Trade and Industry Minister Karel Havlíček (ANO) has announced that outside areas of pubs and restaurants will reopen on May 17th.
Food businesses will allow the presence of four people per table (if they are not from the same household) and will operate under specific conditions, including the requirement that clients have a negative Covid-19 test, are already vaccinated or have already recovered from COVID-19.
Zahrádky restaurací otevírají od 17/5 v režimu max. 4 hosté u stolu, pokud nejde o osoby ze společ. domácnosti. Podmínkou je, aby zákazník byl očkován nebo testován na bázi PCR/POC testů, příp. samotestů nebo prodělal onemocnění COVID-19.
— Karel Havlíček (@KarelHavlicek_) May 10, 2021
Today all closed shops and several services reopened after a few months of closure.
Services include shoe repair shops, car bazaars, car showrooms, cable cars, solariums, watchmakers, goldsmiths, carpenters and travel agencies.
The reopening of shops takes place with strict hygiene measures remaining in place, including the ratio of one customer per 15 sq.m., and mandatory respirators and two-meter distancing.
Monday also sees the loosening of rules when it comes to the wearing of facemasks and respirators. Covering one’s face in residential areas is now mandatory only in situations where social distancing of two meters or more is not possible.
Respirators remain compulsory indoors.
The health ministry recorded 721 and 381 new COVID-19 infections, respectively, on Saturday and Sunday, down from 1,171 and 508 cases the previous weekend.
The official death toll has risen to 29,711, increasing by 103 since Thursday, which includes revisions to previous days, according to ministry data. Daily deaths have fallen from peaks of over 200 in March.