Government restricts mass events effective from 5 October. Restrictions to be imposed for secondary schools, colleges and universities

From 12:00 a.m. on 5 October 2020 to 11:59 p.m. on 18 October 2020, the government will impose crisis measures in connection to the COVID-19 pandemic, based on the declared state of emergency. As of Monday, concerts and theatre performances primarily involving singing will be prohibited for 14 days, as will mass events for more than 10 persons in indoor premises and more than 20 persons on outdoor premises. From 5 October to 18 October 2020, the operation of secondary schools, colleges and universities will be restricted in the capital city of Prague and regions in the orange and red alert levels according to the valid traffic light system. Given the current epidemiological situation, in-person attendance at classes will be prohibited in these regions. Furthermore, singing and sports activities will not be included in school instruction.

As of 5 October, theatre, film and other artistic performances that do not mainly involve singing will be restricted in that they may be attended by at most 500 viewers and each attendee must have a designated seat. It will be prohibited to serve or sell food including refreshments and beverages on the premises where these events are held. The attendees are obliged to maintain a distance of at least 2 meters from other attendees, unless they are family members and unless they are in their designated seats.

Sporting events organised by sporting clubs are also restricted, in that they are attended only by athletes and the necessary organizational and technical staff including referees and persons ensuring reporting, not exceeding 130 persons in total on indoor and outdoor sports grounds. The same restriction applies to the training of athletes for sporting events within the leagues organised by sporting clubs.

Furthermore, it applies that catering establishments must limit the public presence at the facility between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Customers are seated so that there is a distance of a least 1.5 meters between them, except for customers sitting at one table. Moreover, there may be at most 6 persons seated at one table. In the case of sales via a service window, the person purchasing food and refreshments here, including beverages, and consuming them  in the immediate vicinity of the establishment is obliged to maintain a distance of at least 2 meters from other persons, if these are not household members, unless they are seated in the outdoor premises of the establishment. The operators will not allow more customers to enter the indoor premises of the establishment than there are seats.

Participation at church services is restricted, in that they can be attended at most by as many persons as there are seats, but not more than 100 persons. There must be no singing during the church service.

From 5 October to 18 October 2020, the operation of secondary schools, colleges and universities will be restricted in the capital city of Prague and regions in the orange and red alert levels according to the valid traffic light system. Given the current epidemiological situation, in-person attendance at classes will be prohibited. Furthermore, singing and sports activities will not be included in school instruction. Only individual consultations, individual visits to libraries and study halls, laboratory, experimental or artistic work in the presence of at most 15 persons or clinical and practical training will be allowed at universities. The prohibition of personal attendance at secondary schools, vocational colleges and conservatories does not apply to mandatory school attendance, practical training and practical preparation. The restriction of operations also applies  to secondary artistic and language schools and leisure centres.

In regions which are green according to the valid traffic light system (the South Bohemia, Liberec, Hradec Králové and Olomouc regions), school operations will be restricted except for preschools, as will educational facilities pursuant to the Schools Act and universities pursuant to the Universities Act, in that education must not include singing and sports activities, except for the first level of education and primary schools.