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COVID-19 Health & Safety Alerts in the Czech Republic

On Monday, October 26th the Czech government announced new COVID-19 restrictions to go into effect from Wednesday, October 28th until the end of the state of emergency including a nighttime curfew, ban on free movement, and the limited hours of shops. Click below for details:

SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS:

FACE MASKS

  • Face masks are mandatory in outdoor locations where people are less than 2 meters apart.
  • People participating in sports activities are exempt from the requirement of wearing masks.
  • Face masks are also mandatory for drivers and passengers in cars if they are traveling with someone who is not a member of the same household.
  • Wearing a mask in indoor spaces and public transport remains mandatory.

UNIVERSITIES

  • The personal presence of students in university courses and of participants in lifelong education courses is prohibited. Practical and clinical training is an exception.
  • Universities can hold exams if there are no more than 10 persons present at one examination time.
  • Student dorms should be closed for students who have another place of residence in the Czech Republic. This does not apply to students with mandatory work, medical students
  • Helping out in hospitals or involved in training practice.
  • International students are allowed to stay at the dorms.
  • All schools with the exception of kindergartens have been switched to distance learning

RESTAURANTS & SHOPS

  • Restaurants, bars, and similar catering establishments remain closed. They may still operate on a delivery and takeaway basis until 8 p.m.
  • It is entirely prohibited to consume alcoholic beverages in public.
  • Stores must close at 8 pm on Monday until Saturday and remain closed all day on Sundays.

SOCIAL GATHERINGS

  • Public gatherings of more than 2 people from the same family or household are banned.
  • Social distancing of 2 meters must be observed whenever possible.
  • The participation of people at weddings and funerals and subsequent banquets are limited to 30 people.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

  • All concerts, film, theater performances, and other cultural events are prohibited.
  • Theaters, museums, galleries, cinemas, zoos, fitness centers, indoor swimming pools remain closed.
  • No visits to health and social care facilities are allowed except for precisely specified cases.