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Emergency Measure to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

The Czech Republic has entered the state of emergency on 5 October. With that, new measures focused on mass events and catering establishments were introduced.

Because of the worsened current epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic new measures concerning mass gatherings will be valid from 14 October until 3 November.

It is prohibited:

  • All cultural events, including concerts, theatres, cinemas, circuses as well as fairs and congresses and other educational events.
  • Visits of galleries, museums, castles, chateaus and other historical premises, as well as planetariums and observatories.
  • Disco, music and dance clubs and other similar premises.
  • Visits of zoos and botanical gardens.
  • Visits of patients in hospitals and clients in social care facilities.
  • Operation of indoor sports grounds like fitness centres, gyms, courts, ice rinks etc.
  • Operation of swimming pools, aquaparks, wellness centres, saunas and solariums
  • Both indoor and outdoor events, gatherings and meetings can by attended by a maximum of 6 people. This measure applies also on masses and other religious ceremonies.
  • From 19 October, weddings, ceremonies on entering civil partnership and funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 persons.
  • Groups with maximum of 2 persons can enter shopping malls and shops.
  • Primary schools are to be closed and switched to distance education. This also includes art and language schools and school hobby groups.
  • As the universities are switching to distance education, the college dorms are to be closed.
  • All indoor and outdoor premises of catering services are to be closed for public.

Current situation is being updated regularly and is available online in English - on the website of the Ministry of Health:  Covid-19 risk score for Czech districts. Details can be found on the website of the Minisry of the Interior.