Based on the government’s decision, people in the Czech Republic will have a right to two PCR and four antigen tests per month for free starting in June. The deputies also discussed the reopening of more services, although the original topic of the meeting was the wearing of masks in the summertime.
Two PCR and four antigen tests for free
The government decided that from June, people who have Czech insurance will be entitled to two PCR and four antigen tests per month. So far, the insured are entitled to one antigen test per three days and no PCR test.
PCR tests are valid for 7 days and are way more precise than the antigen ones. Additionally, many countries require them on arrival.
In the case of a positive antigen test, a confirmatory PCR test will be mandatory, but will not be included in the total number of free tests.
Restaurants, saunas and wellness
Originally, restaurants, saunas and wellness services are to reopen at the beginning of June. The date had originally been postponed because the government’s priority is currently the return of all children to schools and the opening of hotels without restrictions.
However, a few days ago, chief hygienist Pavla Svrčinová told the deputies at a meeting of the health committee that indoor pools, as well as wellness centres, could potentially open on 14 June. Also, the Prime Minister stated that as of 14 June, restaurants will be able to operate indoors. As well as opening changing rooms in fitness centres.
The reopening of outdoor pools
The outdoor pools will open at 50 percent capacity from 31 May. However, it will not be allowed to use the indoor showers, only locker rooms.
Choir singing allowed for 30 people
Choirs will be allowed to meet with the participation of 30 people maximum. They will be allowed to take their masks off, but a record of participants will be mandatory. Additionally, people should be two meters apart and also meet one of the conditions for vaccination – testing or a certificate of overcoming covid.
According to the Chief Hygienist, respiratory protection should be mandatory during the summer in medical facilities and social services facilities. Wearing masks in the shopping centres and public transports will be discussed later.
- Group tours in museums and monuments will also be possible for a maximum of ten people or up to 30 people with a certificate of overcoming covid, test or vaccination.
- From the end of May, school trips will be possible.
- Outdoor sports will be allowed for up to 150 people, indoors for 75 people.
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