Through Decree 090 of 19th March 2020, the Mayor of Bogotá D.C. adopted transitory measures to guarantee public order in the Capital District, on the occasion of the declaration of public calamity made through District Decree 087 of 2020. Article 1 of this Decree sets a total limitation on the circulation of vehicles and persons in Bogota, on a temporary basis, from Thursday, 19th March 2020 at 23:59 hours through Monday, 23rd March 2020 at 23:59 hours.
Likewise, Article 2 of the above-mentioned Decree establishes as exceptions to this limitation of circulation, among others, the circulation of persons and vehicles to provide or receive the following services and tasks:
- Medical care and emergencies and those intended for at home care of patients, provided that they have full identification of the service provider institution to which they belong.
- Fuel supply and distribution.
- Ambulance services, health care, pre-hospital care, distribution of medicines at home, pharmacies and veterinary emergencies.
- To carry out the supply, production, distribution, loading and unloading of basic necessities, hygiene products, prepared foods, medical supplies and safe drinking water, including those associated with the distribution of school feeding program (PAE for its acronym in Spanish) rations.
- Persons who provide their services to companies or technological platforms dedicated to home delivery of basic necessities, prepared or not prepared food, and pharmaceutical products. They must be fully identified.
- The provision of essential operation, maintenance and emergency services of public utilities, such as water supply, sewage, energy, sanitation, landfill, natural gas, public lighting and telecommunications services, call center, networks and data center, provided that they may be duly accredited by the respective public and private companies or their accredited licensees.
- The provision of literary services, exclusively during the time of its provision.
- The provision of essential operating services of hotels, private security companies and carriage of valuables.
- The provision of banking and financial services and postal payment operators duly authorized by the National Government.
- The entry and exit of cargo to and from “El Dorado” International Airport.
- The transport of living animals and perishable goods.
- Public Force, State security agencies, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Civil Defense, Red Cross, Ombudsman’s Office, Official Fire Department, Prison Custody and Surveillance Corps, aid agencies and the Attorney General’s Office, Judicial Branch, national, departmental or district emergency and aid agencies.
- Public servants and state contractors for compliance with activities related to the declaration of public calamity, economic emergency and data collection.
- The indispensable social programs that require continuity of service are the responsibility of the Colombian institute of family welfare (ICBF for its acronym in Spanish), and the District Secretary of Social Integration, District Secretary of Women and IDIPRON.
- Those indispensable for the operation of television channels, radio stations, written and digital press, and duly accredited media distributors.
- The persons who duly accredit being personnel of Transmilenio S.A. and SITP, their operators, licensees, contractors and support personnel necessary for the operation.
- Airport operational and administrative staff, pilots, crew and passengers who have flights during the simulation period, duly accredited with the respective document, such as tickets and boarding passes, physical or electronic.
- Personnel working in food and pharmaceutical production plants.
- The personnel essential to ensure the feeding, care and hygiene of the animals that are confined or under specialized treatment.
- The individual public taxi service, as long as it is requested by telephone through platforms, to carry out any of the above-mentioned activities providing these services.
- One person per family could take out their pets or companion animals when necessary in their immediate environment for a period not exceeding 20 minutes.
These persons must have full identification to prove that they are carrying out their duties. The vehicles in which they are transported must have proper identification of the service they provide.