Information for visitors

New rules of visits

With effect from 8 June 2021, the extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health of 11 May 2021, file no. MZDR 14597 / 2021-2 / MIN / KAN and a new extraordinary measure of 7 June 2021, file no. MZDR 14597 / 2021-3 / MIN / KAN sets out the conditions for visits to a medical facility as follows:

From June 8, 2021, patient visits to the medical facility are allowed for persons who do not show any symptoms of COVID-19 and prove that:

  • graduated no later than 7 days ago RT-PCR examinationfor 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 
  • at least the first dose of vaccine (in a two-dose schedule) and a period of min. 22 days but not more than 90 days unless a second dose has been administered, or
  • at least the first dose of vaccine (in a two-dose schedule) and a period of min. 22 days but not more than 9 months if a second dose has been administered, or
  • one dose of vaccine (for a single dose schedule) and a period of min. 14 days but not more than 9 months;
  • 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 in accordance with the applicable 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 or RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus, or
  • they passed the test as part of the mandatory testing of employees stipulated by another extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health no later than 72 hours ago to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen, which is intended for self-testing or authorized by the Ministry of Health for use by a lay person and has been provided to the person by his employer, with a negative result; this fact is substantiated by a certificate from the employer or a solemn declaration, or
  • have passed a test at a school or school facility according to another extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health no later than 72 hours ago to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen, which is intended for self-testing or authorized by the Ministry of Health for use by a lay person, with a negative result; this fact is evidenced by a solemn declaration, resp. a solemn declaration of the person's legal representative or confirmation of the school.

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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