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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.

City of Brno has selected two schools for crucial professions workers’ children from 4 January

In line with the governmental regulation, the City of Brno has selected two educational facilities for children (aged 3 to 10 years) of parents in crucial professions. Both schools will be ready to provide essential care for these children from 4 January 2021. The first school is the Základní a mateřská škola Merhautova 37 (contact information: Headmaster Jana Foltýnová, tel. 731 610 261 or 545 211 651). The second facility is the Základní škola Svážná 9 (Headmaster Petr Punčochář, tel. 603 272 646 or 547 427 111). The text of the governmental regulation can be found here.

Antigen testing: Where and for whom?

Voluntary and free-of-charge antigen testing of all persons that participate in public health insurance in the Czech Republic is organized by the state from 16 December. Information (in Czech) can be found here; text of the governmental regulation (in English) can be found here. We recommend to follow also hospitals’ websites – as soon as they are ready for testing in their facilities, they will certainly publish information about it. As a huge interest is expected, we remind also of the possibility to get tested by the Helping Hands NGO (Společnost Podané ruce) at their testing place at the exhibition centre. If interested, check for more information here (in Czech only). Information on PCR testing can be found at…

Christmas markets at Brno squares will open on 3 December

The stands at the Freedom Square, Dominican Square, Cabbage Market, Moravian Square, and by the Jošt statue will open on Thursday 3 December. The stands will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with no food or drinks for direct consumption on the spot. Craftworks, gifts, packed food, etc. will be for sale. There will be spacing between stands and hand sanitizers will be available. With regard to the fragile situation, organizers kindly ask all visitors to follow basic hygiene rules and to behave responsibly.
Governmental regulations

UPDATED: 7 January 2021, 12:05

The Czech Republic is under a state of emergency till 22 January.

On 27 December the Czech Republic enters the 5th level of the PES anti-epidemic system. For the time being, the following measures are effective till 22 January.   

  • The curfew is extended and applies between 21:00 and 4:59. Exceptions from the curfew include e.g. travelling to work or back home, walking a dog is possible only within a radius of 500 metres from home. Text of the regulation can be found here
  • The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is banned.
  • People should limit their movement to a necessary extent, they can gather in maximum of 2 people. 
  • Presence at weddings or registered partnership ceremonies or at funerals cannot exceed 15 people. 
  • Religious services can be attended by a number of people corresponding to max. 10% capacity of seats. 
  • Operation of ski tows and public cable cars is banned. 
  • Bars and restaurants, zoological gardens, museums or other indoor sports facilities, swimming pools or wellness centres remain closed.  
  • Retail trade and services are restricted, too, only selected shops may remain open (e.g. grocery stores, drugstores and pharmacies). 
  • The Sunday ban of sale does not apply, however, shops have to close on public holidays. 
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.