The timeline below outlines the most important pieces of legislation generated by the Covid-19 outbreak and their main focus.

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Timeline

21 July 2020

Order No. 4.659.201/2020 Of The Department For Emergency Situation

Purpose: Establishment of the zonal quarantine in Cartojani locality, Roata de Jos commune, Giurgiu county

21 July 2020

Government Decision No. 570

Purpose: Amendment of annexes no. 2 and 3 to the Government Decision no. 553/2020 on the extension of the alert status on the territory of Romania and the measures applied during it to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 July 2020

Order No. 1309/2020 Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Measures to prevent and limit SARS-CoV-2 diseases

Main measures:

  • criteria for which zonal quarantine is recommended (trend and rate of infection, percentage of aged population, sanitary personnel);
  • procedure for the isolation of persons
    • 48 hour isolation for people suspected of infection for clinical, paraclinical examinations and biological evaluations, until the test results are received, in the health units designated by the Ministry of Health or at home or at a declared location;
    • after the 48 hours the doctor will recommend the prolongation or suspension of the isolation measure.
21 July 2020

Law No. 136/2020.

Purpose: Establishment of measures in the field of public health in situations of epidemiological and biological risk.

Main measures:

  • provisions for the declaring of zonal quarantine;
  • provisions regarding the applicability of quarantine or isolation of persons.
16 July 2020

Government Decision No. 553/2020

Purpose: Extension of the state of alert by 30 days starting with 17 July 2020.

Main measures:

  1. To increase responsiveness
  • operational coordination of public ambulance services, voluntary emergency services and local police;
  1. To ensure the resilience of communities
  • the obligation to wear masks in all public indoor spaces, commercial spaces, at the workplace and in public means of transport is maintained,
  1. To reduce the impact of the type of risk:
  • prolongation of prohibition of organizing and holding meetings, and other types of gatherings in open spaces, as well as gatherings of a cultural, scientific, artistic, sporting or entertainment nature,
  • prolongation of suspension of the consumption of food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in common dining areas of restaurants, hotels, motels, boarding houses, cafes, or other public places;
  • suspension of flights performed by aviation economic operators to countries not subject to the quarantine / isolation exception established by the National Institute of Public Health and approved by the National Committee for Emergency Situations and from these countries to Romania for all airports in Romania.
13 July 2019

ASF Instruction No. 4/2020

Purpose: Extension of the term provided in art. 5 para. (2) of the Instruction of the ASF no. 3/2020 on the transmission of reports and other documents in electronic format to the ASF with 120 days.

13 July 2019

Law 120/2020

Main measures:

  • The trial activity is suspended during the state of emergency or state of siege;
  • During the state of emergency or state of siege, the judicial activity may continue only in exceptional situations, of special urgency, duly justified, regarding the protection of family relations and the measures ordered by decree issued by the President of Romania regarding establishing the state of emergency;
  • The cases that will be judged for each category of courts will be established, exhaustively, only by the Superior Council of Magistracy, after consulting the management colleges of the courts of appeal, for the courts of appeal, courts and judges, respectively of the College. of the High Court of Cassation and Justice;
  • During the state of siege or the state of emergency, in cases in which the measure of pre-trial detention has been ordered or in cases in which the parties execute the sentence of deprivation of liberty, the court hearings shall take place by videoconference;
  • During the state of siege or the state of emergency, the limitation period, the procedural period and the limitation period shall not begin to run and, if they have begun to run, shall be suspended.
9 July 2020

Order No. 667/1236/2020 Of The Minister Of Youth And Sport And Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Approval of the regulations on the conditions necessary to be observed for access to sports grounds and other sporting activities.

8 July 2020

Law No. 114/2020

Purpose: Approval of the GEO no. 90/2020 for the amendment of the GO no. 6/2019 on the establishment of fiscal facilities, as well as for the amendment of other normative acts.

5 July 2020

Law No. 103/2020

Purpose: Approval of the GEO no. 58/2020 on taking measures for the proper functioning of the education system.

3 July 2020

Order No. 1228/220 Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Measures to prevent the spread of infection with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus to be implemented by those who organize training, education, training and workshops for adults, including those organized for the implementation of projects funded by European funds, such as and some specific activities organized by the institutions with responsibilities in the field of national defense, public order and security and those in the field of diplomacy.

Main measures:

  • on-line training, social distancing for indoor educational activities with a maximum of 20 people, epidemiological triage.
3 July 2020

Order No. 2068/2020 Of The Minister Of Public Finances

Purpose: Amendment of annex no. 3 to the Order of the Minister of Public Finance no. 1886/2020 for the approval of the financial mechanism for the transfer of amounts related to grants due to beneficiaries under the State Aid Scheme IMM Invest and approval of the model of the Program Implementation Convention and of the Grant Guarantee and Payment Convention.

1 July 2020

Government Decision No. 511/2020

Purpose: Amendment of annexes no. 1 and 3 to the Government Decision no. 476/2020 on the extension of the alert status on the territory of Romania and the measures applied during it to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Main measures:

  • Allowing the organization of training courses and workshops for adults, including those organized for the implementation of projects funded by European funds, with the participation of up to 20 people and in compliance with the rules of physical distance established by order of the Minister of Health;
  • Allowing the organization and development by institutions with responsibilities in the field of national defense, public order and safety, in the open air, of specific activities, with the participation of up to 200 people and under the supervision of an epidemiologist.
29 June 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 103/2020

Purpose: Extension of the term of the application of the measures provided by the GEO no. 26/2018 on the adoption of measures for the security of electricity supply until 31 December 2020.

26 June 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 101/2020

Purpose: Measures for the implementation of projects financed from European funds in order to avoid the risk of disengagement for the programming period 2014-2020 for public infrastructure investments.

 

25 June 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 99/2020

Purpose: Establishment of fiscal measures, modification of some normative acts and extension of some terms.

Main measures:

  • the tax specific to certain activities, according to Law no. 170/2016 on the specific tax of certain activities, for the year 2020, is not owed for a period of 90 days calculated from the date of the GEO’s entry into force;
  • a 10%  income tax bonus calculated on the tax due quarterly / quarterly advance payment for taxpayers for payments until the due dates, 25 July 2020, for the second quarter and 25 October 2020, for the third quarter;
  • the term provided in art. VII para. (4) of the GEO no. 29/2020 and the term provided in art. XIII alin. (1) of the GEO no. 48/2020 are extended until 25 October 2020.

 

19 June 2020

Order no. 2.941/1.120/2020 of the Minister of Culture and the Minister Of Health

Purpose: Establishing measures to prevent contamination with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and to ensure safe health activities in the field of culture.

19 June 2020

Order No. 1082/97/1112/2020 of the Minister Of Transport, Infrastructure And Communications

Purpose: Establishing measures and rules during the state of alert to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the field of transport.

17 June 2020

Law No. 82/2020

Purpose: Approving GEO 43/2020 for the support measures reimbursed from EU funds.

17 June 2020

Government Decision No. 476/2020

Purpose: Extension of the state of alert by 30 days starting with 17 June 2020.

Main Measures:

  1. To increase responsiveness
  • operational coordination of public ambulance services, voluntary emergency services and local police;
  1. To ensure the resilience of communities
  • the obligation to wear masks in all public indoor spaces, commercial spaces, at the workplace and in public means of transport is maintained.
  1. To reduce the impact of the type of risk:
  • Prohibition of organizing and holding meetings, and other types of gatherings in open spaces, as well as gatherings of a cultural, scientific, artistic, sporting or entertainment nature;
  • Allowing the activity of museum institutions, libraries, bookstores, film and audio-visual production studios, as well as outdoor cultural events to be carried out in certain conditions (g. the obligation to wear a mask, the limitation of the visit to a time interval of 2 hours in the museum or art gallery, the obligation to comply with the social distancing measures.);
  • Allowing the organization and performance of drive-in shows only if the occupants of a vehicle are members of the same family;
  • Allowing the organization and outdoor performance for shows, concerts, public and private festivals, or other cultural events with the participation of at most 500 seated spectators, at least 2 meters away from each other and wearing masks;
  • Allowing the activity of religious cults to take place inside and/or outside the worship places only in compliance with the established rules of health protection;
  • Prohibition of the movement of persons in pedestrian groups larger than 6 persons who do not belong to the same family;
  • Prolongation of suspension of the consumption of food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in common dining areas of restaurants, hotels, motels, boarding houses, cafes, or other public places;
  • Prolongation of the suspension of certain flights.
16 June 2020

Order No. 1088/1910/2020 of the Minister of Health

Purpose: Approving the regulations on the establishment of specific measures to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus for activities in commercial centers where several economic operators operate.

Main measures:

  1. Universally valid precautions and individual liability
  • wearing a mask is mandatory;
  • establishing isolation at home for employees that show suggestive symptoms (such as coughing, sneezing, fever) or if they encounter a confirmed case of infection with SARS-CoV-2;
  • recommending clients that show obvious symptoms to avoid coming to the shopping center;
  • frequent hand hygiene, and avoid touching the face with unhygienic hands.
  1. Specific measures for the resumption of activity (g. in mall-type commercial spaces):
  • installation of information panels on hygiene rules and physical distancing;
  • an observational triage carried out at the entrance to the shopping centers, access not allowed to people with symptoms of respiratory infection (g. temperature exceeding 37,3 °C, coughing, sneezing);
  • placement of indicative markings in elevators, escalators, and traffic areas to maintain a physical distance of at least 2m and avoid long stays in groups of more than 6 people.
15 June 2020

Order No. 1080/2020 of the Minister of Health

Purpose: Amending Order no. 414/2020 of the Minister of Health regarding the establishment of the quarantine measures.

12 June 2020

Government Decision No. 465/2020

Purpose: Amending the measures imposed by GD no. 394/2020.

Main amendments:

  • Prohibition of outdoor recreational and sporting activities, except for those involving no more than 6 people who do not live together (e.g. cycling, hiking, running);
  • Prohibition of participation in private events organized indoors, except for those that take place with the participation of a maximum of 20 people in compliance with the rules of social distance;
  • Allowing the retailing of products and services in shopping centers where several economic operators operate. The prohibition persists for restaurants, coffee shops or other public places.
12 June 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 98/2020

Purpose: Entry into force is extended until obtaining the authorization decision from the EU Commission for the provisions regarding State Aid Scheme for supporting the activity of SMEs in the context of the economic crisis generated by Covid-19 pandemic.

12 June 2020

Order No. 722/2020 of the National Health Insurance House

Purpose: Completing the Methodology for applying the provisions of art. 8 of GEO 43/2020 for the approval of support measures reimbursed from EU funds.

11 June 2020

Order No. 1069 of the Minister of Health

Purpose: Amends the concept of quarantine, meaning: i) institutionalized quarantine specialized spaces; ii) quarantine at home; iii) isolation at home; iv) the quarantine of a community represents quarantine at a declared location, because of the establishment of the quarantine measure in some buildings, localities, or geographical areas, according to the law.

11 June 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 94/2020

Purpose: General framework for approving financing from the EU funds of the national programs (integration of certain categories on the labor market, supporting entrepreneurship or digitalization of the activities).

10 June 2020

Law No. 75/2020

Purpose: Approves GEO no. 42/2020 as well as the State Aid Scheme for supporting the activity of SMEs in the context of the economic crisis generated by Covid-19.

Main amendments:

  • Small enterprises with medium market capitalization and liberal professions are included within the beneficiaries of the program;
  • Some of the eligibility criteria for beneficiaries are changed (e.g. no overdue loans, including for financial leasing at the date of requesting the state guarantee).
9 June 2020

Government Decision No. 458/2020

Purpose: Amending the Methodological Norms for the application of the GEO no. 110/2017 on the Support for SME – SME INVEST Romania.

9 June 2020

Order No. 456/2020 of the National Agency for Employment

Purpose: Approves the procedure for granting the amounts provided by art. III paragraph (1) and (2) of GEO no. 92/2020, for the establishment of active support measures for employers who hire unemployed persons belonging to disadvantaged categories (e.g. people over 50).

30 May 2020

Order No. 969/1810/1166 Of The Minister Of Health, Of The Minister Of Economy, Energy And Business Environment And Of The Minister Of Environment, Waters And Forests

Purpose: Specific measures to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus for tourist beach operation activities.

 

30 May 2020

Order No. 966/1809/105 Of The Minister Of Health, Of The Minister Of Economy, Energy And Business Environment And Of The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority

Purpose: Approval of the Norm for the establishing of specific measures to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus for the activities of preparation, serving and consumption of food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in specially designed spaces outside the buildings of public catering establishments.

Main measures:

  • Observational triage of customers;
  • One-way circuits to be travelled by customers inside the specially arranged space outside the building of the public catering unit (terrace);
  • A maximum number of 4 customers can occupy a table if they maintain a distance of 1.5 m between them.
29 May 2020

Order No. 2879/967 Of The Minister Of Culture And Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Preventing contamination with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

29 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 92

Purpose: Establishment of active support measures for employees and employers.

Main measures:

  • Extension of technical unemployment aid for sectors that still have activity restrictions;
  • Government settlement of a part of the employees’ salary representing 41.5% of the gross basic salary corresponding to the job, but not more than 41.5% of the average gross earnings;
    • Applicable for employees that have had their contracts suspended for at least 15 days during the state of emergency/alert and have benefited of technical unemployment aid under the provisions of GEO No. 30/2020 or under the provisions of the Labour Code;
    • the employers must maintain the employment contracts until 31 December 2020;
  • Subsidies for employers who hire unemployed persons belonging to disadvantaged categories such as people over 50, people between 16 and 29.
29 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 90

Purpose: Amendment of the GO no. 6/2019 on the establishment of fiscal facilities.

Main measures:

  • Extension of the due date of tax obligations that can be restructured;
  • Inclusion in the category of outstanding tax obligations as of 31 March 2020 of those established by the competent tax authority by decision after 1 April 2020;
  • Extension of the deadline for submitting the notification on the intention to restructure budgetary obligations and of the deadline for submitting the restructuring application;
  • Payment relaxation measures for debtors wishing to partially cancel their main tax obligations.
29 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 89

Purpose: Modification of provisions of IMM INVEST ROMANIA and of the State aid scheme for supporting the activity of SMEs.

29 May 2020

Government Decision No. 434

Purpose: Modification of GD no. 394/2020 regarding the declaring of the state of alert.

Main measures:

  • Suspension lift for the: (i) sports competitions organized outdoors or in indoor or outdoor pools; (ii) organization of drive-in shows only if the occupants of a vehicle are members of the same family; (iii) organization of outdoor performance of shows, concerts, public and private festivals or other cultural events (allowed only with the participation of at most 500 spectators with seats on the seats, at a distance of at least 2 meters from each other, as well as wearing a protective mask);
  • Consumption of food and beverages are permitted in specially designed outdoor spaces, ensuring a minimum distance of 2 m between tables and the participation of a maximum of 4 people at a table.
28 May 2020

Government Decision No. 423

Purpose: Covid-19 is included in the List comprising the medical-surgical emergencies, as well as the infectious diseases from group A, for which the insured persons benefit from the indemnity for temporary incapacity for work, without fulfilling the condition of insurance period.

28 May 2020

Order No. 903/97 Of The Minister Of Health And Of The National Sanitary Veterinary And Food Safety Authority

Purpose: Approval of the Norms for the establishment of specific measures to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus during the state of alert in public catering establishments.

Main measures:

  • Hygienic-sanitary requirements in the production, processing, storage, transport, and disposal of food regarding packaging, containers, utensils and machinery;
  • Obligation to review the functional production and delivery circuits;
  • Ensuring physical distance between employees and alternative measures to protect workers.
27 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 86

Purpose: Amendment of the GEO no. 63/2020 for the organization and development of public information campaigns in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

27 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 83

Purpose: Modification of the GEO no. 195/2002 on traffic on public roads.

27 May 2020

Order No. 911/653 Of The Minister Of Health And Of The President Of The National Health Insurance House

Purpose: Application of art. 11 of the GEO no. 70/2020 for the extension of certain validity terms.

27 May 2020

Order No. 86 Of The Minister Of Internal Affairs

Purpose: Establishment of measures for hiring staff without public examination, under the conditions of art. 27 para. (1) of Law No. 55/2020.

27 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 82

Purpose: Approval of the granting of a risk incentive for the staff of residential care and assistance centers for the elderly, residential centers for children and adults, with and without disabilities, as well as for other vulnerable categories, preventively isolated at work, during the state of emergency.

26 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 80

Purpose: Modification of acts regulating the field of health regarding the accreditation of health units and the quality of services.

25 May 2020

Order No. 1958 Of The Minister Of Public Finances

Purpose: Approval of the Procedure regarding the employment, liquidation, ordering and payment of expenses for the amounts determined according to the decision to pay the amounts transferred to the account of the National Credit Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises (FNGCIMM), issued based on the GEO No. 110/2017.

25 May 2020

Order No. 873 Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Modification of Order No. 828/2020 regarding the measures for organizing and carrying out the activity at the level of dental offices, during the state of alert.

22 May 2020

Order No. 875/80 Of The Minister Of Health And Of The Minister Of Internal Affairs

Purpose: The approval of rules regarding the access to places of worship, the minimum safety distance, and specific sanitary measures for the development of religious activities.

22 May 2020

Order No. 874/81 Of The Minister Of Health And Of The Minister Of Internal Affairs

Purpose: Establishing the obligation to wear a protective mask, epidemiological triage and mandatory hand disinfection to prevent contamination with SARS-CoV-2 virus during the state of alert.

22 May 2020

Order No. 79/988 Of The Minister Of Internal Affairs And Of The Minister Of Transport, Infrastructure And Communications

Purpose: Measures to prevent contamination with the new SARS-CoV-2 virus and to ensure safe activities in the field of transport during the state of alert.

22 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 78

Purpose: Granting of protective masks for disadvantaged families and persons.

21 May 2020

Law No. 62

Purpose: Application of facilities for the payment of rent for the state of emergency period.

Main measures:

  • Postponement at the request of tenants of the payment of rent for the use of real estate registered as offices, workplaces, or dwellings (without payment of interest and penalties);
  • Tenants may be economic operators, practitioners of the liberal professions, legal entities under private law, whose activity has been interrupted or whose income or revenues have decreased by at least 15% in March 2020 compared to the average of the last calendar year or individuals economically or indirectly affected economically during the state of emergency;
  • Payment of rents to landlords shall be performed by the competent territorial fiscal body if the monthly rent is lower or equal to that in February 2020 and if the value of the monthly rent is of maximum RON 10,000 for the economic operators for each location and maximum RON 2,000 for natural persons for a single location.
20 May 2020

Order No. 847 Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Amending certain quarantine and self-isolation provisions.

20 May 2020

Parliament’s Decision No. 5

Purpose: The approval of GD 394/2020 regarding the state of alert.

20 May 2020

Order No. 583/842 Of The Minister of Youth And Sport And Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Regulating the conditions necessary in order to resume sports training in camps as well as in the case of individual outdoor sports.

19 May 2020

Order No. 1730 Of The Minister Of Economy, Energy And The Business Environment

Purpose: Prolongation of the deadline for the obtaining of emergency certificates.

19 May 2020

Order No. 4267/841 Of The Minister Of Education And Research And Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Establishment of measures in educational units/institutions and all structures under the subordination or coordination of the Ministry of Education.

19 May 2020

Order No. 4266/840 Of The Minister Of Education And Research And Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Implementation of measures regarding the educational system during the state of alert.

19 May 2020

Law No. 61

Purpose: The approval of GEO No. 41/2020 regarding the granting of free workdays for parents in case of the temporary closure of educational unit.

19 May 2020

Law No. 60

Purpose: The approval of GEO No. 32/2020 regarding measures in the social protection field.

19 May 2020

Law No. 59

Purpose: The approval of GEO No. 30/2020 regarding measures in the social protection field.

18 May 2020

Government Decision No. 394

Purpose: Declaring of the state of alert and adopting the measures to be taken to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Main measures:

  1. To ensure the resilience of communities:
  • The obligation to wear protection masks in all public indoor spaces, commercial spaces, at the workplace and in public means of transport;
  • Certain quarantine provisions.
    1. To reduce the impact of the type of risk:
  • Prohibition of the movement of persons in pedestrian groups larger than 3 persons who do not belong to the same family;
  • Prolongation of suspension of the consumption of food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in common dining areas of restaurants, hotels, motels, boarding houses, cafes, or other public places;
  • Prolongation of suspension of retailing of products and services in shopping malls where several economic operators operate (exceptions include small shopping centers, under 15,000 sqm, activity of selling electronic and household appliances with delivery, activity carried out by the economic operators within the shopping centers that have the access provided directly from outside the premises, activity carried out by agri-food stores, pharmacies, dental offices, clothes cleaners and personal care centers, as well as the sale of medical optics products and services);
  • Prolongation of the suspension of the activity of economic operators that carry out activities in closed spaces in the following fields: gambling, fitness activities, activities in swimming pools, spa treatment activities, playgrounds, and game rooms;
  • Upon entry into the headquarters, mandatory epidemiological triage and mandatory disinfection of hands, both for staff and visitors (for public institutions and authorities, economic operators and professionals to organize the activity);
  • Prolongation of the temporary closure of certain border crossing points;
  • Prolongation of the suspension of certain flights.

 

16 April 2020

Order No. 1731/834 Of The Minister Of Economy, Energy And Business Environment And Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Measures to prevent contamination with the new SARS CoV-2 coronavirus and to ensure safe economic activities during the state of alert period.

Main measures:

  • Approval of recommendations: (i) for the organization and development of personal care activities in the specially designated spaces; (ii) regarding the activity in the offices with common spaces in open system (open space); (iii) regarding the operation of the tourist reception structures with accommodation functions.
16 May 2020

Order No. 2855/830 Of The Minister Of Culture And Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Measures to prevent contamination with the new SARS-CoV-2 virus and to ensure safe activities in the field of culture during the state of alert.

16 May 2020

Order No. 984/829 Of The Minister Of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications And Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Measures to prevent contamination with the new SARS-CoV-2 virus and to ensure safe activities in the field of transport during the state of alert.

16 May 2020

Order No. 4259/827 Of The Minister Of Education And Research And Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Measures to prevent contamination with the new SARS-CoV-2 virus and to ensure safe activities in all educational units during the state of alert.

16 May 2020

Order No. 3577/831 Of The Minister Of Labour And Social Protection And The Minister Of Health

Main measures:

  1. Obligations for employers:
  • To retrain employees in health safety and security in the workplace;
  • To revise the prevention and protection plan and their own instructions for safety and health at work and to identify the risks specific to the conditions of epidemiological contamination and to update the risk assessment document to the new conditions for carrying out the activity;
  • To inform the employees;
  • To provide protective equipment such as masks, gloves, disinfectants and to adapt the workplace such as to assure all means of infection prevention (limitation of interaction between employees, increased space between individual offices, limitation of access to common spaces, disinfection, individualization of work schedules, epidemiologic triage of employees, protection equipment, movement corridors).
  1. Obligations for employees:
  • To notify the employer if he/she shows symptoms of infection;
  • To accept the verification of the body temperature and to wear the protective equipment;
  • To comply with all the instructions provided in the prevention and protection plan and other safety plans and instructions provided by the employer.
15 May 2020

Order No. 828 Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Organizing and carrying out the activity at the level of dental offices, at the level of non-COVID health units and specialized outpatient clinics during the state of alert.

15 May 2020

Order No. 1070/826 Of The State Secretariat For Religions And The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Measures to prevent contamination and to ensure the activity in places of worship.

15 May 2020

National Emergency Situation Committee Decision No. 24

Purpose: Establishment of the national state of alert and the measures for the prevention and control of infections, in the context of SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Main measures:

  • Economic operators and public institution cannot allow access to persons whose body temperature, measured at the entrance of the premises, exceeds 3 ° C;
  • Obligation to wear protection masks inside public indoor spaces, public means of transport and at the workplaces;
  • Prolongation of the temporary closure of certain border crossing points;
  • Prolongation of the suspension of certain flights;
  • Prolongation of suspension of the activity of malls and restaurants;
  • Permission to reopen dental offices, personal care salons and museums;
  • Obligation for economic operators to keep organizing their activity in a work from home system and if that is not possible to assure all necessary means of infection prevention (epidemiologic triage, disinfection, rescheduling of employee shifts).

Enforceability: The decision is enforceable until 17 May 2020 when the Law No. 55/2020 comes in force.

15 May 2020

Law No. 55

Purpose: Measures to ensure adequate protection against the SARS-CoV-2, as well as provisions to change and improve the emergency situation management.

Main measures

  1. Civil protection and emergency situation management:
  • New definition of the state of alert as the response to an emergency situation of a particular magnitude and intensity, determined by one or more types of risk (g. force majeure caused by fire, earthquakes, mass illness), consisting of a set of temporary measures, proportional to the level of severity manifested or predicted and necessary for prevention and removal of imminent threats to life, human health, the environment, important material and cultural values ​​or property.
  • The state of alert can be declared through Government Decision subjected to the approval of the Parliament when it is instituted on more than half of the territorial administrative units of the country;
  • The state of alert can be instituted for 30 days with the possibility of extension;
  • Definition of measures that can be taken during the state of alert to:
    • increase the response capacity (acquisition of goods, redistribution of resources, coordination);
    • ensure the resilience of communities (temporary evacuation, aids, measures to protect life and to limit the risk);
    • reduce the impact of the type of risk (restriction or prohibition of meetings, of the movement of persons, limitation, or suspension of the activity of economic operators, temporary closure of state border).
  • Measures can be taken for the suspension of the activity of restaurants, hotels and commercial centers;
  • Possibility to institute the obligation to wear protection masks.
  1. Labour:
  • Prohibition of the declaration, initiation, or development of collective labour disputes in essential sectors (energy, telecommunications);
  • Provisions for the assurance of continuation of work in the public sector;
  • Prolongation of the validity of labour contracts;
  • Possibility of employers with more than 50 employees to establish individualized work programs, without the employee’s consent, so as to ensure the existence of an interval between employees beginning and end of the work schedule;
  • Possibility of employers to decide, with the consent of the employee, carrying out of the activity in telework or work from home regime, change of job or duties;
  • Possibility of public institutions involved in combating the COVID-19 to order secondment with the prior consent of the employee and the seconding employer.
  1. Measures in the fields of:
  • education and research (g. the teaching activities that require physical presence in educational units may be suspended),
  • insolvency (g. the insolvent debtor’s obligation to submit a request to the court to be subject to the provisions of the Insolvency Law is not applicable during the state of alert),
  • transportation (g. in the field of air transport measures may be imposed, such as: hygiene and disinfection of common areas, equipment, means of transport and aircraft, procedures and protocols inside airports and certain rules of conduct);
  1. Institution of contravention fines for the breach of certain obligations, ranging from RON 500 to RON 15,000.
15 May 2020

Law No. 54

Purpose: Approval of the Government Emergency Ordinance No. 33/2020 on some fiscal measures and the amendment of some normative acts.

14 May 2020

Order No. 816 Of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Amending certain self-isolation and quarantine procedures.

14 May 2020

Order No. 1722 Of The Minister Of Economy, Energy And Business Environment

Purpose: Modification of procedure regarding the sale of gasoline and diesel during the emergency.

14 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 70

Purpose: Starting with 15 May 2020, extension of some terms, amendment of the Fiscal Code, of the National Education Law, as well as other normative acts.

Main measures:

  • Extension of social protection measures, such as the technical unemployment aid;
  • Measures in the fiscal-budgetary field, such as the exemption from the payment of the added value tax;
  • Extension of the deadline for the obtaining of emergency certificates until 15 June 2020;
  • Measures regarding the activity of the National Office of the Trade Register, (6 months as of the date of termination of the state of emergency):
    • the activity of the trade registry is carried out mainly by electronic means/by correspondence;
    • the affidavits that are annexed to the registration application / other applications may have the form of a private deed or electronic form and may be submitted with the trade registry, without any other formality, by electronic means, with the electronic signature attached or by mail and courier.
    • the signature specimen is submitted with the trade registry either legalized by the notary public, certified by a lawyer or in the form of a private deed or can be given at the trade registry
14 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 69

Purpose: Modification of the Fiscal Code.

Main measures:

  • Tax bonus for income tax and compulsory social security contributions up to 5% for 2020 and up to 10% from 2021;
  • Tax facilities applicable to amounts representing prizes/incentives;
  • Extension until 30 June 2020 of deadline for the declaration on income tax and social security contributions;
  • Reduction or exemption from the payment of the annual building tax or the monthly building tax.
14 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance No. 68

Purpose: Modification of certain normative acts (eg GEO no. 21/2004) on emergency management and civil protection.

Main measures:

  • Modification of the structure of the National Emergency Committee;
  • The state of alert is declared by the National Emergency Committee, with the prime-minister’s approval, for a maximum period of 30 days, which may be extended.
13 May 2020

Military Ordinance no. 12

Purpose: Quarantine of Suceava and neighboring cities is lifted.

13 May 2020

Order no. 1706 of the Minister Of Economy

Purpose: Modification of provisions regarding the form of certain documents necessary for obtaining the emergency certificate.

12 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 67

Purpose: Modification of application conditions for the obtaining the emergency certificate.

12 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 66

Purpose: Modification of procedure regarding the sale of gasoline and diesel during the emergency.

12 May 2020

Order no. 4220/769 of The Minister Of Education and of The Minister Of Health

Purpose: Establishing measures to prevent and combat SARS-CoV-2 diseases in educational institutions.

Main measures:

  • Temperature measurement;
  • Establishment of access routes for students;
  • Students will be accompanied by the teacher on their way to the classroom;
  • Activities will take place with a maximum of 10 students, located at approx. 2 meters away from each other;
  • Other protection measures such as the wearing of masks, frequent sanitization of hands and classrooms, differentiated schedules.
12 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 61

Purpose: Provisions for the filing and online applications for reception of works and/or registration in the land book made by interested parties.

11 May 2020

Military Ordinance no. 11

Main measures:

  • Further suspension of flights;
  • Quarantine of Tandarei city is lifted.
11 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 64

Purpose: Modification of GEO no. 43/2020 for the approval of support measures reimbursed from EU funds.

11 May 2020

Order no. 1926 of the Minister of Public Finances

Purpose: Implementation of Commission Decision (EU) 2020/491 on the exemption from import duties and exemption from VAT on imports of goods needed to combat the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic during 2020.

11 May 2020

Order no. 767 of the Minister of Health

Purpose: Approval of operating conditions for dental offices during the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.

Main measures:

  • Remote clinical triage of patients, as a measure of prevention, is necessary;
  • Patient scheduling recommendations according to age, urgency of intervention, possibility of infection with Covid-19;
  • Infection prevention measures such as aerosol exposure limitation, wearing of protection equipment, frequent sanitization of equipment and hands.
8 May 2020

Government Decision no. 369

Purpose: Amending GD no. 252/2020 on the establishment of measures in the field of health during the state of emergency.

8 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 63

Purpose: Details about public information campaigns in the context of the epidemiological situation caused by the spread of COVID-19.

8 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 62

Purpose: Adoption of measures in the corporate sector, regarding the procedure of statutory bodies meetings during the state of emergency.

Main measures:

  • General assemblies of shareholders/associates may be held by electronic means of direct communication (such as teleconferencing, videoconferencing), subject to the secrecy of the vote, if applicable, and the right to vote by mail. The general assemblies may take place by electronic means even if the articles of incorporation prohibit it;
  • The electronic means of communication must allow compatibility with recent technology, identification of participants, real time transmission of information, bidirectional communication, voting;
  • Information/documents/issues on the agenda must be posted on the company’s website or e-mailed to the shareholders;
  • The legal deadline for the general assembly is extended until July 31 2020.
7 May 2020

Order 752 of the Minister of Health

Purpose: Temporary suspension of the distribution outside the Romanian territory of biocidal products.

5 May 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 59

Purpose: Social protection measures for the beneficiaries of aid and leave for caring for a child with a disability and for aid and leave for accommodation.

30 April 2020

Order no. 389 of the President Of The National Health Insurance House

Purpose: Approval of the model of the declaration necessary for granting days off to parents for the supervision of children, in case of temporary closure of schools

28 April 2020

Order no. 1886 of the Minister of Public Finances

Purpose: Approval of the financial mechanism for the transfer of amounts related to grants due to beneficiaries under the State Aid Scheme IMM Invest and approval of the model of the Program Implementation Convention and of the Grant Guarantee and Payment Convention.

28 April 2020

Order no. 902 of the Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment

Purpose: Extension of certain deadlines of the de minimis aid scheme within the Start-up Nation Program.

28 April 2020

ASF Regulation no. 8

Exceptional measures applicable to entities authorized, regulated and supervised by ASF:

  • facilitating the online repurchase of fund units in case the online channel was not originally envisaged in the fund’s constitutive documents;
  • extension of the legal response time by ASF to external inquiries;
  • ASF tolerance to non-compliance with reporting obligations.
27 April 2020

Military Ordinance no. 10

Main measures:

  • Further suspension of flights,
  • Partial relaxation of movement restrictions for elderly people over 65 years.
27 April 2020

Government Decision no. 326

Purpose: Modification of the Norms for the Program for the support of SMEs – IMM INVEST ROMANIA.

27 April 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 55

Purpose: Social protection measures regarding death benefits, survivorship pensions, invalidity pensions during the emergency situation.

24 April 2020

Orders no. 848 and no. 849 of the Minister of Labour and Social Protection

Purpose: Approval of documents necessary for obtaining the technical unemployment benefit.

 

23 April 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 54

Purpose: Extension of the mandates of the Regulatory Committee of ANRE.

23 April 2020

Order no. 653 of the Minister of Health

Purpose: Temporary suspension of the distribution of some medical devices.

22 April 2020

Government Decision no. 312

Purpose: Approval of the criteria for establishing the beneficiaries of economic measures instituted in GEO 29/2020 regarding the deferral of payment for utility services for national sports federations and clubs.

21 April 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 53

Purpose: Modification of social protection measures determined by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 introduced by GEO no. 32/2020 and other legislation.

Main Measure: Certain freelancers (such as lawyers) are added to the category of beneficiaries for the technical unemployment benefit.

21 April 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 52

Purpose: Measures regarding the beneficiaries of EU funds in the context of the spread of COVID-19

Main Measures:

  • Increased flexibility of procedural deadlines for the preparation of pre-financing documents/payment requests/reimbursement requests,
  • Possibility to amend contracts in order to reduce the minimum value of interim payment certificates,
  • Possibility to introduce a contractual clause for the advance payment of equipment and/or materials.
21 April 2020

Order no. 634 of the Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment

Purpose: Approval of the Procedure for the sale of gasoline and diesel during emergency.

16 April 2020

Military Ordinance no. 9

Main measures:

  • further suspension of flights;
  • the export for certain agri-food products (e.g. wheat, oat, rice) no longer banned/suspended;
  • additional safety measures for the agri-food markets.
16 April 2020

Parliament’s Decision no. 4

Purpose: The Parliament approved the extension of the state of emergency for 30 days.

Additional measure: The restriction of the exercise of certain rights or freedoms can be ordered only by normative acts with the power of law.  

16 April 2020

Order no. 633/470 of the Minister of Health and President of the National Health Insurance House

Purpose: Approval of the Norms for applying the provisions of EO 49 regarding the issuance of medical leave certificates for employees with COVID-19 self-isolation or quarantine obligations.

16 April 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 49

Purpose: Conditions for granting quarantine allowances, aids and medical leaves for employees.

16 April 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 48

Purpose: Economic and fiscal budgetary measures to mitigate the negative impact on economy.

Main measures: Submission deadline for financial statements postponed to 31July 2020;

16 April 2020

Order no. 629 of the Minister of Health

Main measure: amending certain self-isolation and quarantine procedures.

16 April 2020

Order no. 1861 of the Minister of Public Finances

Purpose: Template of the guarantee agreement, provided in art. 5 para. (2) of the GEO no. 37.

15 April 2020

Order no. 622 of the Minister of Health

Main measure: amending certain self-isolation and quarantine procedures.

14 April 2020

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 47

Main measure: Establishing the conditions for the sale of gasoline and diesel during emergency.

14 April 2020

Order no. 872 of the Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment

Purpose: Modifies certain documents necessary for the obtaining of emergency situation certificates.

14 April 2020

Presidential Decree no. 240 regarding the extension of the state of emergency in Romania

Enforcement period: For a new period of 30 days, from 15 April 2020 to 14 May 2020.

Main measures in addition to those in the initial Presidential Decree:

Measures with direct and immediate applicability, such as:

  • In the event of a decrease in the prices of electricity and natural gas the Government will take measures so that the decreases are reflected in the final price to consumers;
  • contracting authorities may directly purchase materials and equipment necessary against COVID-19, exceeding the legal value threshold;
  • the Government shall establish the general framework and the ways of reorganization, restructuring or reprogramming the activities that are object of financing from EU funds;
  • affidavit submitted to the Trade Registry: (i) document under private signature or (ii) electronically transmitted. The specimen signature submitted to the Trade Register may be (i) authenticated by notary public, (ii) certified by lawyer or (iii) in the form of a document privately signed;
  • logistical aspects for court hearings by videoconference, filling of procedural documents by electronic means, no draw-up up of specific minutes;
  • terms (such as prescriptions, and other term-dependent rights) are suspended;
13 April 2020

ASF Norm no. 25

Purpose: Extension of the deadlines for submitting the annual financial statements of private pension companies (15 May 2020).

10 April 2020

ASF Regulation no. 5

Main measures:

Shareholders meetings may use the vote by correspondence or electronically.

10 April 2020

Decision no. 69 of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Finance, Guarantees and Insurance

Purpose: Conditions under which EximBank conducts short-term insurance of the risk of non-payment abroad.

 

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