Coronavirus in Czechia: Respirators in Public Transportation and Health & Social Institutions Only From 14 March

Good news! The number of new coronavirus infections in Czechia has been steadily going down and so the Ministry of Health has decided upon new restriction relaxations. In addition to unlimited events, which have been allowed from 1 March, you will now be able to take your respirator off in some public indoor spaces, including stores and shopping malls. You still have to wear your respirator on public transportation, however.

 

You can take your mask off from Monday, 14 March.

You can take your mask off from Monday, 14 March.

 

Unlimited events, 1 PCR test per month

From 1 March, the number of attendees at group events has become unlimited. 

At the same time, the government announced that everyone is entitled to 1 free PCR test per month in March. This is in addition to any tests you would be referred to take by your doctor or the health department for free.

 

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Taking off your respirator

The Ministry of Health also announced that the mask mandate (the wearing of respirators in all public indoor spaces) will be cancelled from 14 March

That being said, you still have to wear your respirator in the following situations:

  • On public transportation (including city transportation, trains, taxis, cable cars and cabin ski lifts)
  • In health institutions (at the doctor’s, hospitals, etc.)
  • In social institutions (senior homes, etc.)

In these situations, exceptions still apply. Respirators don’t have to be worn by:

  • preschool children
  • persons with intellect or mental skill disorders
  • hospitalized persons
  • clients of residential social services
  • public transportation chauffers
  • doctor’s note holders

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Article source: CT24
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Tereza Walsbergerová

Hello! I'm Tereza and I'm a wordsmith and literature nerd from Brno. Although I was born and raised in the Czech Republic, I know all too well from my time living in Texas what it's like to be a "stranger in a strange land." I am excited to share all kinds of information with y'all!

10 thoughts on “Coronavirus in Czechia: Respirators in Public Transportation and Health & Social Institutions Only From 14 March

  1. I want to come to Czech republic so I want to know legal method for reach

    1. Hi Muhammad,
      Unless you have family here, the easiest way to relocate to Czechia is by finding a job and then applying for an employee card.
      Once you’ve got a job offer, contact us for help with all of the immigration matters at info@foreigners.cz.

      Best,
      Tereza

  2. Hi, I am Bishaka. Currently I am living in Brno, I have multiple issues. I am a student here. I want an appointment in your Brno office.
    Please guide me so that I can sit and talk about my issues regarding immigration

    1. Hi Bishaka,
      We’re happy to help you! You can contact our Brno office at +420 533 533 787. Make an appointment with our Communications Administrator to see one of our Expat & Immigration Consultant.

      Best of luck,
      Tereza

        1. Hi Syed!
          No problem :). At the moment, respirators don’t have to worn anywhere at all (including doctor’s offices), so that’s even better news :).

          Best,
          Tereza

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