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Restaurants, bars and cafés

Rules and recommendations

All food service establishments may be open, subject to the foodservice establishment conditions described below.

It is necessary to wear a respirator or other protective equipment without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% (class FFP2 / KN 95) in the indoor and outdoor premises of the establishment. You can take the protective equipment off when consuming food and drinking. 


The operators must adhere to the following rules.

  1. Customers are seated so that there is a distance of a least 1.5 meters between them, except for customers sitting at one table.
  2. There may be a maximum of 6 customers seated at one table, except for members of the same household; Where a table has 10 or more seats, more customers may be seated so that groups of no more than 6 customers (excluding persons in the same household) are separated by at least 1,5 meters.
  3. The operator must not allow a greater number of customers into the indoor premises of the establishment than the number of seats available to customers in the indoor premises.
  4. The operator must actively prevent people from congregating at a distance of fewer than 1.5 meters. This also applies to the waiting area of the business.
  5. Customers must be provided with disinfectant at the entrance.
  6. The operator must ensure that the surfaces and chair handles are disinfected after each customer and that the contact surfaces are disinfected regularly.
  7. Live music is permitted in restaurants provided that customers keep a minimum distance of 2 metres from the designated performance area. Dancing is permitted for persons who have completed vaccinations, proof of illness, or a test up to 24 hours old prior to entry. Exceptions are made for weddings, civil partnerships, and receptions after funerals. The provision of wifi to the public is not prohibited.
  8. In the indoor space of the premises, it is necessary to ensure the maximum possible air circulation with the intake of outside air (ventilation or air conditioning) without air recirculation. In the case of air handling or heat recovery (without air recirculation), ensure that there is no contact between the outgoing and incoming air through the enthalpic moisture exchangers.
  9. The operator must ensure that customers are informed about the entry rules described below (vaccination/illness/test) at the entry and conduct an O-N-T Check
  10. A customer (this does not apply to children under 12 years of age) may enter the garden and the indoor premises of the catering facility as long as he/she does not have symptoms of covid-19 and can prove during the operator's inspection using the Čtečka application that he/she meets at least one of the conditions described in the System O-N-(T): Vaccination - Past Illness - (Test). Proof of infection-free status can only be demonstrated by a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of having contracted covid-19 a disease no older than 180 days. PCR tests are only accepted in exceptional cases. Otherwise, he/she will not be allowed entry or served. This policy does not apply to non-public meals or take-out meals.

For more details on O-N-(T) control in catering establishments, see Life Situation: Frequently Asked Questions on Catering Operations (only in Czech).


When you are buying takeaway food, have your mouth and nose covered at all times by using a respirator without an exhalation valve in at least class FFP2 or KN95, Keep at least 1,5 meters of distance from other customers and restaurant staff, use disinfectant and prefer card payment.

Frequent questions about this topic

Can I drink alcohol in a restaurant or pub?