Filter for Czechia Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs paid over 20 billion crowns under all three regimes of the Antivirus program and deferrals of levies. Currently, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is finalizing the form of the so-called course work, by which Minister Jana Malácová (CSSD) wants to set up a systemic solution to support employees and companies and protect jobs for all future crisis situations similar to the current coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-07-17 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
compulsory wearing of face coverings has been reintroduced following spike in cases
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2020-07-17 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
restaurant opening hours have been reduced in response to spike in cases
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2020-07-17 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
checks have been implemented for individuals at border-crossings in response to spike in cases
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2020-07-17 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
screeings have been implemented for individuals at border-crossings in response to spike in cases
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2020-07-15 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Residents are allowed to travel to most other EU countries from June 15
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2020-07-15 In Public health measures: Testing policy
residents have teh requirement to submit a negative test on their return from nations designated as high-risk by the government.
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2020-07-01 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Requirement to wear face masks lifted (except for regions with accellerating epidemiological situation)
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Mass events limits raised to 1000 persons
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2020-07-01 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Catering faciltiies may open again between 23:00 and 6:00 and the possibility of consuming refreshments in the auditorium and hall
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2020-07-01 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The operation of swimming pools, zoos and other gardens is allowed without a attendance limit
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2020-07-01 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The 10 m 2 limit and mandatory distances between people at museums, galleries, castles, chateaux and similar establishments are also abolished
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2020-07-01 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Permission of trade fairs and other mass events with a max 5,000 people at the same time; but requirement to seperate into 1000 person sectors
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2020-07-01 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Pupils in schools may sit closer to each other again than 2 meters, if wearing a face mask
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2020-06-27 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Summer camps allowed again under strict regulations
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All EU countries classified as ’green’ countries may enter the country without exceptions applying for ’orange’ and ’red’ countries
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
People entering from countries classified as ’green’ countries do not need to provide some negative PCR test result
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Citizens returning from countries with a low and medium risk of coronavirus infection can arrive in the Czech Republic without the need for a test
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Foreigners returning from countries with a low risk of coronavirus infection can arrive in the Czech Republic without the need for a test
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2020-06-15 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
the obligation to wear a protective mask while being outdoors applies only at mass events where people come into contact at a distance of less than 1.5 meters
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2020-06-15 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
it is possible to organize mass events for a maximum of 2,500 people. The area in which the event takes place must be structurally divided into individual sectors (in each of the maximum number of 5 such sectors there may be a maximum of 500 people),
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2020-06-08 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Various cultural institutions and tourist attractions do not require face masks anymore, if 2m space between persons can be kept
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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Primary school and secondary school or conservatory and students of higher vocational school for the purpose of holding consultations or class hours allowed to resume; max. 15 students per class
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2020-06-08 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Max 500 persons at same time for: theater, music, film and other artistic performances, sports, cultural, religious, association, dance, traditional and similar events and other gatherings, exhibitions, festivities, pilgrimages, shows, tastings, markets and fairs, educational events, celebrations, namely both public and private; also applies to all sports events/trainings and weddings and public services
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2020-06-08 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The outdoor areas of the catering services are allowed to be open between 23:00 and 6:00
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2020-06-08 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Maximum number of persons per facility amended: zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums and similar establishments (max. 250 persons per day and hectare); museums, galleries, exhibition halls and other similar facilities can accommodate a maximum of 500 people and at the same time a maximum of one visitor per 10 m2; uditorium of theaters, cinemas, concert halls, circuses and similar establishments can accommodate a maximum of 500 spectators; castles, chateaux and other similar cultural monuments max. 250 indoors; 500 outdoors, 10m2 per person
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2020-06-08 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
For saunas, the restriction of at least 4m3 per customer is removed
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2020-06-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government has approved an extension of tax breaks, and the payment of real estate acquisition tax has been postponed until the end of the year
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2020-06-05 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Czech citizens or permanent residents no longer need to go into 14 days quarantine when arriving from Austria, Germany, Slovakia or Hungary
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2020-06-05 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Citizens or permanent residents of Austria, Germany, Slovakia or Hungaryno longer need to go into 14 days quarantine when arriving from those countries
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2020-06-05 Out Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Border checks are being suspended at borders with Austria and Germany
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2020-06-05 Out Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
There is not need for Czech citizens or permanent residents anymore to provide negative test results upon arrival (as alternative to 14 days quarantine) when arriving from Austria, Germany, Slovakia or Hungary
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2020-06-05 Out Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Citizens or permanent residents of Austria, Germany, Slovakia or Hungaryno longer need to provide negative test results (as alternative to quarantine) when arriving from those countries
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2020-06-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Sports clubs and associations are able to apply for a special support grant
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Special and preparatory primary schools and secondary schools and conservatories for the purpose of practical teaching are allowed to resume teaching; maximum of 15 students per class
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2020-06-01 Out Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government has ended the price moratorium on rent from apartments
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2020-05-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Tax package for companies and entrepeneurs: reduces VAT on accommodation services and admission to sports and culture to 10%; educes the road tax on vehicles over 3.5 tonnes by 25% and extends the right of municipalities to exempt from property tax in the event of an emergency
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2020-05-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Tax package for companies and entrepeneurs: Entrepreneurs and companies will have the opportunity to claim a tax loss retrospectively on personal and corporate income taxes (so-called loss carryback)
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2020-05-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transport across borders to Germany and Austria to resume
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2020-05-26 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Shifted control strategy from systematic to random
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2020-05-26 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Special opening hours for seniors in shops with 500m2 + has been canceled
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2020-05-25 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Exemption of requirement for lifeguards, coaches and instructors working in swimming pools; person driving a public transport vehicle; all office employees
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2020-05-25 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Barbers, hairdressers and workers in manicure, pedicure, massage and beauty services are not required anymore to wear face shield and face mask, but the later is enough; though both remain recommended
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2020-05-25 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
EU citizens and foreigners with long-term permit in the EU allowed to enter without test results for 72 hours for economic activity or to visit persons in the context of family ties.
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2020-05-25 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Visits to social care facilities again permitted
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2020-05-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
PCR test is necessary to end a home quarantine (prior it was only a rapid test that was needed)
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants, accommodation services, taxi services, tattoo salons to reopen
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Theatres, cultural and sporting events (limit of participants TBC), weddings, outdoor expositions of zoological gardens
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2020-05-25 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Day care centres, social therapy workshops and other social services reopening except those for people over the age of 50
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2020-05-24 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Free movement of people outside and during sports activities will be possible for groups of up to 10 people.
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Reminder of sustaining hygiene measures, in context with larger reopening on 25th May
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Health information video on the appropriate behaviour in context of reopening
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2020-05-17 Out Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of emergency lifted
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Hygiene regulations established, particularly for reopening facilities: catering establishments, hotels, camps and other accommodation facilities, the interiors of castles and chateaux, zoos and dendrology gardens or swimming pools
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Fitness and fitness centers without the use of facilities (showers, changing rooms) under precisely defined conditions .; Driving school operation (theory and other forms of teaching up to 5 people).
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
5.2 billion CZK will be set aside for payments for employees in social services (with the exception of medical staff, to whom special payments cannot be made in the form of a subsidy from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs)
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The government has set aside 1.124 billion CZK for paramedics (for medical and non-medical staff); and a further 28 million to cover the operation of mobile testing teams
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Various exemptions to wear face masks in public when at least 1.5 m distance is kept for students, academic staff, or in situations where there is exclusively members of the same household
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Students taking secondary school & university entrance and final examinations will not have to wear face masks
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Mass events and gatherings (e.g. sports) for up to 100 people allowed
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Public procurement act amendend to simplify the procurement of personal protective equipment
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Students finishing high schools and conservatories can be prepared for leaving exams at schools, individual classes for students of elementary art and language schools, full attendance in schools at children’s homes,
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Possibility of attendance at primary schools (maximum 15 students in a class), group classes for maximum of 5 students at elementary art and language schools,
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Cross-border public transport is resumed
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Large scale shopping centres are allowed to reopen
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Operation of hairdressers, pedicures, massages and alike services allowed
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Easy-access facilities for children and young people and social activation services for families with children will be able to start operating
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Clients of residential social services, with the exception of senior citizens, will again be allowed to leave their accommodations
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Three more crossings will be opening on the border with Germany, specifically Dolní Poustevna, Hrensko and Kraslice
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All citizens are allowed to leave the Czech Republic again through the newly opened border crossings
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
It is possible for companies to defer the payment of social security contributions and contributions to the state employment policy paid by employers as taxpayers.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Business premises larger than 2500 m2 (only if they are not in shopping malls over 5 000 m2)
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants can open their gardens while serving food there, beauty services
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Day of hand hygiene campaign
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Compensation payment for small liability companies (of 500 crowns per day)
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The electronic records of sales (ERS) for all businesses is postponed until the end of the year 2020
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Rent subsidy program implemented where the government supports a part of a businesses rent; if affected by COVID-19
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2020-05-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Subsidies increased for self-employed persons (SEPs) looking after children up to 13 years of age and handicapped persons up to 26 years old
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2020-05-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Abolish real estate acquisition tax , with retroactive effect
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2020-05-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
52.9 million crowns for the military; 16.65 million crowns to cover the expenses of the Prison Service
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2020-05-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Voucher program for cultural institutions and tickets that were already sold
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2020-05-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Exception to the limitation of the number of people for worship in the Cathedral of St. Vít, Václav and Vojtech in Prague on May 5, 2020, which will take place on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Prague Uprising. Up to 60 people will be able to attend this service.
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2020-05-01 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
For commuters a negative test result for covid-19 will suffice if done in the last 30 days, not 14 days as before; also easing of regulations, so those certificates can be provided later if not carried with them
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The Ministry of Health, Education and Industry has introduced hygiene rules for operations that open on May 11
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2020-05-01 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Exemptions from the obligation to wear veils in public for people with serious mental illness, moderators and editors of television and radio programs, actors and dancers in theaters or during filming, and children under the age of seven during a stay in kindergarten or in a children’s group.
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
If goods are returned by customers to shops then these need to be stored seperately for 24 hours
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extended until 17th May
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Libraries, outdoor expositions of zoological gardens to reopen
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
SPAs to reopen under certain restrictions and limitatiosn
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
All university students are now able take part in personal individual consultations.
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2020-04-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension until end of May: Government Antivirus Job Support Programme
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2020-04-27 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
EU citizens arriving in the Czech Republic for the business purposes or university students from EU countries can now arrive to the Czech Republic.
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2020-04-27 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Czech citizens are able to travel abroad, however on their return they have to submit to a 14 days quarantine or undergo a test with a negative result on Covid-19.
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Business premises up to 2500 m2
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2020-04-27 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Persons from EU may enter Czech Republic for the purpose of documented economic and educational activities after presentation of PCR testing results in the Ministry of the Interior’s form, though the test result may be 4 days old and can be submitted up to 72hours after arrival
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2020-04-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Mandatory bed capacity to be kept by hospitals
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
General practitioners will only terminate the quarantine period after a negative antibody test has been performed.
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Collective immunity in the Czech population with approximately 27,000 people initiated
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2020-04-21 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Iran visa granted again
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2020-04-21 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
China and Hong Kong visas resumed
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2020-04-21 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Ban on flights from China lifted
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2020-04-21 Out Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Export of disinfectant allowed again outside EU
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2020-04-20 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Exams for students in final year of university to be held
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2020-04-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Farmers and tradespeople markets as well as car dealerships and showrooms to reopen
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2020-04-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Re-opening of public administration offices
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2020-04-20 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Small weddings and individual consultations as well as training sessions of professional athletes will be able to take place
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2020-04-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Extension: of financial assistance to self-employed through May
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2020-04-20 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Third-country doctors without the necessary examinations will be allowed to work in Czech hospitals.
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Care allowance for parents of children under the age of 13 who are unable to attend pre-school or school facilities and those caring for those with health disabilities within a joint household may increase from the current 60 percent to 80 percent of the daily assessment base.
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2020-04-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government has also approved financial assistance to two expatriate associations in the United Kingdom
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2020-04-16 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The Ministry of Health will again permit the presence of a second parent at the birth
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Ministry of Health supported the creation of a new Czech Television magazine "Line 1212" to support people who may be challenged through the current situation; motto is "How to stay normal in abnormal times"
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Social service workers who have come into contact with the infected person can continue working under strict conditions
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2020-04-14 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Call of the Ministry of Health for a gradual restart of health care services for patients beyond COVID-19
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Approved a proposal for securing care for the children of employees of Czech Labour Offices and the Czech Social Security Administration and district social security administrations. School capacity for these children must be provided for by regional governors
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2020-04-14 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Further exemptions to the ban of leaving the countries, people that can prove that the travel will be essential for business or personal reasons are also allowed to leave now
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Additional military deployed; preparation to allocate up to 360 soldiers.
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension: of state of emergency until 30.04.2020
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Additional military forced deployed to support police, 2000 soldiers
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2020-04-09 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Re-opening, in combination with strict hygiene measures, of outdoor sports facilities, sales in hobby markets, building and construction products, hardware stores, bicycle shops and services.
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2020-04-09 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension: of public administration closure until 19th April
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Ministry of Culture will receive from the government budget reserve 770 million crowns to support non-state artistic entities and up to 300 million crowns to mitigate the impact on contributory organisations of the Ministry of Culture, depending on whether the restrictions adopted by the government continue beyond 31 May.
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2020-04-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government also decided on resumption of the activities of the government National Economic Council and appointed its members. These include respected experts in banking, economic policy and economics, as well as representatives of large companies such as Škoda Auto, CEZ and Coca-Cola.
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2020-04-09 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ministry has also lifted the existing ban on doctors and healthcare professionals taking holiday during the state of emergency.
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Hospitals will now have to report changes in the availability of available intensive care places for both COVID-19 patients and other patients and the numbers of doctors and healthcare professionals who have been placed under quarantine.
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The government also amended the Regulation on the criteria for determining an element of critical infrastructure. It has now granted the status of an element of critical infrastructure to key manufacturers of medicinal products with a production plant in the Czech Republic.
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2020-04-09 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Face masks will now not have to be worn in a car in addition to the driver by family members living in the same household, by public transport drivers in closed cabins, nor need they be worn by persons with serious autism spectrum disorders.
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Rapid antibody test recurring at 14 days for all social and health personell
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2020-04-07 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Exercising allowed outside without masks, if keeping safety distance to other persons
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2020-04-02 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Extension: of border controls at German and Austrian bordern until 24th April
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Stricter quarantine rules; instead of only applying people arriving from at risk countries and cross-border workers, it now applies for all coming from abroad with some critical exemptions
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Government has also approved the release of a further CZK 3 billion to the Ministry of Health for the procurement of PPEs
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ban for people working in essential places to take annual leave for the period of the epidemic, including health workers and beyond
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic package for self-employed, including a one-time payment of 25000 CZK
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Surveillance of COVID-positive with "smart quarantine" using "modern information technologies"
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2020-03-29 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
To keep the employment rate, State will provide 100 billion CZK in direct support and 900 billion CZK in indirect in the form of guarantees.
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: General recommendations
People over 70 are encouraged to stay at home
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2020-03-28 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Cross-border workers returning to the Czech Republik also need to undergo a 2 week quaratine
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Persons who meet at least one of the following clinical criteria are recommended for testing: fever above 37.5 degrees, dry cough or shortness of breath.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Stricter ban on visiting social facilities (particulalry elderly people) and additional measures (e.g. separation of sick and healthy people) decided
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health facilities have a stricter ban on visiting (particulalry elderly people) and additional measures (e.g. separation of sick and healthy people) decided
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
All hospitals are asked to create spaces for patient triage
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Streamlining of public health information system with guidance for all hospitals
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
A simplification of paperwork and administrative structures for social benefits established
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Cover premium for health insurances, especially the self-employed
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
An additional 3.3 billion crowns from the government budget reserve to solve the crisis of entrepreneurs in agriculture, food production and forestry
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2020-03-26 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
An additional 1 billion crowns for the Support and Guarantee Farm and Forestry Fund (PGRLF) for 2020 to enable the postponing of repayment of commercial loans, the release or reduction of pledges of cash deposits or the agreement to postpone repayments of principal on loans granted by the PGRLF
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2020-03-26 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Expansion of exemptions of previous public service closures: locksmithing and servicing of household products, repair, maintenance and installation of household machinery and equipment, funeral services and car washes
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
General mental health recommendation and guidance; including key information platforms
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Psychological helpline implemented
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2020-03-26 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Maximum of 2 people allowed in public spaces (families and people performing work are exempted)
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Policy for stores with special opening times for vulnerable people adapted: ll shops over 500 m2 are reserved from 8:00am to 10:00am for seniors and disabled persons above 50 years of age. In stores below 500 m2, employees are ordered to give priority to the above-mentioned persons.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Long-term agreement with company established that produced health protection equipment
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Collaboration with the technical university established for the 3D printing of respirators
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Self-employed persons will be exempted from half a year of pension payments
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Spa and rehabilitation areas limited to the minimum, with only the most urgent cases still being continued
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2020-03-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
MZ regulates the prescription of Plaquenil to ensure that it is sufficient for patients infected with coronavirus
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Cross-border workers need to carry prove of employment to be checked by authorities; there is a differentiation of the different type of workers
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Cross-border commuters have to present a special document, the so-called cross-border worker’s passbook to monitor the frequency of border crossings
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The government has ordered that all acute in-patient care facilities be obliged to allocate capacity for such cases. In total, 400 beds with ventilation and another 400 beds with oxygen support should be prepared for seriously ill patients in the Czech Republic at this stage
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Parents can now receive care allowance until the ban on school attendance is liften and more widely than under previous legislation
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
For the protection of elderly people, only people over 65 years or people with disability over 50 are allowed to enter grocery and drug stores from 7-9am (earlier set as 10-12am). Also, a support hotline for elderly to help them with their shopping was implemented
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
People with confirmed SARS CoV -2 may be, under their agreement, tracked through data provided by banks and telecom providers
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ban on hospital visits
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government has extended its COVID loan program from 600 million to 10 billion crowns and further extended financial support to self-employed persons. Also a targeted employmet support program was implemented (covering parts of companies costs after March 1st)
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Some of the national long-distance trains have been restricted, affecting 6.6% of train journeys
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
reexports of medicines and medicinal products registered for CZ market to the EU and the export of such outside the EU is forbidden
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
People are required to wear protective medical masks and keep a distance of 2m everywhere
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Czech citizens are banned from leaving the country (exemption: cross-border workers)
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotels and any type of accommodation forbidden, with the exception of accommodating people for work (per 27.03.2020)
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2020-03-16 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nationwide quarantine from 16 March until 24 March, except for essential needs, helping others and necessary trips to famillies; extended to last until 11th April
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Borders closed from 16 March to 24 March
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2020-03-13 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Czech nationals are forbidden to leave the country (some exceptions e.g. cross-border workers)
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2020-03-13 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Granting of visas has been suspended
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2020-03-12 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools, universities, cultural institions are closed for the next 30 days.
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All public events with more than 30 people are banned.
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
If an infection is suspected authorities may be directed to a quarantine facility for testing and legally mandated quarantine.
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
Screenings at major border crossings
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2020-03-10 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People from risk areas (continuously updated) need to undergo 2 week quarantine after arrival
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2020-03-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Ban of all public and private gatherings
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2020-03-07 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Iran visa suspension
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2020-03-05 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Export of disinfectant forbidden outside EU
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2020-02-10 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
China and Hong Kong visas suspended
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2020-02-03 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Flights from China banned
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