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  • Nationwide Ban on Private Gatherings of 5 or More People

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    Nationwide Ban on Private Gatherings of 5 or More People

    From Jan. 4, all private gatherings of 5 or more people are prohibited regardless of the region. However, an exception applies to weddings, funerals, major examinations, as well as essential family care and visitation of family on the verge of death (refer to the Q&A article below.)

    < Application of Banning of Private Gatherings >

    Application of Banning of Private Gatherings
    Category Ban on private gatherings of 5 or more people Limited number of participants for gatherings/events
    (49 people in the metropolitan area; 99 people outside of the metropolitan area)
    Private gatherings for socializing purposes
    (e.g., alumni gatherings, after-work gatherings, parties, etc.)
    Applied
    ▶ Ordinary gatherings of family members at home
    ▶ Weddings ▶ Funerals ▶ Examinations ▶ Events
    Not applied Applied
    ▶ Government affairs and essential businesses of corporates Not applied Not applied

    Outdoor and indoor screen golf courses are banned for private gatherings, as well as “party (event) rooms” which are often used for gatherings and parties.

    Meanwhile, to resolve the issue of care deficit during school vacations, private academies and private lessons with less than 9 students per class may continue their operations (except for lodging facilities operated within the premises).

    Winter sports facilities, including ski resorts, sledding slopes, and ice rinks may continue their operations, but with a limited number of visitors to one-third of the capacity and must close at 9 PM. Convenient facilities (restaurants, cafes, etc.) inside ski resorts are banned for private gatherings and food may not be consumed inside.

    Q&A Regarding the Ban on Private Gatherings of 5 or More People

    1. General

    2. Family Gatherings

    3. At Work

    4. Multi-purpose Facilities

    5. Others