SUMMARY OF PROHIBITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND OTHER RESTRICTIVE MEASURES

LAST UPDATE ON November 20, 10 a.m.

State of Emergency

  • effective from October 5 to December 12, 2020
  • for the whole Czech Republic

Ban on entry of foreigners into the Czech Republic

  • protective measure of the Ministry of Health (ref. No. starts as MZDR 20599)
  • obligation on people who have stayed more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in the territory of a state where the risk of COVID-19 is increased to undertake a test for the infection by SARS-CoV-2 (The list safe countries available here)
  • number of exceptions
  • further conditions and rules are set out by the Ministry of the Interior available on their website

Restriction of free movement of persons and mass events

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 1190 of 16 November 2020)
  • prohibition of free movement with exceptions for trips to work, to family and loved ones, to the doctor, for shopping, to provide care for children and pets, stay in nature and parks and visits to cemeteries are allowed
  • curfew between 21:00 and 4:49 with exceptions for trips to work, walking dogs up to 500 m from the place of residence and protection of health and property
  • ban on gathering indoors and outdoors in groups of more than 6 people, with the exception of families
  • Weddings and funerals can be held for up to 15 people
  • the obligation to maintain a spacing of at least 2 meters
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in public places

Obligation to wear respiratory protective equipment (mouth and nose)

  • Extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health (file no. begins with MZDR 15757)
  • the obligation applies to the interior of buildings, means of public transport, including platforms, stops and waiting rooms
  • the obligation also applies outdoors if they are part of the urban area of a municipality and the distance of at least 2 meters from other persons can not be achieved
  • a number of exceptions (see the extraordinary measure in question)
  • extraordinary measures of individual regional hygienic station (Prague region, Ústní nad Labem region, Moravian-Silesian region)

Prohibition of personal school attendance

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 1022 of 12 October 2020)
  • pupils of the 1st and 2nd grades of primary school have full-time teaching, other pupils of primary schools will alternate between full-time and distance teaching from 30 November, ninth-graders will return to full-time teaching
  • the last years of high schools will move to full-time teaching from 25 November, full-time teaching of practical and laboratory exercises will be possible at universities, as well as individual study of doctoral students

Prohibition of cultural and similar events

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 1192 of 16 November 2020)
  • ban on exhibitions, theater performances, fairs, pilgrimages, cinema screenings, visits to historical monuments, museums, zoos, etc.
  • ban on the operation of casinos

Restrictions on sports facilities

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 1192 of 16 November 2020)
  • ban on the operation and use of indoor sports fields, swimming pools, fitness centers, gyms, wellness etc.
  • ban on holding all amateur sports competitions

Restrictions on the operation of shopping centers over 5000 m2

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 1192 of 16 November 2020)
  • ban on providing wireless Internet access to the public
  • restrictions on the use of resting places (chairs, armchairs, benches, etc.) so that there are no gathering places
  • obligation to mark 2m safety distances
  • ban on selling food in restaurants in the food courts

Prohibition and restrictions on the operation of restaurants and clubs

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 1192 of 16 November 2020)
  • ban on the presence of the public in music, dance, gaming and similar social clubs and discos
  • ban on operation of restaurants and bars except for takeaway through the window from 5:00 to 21:00, hotel restaurants can remain open for guests until 21:00

Prohibition of retail sale and sale of services in establishments

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 1192 of 16 November 2020)
  •  ban on retail sales with numerous exceptions, such as food, florists, car workshops, dry cleaners, opticians, drugstores, hardware stores, pet stores and others
  • limited opening hours –  from 5:00 to 21:00 or shorter, closed on Sundays except for pharmacies, petrol stations and some other establishments
  • limited number of customers – maximum of one customer per 15 square meters of floor space, maintaining 2 m space between customers
  • extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health (ref. No. starts as MZDR 20581)
  • conditions set for specific types of sale

Restrictions on sales in the markets

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 1192 of 16 November 2020)
  • Only food produced in the Czech Republic (fruits and vegetables, dairy and meat products, honey, eggs, pastries) can be sold in the markets
  • the distance between points of sale must be at least 2 m, the maximum number of people is 20 per 400 square meters
  • ban on consumption of purchased food on the spot

Restrictions on the operation of administrative  offices

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 994 of 8 October 2020)
  • public authorities and administrations are open to public two days a week, for five hours each

Curfew for selected types of social services

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 1029 of 12 October 2020)
  • applies to homes for the elderly and homes with a special regime
  • ban on going outside the premises or premises of these facilities, with the exception of those users for whom this Regulation would pose a serious threat to mental or health conditions, for the duration of the state of emergency

Restrictions on visits to hospitals and social services facilities

  • Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic (No. 998 of 8 October 2020)
  • prohibition of visits, with the exception of patients (users of social services) of minors, incapacitated, terminally incurable diseases, the disabled and in cases where the patient’s psychological or social condition so requires
  • the presence of the other parent at birth is possible

Adding coronavirus to the list of contagious human diseases

  • concerns criminal acts of Spreading of Contagious Human Diseases (whether willful or out of negligence)
  • punishments are prison sentence from 6 months to 12 years (willful) or up to 10 years (negligence)

Prohibition of re-export of medicines delivered to the Czech Republic

  • currently set out by Governmental Regulation No. 104/2020 Coll., as amended by Governmental Regulation No. 146/2020 Sb Coll.

Prohibition of visits in prisons / correctional facilities

  • extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health (ref. No. starts as MZDR 20598)
  • only one person may visit + conditions for such visitor

Restriction for recipients and providers of social services

  • extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health (ref. No. starts as MZDR 20593)
  • suspension and restriction of servises provided for client aged over 50 y.o.

Use of soldiers and customs officers

  • currently set out by Governmental Regulations (No. 83/2020 Coll., No. 318/2020 Coll.)
  • rescue work and assistance to the the Ministry of Health and regional higienic stations in managing SARS-CoV-2 epidemic
  • to fulfil tasks of the Czech Police when ensuring internal order and safety with the aim of protecting lives, health and property of persons and for compliance with safety measures related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Ban on prescribing the medicine Plaquenil

  • extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health (ref. No. starts as MZDR 12756)

Information regarding České dráhy, a.s. (Czech Rails)

  • limited operation (details are here)

Limitation of operation of Česká pošta, s.p. (Czech Post)

  • partial limitation of operations in selected regions of the Czech republic (details are here)

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