Coronavirus: All You Need to Know About New Measures Valid From Tomorrow

From tomorrow, September 9th, 2020, facemasks will be mandatory again in certain public spaces. Health Minister Adam Vojtech announced last week a number of major changes. We provide an overview of the regulations that come into effect from tomorrow:

Main changes:

  • Bars and clubs in Prague will have to close from midnight to 6 am
  • Face masks will be mandatory in shops and malls
  • Face masks will be mandatory at the post office
  • Citizens need to cover their mouth and nose in all interior spaces at railway stations and at Prague Airport

Face masks will be obligatory:

  • On all public transport
  • In health and social services facilities, including pharmacies
  • At indoor events where there are more than 100 people
  • At public administration offices and institutions
  • In polling stations

Main exceptions:

  • Children under the age of two
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Athletes during training, matches, or competitions
  • Patients hospitalized in inpatient health care facilities, if necessary for the provision of health services
  • Drivers of public transport, if they do not come into direct contact with passengers
  • Spouses during the marriage or registered partnership ceremonies, and others present at the official declaration
  • Residents and guests of spa facilities

Further measures:

  • Maximum 1,000 people at outdoor events (with a maximum of five separate sectors each at that limit)
  • A maximum of 500 participants at indoor events (with a maximum of five separate sectors each at that limit)


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