#LifeInCzechia Every year, there is a couple of special days when we celebrate and commemorate historically or spiritually important events. These days are called public holidays and they differ in every country. On a public holiday, we usually don’t go to work or school and the stores are closed. However, on some days, the stores can be open. Do you what to know when? Keep reading and find out more!
From Wednesday, November 18, the government introduced a limit on the number of people present in stores at the same time to further decrease the number of new COVID-19 cases. This was decided by the government on Monday, November 16, after photos of stores like Lidl being packed with people started circulating on social media. At the same time, opening hours of stores were extended to 9:00 PM so everyone would be able to do their grocery shopping.
Most stores and services in the Czech Republic will have to close and people’s freedom of movement will be restricted from Thursday, October 22. This was announced on Wednesday, October 21 at a press conference, the same day the previously announced coronavirus countermeasures came into effect. This happened not too long after the Minister of Health had claimed that the government would wait for a week or two before introducing more restrictions.