Filter for Slovakia Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-07 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
7 July, the conditions for mass events with an exclusively sitting audience will be adjusted so that the audience will be seated only in every second row.
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2020-07-07 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Wearing a veil outdoors is voluntary , but still recommended, especially in cases where it is not possible to keep a distance of at least 2 meters from strangers. The obligation to wear a veil everywhere in interiors outside their place of residence for all persons in the territory of the Slovak Republic continues to apply. This obligation also applies when wearing an exhalation respirator, which must also be covered with a drape. Instead of a drape, you can use a scarf or other means to prevent the droplets from spreading to the surroundings. The Chief Hygienist grants an exemption from the obligation to wear a veil (or other means that prevents the spread of droplets into the environment) outside his / her place of residence for groups of people such as children, people with autism, bride at a wedding (see link for full list)
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2020-07-06 In Public health measures: Testing policy
all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic from 6 July 2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a „low-risk country" from the epidemiological point of view are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of home isolation. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner
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2020-07-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic from 6 July 2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a „low-risk country" from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19. (If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable.)
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
the possibility of mass events with more than 1000 people was added if the organizer is able to divide the space into sectors if the given conditions are met . The exact wording in the Measure (PDF, 125 kB) , while it is still a condition that it is a condition to comply with hygiene rules .
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2020-06-22 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Pupils from the 6th to the 9th grade of primary school and high school students will also be able to return to schools; on voluntary basis
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2020-06-16 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Guidance documents published for social services for the protection of staff and clients
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2020-06-16 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Update hygiene guidelines for the catering for large events
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2020-06-16 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Update hygiene guidelines for the operation of childcare facilities
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2020-06-15 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The "summer practice" of health students will be allowed to take place during the summer
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2020-06-13 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
State of emergency preparedness of healthcare sector lifted
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2020-06-13 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
end of state of emergency also lifts the ban on exercising the right to strike.
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2020-06-13 Out Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of emergency lifted
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2020-06-13 Out Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
The state of emergency will end on 13 June 2020.
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2020-06-11 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The ban on the sale of personal protective equipment will be partially lifted, FFP 2 valveless respirators will be able to be sold to the general public
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2020-06-10 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Lifted isolation requirements for persons returning from Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland.
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2020-06-10 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People traveling to Poland for less than 48 hours are exempted from isolation requirement upon return
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2020-06-10 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Lifted border closure for persons returning from Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland.
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2020-06-05 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Hungary, Austria borders opened without restrictions
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2020-06-04 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Border to Czech Republic opening without restrictions
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2020-06-03 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Crèches, nurseries and secondary and language schools , as well as private childcare facilities to be reopened
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2020-06-03 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People at social residental homes can receive visits
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2020-06-03 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Indoor establishments need to have 10m2 per customer (instead of 15m2)
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2020-06-03 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Visits to all departments of the hospital allowed again, with certain limitations (e.g. max 2 persons at a time)
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2020-06-03 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Specific health system opening hours for pensioners abolished
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2020-06-03 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Closing hour of 22.00 abolished
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2020-06-03 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Hospitals to open further services
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2020-06-02 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Persons who reside in the territory of the Czech Republic or Hungary may come to Slovakia for 48 hours without requiring quarantine
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2020-06-02 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
European citizens may travel to their country of citizenship through Slovakia without stopping, without needing to apply for transit exemption
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Kindergartens to reopen with maximum of 15 children per class
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Primary schools allowed to reopen with maximum of 20 children per class
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2020-06-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Pupils will return to schools and kindergartens, though voluntary and a maximum number of children per class
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2020-05-28 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Established hotlines are reducing their working hours
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2020-05-28 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Further exemptions from wearing face masks: students at exams, bride and groom at wedding
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Guidance for childcare facilities with children of up to 3 years established
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Guidance for school catering services established
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2020-05-22 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People arriving from abroad do not need to home quarantine anymore, if they accept to download the smart quarantine app, tracking the persons movement
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2020-05-21 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Extension until further notice: General recommendation against traveling abroad
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2020-05-21 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
A commission will be set up to deal with changes in pensions and the tax system
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2020-05-21 Out Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
The requirement to show a negative test result at borders does not apply anymore to Slovak citizens or residents that travel for less than 24 h to Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Switzerland or Germany; a form needs to be filled out
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2020-05-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Outdoors distance to people not living in the same households from 20m to 5m reduced
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Tourist attractions may open their interior facilities
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Events up to 100 persons allowed
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Outdoor sports grounds will be able to function regardless of the type of sport, but without the use of changing rooms and the presence of the audience, toilets will be accessible.
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Reopening of shopping centres under strict conditions
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants and other catering businesses may open their interior space under the same conditions as their gardens that was allowed previously
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants are now allowed to remain open until 22.00
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Tattoo and piercing studious allowed to reopen under strict conditions
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Cinemas and theaters allowed to reopen
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2020-05-20 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Indoor swimming pools and sports grounds can only be opened for sports clubs
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2020-05-20 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government will provide a rent allowance to tenants who have closed their operations for hygienic reasons
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2020-05-20 In Movement restrictions: Border checks 
Extension until 26th June: border checks
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Extension until further notice: Sunday remaining disinfection day for all facilities
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Extension until further notice: Grocery shopping during weekdays from 9-11 am limited for elderly
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2020-05-20 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Mandatory mask wearing outside lifted (regulation still applies for inside spaces)
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2020-05-19 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Legislation established to allow for the creation of epidemiological outpatient clinics for patients with COVID-19 in a crisis situation and mobile collection points
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2020-05-19 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of up to 100 persons allowed again
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Intelligent quarantine: Instead of state quarantine upon arrival from abroad, people may install a tracking app on mobile phone that monitors a users movements
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2020-05-18 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Requirement to wear face masks will no longer be mandatory outside
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Person limits in stores/shops reduced from 25m2 to 15m2 per person
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Opening hours of stores/shops extended to 22.00, though Sunday closure remains
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2020-05-18 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Further exemptions from mandatory home quarantine (now: persons living in the same household with "commuters"; work within 30km of border; certain students; people living in border areas within 30km; people providing urgent care abroad; people managing land within 10km of the border; or at special approval)
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2020-05-18 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
14 day isolation prior to surgery no longer necessary
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2020-05-18 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Healthcare system close to normal operations again
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Patients undergoing surgery should be in 14 days quarantine prior to surgery
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2020-05-12 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Additional visitors allowed in health facilities (with specific rules for inpatient facilities for adults and for children and neonatal ward)
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2020-05-12 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Fathers may be present at birth again
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Exemption to wear face masks for performers in filming, production of television and other programs , as well as rehearsals of plays and dance and music performances
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Publishing of Diary of "Mental Well-Being" focused at communicating with children about COVID-19 and support their mental well being
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2020-05-07 Out Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Funerals are excluded now from meeting ban and are allowed under strict hygiene rules for both indivuals and sites
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2020-05-06 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Requirement to wear face mask or veil in restaurants, apart for eating and drinking; staff needs to wear masks at all times
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2020-05-06 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Taxi drivers are requested to wear face masks, veils or similar; amongst a number of other hygiene measures
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2020-05-06 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Food business operatorsand drugstore sales are mandates to only allow entry to persons over 65 years of age from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am. to 11:00
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2020-05-06 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
All retail operations and service providers (with exemptions, e.g. hospitals and pharmacies) need to close every Sunday to conduct mandatory disinfection of the facilities
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Churches are allowed to conduct masses again, though under strict hygiene rules
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2020-05-06 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Taxi drivers are allowed to operate again
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotels are allowed to reopen also for short term guests, but rooms need to be kept free for 24 hours after each guest
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Museums, galleries, libraries and exhibition halls and outdoor areas of zoos and botanical gardens to reopen under strict hygiene measures
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Natural healing SPAs to reopen under for people with a prescripted treatment
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Driving schools are allowed to reopen under strict hygiene measures
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Outdoor tourist attractions (castles, chateaux, zoos, etc.) will also be open to the public
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2020-05-06 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Outdoor areas of restaurants are allowed to reopen under strict hygiene measures
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2020-05-05 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Children playground are allowed to reopen under strict hygiene rules
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The offices of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic will be available to the public from Monday 6 hours a day
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2020-05-01 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
More exemptions added to the mandatory quarantine upon arrival (including persons traveling with those exempted; or people living within 30km of border crossing or social care personell working abroad)
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Reminder to the public to comply with measures during extended weekends
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendations for the transport of persons returning from abroad, how to behave safely
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2020-04-29 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
The Minister of Education decided on the dates and organization of entrance examinations for secondary schools
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2020-04-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The ministries decided to waive the tax on social assistance contributions
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2020-04-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
SP will extend the support period in unemployment for another one month, without need for application
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Nationa-wide testing program of people in social care institutions
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Mobile testing units will be used to test immobile persons at home
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Testing policy
All employees and clients of social service homes are tested, as first locations as part of a Slovakia-wide testing strategy
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2020-04-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic package strengthened for entrepreneurs, including additional loans
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Expert recommendation for the operation of universities during the COVID epidemic 19
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2020-04-24 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Specific shopping hours for persons 65+ are now strictly encouraged, though not mandatory anymore
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Slovak researchers also have access to a newly created knowledge database on COVID-19
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2020-04-22 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Long-term accommodation (>10 days) to reopen (though not their restaurants)
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2020-04-21 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Outdoor sports are allowed again under certain restrictions and hygiene measures (including limited contact, availability of disinfectants, etc.)
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2020-04-21 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Policies for quarantine facilties developed
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2020-04-20 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Planned operations will be gradually resumed in hospitals
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2020-04-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Minimum 2 meter distance inside and outside
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2020-04-19 In Public health measures: General recommendations
General recommendation of a partial lock-down, meaning to only leave home for essential trips, work and basic well-being matters
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2020-04-19 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All shops, apart from pharmacies and veterinary ambulanes, to close on Sundays for staff rest time
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Special rules and limitations on public transport use, e.g. as much as possible only 50% capacity to be used
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2020-04-17 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
General awareness raising on fake information online and specifically on the myth that alcohol can protect from COVID-19
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2020-04-17 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
All cross-border workers need to provide a negative COVID test result not older than 30 days to be allowed the crossing
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendations to keep physical activity even under quarantine
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2020-04-15 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic will also create an economic crisis team headed by the Minister of Finance
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2020-04-08 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial lock-down, only allowing to leave place for essential matters (including habitual work, business and related travel); from midnight 8 April to 13 April 23:59.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Interregional travel banned for Eastern (8-13 April)
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2020-04-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Loan repayment now possible to be postponed for businesses
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All persons returning from abroad need to inform a general health practicioner about it
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All persons traveling to Slovakia, which means both Slovak and foreign nationals, obliged to be isolated in state quarantine centres for 14 days (exemptions on state centre isolation for vulnerable persons, including pregnant women and elderly)
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Clarification that decree from 23.03 also applies to church services during Eastern
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All foreigners banned from entering the country with new exemption categories, including relatives to Slovak citizens, diplomatic mission staff, valid residency, certain drivers, employees of funeral services
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Government limits sale of respirators to general public and limits it to health professionals
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2020-04-03 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Stricter sampling regulations for Roma communities in Slovakia due to increased spread risk; all persons returning from abroad in last 14 days and those with symptoms tested
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2020-04-03 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Army deployed to quarantine Roma settlements
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Municipalities and cities will set up phone lines for food delivery and other help for people who cannot walk outside.
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Support through a food program for school children and vulnerable elderly
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Military provides sampling facilities
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2020-03-30 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Redefinition of the types of services and shops that need to be closed
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
General call to the public to continue blood donations, after an observed drop in weekly donations
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Updating of testing policy; those with symptoms and no other diagnosis, symptom and close contact with confirmed case, symptoms and hospitalisation, patient in home isolation with sustained high fever or age >65
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2020-03-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
A number of shops to reopen, including opticians, leasing services, bike shops, DIY stores, hardware stores, key services and similar; though limits on the number of persons in store limited to 1 per 25m2
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The State pays 80% of the employee’s salary to companies whose operations are mandatory; Postponement of payment of employer contributions when sales fall by more than 40%; Postponement of income tax advances when sales fell by more than 40%; Possibility of offsetting losses not yet claimed since 2014
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The state will provide bank guarantees amounting to 500 mil. € per month.
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2020-03-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Employees in quarantine and parents in the Czech Republic will be paid 55% of their gross salary at all times.
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2020-03-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The State Institute for Drug Control (SIDC) will speed up the registration of medicines used in COVID-19 (coronavirus). It will also speed up the approval of clinical trials for patients with this disease.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
All land borders were closed
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2020-03-25 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Groceries, pharmacies, drugstores, newspaper and print kiosks, and shops with foodstuff for animals are to be closed every Sunday.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: General recommendations
General recommendation against traveling abroad
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Limit product imports/exports
Banned the export of drugs, medical devices and diagnostic medical devices abroad
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2020-03-24 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
Police and military deployed at healthcare facilities were problems arise
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Assign three hospitals across the country specifically to deal with COVID; postponing of preventative health services and interventions
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The testing capacities are being strengthened through the addition of new laboratory centres
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Hospital visits limited
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
For seniors over 65 years of age , special opening hours will also be set in shops from 9.00 to 12.00; they are only allowed to shop during those times
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Day care centres are closed
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2020-03-13 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Closure of airport, at least until 27.03.2020; all international train and bus travel has as well been suspended
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2020-03-13 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Taxpayers who are not obliged to communicate electronically with the financial administration (the so-called non-entrepreneurs) will be able to file tax returns and pay income tax by 31 May 2020
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
All schools closed until further notice
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2020-03-12 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
State of emergency declared
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2020-03-12 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
for all non-residents
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Restrictions apply to all public, social, sporting and cultural activity
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
For all people coming from abroad 14 days.
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All public gatherings have been banned, including sporting events and religious services. This includes theatres and cinemas, but not workplaces, supermarkets and pharmacies.
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2020-03-12 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All tourist and leisure sites, including ski resorts, spas and museums are closed. Many restaurants and hotels and all bars and nightclubs are closed.
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Face masks are mandatory anywhere outside the home and minimum distance of 2m kept at all times
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2020-03-10 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The National bank of Slovakia has implemented: i) banks may partially meet Pillar 2 requirements using capital instruments that do not qualify as common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital; ii) banks may, in duly justified cases, temporarily operate below the level of capital defined by the capital conservation buffer; iii) banks will also, where justified, be temporarily exempted from full compliance with the LCR.
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