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Help us mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic!

The City of Brno has launched a public charitable collection. Please donate to account No. 111377222/0800. Collected funds will be used to make good damages and solve problems caused by the coronavirus. In the first instance, they will be used in the area of social care. We will keep you informed about the account balance and use of the money at this page. 

The following information about the donor will be published: date of donation, amount, message for recipient (the donor agrees with publishing of possible private data by its mentioning in this message).

As of 2 April 2020, 15:00 you have sent: CZK 107,558.47. Thank you! Detailed account statement is available here.

The City of Brno has established a free telephone line at +420 800 140 800. All citizens can contact it if they need any information. Senior citizens, disabled people, people in quarantine and others in need can make a telephone order of basic foodstuffs, hygiene supplies etc. The line is available on weekdays between 7:00 and 17:00 and during weekend between 9:00 and 13:00, and the operators can speak English, too. The assistance is provided by the Czech Red Cross staff in cooperation with the Masaryk University students. 


General questions about the state of emergency can be asked also at the Brno Expat Centre. BEC website offers also an Expats Guide to Pandemic.

Up-to-date information for and about volunteers
 can be found in the Recommendations for citizens section.

CzechInvest and the Ministry of Industry and Trade have established the line +420 224 854 444 for businessmen and sole traders whose economic activities have been limited or completely stopped due to the coronavirus outbreak. Answers to businessmen’s questions and other important information have been kept up-to-date at businessinfo.cz as well (in Czech language only).

You can contact the regional office of the CzechInvest agency for South Moravian Region (brno@czechinvest.org; www.czechinvest.org/en; +420 296 342 442, +420 296 342 938, +420 296 342 939) if you have questions about how to do your business during the coronavirus outbreak or what financial and non-financial support instruments the state can offer now. 


Information from Brno 

UPDATED: 3 April 2020, 14:36

!!! Starting on Wednesday 8 April 2020 the driving licences and vehicle registration agenda will be available only upon prior electronic order. You can make your reservation here (system in Czech only).

Brno Cemeteries Administration has suspended some services, namely interment of urns or ashes in the grave or scattering of ashes. Funeral ceremonies and burials remain as usual. This measure is effective from 30 March till 13 April 2020 but may change according to up-to-date situation.

The Municipality has postponed the due dates for payments of rent for commercial premises for the period from the announcement of the state of emergency till 30 June 2020. This concerns only commercial premises administered by Brno City Municipality (not by the city district offices). More information can be found in the Brno City Municipality section. 

Citizens are advised not to burn dry plant materials in their garden and postpone this activity till later time. Possible worsening of air quality (which is largely caused by burning plants in particular) does not allow for home airing  and may cause breathing problems to sensitive people or people with chronic diseases of respiratory system.

Kindergartens and children groups (both public and private) have been closed since 17 March 2020. Since 18 March 2020 the Waldorfská ZŠ a MŠ, Plovdivská 8 has been operated for children of Integrated Rescue System staff, health professionals and Metropolitan Police. At the same time, the Education, Youth and Sports Department provides for babysitting for these children, which may be used also by the Public Transport Company or social services staff. 

The Brno City Municipality adjusts the office hours. Office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00 and 11:00. The filing office and cash office at Malinovského nám. 3 will be open only on these days and hours. In other days citizens will be allowed to enter municipality buildings only upon previous agreement. More information can be found here. Citizens are requested to wear face masks or other protective equipment when visiting the municipality.

Citizens are advised to use individual transport preferably in order to eliminate contact with other people in public transport. Hence, the Government cancelled the validity of so-called blue parking zones in towns for a temporary period. That means that from 16 March 2020 it is not necessary to have a parking permit in the blue zones (residential parking), parking is not regulated. Parking is free at paid municipal parking places (boom bars are open). It is still necessary to pay in parking houses run by Brno Communications or private companies.
!!! This measure does not affect the historical centre entry system.

National information

UPDATED: 30 March 2020, 18:01

According to a Ministry of Health’s extraordinary measure, only groups of max. 2 people can gather in public spaces. There is an exception for members of a single household, funeral attendees or people performing their work or business. The Ministry also requests people to keep at least two-metre distance from others if possible.

According to the Ministry of Interior's opinion, citizens do not have to renew their identity cards or driving licences if these expire during the state of emergency

!!! The Czech Government' resolution bans citizens without covering of mouth and nose to move in all public spaces . This regulation has been effective since the midnight 18/19 March 2020. Face masks or scarves can be used as the covering.

The effect of the Czech Government's regulation of 15 March has been extended till 11 April 2020 (6:00 a.m.). This regulation bans a free movement of people on the area of the Czech Republic, with the following exceptions:

  • journeys to work and in order to perform business or similar activities,
  • necessary journeys to family or close ones,
  • necessary journeys to get basic living supplies (e.g. shopping, post office, bank, gas station),
  • journeys to health facilities, including necessary accompanying of relatives and close ones, and journey to veterinary facilities, 
  • journeys to settle urgent official issues
  • stay in nature or parks,
  • funerals.

The effect of the ban of retail sales and sales of services on the spot (with exceptions such as foodstuffs, drugstores, pharmacies etc.), as well as of the ban of presence of the public in restaurants and other catering premises, has been extended to Saturday 11 April 2020, too. Detailed information on adopted measures can be found here.

Only senior citizens over 65 years of age will be allowed to enter large shops of more than 500 m2 between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

There is no such restriction for shopping in smaller shops (up to 500 m2).
Senior citizens can use also the municipal line 800 140 800 to get their shoppings. 

     

     

     

  

If you are not sure about your state of health and how to act, contact your practitioner. If you have any questions concerning organizational measures (closed schools or institutions), contact us at: koronavirus@brno.cz.

Important links

Further information can be found at:

Czech Republic Ministry of Health 

Extraordinary measure: closing of elementary and secondary schools and universities 

Extraordinary measure: ban for events with more than 100 people 

If you have symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or return from a risk area, contact your practitioner by phone, or the Regional Hygiene Authority at  +420 773 768 994  (Monday through Friday from 8:00 till 17:00; outside this time the infolines of the National Institute of Public Health are available: +420 724 810 106, +420 725 191 367).

Infolines:

National Institute of Public Health – +420 724 810 106, +420 725 191 367

South Moravian Regional Hygiene Authority, for citizens returning from risk areas – +420 773 768 994

Recommendations:

It is important to act the same way as at typical respiratory disease:

  • Avoid contact with those who are obviously ill.
  • Follow the basic hygiene rules.
  • Use e.g. even disinfectants if you are in contact with people who suffer from acute respiratory problems.
  • Do not stay in places with a higher concentration of people. A higher risk of contagion is also at places with higher humidity and temperature (such as saunas, wellness centres etc.).
  • People suffering from a respiratory disease should follow the rules of respiratory hygiene – i.e. when sneezing or coughing use ideally disposable tissues, and when sneezing or coughing cover their mouth with their arm/sleeve, not hand! (the droplets may spread further).
  • Health professionals who are in contact with patients the most should protect themselves strictly as well.


 
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