News from Brno

Applying for an ID card or driving licence with a prior order preferably

It is better to have a prior electronic order for a specific time to visit the Administrative Activities Department (ID cards, travel passports) and Transport Administrative Activities Department (driving licences, vehicle register). Without this prior electronic order citizens will be treated as well, but possible waiting time needs to be counted with. Prior arrangement of appointments is needed also at the Trade Licensing Office and we recommend it at all other departments, too. More information in the Authorities and Institutions section.…

Brno hospitals still forbidden to visitors, except for Vojenská nemocnice

The governmental ban of visits to hospitals and nursing homes was lifted on 25 May. However, with regard to strict hygienic conditions most Brno hospitals still do not allow for visits. The only exception is the Vojenská nemocnice. We recommend to check for current situation at individual institutions’ websites.…

Most municipal kindergartens to open on 18 or 25 May

Over 130 kindergartens run by the City of Brno and its city districts can reopen after the state of emergency ends. The specific date was chosen by the kindergarten’s management upon an agreement with the founder. Most of them will open on 18 or 25 May. A complete list of kindergartens with their reopening date can be found here.…

Cash payment for waste fee possible from July

Cash offices at Šumavská street used for cash payments for the waste collection fee will be closed till the end of June. This year citizens can postpone their payments till the end of summer holidays. But it is also possible to pay in a cashless manner several ways – via bank transfer, Brno iD e-shop or with a postal order. More at www.brno.cz/odpady. …

Further municipality’s departments reopen, office hours extend

The busiest departments – Administrative Activities Dept. (ID cards, passports) and Transport Administrative Activities Dept. (driving licences, register of vehicles) – will complement their office days. Apart from standard Monday – Wednesday – Friday, also Tuesdays and Thursdays (8:00 – 12:00) will be open to public. Until 30 June it is still necessary to arrange for an appointment electronically in advance – this applies also to appointments at the Trade Licence Dept. The electronic reservation system can be found here (in Czech language only). The researchers‘ room at the Brno City Archive has reopened, too. Up-to-date information can be found at archiv.brno.cz (in Czech language only). More information at the Authorities and institutions section. …

Municipal kindergarten can reopen after 17 May

Together with the end of the state of emergency also the measure closing kindergartens in Brno will expire. The concrete date of their reopening – which may happen on 18 May at the earliest – will result from an agreement between the kindergarten’s management and founder (usually city district). Brno councillors approved and sent to both these parties a list of recommendations, explaining conditions for the renewal of kindergartens’ operation. A press release including the mentioned list can be found here (in Czech language only). …