The government extended the State of Emergency until 12 December
On Thursday 19 November, the Czech Parliament approved an extension of the State of Emergency until 12 December, not until 20 December as the government requested. Without the Czech Parliament consent, the State of Emergency would end on Friday 20 November. Please see all current restrictions here.
Restrictions will begin to be eased on Thursday 3 December, shops, restaurants and services will reopen
As of Thursday 3 December, Czech Republic will move from fourth level to the third level of the governmental anti-epidemic system PES and restrictions will begin to be eased in the Czech Republic as epidemic slows down. Read below what will change as of Thursday.
Final-year students allowed back to laboratory classes from Wednesday
From 25 November laboratory courses will be permitted for a maximum of 20 people. Each faculty will decide which in-person classes will reopen.
From 23 November, restrictions will begin to be eased in Czech Republic
Following the new PES system presented by the Czech Government, the Czech Republic will move from the highest (five) level to the fourth level, which means that some restrictions will be eased. Now people will be allowed to meet in groups of six people (before the limit was two). The curfew currently in effect from 9:00 p.m. will now be in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., shops may stay open until 11:00 p.m., and elementary school students will gradually be returning to the classroom. If the number of new infections continues to decrease, the Czech Republic will soon move to the third level, which will entail further easing of restrictions.
Government has introduced new PES evaluation system that sets rules for relaxing or tightening anti-pandemic measures
The Ministry of Health will map the current epidemiological situation using the PES (DOG) anti-epidemic system risk score. The Czech regions will be assigned to five levels, on which the respective anti-epidemic measures will depend. The new evaluation system offers better legibility and predictability of epidemiological developments.