31 March 2020 – Restrictions on restaurant operations and exercise of powers

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Restaurants
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Government, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Overview: The Government issued a decree restricting the operations of restaurants throughout the country. All restaurants must be closed starting from Saturday 4 April 2020. The restrictions will remain in force until the end of May. The restrictions apply to all restaurant operations except for preparing food for take away and for delivery by food couriers. The restrictions do not apply to canteens or restaurants that are essential for food supply such as canteens in schools, hospitals and similar establishments, or personnel restaurants that serve in-house personnel only.
Full details here: https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/10616/ravitsemisliikkeiden-toimintaa-rajoitetaan-ja-valmiuslain-mukaisia-toimivaltuuksia-jatketaan

Type of Justification: No justification given