[UPDATE - COVID-19] Level 4 social distancing rules in Seoul

Find here the latest updates on Level 4 social distancing rules applied from July 12th to July 25th

The level 4 of social distancing is applied in the greater Seoul area from July 12th to July 25th. Gatherings are limited to 2 people between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. (up to 4 people at other times). The 10 p.m. business curfew for restaurants, bars and cafes remains in effect. 

The level 4 is applied when the daily number of cases exceeds 4 for 100,000 people, which that means 389 cases per day for Seoul, or 1,000 cases per day for Seoul metropolitan area or 2,000 cases per day nationwide.

Main social distancing measures in level 4 are as described below. In addition to those level 4 measures, all incentives or exemptions provided for vaccinated people are suspended during the period.

Private gatherings
- Up to 4 people allowed until 6pm
- Up to 2 people allowed after 6pm

All events and rallies are banned except for one-person protests.

All-remote classes

Comply with the number of guests allowed per room (Open 2/3 rooms only)

Multi-Purpose Facilities
1 person per 8m2 (few exemptions)
Operating hours : restrictions after 10 PM
No gatherings : all adult entertainment facilities

Recommended: flexible working hours, flexible lunch break, remote work for 30% of staff for workplaces (except for manufacturing)

Essential business activities are subject to the restrictions provided for private gatherings.
- Are essential business activities : business meetings , interviews and meetings for employee recruitment.
- Are a private gathering : meal before or after a business meeting, corporate internal meeting for team building or friendship purpose
Meal during an internal face-to-face meeting should be avoid. It is a private gathering if it takes place in a restaurant.


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