Update for Sunday, April 26th at 15:00
The current number of patients in Efrat is now down to 10. 53 people have recovered.
The restrictions have been eased further: Businesses, including hairdressers and cosmetics salons, are permitted to operate, except for those in enclosed shopping malls. Restaurants are permitted to sell food
for take away.
All businesses are required to adhere to the "purple" rules. Guidelines and regulations for business owners are attached.
Although the guidelines have been loosened, enforcement of the rules has increased. One may go up to 500 meters from home for exercise, and leaving home for work and shopping is permitted. The Israeli police continue to enforce the guidelines and impose fines without prior warning.
Please remember that maintaining social distance, wearing a mask, and being meticulous about personal hygiene will prevent re-infection. Now that more people are entering the public sphere, these guidelines are more important than ever.
The restrictions will be increased for Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut:
Starting tomorrow, Monday, April 27 at 4:00 pm, no one is permitted to visit cemeteries or memorial sites. Minyanim can continue to meet with up to 19 worshipers in public spaces only, while wearing masks and maintaining a 2-meter distance between people.
From Tuesday, April 28, at 17:00 until Wednesday at 20:00, the restrictions will be increased:
Everyone must celebrate Independence Day at home. One may leave home only to get medicines and other essential products or services nearby. There will be no public transportation and no food can be purchased, so please prepare accordingly.
Information on ceremonies and activities for Yom HaZikaron
and Yom HaAtzmaut is available on the Council website:
The Co-op Shop in the Te'ena shopping center is open to senior citizens every day from 6:30-8:00 AM.
The 410 bus line has returned to normal operation.
Dear residents, it will be challenging to commemorate Yom HaZikaron this year.
On behalf of the residents of Efrat, the many volunteers, the council and its employees, we seek to strengthen and embrace the families of the fallen. May they rest in peace.
We will continue to update,
The Public Information Team