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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.

Testing in social care facilities and health services



Social care and health care workers

On September 1, an extraordinary measure ordering compulsory rapid antigene testing (RAT), carried out by a medical professional, for employees every 7 days came into effect. For employees of health services providing one-day care, acute intensive inpatient care, or acute standard inpatient care, this measure comes into effect on November 15.

The obligation does not apply to employees who

a) prove having undergone RT-PCR testing, which resulted negative, not longer than 72 hours prior to a regular checkup,

b) prove having got fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the checkup, or

c) prove having survived a COVID-19 infection, provided the isolation period has already elapsed and the time span since the first positive test result does not exceed 180 days.

Stationary social and medical care clients

An extraordinary measure ordering compulsory rapid antigene testing (RAT), carried out by a medical professional, for clients every 7 days came into effect on September 1.

The obligation does not apply to clients who

a) prove having undergone RT-PCR testing, which resulted negative, not longer than 72 hours prior to a regular checkup,

b) prove having got fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the checkup,

c) prove having survived a COVID-19 infection, provided the isolation period has already elapsed and the time span since the first positive test result does not exceed 180 days, or

d) are in the terminal stage of a (chronic) disease.

 

Visits to social facilities

If you wish to visit your loved ones in social care facilities after a long time, now you can do so. However, you must:

a) prove that you have undergone an RT-PCR test and have been negative no longer than 72 days prior to your visit and present a confirmation thereof,

b) prove that you have undergone a rapid antigen testing (RAT), performed by a health care professional, and have been negative no longer than 24 hours prior to your visit and present a confirmation thereof,

c) prove having got your last dose of the vaccine administered at least 14 days prior to your visit,

d) prove that you have suffered from a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 within 180 days before the date of the visit and present a confirmation thereof (180 days are counted since the first positive test), or

If you meet one of the categories you can visit your loved ones. However, it is necessary to observe all internal regime measures of the given social care house and wear mouth and nose protection, at least a respirator of class FFP2 or KN95 without an exhalation valve (therefore a veil is not enough). Kids have some exceptions from the wearing a respirator rule.

Remember that you are entering a facility where there is a high concentration of people prone to a worse course of covid-19. Please be extremely considerate when visiting.


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