Welcome Note of Ondřej Peterka

In the year 2000, my partners and I launched the PETERKA & PARTNERS law firm in Prague, Czech Republic. Over time we developed an ambitious idea - to create an integrated regional law firm, which at first seemed almost impossible. However, after years of dedication and hard work, we became a strong alternative to the global giants and local law firms active in the CEE region through their networks or best friends.


Coronavirus second wave - compulsory testing

Applies for now to employers employing 1 and more employees according to the table below:

Number of employees

Obligation to ensure tests from

Obligation to invite employees to undergo test from

Prohibition of presence of employee at workplace without passing test in last 7 days from


250 and more

3 March 2021

5 March 2021

12 March 2021


5 March 2021

8 March 2021

15 March 2021


17 March 2021

19 March 2021

26 March 2021


28 March 2021

30 March 2021

6 April 2021


50 and more

10 March 2021


17 March 2021


23 March 2021


30 March 2021

  • employers are obliged to provide the specified tests for their employees
  • employees are obliged to undergo the tests (with some exceptions) at least once every 7 days
  • a negative test result is required for presence at the workplace
  • employers and employees face sanctions for breaches of these obligations
  • applies also to self-employed persons performing the main self-employed activity


For the purposes of compulsory testing of employees, the following persons are considered to be employees:

  • employees in an employment relationship
  • employees of temporary employment agencies
  • other persons who, on the basis of a legal relationship other than an employment relationship, perform work or similar activities at the employer's workplace together with its employees (e.g., a work agreement)

Protective means for respiratory air passages (mouth and nose)

Even if the employees have a negative test result, employers are obliged to equip their employees with the corresponding protective means for respiratory air passages in a sufficient amount for each shift.

The obligation does not apply to employees who do not come into physical contact with other persons during the performance of work and in connection with the performance of work (e.g., home office).

The document reflects the status as of March 29, 2021.
We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you updated. This document is for informational purposes only and may not be considered a legal opinion or advice on how to proceed in a particular case.

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