Current governmental regulations

UPDATED: 1 September 2021, 9:50

All measures currently in force can be found on the governmental Covid Portal.  

Current relaxation of measures may be different in individual regions. The below mentioned information applies to the South Moravian Region.

What is new:

  • Children at schools will be tested on 1, 6 and 9 September. First graders will be first tested on 2 September to enjoy their first school day without troubles. Further proceedings will follow current epidemic situation with possible regular weekly testing.
  • All places will recognize also tests taken by people themselves with a health professional’s online assistance. However, these will be valid for 24 hours only.

What still applies:

  • Health insurance companies pay for antigen tests once in 7 days and for PCR tests twice a month.
  • The conditions for proving one’s noninfectiousness have been unified: when entering any place, people can prove it by:
    1. a PCR test (not older than 7 days) or antigen test from a public sampling centre (not older than 72 hours);
    2. taking a self-test on the spot or taking a selftest with a health professional’s online assistance in last 24 hours;
    3. certificate of undergoing a test at school;
    4. a document of undergoing the disease in the last 180 days;
    5. a certificate of vaccination (14 days from completed vaccination).
  • When entering places listed in the measure (accommodation services, fitness centres, galleries, cultural and sport events), the organizer/operator is obliged to check meeting these conditions and the participants are obliged to prove it.
  • Currently, health insurance companies pay for antigen tests once in 7 days and for PCR tests twice a month.
  • A list of sampling centres can be found here.
  • OUTDOORS, people usually do not have to wear face masks. An exception applies to organized events for over 30 people where the two-metre distance cannot be kept, concerts, theatre performances, sport events, etc. – at the mentioned events, respirators are obligatory.
  • According to the current measure, a RESPIRATOR is obligatory in shops, services (unless it obstructs the treatment, e.g. cosmetic treatment), in health and social care facilities, in museums, castles and similar objects, in clubs, restaurants, on public transport, and at events such as theatre performances, sport matches, concerts, etc. (regardless of being held indoor or outdoor).
  • In all other indoor premises, except for home or other accommodation, FACE MASKS suffice. People are obliged to wear a surgical face mask (complying with the Czech norm ČSN EN 14683+AC; a textile face mask is no longer sufficient).
  • According to the Ministry of Health’s regulation, an exception applies e.g. to children up to 2 years of age, children in kindergartens, hosts, reporters, athletes and exercising people, people in swimming pools, wellness centres and saunas, etc. An exception applies also to customers being provided care in the area of neck and head should the protection equipment obstruct the provision of the service.
  • In-person education is allowed for all stages of education.
  • Children at schools will be tested on 1, 6 and 9 September. First graders will be first tested on 2 September to enjoy their first school day without troubles. Further proceedings will follow current epidemic situation with possible regular weekly testing.
  • Pupils, students and teachers or school employees do not have to undergo tests provided they are fully protected by vaccination or they will show their own valid test from a laboratory. People who underwent the disease in 180 or fewer days do not have to undergo a test either.
  • Pupils and students who do not want to undergo testing, will be obliged to wear a respirator or other protection of nose and mouth (FFP2/KN 95 class) or a surgical mask for the whole time of classes.
  • To visit a hospital, long-term in-patient care facility or a social care facility, the visitor needs to prove his/her noninfectiousness (see the Testing tab).
  • Employees in social services providing care in in-patient facilities, as well as clients and users of such services, need to undergo a test each 7 days from 1 September. This obligation does not apply to people who are fully vaccinated, underwent the disease in last 180 days or can show their own valid PCR test. It will not apply to clients in terminal stage of a disease in hospices either.
 
  • All retail shops can be open, restrictions for goods to be sold in markets have been lifted, too.
  • When entering catering facilities (incl. their outdoor premises), people need to be able to prove their noninfectiousness (see the Testing tab).
  • Markets can be held without any restrictions as for sold goods.
  • Indoor sport grounds, swimming pools, wellness centres, and saunas are open without limiting their capacity. Visitors need to prove their noninfectiousness (see the Testing tab) and should keep distance.
  • According to point 3y) of the Ministry of Health’s regulation, an exception applies to sporting people when exercising/training and they do not need to wear a face mask.
  • The interpretative statements on measures in the area of sports can be found at the website of the National Sports Agency (in Czech only).
  • Accommodation services for recreation may be provided. Guests need to prove their noninfectiousness (see the Testing tab).
  • Outdoor cultural or sport events can be held without limiting the number of participants. If held in premises with capacity of up to 3000 people, they need to prove their noninfectiousness. In case of larger premises, a half of visitors over 3000 needs to have vaccination or undergone Covid-19 in last 180days, and the second half needs to have a negative test (for example, outdoor events for 10,000 seated visitors = 3000 seats for visitors complying with the OTN system /vaccination – test – undergoing disease/ and 7000 seats for visitors that are fully vaccinated or have undergone the disease in the last 180 days).
  • Other mass events (community, dancing, traditional and similar events and other gatherings, festivities, funfairs, shows, celebrations, tastings, and other public or private events) are allowed for up to 2000 participants outdoors or 1000 participants indoors. If there are more than 20 people, they need to be able to prove their noninfectiousness (see the Testing tab). This condition does not apply to weddings or registered partnership ceremonies or funerals provided that less then 30 people are present, to rehearsals of choirs up to 50 people, and to some other events mentioned under the point I/13 of the regulation.
  • In galleries, museum, castles, chateaux, and similar objects, observatories, zoological and botanical gardens and arboreta, group tours can be held. If there are more than 20 people in a group, visitors need to prove their noninfectiousness (see the Testing tab).
  • Music, dance and other social clubs and discotheques or casinos can be open. Visitors need to prove their noninfectiousness (see the Testing tab), with stricter conditions applying to those dancing – their test must not be older than 24 hours. 
  • Libraries are open, too.

See the For travellers page. 

Recommendations for citizens

  • Avoid unnecessary contacts with other people.

  • Keep safe distance of at least two metres in a group of people (e.g. in a queue). 
  • Follow hygiene rules properly, especially hygiene of your hands. Wash your hands for 30 seconds at least and use disinfectants.
  • Use disinfectant wipes also for your personal items (e.g. mobile phones) regularly. 
  • When sneezing or coughing, use ideally disposable tissues  and cover your mouth with your arm/sleeve, not hand! (the droplets may spread further).