Based on the current situation of COVID-19 infections in Shiga prefecture, the level of caution has been eased from stage 2 to stage 1 among the four levels of caution.
Please take the following measures to prevent the spread of infection. Thank you for your cooperation.

1  Ensure basic prevention measures

  • Please ensure basic prevention measures.
  • (Wash hands, wear masks, avoid the 3 C’s, etc.)
  • Practice coughing etiquette, frequent ventilation and humidification, disinfect shared surfaces such as doorknobs even in the household.
  • Be cautious of the “Five situations” that increase the risk of infection when coming in contact with members other than family (meal settings, common living space such as dormitories, social areas used as rest space/rooms etc.)
  • In particular, avoid sharing glasses and utensils, and wear a mask during conversations even in meal settings.
  • Be even more cautious when travelling in regions where a high number of infections have been identified.
  • Stay home to recover when you have symptoms such as a fever.
  • Continue basic prevention measures even after being vaccinated.
  • Make use of COVID-19 infection prevention apps such as “Moshi-sapo Shiga” and COntact COnfirming App, “COCOA”.

2 Meals

  • Have meals in COVID-19 safety certified establishments.
  • Take measures to decrease the risk of infection such as wearing masks during meals.

3 Other

  • Go to Eat
  •   Refrain from using meal vouchers is no longer needed and customers may start dining in certified establishments (from October 30)
     New sales of meal vouchers scheduled in mid-November

4 Five situations that increase the risk of infection

  1. Social gatherings accompanied with alcohol.
  2. Long meals in large groups.
  3. Conversations without masks.
  4. Sharing group living space in a small area.
  5. Switching locations such as from work area to rest area.