The translations of changes on PES 5 are in progress.

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Visits to social facilities

You are now allowed to visit your loved one in social care facilities. However, you must do one of the following:

a) Before the visit, you have to undergo a POC test for the presence of SARS CoV-2 virus antigen. Your result must be negative.

b) If you have been tested for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR no later than 48 hours before the start of the visit and you have a negative result - provide proof of the examination.

c) If you have contracted with covid-19 in the 90 days prior to the day of the visit - provide proof of this.

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.

Clients in social facilities

Clients no longer need to be tested from 4th December, thanks to regular staff tests and visits.