In Order to Prevent the Spread of Infection
An Appeal to the Residents of Nara Prefecture
（Updated on April 27th, 2022）
Regarding Measures to Control COVID-19
The new highly infectious Omicron BA.2 variant has been spreading in Nara Prefecture.
We would like to ask residents in Nara Prefecture to continue to take appropriate preventative
measures against the virus according to its features, and maintain your usual daily routine as much
We would also like to ask people in Nara to maintain a balance between taking measures to prevent
infection and taking actions to move our society and economy forward, while enjoying usual
A request to the residents in Nara Prefecture in light of the recent COVID-19 situation (July 1st, 2021)
Important and Effective Preventive Steps (released on April 27th, 2021)
Future Priorities in Fighting against COVID-19(Tuesday, January 26th, 2021)
A Request to the Residentsin Nara Prefecture Based On the Recent Situation Involving COVID-19 in Nara（November 11th, 2020）
The ten points you should “now” know about COVID-19 as of October, 2020
Important things you should keep in mind in order not to contract or spread COVID-19 further
Harassment or discrimination against healthcare workers, infected individuals
or their family members is extremely intolerable.
Protect the lives of yourself and the people around you from infection by carefully practicing precautions
to prevent catching and spreading the virus.
○Strictly practice precautions against the catching and spreading of the disease.
Please practice the following three essential steps.
（1）Wash/disinfect your hands thoroughly
When you come home, wash your hands and face first and then take a shower and change your clothes as soon as possible.
Wash your hands carefully with soap and water for 30 seconds.
After washing, dry your hands well with a clean towel or a paper towel.
※ When you touch your eyes, mouth or nose with your virus infected hands, the viruses will stick to membrane cells and go into them and multiply. It is said that while viruses can go through the membrane, they cannot penetrate healthy skin but just remain on its surface. Washing with soap is effective as the soap can dissolve the outer envelope of the virus.
（2）Maintain a 2m (minimum 1m) distance
When you talk with someone, avoid facing each other directly.
Even without symptoms, wear a mask, practice cough etiquette, and frequently maintain good ventilation indoors.
※Beware of heatstroke when you wear a mask in hot and humid weather. Hydrate yourself more often than usual.
（To prevent heat stroke, take off your mask when you are outdoors and stay 2m or more away from others.）
（3）Do not go out when you have any symptoms
Take your temperature every morning.
Rest at home when you have a fever or any cold-like symptoms. Where possible, stay in a separate room from other family members.
Upon meeting high-risk individuals like the elderly or those with chronic diseases, be more strict when checking your health.
Maintain a distance from others.
Ventilate rooms and wear
a mask in meetings.
Adopt teleworking and
staggered working days/hours
Promote having meetings and
exchanging business cards online.
Avoid talking as much as possible when you take off your mask for eating/drinking.
Go shopping alone or with a minimum number of people when it is not crowded.
Maintain a distance
at the checkout line.
When you go to a park, choose a less crowded place and time.
Go jogging or cycling with a minimum number of people and keep your distance.
Avoid hard exercise that makes you feel short of breath while wearing a mask.
Eating with others
Avoid sharing food
with others and order
Do not attend if you have any symptoms (fever, fatigue, sore throat, etc.) or if in the past few
days you visited
a high-risk place
When you visit a facility serving alcohol including host clubs and hostess bars, please avoid establishments that fail to follow the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
(Guidelines include: Employees must wear face masks; good ventilation should be maintained; there should be dividers or a space of 1m or more between seats; there should be dividers in front of seats or face-to-face seating should be avoided, etc.)
How to throw away used masks/tissues
Do not touch them
directly with your hand
(Place the garbage bag
into a garbage can).
Put a mask/tissue in a
small bag or wrap with paper before putting it in a garbage bag.
Make sure that the garbage bag will not tear. Tightly seal the bag and throw it away.
Wash your hands right away.
Seasonal Events (Christmas, New Year’s Eve, viewing the first sunrise of the year, etc.)
When participating in an event, please make sure to carefully practice basic preventive measures against infection.
Please do not join seasonal events where basic preventive measures are not fully observed.
In particular, please avoid events or parties where an unspecified large number of people may gather spontaneously and speak, shout, or sing loudly.
If you organize or participate in an event, please make sure to maintain appropriate physical distancing, disinfect your hands, wear masks, avoid loud conversations, and take any other necessary preventive measures.
Please try to avoid drinking large amounts of alcohol, drinking for hours or into the late hours of the night either on the street or in restaurants/bars, also avoid joining seasonal events while/after drinking.
When necessary, please try to find a new way of enjoying the seasonal events, such as spending time with your family at home and joining online events.