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IN PLACE FROM 16 NOVEMBER 2020 AND AMENDED ON 26 JANUARY 2021
Brief description and presentation
The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic maps the current epidemiological situation using the Anti-Epidemic System (named “PES” in Czech) risk score. The regions will be assigned to five levels, on which the respective anti-epidemic measures will depend. The new evaluation system offers better legibility and predictability of epidemiological developments.
The current epidemiological situation, including its development in the near future, is represented by a score on a scale of 0-100. This score, called the "risk index", shall enable the monitoring of the gradual deterioration or improvement of the situation and allow the prediction of which measures are to be relaxed or re-introduced based on the score obtained by calculating several indicators. The risk index will be published and updated on the following website: https://onemocneni-aktualne.mzcr.cz/pes.
According to the score, the Czech regions are assigned one of the five emergency levels with the appropriate anti-epidemic measures to be followed listed. The regions will be assigned to the respective levels based on epidemiological indicators, such as the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants, a simplified calculation of the reproduction number, the proportion of hospitalized unrecorded in the community in the last 14 days, and the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants focused on seniors. Please note that the measures depend on the state of alert for the whole territory of the Czech Republic, not only for the corresponding region.
The particular emergency levels are differentiated by colour according to the corresponding risk index, as follows:
Today, on 8 March 2021, the current emergency level valid for the entire Czech Republic is purple (with the risk index is 76).
The anti-epidemic measures correspond to the emergency levels as indicated in the table below on the following link: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Anti-epidemic-system-PES-13112020.pdf
We also however, recommend monitoring the new governmental resolutions, which may state the anti-epidemic measures valid for the given emergency level differently.
(Source: Ministerstvo zdravotnictví České republiky. Measures. In koronavirus.mzcr.cz [online]. [cit. 2020-11-24]. Accessible from: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Anti-epidemic-system-PES-13112020.pdf)
This document reflects the status as of March 8, 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.