The biggest benefits according to the new covid manual will be completely vaccinated. “OP plus means that the person is vaccinated with the third dose or is vaccinated with two doses and has passed the covid or has a negative PCR test,” explained the Minister of Health Vladimír Lengvarský. People in this category can go to fitness centers, wellness, water park or hotel. They are also allowed to attend high-risk events such as celebrations, parties, weddings, kary or discos in the establishments.
However, the benefits also increased for the unvaccinated. As of today, the list of establishments that may have open in mode basis – that is, for all without distinction. In addition to groceries, pharmacies and drugstores, everyone can go shopping in clothing and footwear, office and school supplies stores, children’s supplies, haberdashery and textiles, construction, shops with installation and electrical installation materials, hardware, paints and varnishes , points of sale for highway stamps or libraries.
Catering services, with the exception of deliveries, and shops may be open from 5 am to 10 pm.
Finally, swimming pools and aqua parks could be opened today, but only for OP + mode. “Yes, we have opened the gates of our pool operation from 9 am to 9 pm and the sauna world will be open in standard time from 10 am to 9 pm,” stated the Trnava Aquapark.
More options will be in OP mode, ie for the vaccinated and overtaken. These people will be able to go to the restaurant for low and medium risk mass events (theaters, cinemas, churches). They can also take part in sports competitions or matches. For example, the operations of human body care facilities or children’s corners will operate in the OP mode.
OTP mode (vaccinated, tested, overcome) will apply in long-distance connections, taxis, lifts or cable cars.
Which group do you belong to?
In the current decree, the Public Health Office (ÚVZ) divided the events into three groups according to risk. Only persons in the OP + regime can get to the most risky ones – such as celebrations, balls or weddings – in a maximum of 20. At medium-risk events – a visit to the cinema associated with consumption, sports events with spectators, worship services with singing or theater performances with refreshments – the OP regime and a maximum capacity utilization of 25% or a maximum of 100 persons apply. Low-risk events include a visit to the cinema without consumption, a service without singing or a theater performance without refreshments. A maximum of 50% of the capacity or a maximum of 100 people can be used there.
Mandatory testing of unvaccinated employees continues, at least until the end of January 2022, once a week, employees with a contraindication for vaccination will not have to be tested.
The originally announced reduction of the time limit after overcoming the covid from 180 to 90 days is postponed in agreement with the Ministry of Health and the Council of Experts. Thus, persons who overcame COVID-19 more than 180 days ago will continue to be in the OP and OTP regimes.