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Shopping malls

Rules and recommendations

The ban on retail sales is lifted, as is the ban on most on-premises services.

For operators of individual shops in the shopping centers, the conditions set out in the Retailing section also apply, where you will also find information on what hygiene and operational measures must be followed. For services, the same, specific services and operating rules for service establishments can be found in Services.

The operator of a shopping centre with a sales area exceeding 5,000 m2 (only in Czech) must ensure:

  • 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
  • visible signage indicating the instruction to maintain a 1.5 m spacing between persons in publicly accessible areas in the shopping centre (e.g. in the form of infographics, spots on the centre's radio, etc.).

It is possible to provide wifi connection for the public in the shopping centers.

Children's corners may be opened under the conditions stated here: children's corners.  The operator must keep a record of all children present in the play area for possible epidemiological investigations. The record must include the name, surname and contact details of the legal guardian (ideally a telephone number). The records must then be kept for 30 days from the date of the event. 

Food services may be opened in shopping centres under the same conditions as other restaurants. They may also use courier services that can pick up food for delivery at these establishments.