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Current statistics on the development of the COVID-19 epidemic in Brno and the South Moravian Region can be found here.

Municipality’s Driving Licences Division suspends its operation from 3 to 5 March

Due to complications with staff shortage caused by the current pandemic situation, the operation of the division responsible for the driving licences agenda (applications and issuing) is suspended from Wednesday 3 March to Friday 5 March. Clients with electronic reservations for these days will be contacted and informed of the cancellation of their appointment. This restriction does not concern other divisions of the Transport Administrative Activities Department (e.g. vehicle register). The validity of driving licences or professional competence certificates that expire(d) between 1 September 2020 and 30 June 2021, is extended by 10 months, which applies to the whole European Union. Citizens who want to apply for a new driving licence can do so at municipalities with extended powers in Brno surroundings, as territorial competence does…

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

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, 5 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…

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: Attention – leisure time activities are limited to the territory of a municipality only. Therefore, Brnoers are allowed to sport or go for a walk…
Governmental regulations

UPDATED: 28 February 2021, 20:32

The Czech Republic is under a state of emergency till 28 March (text of regulation in Czech).

As of 1 March, the Czech Government tightens up the anti-epidemic measures for three weeks (till 21 March).

People cannot leave their district* (“okres”). Exceptions apply to travelling to work, doctor or public authority. The Brno-City and Brno-Outskirts have been united in one for this purpose, and travelling between these need not be supported by any confirmation. In case of travelling to other districts, it is necessary to follow the instructions by the Ministry of Interior

Leisure time activities can be performed on the territory of a municipality only (in the case of Brno, territory of a municipality means the whole city of Brno; it is not necessary to limit to a single city district).

Only a surgical face mask or a respirator can be used as protection of mouth and nose, and in certain cases (such as shops, public transport, or health facilities) a respirator solely. It is necessary to have one’s mouth and nose always covered in built-up areas of villages and towns, regardless of the distance to other people. 

Kindergartens are closed and pupils of 1st and 2nd grades of primary schools switch to distance education. 

*Please note there is a difference between “district” (“okres”) and “city district” (or “municipal ward” – “městská část”). “District” is an area defined by a large city by itself, or by several towns or smaller communities (see information on Wikipedia). “City district” or “municipal ward” is a part of a city (see city districts of Brno).

Public charitable collection of the City of Brno

The City of Brno has launched a public charitable collection. Collected funds will be used to make good damages and solve problems caused by the coronavirus. In the first instance, they will be used in the area of social care.