regarding the JCC Budapest – Bálint Ház’s response to Covid-19

Last updated: 8th December, 2020.

The JCC Budapest’s priority is always to ensure the safety and well-being of our community members and staff.

As of November 4th, a state of emergency went into effect. As of November 5th, a partial curfew is in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Social distancing and wearing face masks – only medical and textile masks that cover the nose and mouth are accepted – are mandatory on public transport, indoor spaces and public spaces. The regulation applies to everybody, with the exception of children under six.  Public areas, parks, shops, shopping malls, and markets are open. Shops, hairdressers, and private industry service providers must close at 7 p.m. As of November 24th, shops are off-limits to all shoppers under the age og 65 during 9-11 a.m. weekdays and 8-10 a.m. on weekends. The restriction applies only to grocery stores, drugstores (shops selling perfumes, household cleaning products, chemicals and sanitary paper products) and pharmacies. Elderly people can also go shopping outside those hours. Restaurants, cafés, bars, and clubs are closed. Only take-out and delivery service is permitted. Hotels can only receive guests travelling for business purposes, not for tourism. Leisure facilities will be closed, including museums, theatres, gyms, swimming pools, cinemas and zoos. Higher education will go online, dorms and residences will also have to close. All teaching above the eighth grade will be online.  Nurseries, kindergartens and primary schools will remain open to those under 14. All gatherings are prohibited. All events are banned.  No more than 10 people can attend a family gathering or private event. Funerals can be attended by up to 50 people at a time. At weddings only the witnesses, parents and siblings may attend the ceremony and receptions are banned.

Source: US Embassy in Hungary , updated daily

Currently, (December 2020) the JCC Budapest and all of its facilities are closed. 

In compliance with the Hungarian government’s COVID response, all of our programs are online. Visit our Facebook page to see our upcoming events.

At the moment, the JCC is unable to welcome visitors. Please check back or contact us directly and we will be happy to advise you about our reopening plans.

At the moment, we do not have a date for re-opening. Due to the high level of confirmed daily cases in Hungary, the JCC remains closed in order to ensure the health and safety of our community members.

If you have any further questions please contact us.