Internet cafes (PC bangs), wedding halls, funeral homes, private academies, job training centers

▶ bathhouses/saunas, concert halls, movie theaters, amusement parks/water parks, multi-rooms/DVD rooms

▶ Indoor sports facilities, barbershops/hair salons, shops·marts·department stores, study rooms and cafes


For more detailed guidelines, please visit our website at https://www.busan.go.kr/covid19/Prevention07.do (Korean)


Date of Issue: 2020.10.27 
질병관리청
COVID-19-Correct methods of wearing a mask
 Wearing a mask can prevent infectious diseases. 
1 Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and running water before putting on a mask
2 Place the mask tightly on the face, fully covering your mouth and nose. 
3 Do not put a towel, tissues, etc. in the mask.
4 Do not touch the mask while wearing the mask.
If you do, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and running water. 
5 Wash your hands with soap and running water after removing the mask, and remove the mask by touching its straps only.
A fold-type mask
1 Unfold the mask and roung the side edges.
2 Ensure its nose wire is facing upwards, ully covering your nose and mouth
3 Put the ear loops around your ears.
4 Use both hands to pinch the nose wire around your nose.
5 Keep the mask fit tightly on your face, checking air leakage. 
A cup-type mask
1 Gently hold the mask in your hand, letting the headbands hang downwards.
2 Place the mask on your face, covering your nose and chin. 
3 Pull the top strap over your head and secure it around the crown of your head. 
4 Pull the bottom strap over your head and secure it on the back of your neck with a holding device. 
5 Use both hands to pinch the nose wire around your nose.
6 Keep the mask fit tightly on your face, checking air leakage.
Source: Correct Methods of Wearing Hygiene Masks by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety