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Shopping & services

Rules and recommendations

From May 10 onwards, additional service & retail stores will be allowed to open again.


Shop for more days in advance.

Choose a time to shop when there are fewer people in the store. Stay in the shop for the necessary time only.

When going to a currently open store (that is, a store selling essential goods such as groceries, medicines, housewares etc., as well as a farmers' market), please note that the number of customers in a store at one time is restricted. The maximum customer density allowed is 1 customer per 15 sq m vending area. In shops, where the vending area is smaller than 15 sq m this restriction does not apply to a person accompanying a holder of an ID card for severely disabled (TP/ZTP, ZTP/P).

Shops are allowed to be open between 6am and 10pm.

Inside a store, a general obligation to put a respirator on to cover your nose and mouth applies.

When entering and leaving the store, sanitize your hands using the anti-bacterial hand sanitizer located by the entrance.

Ask relatives or neighbours if they would help you buy groceries. It is also possible to use the services of volunteers.


Service stores, such as hairdresser's, barber's, beauty stores, manicure or massage studios, are now open again. However, you are only allowed to visit such a store if you present

  • a RT-PCR test certificate issued not longer than 7 days prior to your visit, provided the test resulted negative,
  • a POC (so-called antigene) test certificate issued not longer than 72 hours prior to your visit, provided the test resulted negative (you can use a certificate issued by your employer as well if you had undergone the test at your workplace),
  • a Vaccination Certificate issued by the Ministry of Health, provided it states that you got your last dose (i.e. in case of a two-dose vaccine, the second one) administered at least 14 days prior to your visit, or
  • a declaration of having survived a COVID-19 infection not longer than 90 days prior to your visit (e.g. a SMS message stating your test resulted positive)

upon entering it.

In exceptional cases, you may undergo a POC (so-called antigene) test on the spot. Please contact the store in advance by phone or e-mail if you would like to take this option.

Frequent questions about this topic

Are there special opening hours for seniors?