Monday, 16. 3. 2020

Measures of the City of Ljubljana during the coronavirus epidemic

The City of Ljubljana is continuously monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus epidemic and implementing measures in line with the instructions of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

In doing so, we are proceeding carefully and responsibly while also taking own initiatives without creating panic. We are particularly encouraging solidarity and the volunteer work of our colleagues and citizens, which makes us especially proud.

Here are some of the measures we are implementing.

24-hour call line at the Community Health Centre Ljubljana

The Community Health Centre Ljubljana has set up a call line to raise awareness about the appropriate preventive measures, the number is 00 386 (0)31 619 255 and it is open 24 hours a day.

Ljubljana Pharmacy

In Ljubljana we have closed some of the units of the Ljubljana Pharmacy and changed the opening hours of others Ljubljana Pharmacy units. Updated information is published on the website

Hostel Celica

On 18 March, we offered accommodation at the Hostel Celica, managed by the public institute Ljubljana Castle, to the employees of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana. The hostel is open to commuting to work at the Univeristy Medical Centre. This way they don’t have to commute back home every day and it facilitates taking self-protective measures.

Closed public offices of the City of Ljubljana

From Monday, 16 March 2020, until revocation, the Main Office of the City Administration of the City of Ljubljana, the payment office of public companies and the Ljubljana Public Holding as well as other administrative offices of the City of Ljubljana are closed. Citizens can contact us by phone and e-mail.

Main office telephone number: 00 386 (0)1 306 10 00

Main office e-address:

Public companies

Employees of public companies Energetika Ljubljana, Voka Snaga, Ljubljanska parkirišča in tržnice and Žale are providing essential city services. All other public institutes have closed their doors.

Operation of district communities

In order to ensure undisturbed continuation of everyday life in the given circumstances, we inform the citizens of Ljubljana that they can address any problems, obtain additional information and submit possible initiatives by contacting their district community by e-mail.

Care for most vulnerable groups

We have organised food deliveries for children from socially vulnerable families, as some of them were deprived of the only hot meal a day when the schools closed, and for the elderly who are not supposed to leave their homes.

Food is delivered daily by volunteers, drivers at the public passenger company Ljubljanski javni potniški promet.

Home childcare

After the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted a decision prohibiting the gathering of people in institutes in the field of education and schooling, universities and independent institutes, which disrupted any organised childcare, a number of volunteers – teachers in kindergartens and primary schools in Ljubljana - have offered individual urgent childcare.

Operation of Ljubljana markets

Ljubljana markets have shortened their operating hours. They are open from Monday to Saturday from 6:00 to 14:00, but the only offer the essential food, agricultural produce and seedlings. On Fridays and Saturdays, the number of visitors in closed market spaces is limited to no more than 10 at the same time.

Closed playgrounds at primary schools and all other sports grounds

We have closed all playgrounds at primary schools, outdoor sports grounds, sports islands, outdoor exercise equipment and children’s playgrounds managed by the public institute Ljubljana Sport.

Suspended public transportation

On Monday, 16 March, all buses stopped operating as stipulated in the government decision. The validity of monthly bus passes is going to be accordingly extended into April.

Parking lots

All parking lots owned by the City of Ljubljana are free-of-charge. This applies to all parking lots (with barriers) and on-street parking spaces for which parking fees are payed at parking metres, with the exception of parking houses.


Mayor Zoran Janković thanks all colleagues who are performing their job at their workplace or at home.

He also thanks all citizens of Ljubljana who are following the instructions of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the National Institute of Public Health and are staying home. By doing so, they are not additionally burdening our health care centres during the time when coronavirus patients need help.

We wish you all abundant health, tolerance, solidarity and compassion!


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