From Monday employers in the Czech Republic are obliged to provide two Covid-19 tests a week for their staff, including those who are vaccinated against the virus.
Minister of Health Vlastimil Válek (TOP 09) assumes that the omicron variant will peak in the Czech Republic in the last week of January and the first week in February.
Various scenarios imply that hospitals may receive 500-900 new cases a day in the five, ten days to come, Czech Institute of Health Statistics and Information (UZIS) head Ladislav Dusek told CTK today.
According to the testing model suggested by the government, this means eight tests for each employee in January and six tests in February.
Currently, only employees who are not vaccinated or did not already recover from Covid-19 in the last six months need to be tested once a week.
All self-employed with primary work location within the territory of the Czech Republic have at least once a week to undergo a rapid antigen test using a self-test kit (intended for use by a layperson).
Self-employed not meeting others at their work locations are exempted from this obligation.