Respiratory protection obligation from 1 July 2021

30/06/2021

From 01.07.2021, a new emergency measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic for respiratory protection is effective. For the needs of the activities of our faculty, we exclude:

1. All persons shall be prohibited from moving and staying without respiratory protective equipment (nose, mouth), which is a respirator or similar device (always without an exhalation valve), with effect from 1 July 2021, from 00:00 until this special measure is revoked. ) meeting at least all technical conditions and requirements (for the product), including a filtration efficiency of at least 94% according to relevant standards (eg FFP2, KN 95), which prevent the spread of droplets, namely:

(a) in the interiors of buildings which serve as:

(vi) a college, school or school facility, with the exception of primary school pupils in primary school, school group or school club, lower six-year and eight-year grammar school pupils in grammar school education, pupils in the first four years of the conservatory's eight-year curriculum in conservatories and applicants for secondary school education during the entrance examination, if they use the protective equipment referred to in point 2,

vii) a museum, gallery, exhibition space, a publicly accessible monumental or cultural object (castle, chateau and similar historical object, etc.), an observatory and a planetarium or a place where a trade fair or sales exhibition takes place,

d) in the case of spectators present at concerts and other musical, theatrical, film and other artistic performances, in circuses and variety shows and at sports matches,

e) when participating in congresses, educational events and examinations in full-time form,

(f) for participation in a public or private event involving the accumulation of more than 10 persons in one place and at the same time in the case of indoor areas of buildings, or 30 persons in the case of outdoor areas, and including assembly pursuant to Act No. 84/1990 Coll., on the right of assembly, as amended; in outdoor areas, this applies if the persons do not keep a distance of at least 2 meters from each other, unless they are exclusively members of the household,

2. All persons shall be prohibited from moving and staying without respiratory protective equipment (nose, mouth), which is a respirator or similar device (always without an exhalation valve), with effect from 1 July 2021, from 00:00 until this special measure is revoked. ) meeting at least all technical conditions and requirements (for the product), including filtration efficiency of at least 94% according to relevant standards (eg FFP2, KN 95), medical face mask or similar device meeting at least all technical conditions and requirements (for the product) ČSN standards EN 14683 + AC, which prevents the spread of droplets, in all other interior spaces of buildings not mentioned in point 1, outside the place of residence or accommodation (eg hotel room) where at least 2 persons are present at the same place and at the same time less than 2 meters, unless they are exclusively household members.

3. The prohibition set out in point 1 or 2 shall not apply to:

b) pupils, students and pedagogical staff pursuant to the Education Act and students and academic staff pursuant to Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on Higher Education Institutions and on Amendments to Other Acts (Act on Higher Education Institutions), as amended, within the activities the nature of which does not allow the wearing of a protective equipment (especially physical training, singing, playing wind instruments),

c) pupils and students in education who sit on a bench or are otherwise seated,

d) pedagogical staff or academic staff in the provision of education,

e) examiner and examiner during an examination at school or university, if all persons maintain a distance of at least 2 meters,

f) accommodated children, pupils or students during their stay in the room (ie outside the common areas) in the dormitory and youth home and during their stay at the school in nature,

o) persons at the time of work at the workplace or during the performance of other similar activities for the time when they perform this activity in one place without the presence of a person other than a co-worker, unless he is an employer on the basis of adopted and implemented hygienic, technical, organizational and other measures to risk prevention provided otherwise,

4. All employers shall be ordered, with effect from 1 July 2021, from 00:00 pending the revocation of this emergency measure, to equip workers with the respiratory protective equipment referred to in points 1 and 2, in sufficient numbers for each shift; this does not apply if the employee does not come into physical contact with other persons during the performance of work and in connection with the performance of work (eg the performance of telework outside the employer's workplace).

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