Current measures

The local measures of regional public health authorities are available on the “traffic light” map of the Czech Republic

Levels of emergency 09 10 2020

Current measures valid for the entire Czech Republic

From 12 to 25 October 2020, the measures available in the government resolution will be in effect.

  • As of 12 October, all cultural, sporting and social events, religious services, dance or club events, both amateur and professional, will be cancelled if they bring together more than ten people indoors or twenty people outdoors, unless these are members of the same household. No fun fairs, congresses or trade fairs will be allowed. The participation of people at weddings and funerals and subsequent banquets/wakes will also be limited to 30 people, and the right of assembly will be limited to a maximum of 500, and participants in these events may move around in groups of up to 20 maintaining social distancing of at least 2 metres and must have face masks or the equivalent (protect respiratory equipment).
  • As of 12 October,  the presence of students at universities will be prohibited, with the exception of clinical and practical teaching and internships of students in the study programmes for general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other healthcare study programmes. With the exception of compulsory school attendance, practical teaching and school practical training and teaching at institutions for institutional care or protective care, at the Ministry of Justice and one- and two-year practical schools, teaching at secondary and higher vocational schools and conservatories will also be prohibited.
  • Pupils of the second stage of elementary schools will be divided into half-classes, with each half of the class going to school in only one of the next two weeks. With the exception of individual tuition, the operation of elementary artistic and language schools is also prohibited, and a total ban will also affect leisure centres and school clubs.
  • A total ban on school attendance will then apply on 26 and 27 October, as this will be followed by the public holiday on 28 October and the subsequent short autumn holiday.
  • There are also limitations of activities of public authorities and institutions so that office hours for the public will be only two days a week and five hours a day for two weeks.
  • There is also, with some exceptions, ban on visits to medical and social facilities.

Wearing of face masks is mandatory as of 18 September (full text of the extraordinary measure):

  • in all indoor premises of buildings, except for the home or place of accommodation (e.g. a hotel room),
  • in schools and educational facilities, including secondary schools and universities,
  • in means of public transport (public transport in cities, intercity buses and trains and taxis),
  • at mass indoor events with any number of people attending.

With the exception of:

  • children under two years of age,
  • children and teaching staff at nursery schools and children and parents caring for them in children’s groups,
  • pupils and teaching staff in stage 1 of primary schools in the buildings of schools and educational facilities pursuant to Act No. 561/2004 Coll., on Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, Further Vocational and other Education (the Education Act), as amended, outside of their common areas,
  • pupils, students and teaching staff in accordance with the Education Act and students and academic staff in accordance with Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education Institutions and on Amendment and Supplementation of Certain other Acts (the Higher Education Act), as amended, within the framework of educational activities, the nature of which makes wearing of protective equipment impossible (in particular physical education, singing and playing wind instruments),
  • boarding school houses and children’s homes, as far as concerns employees or accommodated children, pupils or students,
  • educational facilities for the performance of institutional education or protective education and schools established as a part of them and centres of educational care when providing services as boarding schools,
  • schools established by the Ministry of Justice;
  • pupils, students and teaching staff at schools established under Section 16(9) of the Education Act,
  • employees and children at facilities for children requiring immediate assistance,
  • persons with intellectual disorders, disorders on the autistic spectrum and cognitive disorders or severe alterations of their mental state, whose mental capacity or current mental state does not allow them to observe this prohibition,
  • patients, if they are hospitalised in inpatient healthcare facilities or if this is necessary for the provision of healthcare services,
  • healthcare workers for the necessary period of time, if required for the provision of healthcare services,
  • social service users in social service buildings, such as weekly care centres, homes for persons with a medical handicap, homes for senior citizens and homes with a special regime, and in facilities providing facilitating social services in residential form,
  • other cases worthy of consideration that are stipulated by a healthcare or social service provider or attending doctor for movement and staying in healthcare facilities and social service facilities,
  • employees and persons in a similar position, including officials, for the period when they perform work in one place, if such a person works at a distance of at least 2 meters from other persons,
  • persons driving public transit vehicles, who are not in direct contact with passengers during their clearance,
  • judges, lay assessors, public prosecutors, accused persons and their defence counsel, parties to civil, administrative and constitutional court proceedings and their representatives, witnesses, experts, interpreters and other persons on which a court decides, in the place and at the time of the court proceedings,
  • persons performing copyrighted works (e.g. theatre, dance or musical performances), lecturers and persons participating in the creation and production of audio-visual works or programmes,
  • hosts, reporters and other persons appearing on radio, television and other programmes,
  • persons performing work classified by a decision of the competent public health protection authority in category three or four due to the risk factor affecting working conditions of heat stress, and also persons performing work which has not yet been categorised and for which it can be anticipated that, after categorization has been performed, they will be classified in category three or four due to the presence of a risk factor affecting working conditions of heat stress,
  • customers of catering establishments while consuming food and meals, including drinks, subject to the condition that the customer is sitting at a table,
  • persons travelling on public transport for the necessary period for the consumption of food and meals, including drinks,
  • the couple being married over the course of the wedding ceremony and other persons attending the ceremony, and persons declaring that they are entering into registered partnership together and other persons attending this declaration,
  • persons for the essential time needed to take their portrait photograph, or photographs of newlyweds, including a group photograph with household members and other direct relatives,
  • athletes or exercising persons during training sessions, exercising, games, competitions, etc.,
  • persons on the premises of internal artificial bathing places, such as swimming baths and pools, pools for toddlers and infants and paddling pools, spa and therapeutic pools and saunas.