During the coronavirus (Covid19) epidemic, the procedures and principles regarding the functioning of social life were determined by the circulars published by the Ministry in line with the general course of the epidemic and the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, and were implemented with the decisions of the Provincial/District Hygiene Boards.
The procedures and principles regarding the use of masks, which are among the most important factors in the fight against the epidemic, were rearranged with our previous circular, taking into account the recent course of the epidemic and the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, and the obligation to use masks in open areas was abolished.
In the letter of the Ministry of Health;
"At the point where the pandemic has come, with the decrease in the effect of the epidemic, the spread of vaccination, and less impact on social life compared to the past, it has become important that the measures taken are applied at the individual level, not in the form of restrictions at every point of the society in our country as in the world. For this reason, it is important within the framework of individual responsibility that elderly people, those with chronic diseases, suspected diseases and those who have contact with risky groups continue to use masks to protect both themselves and their environment and to have reminder doses taken.
In this context, in line with the recommendations of the COVID26 Scientific Advisory Board dated April 2022, 19; Abolishing the mask requirement in all schools, including open and closed areas, but continuing the use of masks in public transport and health institutions for a while until the number of daily cases in our country drops below 1000, the procedures and principles regarding the use of masks in closed areas It is reported to be changed as follows.” The issues have been conveyed to our Ministry.
In this context, as of 27.04.2022;
- The practice of mask obligatory in all closed areas, excluding public transportation vehicles and health institutions, has been terminated.
- In the closed areas of public transportation vehicles and health institutions, the obligation to use masks will continue until a new decision is taken (in case the daily number of cases falls below 1.000).
Our governors will take the decisions of the Provincial/District Public Health Boards promptly in line with the above-mentioned principles, and there will be no disruption in the implementation.