Preventive measures for the Residents of Mie based on the 14th Edition of the “Mie Prefecture Guidelines” for Coronavirus Prevention

新型コロナウイルス感染症拡大防止に向けた「三重県指針」ver.14より 県民の皆様に取り組んでいただきたい感染防止対策

2021/12/13 Monday Announcements, Coronavirus

As of October 2021, the number of coronavirus cases has been decreasing.  However, there are still many factors to watch out for, such as the appearance of a new mutant strain “Omicron variant”, and it is necessary to take measures to prevent infection without being too relaxed in order to keep the sixth wave small even if it does occur.

14th Edition of the “Mie Prefecture Guidelines” (only in Japanese)

To all residents

  1. Basics of Infection Preventions
  • Prevent infection and “do not bring in” or “do not spread” the virus
  • Avoid closed environments, crowded places and situations that requires contact with a lot of other people.
  • Take basic preventive measures, get a good quality of sleep and take care of your health.
  • Use face masks with reliable quality. If possible, use TNT mesh face masks  (Fushokufu – 不織布).
  • Ventilate properly (always keep windows slightly open, open wide windows in rooms that are not in use, etc.)
  1. Maintain the “New Normal” and follow the preventive measures
  • “Keep a distance of 2 meters (minimum 1 meter) from other people”, “When talking, avoid talking face to face as much as possible”, “Try to shop alone or with a few people during less busy times”
  • “Having meals with lots of people for long periods” in particular increases the risk of infections, so be careful with transmission by droplets etc.
  • When eating with other people who does not live with you, even during the meal, wear a facemask when talking (Mask Kaishoku – マスク会食) and avoid talking (黙食 – Mokushoku).
  • When eating and drinking, “try to eat with people you meet frequently”, “drink alcohol moderately and avoid going beyond the limits and drinking in different places”, “do not share cutlery and glasses”, “avoid sitting close or face to face with other people”.
  1. About traveling
  • If you’re thinking about leaving the prefecture to go home, try to get around during low-traffic times, take preventive measures two weeks before leaving Mie, and if you haven’t had the vaccine yet, try the PCR test, among other preventive measures.
  1. About the preventive measures approval system for restaurants, tourist establishments, etc.

For information on prevention in multiple languages ​​and easy Japanese,

See the Mie government’s “外国人住民のみなさまへ For foreign residentes”

https://www.pref.mie.lg.jp/YAKUMUS/HP/covid19info-jp.htm

Consultation desks

  • If you are having difficulties due to the coronavirus:

Call MieCo, Mie Foreign Resident Consultation Center (TEL: 080-3300-8077).

Service languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese

  • If you are having difficulties with the reservation to get the vaccine:

Call Mie’s Coronavirus Vaccine Consultation Line for Foreigners (TEL: 080-3123-9173).

Service languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese

  • If you have questions about the side effects of the vaccine:

Call the “Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects Call Center” (TEL: 059-224-3326).

Service languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

For people who are having difficulty renewing their driver’s license due to the coronavirus

2021/12/13 Monday Announcements, Coronavirus

運転免許証の更新期間の延長手続は、令和3年12月28日で終了します。

The validity period of the driver’s license can be extended by up to 3 months for people who are having difficulty renewing their driver’s license due to coronavirus.

The renewal period of the driver’s license extension procedures ends on December 28, 2021.

Measures to extend the renewal period

  1. Target persons

Special measures to extend the period of renewal of the driver’s license are valid for people whose driver’s license expires on December 28, 2021.

  1. Request for extension procedures

If you are having difficulty renewing your driver’s license due to  coronavirus and fits into the target audience mentioned above, you can request for extension at the Unten Menkyo Center, police stations or the “kanbu kouban” (幹部交番), or do the request by mail or by another person.  It is possible to extend the renewal or steering period up to 3 months after the last day of the renewal period even without completing the renewal procedures such as taking courses and aptitude tests.

However, you must place this request before your driver’s license period expires.

◆It is possible for another person to request an extension on your behalf (representative – dairinin).

●It is possible to request for extension by mail.

◆You will need to submit the following items in order to have another person to request on your behalf.

Please write the application document for the renewal procedures (start and continuation) at the time of application

Send the following items to Unten Menkyo Center for request by mail.

Insert the above documents in an envelope and send to the Unten Menkyo Center (see the “Contact and Place of request by Mail ” section below for the address).

  1. Request for extension procedures for the second time

Also valid for people who have already received the special procedures since the last day of the period for renewal and management after the extension will end on December 28, 2021.

Special request for repurchasing the license for people whose driver’s license has expired remain valid even after December 29, 2021.

If you were not able to go through the renewal procedures normally or were unable to apply for the renewal period extension request and had your driver’s license inevitably expired due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can repurchase through the same renewal procedures (no need of taking the practical and academic tests) if you have not passed 3 years since expiration and 1 month from the day your unavoidable circumstances ended. However, you will not be able to drive during the repurchase period, so be careful. Office hours and required documents, among other details, are different from the normal renewal procedure.

Contact and Place of request by mail

〒514-8518 Tsu-shi Tarumi 2566 – Unten Menkyo Center Unten Menkyo Kanrigakari

TEL: 059-229-1212 (in Japanese only)