CORONAVIRUS – CURRENT DEVELOPMENT
LAST UPDATE: January 18, 2021, 10 p.m.
NEWS: The Ministry of Industry and Trade published a call for the new COVID-Gastro-Uzavřené provozovny program. From January 18, 2021 (9 a.m.), entrepreneurs may submit an application for the period between October 9, 2020 and January 10, 2021. It is possible to file the application until March 1, 2021 (4 p.m.) via the AIS MPO information system. Identity verification of the applicant will be carried out by an electronic identification device (more information on the eIdentita.cz website). The compensation of CZK 400 / employee / day closed are available for those employers whose sales have dropped by at least 30 % in the last quarter of 2020 compared to the previous year.
The list of countries with low risk of Covid-19 infection was also updated, valid from Monday, January 18. Luxemburg is now considered a safe country. On the contrary, Hungary, Malta, and the Portuguese Azores and Madeira islands have been removed from the list.
From Tuesday, January 19, there will be partial loosening of measures concerning retail. Stationeries, children’s clothing and footwear will newly be able to operate.
The central reservation system for vaccination was launched on Friday, January 15, 2021. Persons over 80 years of age may now register and book an appointment. Nevertheless, the system was overwhelmed for quite some time and other difficulties occurred, leading to frequent criticism among people.