News from Brno

7 schools and leisure centres are established for crucial professions workers’ children

1 March (update: 15 March) With the new state of emergency, in-person education in primary schools was cancelled and kindergartens closed as of 1 March. The Czech Government has assigned regional governors and the Mayor of Prague to provide for care for children (aged 2 to 10 years) of workers in the integrated rescue system, critical infrastructure, security forces and other selected professions. In Brno, 7 schools and leisure time centres are established for children of workers in these professions. Schools run by the City of Brno and its city districts: Základní a mateřská škola Merhautova 37 (primary school and kindergarten). Contact details: Headmaster Jana Foltýnová, 731 610 261 or 545 211 651. Základní škola Svážná 9 (primary school). Contact details: Headmaster Petr Punčochář, 603 272 646 or 547 427 111. Základní a mateřská škola Vedlejší 10 (primary school and kindergarten). Contact details: Headmaster Jan Harmata, 547 218 198, 602 546 208. Mateřská škola Vážka (kindergarten). Contact details: Headmaster Yvona Šebestová, 606 34 66 86. E-mail questions can be sent also to msrybnicka@seznam.cz. Mateřská škola NA OSADĚ (kindergarten). Contact details: Headmaster Jana Křivánková, tel. 733 11 13 23 or e-mail info@msnaosade.cz. Facilities run by the South Moravian Region: Lipka – Brno school facility for environmental education, contributory organization. Contacts can be found on their website: https://www.lipka.cz/lipka-en Lužánky – Brno leisure time centre, contributory organization. Telephone numbers are listed here: https://www.luzanky.cz/Kontakt (in Czech) The text of the regulation can be found here (in Czech). …

Brno-City and Brno-Outskirts unite in one compound for the crisis measure

As of 1 March, strict rules for crossing borders between districts apply. People can leave their district for several purposes only, e.g. for travelling to work, a doctor or a public authority. They need to have a written confirmation or declaration on word of honour. In this case, Brno-City and Brno-Outskirts are considered a single compound, and this duty does not apply when crossing borders between these districts. More information and templates of declarations on word of honour for travelling outside these districts can be found on the page of the Ministry of Interior: https://www.mvcr.cz/docDetail.aspx?docid=22300633&doctype=ART Attention – leisure time activities are limited to the territory of a municipality only. Therefore, Brnoers are allowed to sport or go for a walk only within Brno (however, this concerns the whole of the city, not a single city district only).…