The Israeli government is allowing a gradual reopening of workplaces and public areas
This page deals with the restrictions on the number of people allowed in each work place as well as the essential Ministry of Health guidelines for places that are reopening
Information regarding which types of places can open and the conditions under which they may open are found on the government websites detailed on this page

With the return to routine amidst the Coronavirus crisis, the Israeli government is allowing more and more businesses and workplaces to return to activity.

  • Emergency regulations allow each type of business to return based on conditions specific to it, including things such as, maintaining distance between employees and/or customers, protective equipment and partitions, restrictions on the number of people present in the same space or elevator, separation of protective equipment, and hiring staff in consistent shifts.
  • In some places, it is required to ask every person that enters if they have coronavirus symptoms such as cough fever or if they have contact with another corona patient and in some cases to even take the temperature of everyone who comes into the place.
  • In cases where the business owner is required to fill out a statement of compliance with the conditions and submit it to the Ministry of Economy or the local authority, the statement can be found at this link.
  • To learn more about the types of places that can open and what conditions they must meet see:

Maximum number or workers and volunteers that are permitted in a workplace

  • As a general rule the maximum number of workers permitted in one workplace (with the exception of certain work places that have different guidelines in the regulations] is 10 workers or 30% of the number of workers employed in the workplace - the higher of the two. This is effective until 04.06.2020.
  • In addition, every workplace is permitted to exceed the 30% (or 10 worker) limit if all of the following 4 conditions are met:
    1. The workplace is careful to follow the Purple Badge (Tav HaSegol) (conditions established to allow workplaces to employ more workers then the limit allows).
    2. The employer appoints someone to be in charge of corona related issues and their job is to ensure the workplace meets all of the Purple Badge (Tav HaSegol) conditions.
    3. The employer made all of his employees aware of the Purple Badge (Tav HaSegol) conditions by hanging a sign with the conditions in a clear and noticeable place.
    4. The general manager of the workplace and the appointee on corona issues must sign a declaration found on this link.
If in these places an employer notifies a worker that he may not come to work because of the Purple Features (Tav HaSegol) conditions the worker may not come to work.
  • It is the employer's responsibility to prevent employees from entering or to staying in a workplace above the limit of maximum number of employees allowed.
An employer that allows more than the maximum number of workers into a workplace at the same time, violates a criminal offense punishable by a fine or up to 6 months in prison.

Laws and Regulations