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From September 1, tests will not be reimbursed anymore (except for semi-vaccinated persons, children and some other groups).

Antigen testing in social care facilities



Visits to social facilities

You can now visit your loved ones in social care facilities. However, you must:

a) have taken an RT-PCR test no longer than 7 days prior to your visit,

b) have undergone a POC test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen with a negative result no more than 72 hours before the start of the visit, and present a confirmation thereof,

c) prove having got at least the first dose of the vaccine administered at least 22 days prior to your visit,

d) have suffered a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 within 180 days before the date of the visit and present a document thereof. (180 days are counted since the first positive test),

e) have undergone an on-the-spot POC test, provided the test result was negative,

f) prove having undergone a test at your workplace, provided the test resulted negative and had been carried out not longer than 72 hours prior to your visit (you can use either a sworn declaration or an appropriate document issued by your employer as a proof), or

g) prove having undergone a test at school, provided the test resulted negative and had been carried out not longer than 72 hours prior to your visit (you can use either a sworn declaration issued by yourself or your custodial or an appropriate document issued by your school as a proof)

If you meet one of the categories you can visit your loved ones. However, it is necessary to observe all internal regime measures of the given social care house and wear mouth and nose protection, at least a respirator of class FFP2 or KN95 without an exhalation valve (therefore a veil is not enough).

Find out in advance whether the facility you are heading to performs on-site tests. They can only be performed by trained health professionals. If they do not test, discuss your other possibilities. For example, they can recommend a collection point near the facility.

Remember that you are entering a facility where there is a high concentration of people prone to a worse course of covid-19. Please be extremely considerate when visiting.

Social staff. equipment

Employees of social services, employees of health services providing long-term inpatient care, and employees of social services in a weekly hospital or sheltered housing facility and employees of social services providing personal assistance are compulsorily examined by antigen tests every 5 days. This obligation began on 21 November and continues to apply.

This requirement does not apply to persons who:

a) have suffered a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 within 180 days before the date of the visit and present a document thereof.

b) have a certificate from the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic on vaccination against COVID-19, and at least 22 days have passed since the application of the first dose of the vaccine, and the vaccinated person is not showing any COVID-19 symptoms, or

c) have taken an RT-PCR test or POC test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen with a negative result within the last 5 days, or

d) have undergone a preventive negative antigen test provided by the employer in the last 5 days.

Clients in social facilities

As of March 9, 2021, clients of these facilities will be preventively tested every 5 days.

This requirement does not apply to persons who:

a) have taken an RT-PCR test or POC test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen with a negative result within the last 5 days, and present a document thereof,

b) have a certificate from the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic on vaccination against COVID-19, and at least 22 days have passed since the application of the first dose of the vaccine, and the vaccinated person is not showing any COVID-19 symptoms, or

c) have suffered COVID-19 within 180 days before the date of the visit and present a document thereof;

d) persons under 18 years of age,

e) persons in the terminal stage of the disease.