The state of emergency that was introduced in Kyoto Prefecture on April 17th to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus infection will be extended.

Outline of the state of emergency in Kyoto Prefecture

I. Area All of Kyoto Prefecture

II. Period From April 17th, 2020 until May 31st, 2020.
*The situation will be reassessed in mid-May, based upon the status of infections, medical care systems and so forth.

III. Contents
1. Request to refrain from going out
2. Request to refrain from holding events
3. Request for restricting the use of facilities, etc.
(1) Facilities that, in general, won’t be requested to close
(2) Facilities that, in general, will be requested to close

1 Request to refrain from going out
(Special Measures Law Article 45 Paragraph 1)

1. As a general rule, citizens are requested not to go out of their homes unless it is necessary for their everyday lives, such as for going to medical institutions, shopping for food, or for going to work.

2. In particular, we strongly request that you refrain from going out to areas where the three Cs overlap; closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings, such as visiting the high-street area at night.

【Outings necessary for daily life (Examples)】

※Whilst taking preventative measures against infection, and with as few people in the outing as possible
○ Obtaining supplies・・・Daily necessities(Food, daily goods, medicine, etc.)
○ Maintenance of health・・・Hospital visits, walks, general exercise
○ Work・・・・・Commuting to work
⇒ However, we strongly request the implementation of working from home (telework), flextime etc. in order to
reduce exposure to the three Cs and best limit the spread of infection
○ Others・・・・Bank visits, government office visits etc.

2 Request to refrain from holding events
(Special Measures Law, Article 24 Paragraph 9)

We request event organizers to refrain from holding events, regardless of the size or the location of the venue

【Contents of self restraint request】

○ Scale of event:Large or small events
○ Venus:Both inside and outside events
○ Type of event/contents:All events, except those necessary for daily life
(Specific examples)

Cultural events (Concerts, performances, recitals, etc.)

Special events(Product exhibitions, exhibitions, sales promotion events, flee markets etc.), ceremonies,lectures/workshops, sports events, etc.

※ However, the following events which are necessary for daily life can be carried out with proper measures taken against the spread of infection: briefing sessions / lottery meetings for public housing, small training sessions for businesses, etc.

3 Request for restricting the use of facilities, etc.

(1) Facilities that, in general, won’t be requested to close ※Request for appropriate measures to prevent infection
(Special Measures Law Article 24 Paragraph 9)
① Facilities necessary for daily life

Types of facilities
Medical facilities Hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, etc.
Facilities that supply daily necessities Wholesale markets, grocery stores, department stores / home centers, supermarkets and other daily
Meal provision facilities Restaurants (including Izakayas), coffee shops, etc. (including home delivery and takeout services.)
※However, we request for operating hours to only take place between 5am and 8pm
We request that alcoholic beverages be served until 7pm
(Not including home delivery and takeout)
Housing, accommodations Hotels, and inns, apartments, dormitories, boarding houses, etc.
Transportation, etc. Bus, taxi, rental cars, railways, ships, aircraft, logistics services
(home deliveries etc.)etc.
Factories, etc. Factories, workshops, etc.
Financial institutions/ public offices, etc. Banks, stock exchanges, security companies, insurance companies, government offices, offices etc.
Others Media, funeral halls, public bath houses, pawnshops, veterinarian offices, beauty salons, barber shops, laundromats, garbage disposals, etc.

※「Facilities necessary for daily life」will make arrangements based on「fundamental countermeasure policies to prevent novel coronavirus infections」 (Revised April 16th, 2020)
② Social welfare facilities, etc.

Types of facilities
Social welfare facilities, etc. Day care centers, after-school children’s clubs (school child care), nursing care facilities for the elderly and other facilities that provide welfare services or health care services similar to these

⇒For users who are admitted to facilities, or for short periods of time, when home correspondence is possible we request you to
refrain from using facilities as much as is possible (Special Measures Law, Article 24, Paragraph 9)

(2)Facilities that, in general, will be requested to close

① Facilities that will be requested under the Special Measures Law

Types of facilities Items Request contents
①Entertainment facilities Cabarets, night clubs, dance halls, bars nude studios, peep shows, strip theaters, private room video stores, internet cafes, manga cafes, karaoke boxes, shooting ranges, horse race betting offices, bicycle race betting offices, live houses, etc. Request for restrictions on facility usage
(Special Measures Law Article 24 Paragraph 9)
For those who will not comply, please make an individual request under Article 45, Paragraph 2 of the Special Measures Act, individual instructions under Paragraph 3 of the same Article, and publicizing facility names under Paragraph 4 of the same Article
②Theaters Theaters, viewing halls, movie theaters, entertainment halls
③Meeting/exhibition facilities Meeting halls, public halls, exhibition halls
④Exercise facilities, game facilities Gymnasiums, swimming pools, bowling alleys, sports clubs and other sporting facilities, Mahjong stores, pachinko parlors, game centers and other playgrounds, etc.
⑤Educational facilities Schools (Excluding universities) Schools will be re-opened in phases based upon the status of infections in the region, with a focus on the maximum prevention of infections.

(2)Facilities that, in general, will be requested to close
① Facilities that will be requested under the Special Measures Law

Types of facilities Items Request contents
①Entertainment facilities Cabarets, night clubs, dance halls, bars nude studios, peep shows, strip theaters, private room video stores, internet cafes, manga cafes, karaoke boxes, shooting ranges, horse race betting offices, bicycle race betting offices, live houses, etc. Request for restrictions on facility usage
(Special Measures Law Article 24 Paragraph 9)

For those who will not comply, please make an individual request under Article 45, Paragraph 2 of the Special Measures Act, individual instructions under Paragraph 3 of the same Article, and publicizing facility names under Paragraph 4 of the same Article

②Theaters Theaters, viewing halls, movie theaters, entertainment halls
③Meeting/exhibition facilities Meeting halls, public halls, exhibition halls
④Exercise facilities, game facilities Gymnasiums, swimming pools, bowling alleys, sports clubs and other sporting facilities, Mahjong stores, pachinko parlors, game centers and other playgrounds, etc.
⑤Educational facilities Schools (Excluding universities)

② Facilities that will be requested under the Special Measures Law
(Facilities whose total area exceeds 1000㎡)

Types of facilities Items Request contents
①Universities, cram Schools, etc. Educational facilities such as universities,
vocational schools, miscellaneous schools, driving schools, cram schools, etc.
Request for restrictions on facility usage
(Special Measures Law Article 24 Paragraph 9)

For those who will not comply, please make an individual request under Article 45, Paragraph 2 of the Special Measures Act, individual instructions under Paragraph 3 of the same Article, and publicizing facility names under Paragraph 4 of the same Article

②Museums etc. Museums, art galleries, libraries etc.
③Hotels and inns etc. Hotels and inns (Limited to the parts used for meetings)
④Commercial Facilities etc. Stores other than those offering goods
that fall under daily necessities Stores that run services other than those that fall under daily necessity services

③ Facilities that will be requested to cooperate not based on the Special Measures Law
(Following facilities with a total area of less than 1000㎡)

Types of facilities Items Request contents
①Universities, cram schools, etc. Educational facilities such as universities, vocational schools, miscellaneous schools, driving schools, cram schools, etc.
※However, facilities with a total floor area of 100㎡ or less must conduct appropriate infection prevention measures
Regardless of the Special Measures law, request for restriction of the usage of facilities

For facilities with a total floor area over 1000 ㎡, whilst taking into consideration the request for closure (request for suspension of business), please carry out appropriate infection prevention measures

②Museums etc. Museums, art galleries, libraries etc.
③Hotels and inns etc. Hotels and inns (Limited to the parts used for meetings)
④Commercial Facilities etc. Stores other than those offering goods that fall under daily necessities and stores that run services other than those that fall under daily necessity services
※However, facilities with a total floor area of 100 ㎡ or less must conduct appropriate infection prevention measures

Reference – Examples of「appropriate infection prevention measures」

Goal Example of specific measures
Prevent those with fevers etc. from entering facility ・The temperature/physical condition of the employee is checked, employees with a fever of 37.5 or above,or who are in poor physical health are stopped from working
・Check the temperature/physical conditions of visitors and limit the admission of visitors who have a fever of 37.5 degrees or above.
Three Cs
(closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings)
・Admission restrictions for visitors, measures to prevent queuing and ensuring the spacings of rows
・Ventilate (open windows in two directions simultaneously if possible)
・Suspend crowded meetings (avoid face-to-face meetings and instead use telephone and video conferences)
・Change the office layout (ensure proper seat spacing, restrict simultaneous use of things)
Prevention of infection by contact and droplet infection ・Employees (including suppliers) should wear masks, disinfection of fingers, coughing etiquette, hand washing etc.
・Enforcement of proper hand disinfection, coughing etiquette, and hand washing when visitors enter the store, etc.
・Regular disinfections carried out in stores and offices
・Various countermeasures for counter based services (setting up partitions etc)
Prevention of Infections during operation ・Rush hour countermeasures (staggered work/flextime, private car, bicycle, etc.)
・Restriction on the number of employees working in the office
(implementing working from home by teleworking, etc.)
・Cancellation of business trips (utilizing conference calls and video conferences instead)

Establishment of the emergency order call center

Establishing a new call center to respond to any questions or anxieties expressed by residents and businesses regarding the requests and instructions prescribed by the Special Measures Law

【Overview of the call center】
Name: Kyoto Prefecture Emergency Response Call Center
Commencement period:April 17th, 2020(Friday)
Operating hours:Weekdays 9am – 6pm
※Open during the period May 2 nd (Saturday) – May 6th (Wednesday)
How to contact: Specialty Phone service (6 lines)
Telephone number:075-414-5907
※An FAQ will be posted on the Kyoto Prefecture website

http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/kokusai/coronavirus_update.html

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