New Ministry of Health Guidiness
New Ministry of Health Guideliness
Ministry of Health announces: It is forbidden to go to parks, malls, the
Here are the new guidelines from the Ministry of Health:
1. Do not leave the home except when absolutely necessary (work, in
accordance with the prescribed limits set out below and in accordance
with separately published regulations, to buy food, medicines, to receive
medical treatment and other essential activities).
2. Do not leave home for parks, playgrounds, the beach, pool, nature
reserves or other public spaces, with the exception of only children
within the family framework or with an animal (alone).
3. There are no extracurricular classes at all, not even with a small
number of participants, including sports clubs and gyms. This rule also
applies to circles held in a public settings and in private settings. An
unorganized sporting activity can be carried out in a group of up to 5
people, with a distance of two meters.
4. Social connections should be maintained by remote communication
and avoid hosting friends and family who do not reside at the home.
5. At-risk population – Elderly and people with severe chronic illnesses of
any age, prolonged respiratory illnesses including asthma, autoimmune
diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immune system disorders and
conditions, malignant diseases, care should be taken to avoid, as much
as possible, going out of the house, hosting people at home, except for
essential services. The at risk population should rely on friends and
family to bring home supplies.
6. Reduce the need for people to leave home with the following tools:
A. Remote work, video calls and conferencing
B. Every employer must keep a two-meter distance between employees
and ensure personal and environmental hygiene rules.
C. Shipping services – only to the doorstep
D. Dental Care – It is recommended to postpone all treatments and
perform only in necessary and emergency situations
7. Even when leaving the house in situations that require it (see section
1) – Contact between people must be reduced and kept at a distance of
8. Health services:
A. If there is a health problem, it is advisable to use remote medical
services and not physically reach the clinic if possible and in accordance
with HMO guidelines online and in the media.
B. Immediately at the start of isolation, the communication channels with
the HMO of which you are a member must be established. If you need
medical attention, check the Internet or with family members (you need
to make sure you know how to contact the HMO and follow the HMO
C. If you feel that you are developing illness, fever, with or without
respiratory symptoms, you should go into home isolation and avoid
contact with family members. Fever should be measured twice a day. If
you are concerned – Contact your doctor or the referral center of your
D. In the case of a fever, the patient should remain in isolation for two
days after the fever has ended. The rest of the family is in isolation only
in the case of a Coronavirus diagnosis.
Additional rules of conduct
• Avoid physical contact including hugs and handshakes
• Avoid using the palm of your hand in opening doors
• Avoid touching your face
• Wash hands frequently
• Maximum ventilation of the house
• Handles and doors must be disinfected
• Avoid kissing mezuzahs and other sacred objects
• Avoid smoking cigarettes, e-cigarettes or hookahs – this is a good
opportunity to stop smoking!
• Avoid using one shared utensil for eating and avoiding sharing foods
• Healthy nutrition and exercise should be maintained while staying at
home (separate guidelines).
Rules of Out-of-Home Behavior
1. When to leave
A. Urgent medical care – Patients with fever and respiratory symptoms
are prohibited from leaving the home except in medical emergencies.
B. Employees – in accordance with government directives and
regulations to be published separately.
C. Leaving for essential supplies if supplies cannot be delivered by
courier or by a family member (in the case of elderly or chronically ill
D. Funerals – reduce as much as possible to the required minimum and
close family members and keep a distance of 2 meters between people.
Avoid staying in confined spaces.
E. A 10-minute walk can be taken in isolated locations or out in the yard.
The elevator should be used with only one passanger or without
proximity to other people.
F. Keeping children – Two families may join together in a regular
arrangement to care for toddlers.
2. How to behave while leaving home
A. Use of a private vehicle – One person only in the vehicle or family
members of the same household, except when an essential escort is
needed such as transfer for non-urgent medical care.
B. Public transport should be avoided as far as possible – detailed
instructions have been issued separately.
A. Keep a distance of two meters from each person when you reach a
public place with people.
C. Ensure hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene.
3. How to behave at work
A. Employees must be kept at least two meters away in all places where
the employees are.
B. Fever should be measured before leaving for work. If there is a fever
or signs of respiratory illness, no work should be done and isolation
rules must be followed at home. It is recommended to keep a fever log
(morning and evening measurement)
D. Hands should be washed at the entrance and exit to work, and at
least every 3 hours.
E. Try as hard as possible not to touch the nose and mouth, and wash
hands after contact of this kind.
F. Tissue / toilet paper should be accessible from all areas close to
G. Care should be taken to follow previous guidlines.
4. As of Sunday, March 22, elective activity in the public hospitals will
cease. A detailed message will follow.
5. Non-essential retail stores beyond those defined in The Order (such
as food stores, pharmaceuticals and toiletries) must be closed.
Ministry of Health
מגדלי הבירה, ת.ד.1176 ירושלים 91010
02-5655965 :פקס 02-5081220/5 :טל
P.O.B 1176 Jerusalem 91010
Tel: 02-5081220/5 Fax: 02-5655965
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