From Monday, August 30, according to the COVID vending machine, 14 districts will be on alert. All other districts will be in the monitoring stage. The proposal was brought to today’s government meeting by the Minister of Health Vladimír Lengvarský, the resolution has yet to be approved by the government.
In the monitoring level, the districts will be:
- district Bánovce nad Bebravou, district Banská Bystrica, district Bratislava I.-V., district Brezno, district Bytča, district Čadca, district Detva, district Dolný Kubín, district Dunajská Streda, district Galanta, district Hlohovec, district Humenné, district Ilava, district Komárno, Krupina district, Kysucké Nové Mesto district, Levice district, Liptovský Mikuláš district, Lučenec district, Malacky district, Martin district, Medzilaborce district, Michalovce district, Myjava district, Námestovo district, Nitra district, Nové Mesto nad Váhom district, Partizánske district, district Pezinok, district Piešťany, district Poltár, district Považská Bystrica, district Prešov, district Prievidza, district Púchov, district Revúca, district Rimavská Sobota, district Rožňava, district Ružomberok, district Sabinov, district Šaľa, district Senec, district Senica, district Skalica, district Snina, district Sobrance, district Spišská Nová Ves, district Stará Ľubovňa, district Stropkov, district Svidník, district Topoľčany, district Trebišov, district Trenčín, district Trnava, district Turčianske Teplice, district Tvrdošín, district Veľký Krtíš, district Žarnovica, okre with Žilina, Zlaté Moravce district and Zvolen district.
In the degree of vigilance, the districts will be:
- Banská Štiavnica district, Bardejov district, Gelnica district, Kežmarok district, Košice I.-IV. district, Košice-okolie district, Levoča district, Nové Zámky district, Poprad district, Vranov nad Topľou district and Žiar nad Hronom district.
These rules apply at the level of vigilance (orange phase)
The new rules will apply from Monday, which will be displayed in orange on the district map. Veils will continue to be mandatory indoors, they will also be mandatory outdoors at mass events. Organizers and operators can decide whether to open their businesses and establishments either to all (vaccinated and non-vaccinated), only to vaccinated or also to vaccinated, non-vaccinated and tested. The rules follow from this.
For mass events:
- only fully vaccinated – the event is without a limit of participants
- combination of vaccinations, tested, surpassed COVID-19 – in the interior for seating max 25% capacity, exterior max 50% capacity. However, a maximum of 1,000 people outdoors or 500 indoors
- if it does not require a COVID card – there may be 25% of the occupied capacity in the interior seating and 50% in the exterior. However, a maximum of 200 people outdoors and 100 indoors. For standing outdoors up to 100 and indoors up to 50. The organizer is obliged to keep a list of participants.
It is similar at weddings, baskets and celebrations. The person who organizes the event chooses which group to release. However, restrictions will also apply to the fully vaccinated, up to a maximum of 100 people indoors and 200 outdoors. If there is a celebration for the vaccinated, tested or outdated, there will be a maximum of 50 people indoors or 100 outdoors. However, those who are not vaccinated and do not even have a test must not go to such an event.
A similar principle applies to services in churches, but also at sporting events. Visits to hospitals are allowed at this stage, for the tested and unvaccinated it is with the permission of the director or founder. As for fitness centers, they remain open, for fully vaccinated people there is no limit. For the unvaccinated, tested or overcome, it has a capacity of 20 people. If they do not require a COVID card from you, the capacity is only 10 people.
Restaurants and accommodation facilities
They are not allowed to enter the water parks and wellness without control. This means that only those vaccinated or tested or those who have overcome the disease are allowed to enter this phase. There are also restrictions on vaccinated people in restaurants and businesses. In the interior, there can be a maximum of 4 people at one table, there must be 2-meter spacings between the tables. The number of people on the terrace is unlimited. However, if the restaurant owner does not require a COVID card, the interior must be closed, there can be a maximum of 10 people on the terrace.
As for museums and galleries, it is unlimited. However, if the museum does not require a COVID card, there is a limit to individual tours or one visitor per 12 square meters.
As far as accommodation facilities are concerned, the restriction also applies if the owner does not require a COVID card. In this case, the accommodation must be closed. For fully vaccinated, tested and those who have overcome the disease, it is without restrictions, with the exception of wellness and saunas, which follow their own rules.