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Opatření k povinnému testování ve firmách



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All regions of Czechia
 

 
All regions of Czechia
 

Measures were taken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic indicating when and which entrepreneur is obliged to start testing his employees using antigen tests.

The Ministry of Health orders:

Pursuant to ART I., no later than 12 March 2021, all employers within the territory of the Czech Republic who/which are an entrepreneur or state or national enterprise and who/which employ at least 250 people, may only allow their employees to be present at the employer’s workplace in person subject to the employee having within the past 7 days taken an RT-PCR test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a POC antigen test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen or a preventive test at the employer’s workplace to determine the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen using a test provided to him/her by the employer unless determined otherwise in Art. III, the result of which is negative. The employers specified in the first sentence are obliged, starting no later than 3 March 2021, to ensure for their employees POC antigen tests for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen performed by a provider of healthcare services, or tests to determine the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen which can be used by non-professionals, this being with a frequency of at least once a week. If an employee is not present at the employer’s workplace on the date of testing, the preventive testing of this employee will be performed on the date he/she comes to the workplace. The employers specified in the first sentence are obliged to ask their employees to take the preventive test specified in the second sentence starting no later than 5 March 2021 in such a way as to allow their presence at the employer’s workplace subject to meeting of the condition specified in the first sentence no later than by 12 March 2021. If an employee performs work exclusively outside of the employer’s workplace during a seven-day period, the employer will allow him/her to take the preventive test specified in the second sentence outside of the employer’s workplace; this does not relate to employees who perform work remotely (from home).

Pursuant to Art II., no later than 15 March 2021, all employers within the territory of the Czech Republic who/which are an entrepreneur or state or national enterprise and who/which employ between 50 and 249 people, may only allow their employees to be present at the employer’s workplace in person subject to the employee having within the past 7 days taken an RT-PCR test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-7 virus, a POC antigen test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen or a preventive test at the employer’s workplace to determine the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen using a test provided to him/her by the employer unless determined otherwise in Art. III, the result of which is negative. The employers specified in the first sentence are obliged, starting no later than 5 March 2021, to ensure for their employees POC antigen tests for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen performed by a provider of healthcare services, or tests to determine the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen which can be used by non-professionals, this being with a frequency of at least once a week. If an employee is not present at the employer’s workplace on the date of testing, the preventive testing of this employee will be performed on the date he/she comes to the workplace. The employers specified in the first sentence are obliged to ask their employees to take the preventive test specified in the second sentence starting no later than 8 March 2021 in such a way as to allow their presence at the employer’s workplace subject to meeting of the condition specified in the first sentence no later than by 15 March 2021. If an employee performs work exclusively outside of the employer’s workplace during a seven-day period, the employer will allow him/her to take the preventive test specified in the second sentence outside of the employer’s workplace; this does not relate to employees who perform work remotely (from home).

Pursuant to Art III., employees are obliged, subject to a request by the employer, to undergo testing pursuant to Art. I and II, this being with the exception of persons who have undergone a laboratory-confirmed instance of COVID-19, for whom the period of isolation in accordance with the valid extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health has ended, who are not showing any COVID-19 symptoms, and no more than 90 days have passed since the first positive RTPCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 or POC antigen test for the presence of a SARS-CoV-2 antigen.

Pursuant to Art IV., if the result of the preventive test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen performed at the employer’s workplace in accordance with Art. I and II are positive, the employee is obliged to proceed in accordance with the valid Extraordinary Measure of the Ministry of Health regulating employee obligations during testing for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen performed by a non-professional using a test provided by the employer.

The complete text can be found here.