2021.03.03 14:22

Lockdown update: Lithuania allows outdoor museums and venues to reopen

LRT.lt2021.03.03 14:22

The Lithuanian government has agreed on slight easing of lockdown restrictions, allowing more outdoor activities and driving lessons.

As of Saturday, March 6, two households will be able to interact outdoors and organise private outdoor events. Currently, no more than two people from different households are allowed to meet outdoors.

Moreover, outdoor museums, galleries, zoos, botanical gardens and other outdoor venues will be allowed to reopen. However, visiting these venues and participating in events will remain restricted to groups of five people.

Outdoor sports, leisure and entertainment services for up to five people will also be permitted. Libraries will be able to reopen to in-person visits.

Priority is given to opening outdoor venues, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė commented, while indoor museums and cultural institutions could first be allowed to resume work in municipalities with low infection rates. However, the government has yet to make a decision.

Drive-in events will also be permitted, but limited to two people or members of one family per car.

From next Wednesday, March 10, driving schools are allowed to resume lessons and examinations. According to Interior Minister Agnė Bilotaitė, schools are ready to conduct driving lessons safely.

A protest action was organised on Wednesday over the ban on driving lessons.