What are the High Holy Days coronavirus restrictions in Israel?

Below are a list of coronavirus restrictions that will be in effect throughout the High Holy Days.

BORDER POLICE patrol a nearly empty city center during a partial lockdown in early April (photo credit: NATI SHOHAT/FLASH90)
BORDER POLICE patrol a nearly empty city center during a partial lockdown in early April
(photo credit: NATI SHOHAT/FLASH90)
The Coronavirus High Holy Days Lockdown will last from September 18 to October 11. Restrictions are as follows:

- Travel more than 500 meters from home is forbidden
- Gatherings limited to only up to 10 people inside, 20 outside
- Education system closed, except for special education and programs for at-risk youth
Remote learning will be enabled as much as possible
- Public sector workers operate in limited capacity
- Private sector can work as usual, following Purple Ribbon directives
- Prayer services outside and/or in accordance with a special outline
- Restaurants closed, except for delivery
- All businesses that receive the public (retail, tourist sites and other leisure activities, including pools) closed
Essential services will remain available. Businesses allowed to stay open include places for the sale of food, pharmacies, opticians, those that deal mostly in hygiene products, and stores selling essential home maintenance products, communications products and medical devices.
The airport will also operate, and people can do sports activities on their own.
The transition to additional activity at the conclusion of this first stage will depend on an updated assessment of the morbidity situation and the decision of the coronavirus cabinet.