Information related to COVID in daily life in Brno

Do you need the test? Or you do want to know, under which conditions you can visit restaurant, cinemas or participate the event?

How to get tested?

You have several options on how to get tested:

a) you can use tests paid for by your health insurance within comprehensive testing

  • 5 RT-PCR tests per month if you meet at least one of the following conditions: you are under 18 years old, you cannot get vaccinated for health reasons and you have the contraindications written in the ISIN system, or you have undergone at least one dose of vaccine but the period of 14 days after the second dose has not yet passed
  • 2 RT-PCR tests per month if you are fully vaccinated and it has been more than 14 days since the last dose of vaccine

b) if you have symptoms or if you have been in touch with an infected person, a doctor or an employee of the regional hygiene station will issue the request for the RT-PCR test

c) you can pay for the test yourself as a self-payer

Indicated testing – free of charge

Indicated testing – you have RT-PCR test free of charge if you have been in touch with an infected person (and he shared your name to the officials) or have symptoms of COVID-19.

If you go for a test, keep in mind that you may be infectious and therefore be potentially spreading the infection. Do not stay outside for too long. Go straight to the test and back home as soon as possible.

Test request

The request for the RT-PCR test can be issued by a doctor or an employee of the regional hygiene station.

After sharing your data, the doctor or hygiene station employee will put you in the system. You will not receive the request for the test physically, but electronically – it is only in the system.

Choose a center for testing in advance. You can choose any center across the Czech Republic. Then select the day which suits you the best, and book it.

You can find the list of testing centers on UZIS website (in Czech).

You can also view overview of testing centres in Brno here https://en.mapy.cz/zakladni?x=16.6049093&y=49.1957748&z=13&q=testing%20center%20coronavirus&cat=1 (some of these centres are available every day, some only during working days). Fast antigen tests are also available in most of the centres.

O-N-(T) system: Vaccination – Past disease – (Test)

The O-N-(T) system is a way for a person to demonstrate that he or she meets the requirements for entry into the workplace, school, or service establishment under point II/17 (previously I/16 and I/17). It is based on three basic pillars: vaccination, tests, and having COVID-19 in the past.

Visiting restaurants

A customer (this does not apply to children under 12 years of age) may enter the garden and the indoor premises of the catering facility as long as he/she does not have symptoms of covid-19 and can prove during the operator’s inspection using the Čtečka application that he/she meets at least one of the conditions described in the System O-N-(T): Vaccination – Past Illness – (Test). Proof of infection-free status can only be demonstrated by a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of having contracted covid-19 a disease no older than 180 days. PCR tests are only accepted in exceptional cases. Otherwise, he/she will not be allowed entry or served. This policy does not apply to non-public meals or take-out meals.

Visiting cinemas

Film screenings can take place, maximum of 1,000 spectators may be present.

In areas where more than 20 spectators are present, all spectators over the age of 12 must prove that one of the following entry conditions is met:

  • have laboratory confirmation of having recovered from covid-19 disease in the period not longer than 180 days before the day of the event,
  • have proof of covid-19 vaccination, with at least 14 days since the last vaccine dose (second for two-dose vaccines, first for single-dose vaccines).

Children under the age of 18, persons with a contraindication to vaccination and persons vaccinated with first dose can use an RT-PCR test up to 72 hours old to prove infectivity.

Rules and recommendations for social events

Public and private events can take place with a limit of 100 participants outdoors and indoors. If more than 20 people are present at the event, all those over 12 years of age must prove upon arrival that one of the following conditions is met:

  • have laboratory confirmation of havingrecovered from covid-19 disease in the period not longer than 180 days before the day of the event,
  • have proof of covid-19 vaccination, with at least 14 days since the last vaccine dose (second for two-dose vaccines, first for single-dose vaccines).

Children under the age of 18 and people with a contraindication to vaccination, can use an RT-PCR test up to 72 hours old to prove infectivity.

In connection to the decision by the National Security Council regarding the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), some of the events may be canceled until further notice. You can monitor the current situation at the websites of individual organizers. Thank you for your understanding.…