They should comply with the epidemic safety standards.
St. Petersburg industrial and construction companies can resume their operations. The rest of the businesses will be able to start working no sooner than since June 1, St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov said speaking to the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly.
The companies that resume activities ought to comply with the safety standards introduced, and inform the St. Petersburg Committee for Industry about the start of operations.
Alexander Beglov said: ‘Almost all industrial companies and construction sites will resume working. But they are obliged to comply with the safety standards, and provide their employees with masks and gloves. But so far there remain restrictions for the companies in non-food retail and the so-called contact services segment.’
The city government has adopted the second package of measures to support St. Petersburg businesses. These include tax rebate for almost 30 thousand small and medium businesses in the manufacturing and R&D sectors.
The Credit Assistance Fund will be granted another 2 billion rubles (27.2 million dollars) to compensate employers for paying part of the wages to the employees they had to lay off. Some 4 thousand small and medium business owners are entitled to this subsidy.
The second package of support measures will cost the city budget 9 billion rubles (122.6 million).