Strict lockdown in Bogotá D.C.
Bogota’s City Hall adopted measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in the city. As of January 5, 2021, until January 18, 2021, Bogotá will implement a quarantine in 3 locations (Usaquén, Engativa and Suba).
During the 14-day period in which each of the locations is in strict quarantine, there will be:
-Total restriction of mobility
-Closing of the commerce (except supplies, pharmacies and basic necessities).
-Total restriction of activities from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.
During the quarantine period, individuals and vehicles essential to carry out the following activities are exempted from the restriction measure:
-Supply and acquisition of food, pharmaceutical, health, and basic necessities. Only one individual per family may travel for its acquisition.
-Provision of administrative, operational or professional services of public and private health services.
-Care of the elderly, people under 18 years of age, dependents, sick people, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people, and of animals.
-Public order, general security and health services
-Address matters of force majeure or extreme necessity, circumstances that must be accredited if the authority so requires.
In order to comply with the provisions above mentioned, Bogota’s City Hall made a list of more than 20 activities that are allowed during the strict quarantine period.
ID Restriction: In order to enter into commercial establishments for the purchase of goods, services, retail and wholesale products, banking and notary services and the provision of any other types of services except health, pharmacy and funerals, the following conditions must be met:
-Uneven days: Individuals whose identity card or identity document ends in uneven digit will not be able to access these establishments.
-Even days: Individuals whose identity card or identity document ends in an even digit will not be able to access these establishments.
It is important to keep in mind that your employees will not be able to mobilize from their locality when the strict quarantine measure is applied to them, except if it provides any of the services described in article 2 of Decree 007 of 2021.
Rafael Abuchaibe | [email protected] | Labor law