Covas signs protocol for the reopening of museums, theaters and events in the city of SP | Sao Paulo


Although some activities in these sectors are already authorized by the state government for regions that are more than 28 days in the yellow phase of the SP Plan for economic easing, Covas has already stated that he will only release the reopening when the municipality moves to the green phase.

The expectation of the municipal administration is that the move to the more permissive phase will happen in the next state reclassification, scheduled for October 9th. Currently, all regions of São Paulo are in the yellow phase.

The rules signed this Thursday authorize events for up to 600 people such as conventions, seminars, workshops, lectures and fairs, but parties remain temporarily banned. Events for over 600 people will need special authorization from the municipal management, but the limit is for up to 2,000 people.

“Much more than having the city hall saying what should and shouldn’t be done in a moment of recovery, part of the secret has been to listen to each sector that we have authorized to reopen to say how the rules of isolation, of protection people, customers, employees must be observed “, said the mayor.

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At the beginning of the month, city hall had already published in the Official Gazette the rules of the sanitary protocol for the reopening of cinemas in São Paulo. According to the publication, the establishments will be authorized to receive customers within 8 hours a day.

See the rules for events with up to 600 people:

  • Events such as conventions, seminars, workshops, lectures, craft fairs, gastronomy and the like are allowed, and parties are temporarily prohibited
  • Events with more than 600 people must require special authorization. Events with more than 2 thousand remain prohibited;
  • Suggest to the public the arrival with 1 hour in advance;
  • Reduce the occupation of the site to 60% of its maximum capacity;
  • If there is a search, this can only be done by metal detectors;
  • Encourage a distance of 1.5 m between the participants;
  • The tables cannot accommodate more than 6 people;
  • All customers must undergo temperature measurement

See the standards for cinemas:

  • the rooms must be opened 30 minutes before the session begins to avoid queues and crowds in the access of the clients;
  • the use of a mask is mandatory inside the rooms and alcohol gel must be available for hand hygiene;
  • whoever is in the room will only be able to remove the mask to consume some food;
  • tickets must be sold preferably over the internet and the self-service machines must be 1.5 meters away from each other;
  • the capacity of the rooms must be reduced to 60%;
  • the seats must be interleaved and spaced 1.5 meters apart;
  • It is forbidden to concentrate groups with more than 6 people and it is necessary to have markings on the floor to maintain security and distance between customers.

See the rules for museums, exhibitions and galleries:

  • Submit all environments to an intense prior disinfection process;
  • All employees who show flu-like symptoms should be dismissed;
  • All visitors must be subjected to temperature measurement;
  • Prefer online sales, remote sales or other non-face-to-face service mechanisms;
  • Do not allow agglomerations under any circumstances;
  • Group visits should be limited to 10 people, respecting the distancing rules;
  • If lines form outside the establishment, take responsibility for your organization;
  • The assemblies of the exhibitions will be done in a staggered way whenever possible, avoiding contact between different teams.

MASP’s collection is restored inside the museum itself – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo

See the rules for theater, theater, circus and similar:

  • Before entering the establishment, customers must perform the temperature measurement;
  • Preference should be given to online or remote sales;
  • In the self-service area, ensure that the machines are at least 1.5 m apart;
  • The seats must be intercalated, leaving two free seats between the spectators (only people who buy the seats together in groups of up to 6 people are allowed to sit together).
  • Concert halls with tables must ensure that chairs from different tables remain at a distance of more than 1 m. Each table will have a maximum of 6 people.
  • Show rooms in which the spectators remain standing must make markings on the ground and ensure that the spacing between people will be maintained, with corridors 2 m wide to allow the movement of people.
  • The dressing rooms must be used individually, if it is not possible to respect the specified distance;
  • Consummation of customers is only allowed inside the establishment if they are seated;
  • Photo sessions with artists are forbidden to avoid crowds
  • The stage setup will be done in a staggered way whenever possible, avoiding contact between the sound, light and other teams;
  • The exits of the events must be made in a staggered way by row of seats, in order to avoid agglomerations;
  • Intervals during shows must be suspended so that the audience does not move;
  • It is recommended the use of masks by the artists during the presentations and performances or, if you do not use a mask, you must keep a distance of 6 m in relation to the audience;
  • Only when sitting in his seat, and during the consummation of food, can the customer stop using protective masks;
  • Sale of candy products only using cards or other electronic means, in order to avoid manual contact between the employee and the customer;
  • Theaters and concert halls must open 1 hour before the start of each session to avoid queues.

See the standards for multifunctional cultural equipment:

  • Ensure that masks are mandatory for all visitors, employees, technical staff and suppliers;
  • All customers must be subjected to temperature measurement;
  • It is recommended that specific visiting hours be established for groups at risk;
  • Reduce the occupation of living rooms, open areas, lobbies, gardens, among others, to 60% of its maximum capacity;
  • Intermingle the program offered in order to prevent participants from gathering around one event from converging with participants from another event;
  • Ensure a distance of at least 1.5 m between visitors;
  • People who live together will be able to maintain greater proximity, with groups of more than 6 people being prohibited;
  • Do not allow agglomerations under any circumstances

Mário de Andrade Circulating Library – Photo: Letícia Macedo

See the standards for libraries:

  • All users must have the temperature measured;
  • Preference will be given to online service, with the presence only when the first is not possible;
  • Disclosure and holding of events should be avoided;
  • It is recommended to establish specific visiting hours for groups at risk;
  • It is recommended to separate the materials with greater circulation in an easily accessible place to avoid agglomerations;
  • The occupation of the library space must be limited to 60% of its maximum capacity;
  • The visit to the collections should preferably be carried out individually and visitors should always be advised to use alcohol gel;
  • In the study rooms, fewer chairs should be offered, in order to ensure that users will be able to sit 1.5 m away. Different table chairs will have a minimum distance of 1 m;
  • Give preference to electronic files, which do not require contact between the employee and the visitor;
  • The conference of tickets must be visual or through optical readers, without manual contact by the attendant;
  • The return of the loans must be sent directly to the pre-determined quarantine area for 48 hours and during the return the contact between user and employee must be avoided as much as possible.

Culture must sign today protocol to resume cinemas, theaters and museums in SP

The São Paulo Plan, which regulates quarantine across the state, classifies the state’s regions in color, determining which locations can advance in the economy’s reopening measures.

To begin the state’s reopening on June 1, the government divided the territory according to the 17 Regional Health Divisions (DRS).

Greater São Paulo was subdivided into 6 other regions, one for the capital and another 5 for each group of cities in the Metropolitan Region. The flexibility of quarantine is done differently in each of these regions.

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The criteria underlying the classification of regions are:

  • Occupation of beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU);
  • Total beds per 100 thousand inhabitants;
  • Variation in new admissions, compared to the previous week;
  • Variation in new confirmed cases, compared to the previous week;
  • Variation in new confirmed deaths, compared to the previous week.
  • In the green phase, deaths and cases are also considered for every 100 thousand inhabitants;
  • Regions that reach phases 3 (Yellow) or 4 (Green) will remain in these phases as long as they have weekly indicators below 40 hospitalizations for Covid-19 for every 100 thousand inhabitants and 5 deaths for every 100 thousand inhabitants.

See the main rules of each phase:

  • Red phase: Only essential services are allowed to function.
  • Orange phase: Real estate agents, dealerships, offices, commerce and shopping malls can also reopen, but with restrictions.
  • Yellow Phase: Beauty salons, bars, restaurants, gyms, parks and cultural activities with a seated public may also reopen, but with restrictions.
  • Green phase: Events, conventions and cultural activities with a standing audience may also reopen, which may happen again when there is a four-week stability of the state of São Paulo in the green phase (4), also with restrictions.

Movie theaters already have security protocols for resumption

Movie theaters already have security protocols for resumption

* Under the supervision of Rodrigo Rodrigues


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