Government declares a new state of emergency that will last until the end of February. The cabinet of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš agreed with thirteen governors of the country’s regions and the mayor of Prague and, at their request, declared a state of emergency for 14 days, after the state of emergency was not extended by the Czech government last week.
In the newly declared state of emergency, the government has adjusted the operation of the public offices to operate according to normal office hours, so that people can use their services. The usual office hours in the buildings of the Prague City Hall will be introduced from Wednesday, February 17, in order to ensure sufficient preparations and updates for the citizens. From Wednesday, the official office hours will be Monday and Wednesday, always from 8:00 to 18:00.
The City Hall also coordinates the regulation of office hours with city districts so that Praguers are not confused by different office hours. Therefore, most of the city districts, with the exception of a few of the most exposed ones, will also extend office hours from Wednesday.
However, on the basis of Friday’s meeting of the crisis staff, the office hours at the workplaces of the register of drivers and the register of vehicles of the Department of Traffic Management Activities will be extended from Monday, February 15. Office hours at these offices are extended to Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 to 18:00, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 to 15:00 and Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 (Friday office hours are valid only for the Vyšehrad and Bohdalec offices).
We recommend that you continue to use online reservations to visit these workplaces. At the same time, we would like to ask you to still use, if possible, remote means of communication with the office, such as e-mail, telephone, or data box.