State of emergency over, some Covid restrictions remain

The Covid-related state of emergency in the Czech Republic ended at the weekend, bringing to an end the ban on drinking alcohol in public places and the regulation that all pubs and restaurants must close by 10pm. However some restrictions remain under the law on pandemics, in view of the upcoming New Year’s celebrations.

As of December 29 a maximum of 50 people will be allowed at indoor events, parties and New Year’s celebrations with only four people allowed at one table. Cultural events will still be limited to 1,000 people, but events where people mingle must not exceed 100 participants. In the first fortnight of the New Year schoolchildren will have to undergo tests twice a week.