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From midnight of November 25th to November 26th a state of emergency applies in the Czech Republic for a period of 30 days.

Services and religious gatherings



 

 

Rules and recommendations

Services and similar religious gatherings may be held, but it is necessary to adhere to all hygienic precautions.

It is obligatory to keep a 1.5 meter safe distance from others. People living in the same household are exempt from this rule.

Inside a church, an obligation to let the respirator put on during the entire service applies.

Upon entering the indoor premises of a church, all participants of a service are obligated to sanitize their hands.

Individual spiritual service is also allowed, i.e. services, ceremonies and spiritual accompaniments, in which, in addition to the clergy only one family which shares a household participates.

Online and virtual services

Most churches offer virtual services that you can watch over the Internet or television.

Rules for choirs

The number of persons allowed to perform or rehearse at one time is limited to 50, all persons have to keep safety distance of at least 1.5 meters and (except for choir singers during their performance itself) let their respirators put on.

Before a rehearsal or performance can start, all persons present and above 12 years of age must either

  • prove having survived a COVID-19 infection (provided it had been confirmed by a lab) not longer than 180 days prior to the rehearsal/performance, or
  • provide a document stating that the last (i.e. the second one in a double-dose scheme and the first one in a single-dose scheme) vaccine dose has been administered at least 14 days prior to the rehearsal/performance.

Children under 18 years of age, persons in which the vaccination is contraindicated, as well as semi-vaccinated persons may also prove absence of infection using a negative RT-PCR test result, provided the testing has taken place not longer than 72 hours prior to the rehearsal/performance.

 

Frequent questions about this topic

Can I attend a Sunday Mass?
Is it allowed to sing during a service?
Does the 1.5 meter safe distance rule apply only within a single line, or also to the participants sitting before and behind me?