LOOK: Korea’s ‘Living With COVID-19’ Scheme for Restaurants, Cafes, & Gyms


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  • South Korea’s gradual plan to return to normalcy, dubbed ‘With Corona’ or ‘Living with COVID-19’, will kick off its first phase on November 1, 2021.
  • The announced scheme will have eased restrictions on dining (10pm curfew for restaurants and cafes will be lifted) and indoor facilities like gyms and shopping will have to check for their visitors’ proof of vaccination.
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With Corona: South Korea’s ‘Living with COVID-19’ Scheme (Phase 1)

As South Korea’s COVID-19 vaccination rate hit 70.1%, the government announced a gradual socio-economic recovery plan that will kick off on November 1, 2021. Here’s the outline of the first part of the scheme:

1. Restaurant/Cafe10pm curfew for dine-inCurfew lifted
2. CinemaMidnight curfew; No food and drinks allowedCurfew lifted; food and drinks allowed
3. Fitness Center10pm curfew; Shower usage restrictedCurfew lifted; shower allowed;
proof of vaccination required

Under the new ‘With Corona’ rules, dining at restaurants and cafes will be possible even after 10pm and eating/drinking inside movie theaters will also be allowed.

Time curfew for indoor gyms will also be lifted and usage of shower facilities will be permitted.

As for masks, it is worth noting that wearing of mask is still mandatory indoors and outdoors during this planned first phase.

Discover New Restaurants & Activities in Korea

If you want to explore during this step-by-step Living with COVID-19 scheme, here are some recommendations (New WAUG users get a ₩3,000 coupon after signing up here 🎉 ):

  1. Lifestyle
  2. Restaurants & Cafes
  3. Travel

More About ‘With Corona’

To see the full guidelines for the Living With COVID-19 scheme, check out this news article.

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