Information for visitors

New rules of visits

With effect from 9 July 2021, Emergency Measure No .: MZDR 1595 / 2021-6 / MIN / KAN changes the conditions for visits to a medical facility so that the visits must prove the completed vaccination against COVID-19 and the expiration of at least 14 days after the last dose of vaccine. 

Following the changes mentioned above from 9.7.2021, patients are visited at the medical facility by persons who do not show any symptoms of COVID-19 and prove that:

  • graduated no later than 7 days ago RT-PCR examination for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus with a negative result or passed no later than 72 hours ago POC test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen with a negative result, or
  • were vaccinated against COVID-19 and it was over
    • from the administration of the second dose of vaccine in the case of a two-dose schedule according to the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for at least 14 days, or
    • from the administration of a dose of vaccine in the case of a single dose schedule according to the SPC for at least 14 days;

these facts are proven national certificate the vaccination carried out, which contains information on the person to be vaccinated, the type of vaccine administered, the date of administration of the vaccine, the identification of the subject who issued the certificate, or

  • underwent laboratory-confirmed COVID -19 disease, their isolation period has expired according to the valid emergency measure of the Ministry of Health and no more than 180 days have elapsed since the first positive POC antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen or RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus.

During the visit, the person must use a respiratory protective device (nose, mouth), which is a respirator or similar device (always without an exhalation valve) with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% according to relevant standards (eg FFP2, KN 95). Children 2-15 years can use another respiratory protective device, children under 2 years do not have to have any protective equipment.

The full text of the emergency measure can be found here.

The Ten Commanders of the VFN Visitor

Dear Visitors,

we are very pleased to visit your relatives, relatives and acquaintances who are hospitalized in the General Teaching Hospital in Prague. Thank you for your visit to contribute to their mental and social well-being, which is essential for successful treatment.

You can visit hospitalized patients on the premises of the General University Hospital in Prague virtually anytime. Each workplace of the General Teaching Hospital has a different regime and it determines the management of the given workplace by recommended visiting hours. Therefore, please refer to the recommendations at each department.

At the same time, please be careful with other patients and behave as quietly as possible during the visit, especially at midday rest.

Thank you for your understanding and for keeping these rules and helping us in our efforts to improve the health of your relatives, relatives and acquaintances.

The Ten Commanders of the VFN Visitor

  1. The visitor should behave quietly so as not to disturb other hospitalized patients.
  2. The visitor should respect the recommendations and instructions of medical personnel, follow their instructions, eg when using shoe covers.
  3. The visitor should respect the visiting hours that are recommended and differentiated in each department.
  4. The visitor should adjust the duration and duration of the visit to the patient's state of health.
  5. The visitor should monitor whether the patient is too tired. If so, tactically shorten the visit.
  6. The visitor should postpone his visit if he is ill and could infect the patient.
  7. The visitor should listen to the patient's concerns, try to reassure him, comfort him, raise his self-esteem and motivate him to adhere to the treatment regime and thus contribute to faster release to home treatment.
  8. If a visitor wants to bring a gift to the patient, he should remember the adequacy and environment in which the patient is located. We recommend that you consult with the nursing staff whether the cut flowers are appropriate, that the food does not interfere with the diet… etc.
  9. Ideal for the patient is the cooperation between the visit (family member), the nursing staff and the patient himself. Especially when it comes to home treatment, which will require a change in lifestyle, diet, drug use, and so on.
  10. The visitor should respect the smoking ban on the premises of the General Teaching Hospital in Prague.
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