Covid19 measures

Important Information regardin Covid19 measures at the competition and in Prague

Covid 19 Measures valid for Czech Republic as of 10 September

From Thursday, September 10th, facemasks will be required:

  • in all non-residential buildings across the Czech Republic
    The masks will be required inside all buildings except places of residence or accommodation (such as hotel rooms). Staff in offices and other workplaces will have to wear masks, unless they are able to maintain distances of at least two metres, in which case masks do not have to be worn. In schools and universities, the requirement will apply to common areas only, such as corridors and bathrooms, and not teaching areas.
  • at public offices (places which serve to meet with the public)
  • at healthcare facilities
  • at social service facilities (weekly care centres, homes for persons with medical handicaps, homes for senior citizens and homes with a special regime, and at facilities providing facilitating social services in residential form)
  • at polling stations
  • in public transit vehicles (city public transport, intercity buses and trains, taxis)
  • during indoor mass events for more than 100 participants

Exceptions for small children, competing athletes, marrying couples, and others, will still apply (full list here).Exceptions include school classrooms, and workplaces where staff are able to maintain distances of two metres.

Each of us can contribute to managing this epidemic with a responsible approach

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
  • Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COVID-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1 metre (3 feet).
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
  • Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Why? Local and national authorities are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.