They were temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As of today, summer verandas of cafes and restaurants are reopening. The condition is strict compliance with sanitary measures, with no less than 1.5 meter between tables, and chefs and waiters wearing masks and gloves.
To obtain a permission to resume operations, a special QR-code is necessary, a spokesperson for the St. Petersburg government told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
‘Ordering online does save time, but it cannot compare to personal communication. As far as I know, all the safety measures will be in place, so it is very good.’
‘It is hard to tell how safe it will be. But, of course, we were waiting for it. We are tired of staying at home in self-isolation. We are really glad.’
Civil registry offices are also reopening today, though no more than ten people are allowed to attend wedding ceremonies.
And, finally, the Zoo is reopening for the public, who will have to wear masks and gloves and keep social distance.
The day before, the city’s parks and gardens were opened for visitors.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel