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O-N-(T) system: Vaccination - Past disease - (Test)



The O-N-(T) system is a way for a person to demonstrate that he or she meets the requirements for entry into the workplace, school, or service establishment under point I/15 (previously I/16, I/17, and II/17). It is based on three basic pillars: vaccination, tests, and having COVID-19 in the past.

Vaccination

The point on vaccination is fulfilled by anyone who proves that:

at least 14 days have passed since the last dose of the vaccine according to SPC.

Vaccination is proven by a certificate.

From June 22nd the completed vaccination with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency of Czech or EU citizens who have a temporary or permanent residence in the Czech Republic is recognized, if it is proved with a certificate that at least 14 days have passed since the completion of vaccination, which was administered in a third country.

Negative test - since November 22, comprehensive non-recognition of tests, except for some exceptions, takes place

The point on negative test is fulfilled by anyone who proves that:

(a) has undergone RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus with a negative result no more than 72 hours ago, or

A negative test result is proven by a message from the testing center or by a certificate.

Who can prove compliance with the conditions by RT-PCR test results since November 22:

  • people under 18
  • people who cannot get vaccinated due to their health condition and have their contraindications written in the ISIN system
  • people who received at least one dose of the vaccine but the period of 14 days after the second dose has not yet passed

These people are paid for 5 RT-PCR tests per month from their healthcare insurance.

Protection period after the disease

The point on past illness is fulfilled by anyone who proves that he has had a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 disease and has had an isolation period according to the valid emergency measure of the Ministry of Health and since the first positive POC antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus or RT-PCR test for virus SARS-CoV-2 no more than 180 days have passed.

The past disease is proven by a text message about a positive test from the testing point or a by a certificate. The certificate is generated on the basis of a positive RT-PCR test result certificate. If you undergo an antigen test with a positive test result and want to get the certificate of having suffered from COVID-19 disease, you have to undergo a confirmation PCR test.

One of the most effective ways to prove compliance with the conditions of the O-N-(T) system is to download the certificate to the Tečka application. Event organizers, employees of establishments, hoteliers, and others are able to verify the validity of certificates (by scanning QR codes) submitted by customers using the čTečka application. The app is able to recognize the authenticity of the QR code.

As of November 1, children under 12 are not obligated to prove compliance with the conditions of the O-N system or to be tested by the PCR test (T).

Rules for entering individual establishments:

Before entering any restaurant (garden), you must meet at least one of the following conditions:

a) O-N-(T) system

As of November 1, all guests older than 12 are going to be checked by service providers or their employees. We recommend using the čTečka app (more information below in paragraph The čTečka app – how to?).

An exemption from the O-N-(T) check-up have:

  • establishments of catering services not intended for the public such as school canteen, catering of persons in the military active service, catering of physical persons in custody, imprisonment, or security detention, catering of persons in healthcare and social facilities including spa medical rehabilitation care, catering of employees; all cases only when concerning canteens that are not freely accessible to the public 
  • selling take away food - fixed or mobile kiosks without places to sit

You can find more details in an article Frequently asked questions about catering establishments (Czech only).

Before entering a body care facility, you must meet at least one of the following conditions

a) O-N-(T) system

The employees of the establishment are entitled and obliged to check the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions.

 

Before entering an accommodation facility, you must meet at least one of the following conditions:

a) O-N-(T) system

b) when proving that they underwent RT-PCR test with a negative result, these people can be accommodated:

  • people who need to be accommodated for work, business, or similar other reasons that cannot be postponed;
  • people who need to be accommodated to take care of another person that necessarily needs it;
  • people who need to be accommodated so that they can be provided with health services;
  • people who have already been accommodated on November 22 and only for a period that has been agreed on before November 22, 2021

After fulfilling the conditions, you can stay for a maximum of 7 days. If you wish to extend your stay, you must meet one of the above conditions again.

The employees of the establishment are entitled and obliged to check the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions.

 

Before entering a trade fair or trade show, you must meet at least one of the following conditions:

a) O-N-(T) system

The organizer of the event has the right and the obligation to check the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions.

 

Before entering music, dance, or game club, disco, casino, and casino establishment, you must meet at least one of the following conditions:

a) O-N-(T) system

The employees of the establishment are entitled and obliged to check the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions.

 

Before entering a theater or cinema, you must meet at least one of the following conditions:

a) O-N-(T) system

The employees of the establishment are entitled and obliged to check the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions.

 

Before entering a festival, concert, or social event (public or private), you must meet at least one of the following conditions:

a) O-N-(T) system

The organizers of the event are entitled and obliged to check the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions.

 

Before visiting a hospital or social service facility, you must meet one of the following conditions:

a) O-N-(T) system

b) you prove that you underwent a preventive antigen self-test on the spot with a negative result, or

c) that you underwent a rapid antigen test (RAT) supervised by a health care professional through an online service not more than 24 hours ago with a negative result.

Employees of hospitals and social service facilities are entitled and obliged to check compliance with the above conditions.

 

Before staying at a spa, you must meet one of the following conditions:

a) O-N-(T) system

b) you prove that you underwent a preventive antigen self-test on the spot with a negative result, or

Patients must demonstrate that they meet the above conditions at least once every 7 days during their stay at a spa.

Spa employees have the right and obligation to check the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions.

 

Before entering a swimming pool, wellness center, sauna, or salt cave, you must meet at least one of the following conditions:

a) O-N-(T) system

The employees of the establishment are entitled and obliged to check the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions.

 

The čTečka app – how to?

To check your customers’ certificates, you can use the validation app čTečka. You can download it for free to your mobile phone or iPad on Google Play and App Storeyou do not need any special devices.

The first time you run the application, you must accept the terms of use of the application. After the confirmation, the home screen appears. There you press the “SCAN QR CODE” button. The first time you run the application, it will request access to the camera – you need to allow the access to be able to scan QR codes. Then a square appears, which you will point to the QR code (it does not matter whether it is on paper, on a phone, or a watch, etc.). After loading the QR code, if the certificate is valid, a green screen appears; if it is not valid, a red screen appears.

You can find pictographic instructions on how to use the Tečka and čTečka apps and the most common questions and answers at ockodoc.mzcr.cz.