Mandatory wearing of face masks indoors to end on July 1 - with exceptions

People in high-risk regions will still need to cover their faces in shops, on public transport or at indoor mass events



Right now, there are active coronavirus outbreaks in Prague and at the Darkov coal mine in Karviná in the Moravian-Silesian Region. In the capital, city hall employees were tested for COVID-19 after a deputy mayor developed symptoms and tested positive. So far, all of them have received negative results. The Darkov coal mine infection cluster includes 496 confirmed cases.


After July 1, different regional rules will also apply to restaurants and pubs. Those in low-risk areas would be able to continue serving customers indoors after 11 PM. It will be also allowed to consume food in cinemas and theatres.


Starting June 22, the maximum number of participants of outdoor events will rise from 500 to 1,000. Fairs or football matches with up to 5,000 visitors split into five sectors will be allowed.


Also from June 22, swimming pools, zoos, museums, galleries and castles will operate without attendance limits or social distancing rules.