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Our Prime Minister Eduard Heger admitted yesterday a very possible reintroduction of stricter measures in the country from next week (complete lockdown for non-vaccinated, so far we have a "half-lockdown for non-vaccinated" which is really only on paper and does not work at all), He is already counting with a very possible Christmas period general lockdown :facepalm: and a very veeeery possible mandatory vaccination of seniors. and people who work with seniors. Heger did not specify the age limit from which vaccination would be mandatory though.

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and it is official. 2 weeks Lockdown for everybody - vaccinated included, in :SVK from Tomorrow. The situation will be reevaluated after 10 days.

 

Only essential stores will be open. The government has approved a lockdown for the next two weeks. Then the situation will be reconsidered after 10 days. The Minister of Economy Richard Sulík informed about it, stating that all stores except the essential ones will be closed.

Schools however will remain open for the time being. Sulík said they vetoed their closure.

RTV system in the workplace From Monday, the RTV (recovered, tested, vaccinated - in Slovak OTP) regime will be mandatory at workplaces, so the unvaccinated will have to be tested regularly (at least 2 times per week). This regime was supposed to be introduced already this week, but the government did not have time to decide who would provide the necessary tests. Due to the chaos, the governement has earned criticism from employers' representatives. Sulík has already said that it will work in such a way that the tests are provided by employers and will be reimbursed by the state. The RTV regime at workplaces will apply for the next 5 weeks, the state will reimburse employers for the costs of tests at once in January.

 

https://www.aktuality.sk/clanok/mxbj9md/koronavirus-vlada-schvalila-dvojtyzdnovy-lockdown/

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This sure makes this whole vaccination thing completely expendable and worthless? What's the point of vaccinations if you have to put in a full lockdown anyway? The politicians are totally out of ideas if they can't come up with reasonable answers.

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It's ridiculous, but I guess Slovakia doesn't have enough resources to control people who leave their appartment? Especially given the low vaccination rate.

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so here it is in inglischhh

 

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22790201/slovakia-enters-all-out-lockdown.html

 

The last one is the most funny. You can attend Mass events, but max amount of spectators is 6 (six) person !  well yeah, Mass is a plural:roflmao:

 

There will be certain exemptions from lockdown, namely:

  • visiting a doctor and travelling to vaccination or testing between 5:00 and 20:00;
  • the essential shopping and services (see the list below);
  • the travel to and from work (with home office recommended), employees will need a confirmation of their employer;
  • travel to and from school and kindergarten;
  • care for family members or other relatives;
  • walking pets within the perimeter of 500m from their home, care for farm animals;
  • being in nature within the district where a person lives;
  • participation in funerals, wedding ceremonies and christening between 5:00 and 20:00;
  • travels abroad and to mass events.

 

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and for what concern sports :

 

Mass events in Slovakia will be banned from Thursday after the introduction of the two-week lockdown, but professional sports competitions can continue without the participation of spectators. Dáša Račková, a spokeswoman for the Public Health Office (ÚVZ) of the Slovak Republic, informed about it on yesterday. According to Račková, testing of players and members of the team staff will also be mandatory. The activities in the specail quarantine training center for elite athletes will be permitted only with the consent of the Ministries of Health and Education, the spokeswoman added.

 

The exception for professional competitions applies to the

two highest Ice Hockey Leagues (Tipos Extraliga and SHL - Slovak Hockey League (2nd tier division))

and 2 highest Football leagues (Fortuna League and II. League),

Only Top Tier M & W Handball,

Top Tier M & W Volleyball

and Top Tier M & W Basketball League (lol).

 

International competitions organized by the International Sports Federation and mass events necessary for the operation of quarantine training centers for top athletes, approved by the relevant ministries, are also allowed.

 

The participation of spectators in the allowed event is prohibited according to the ÚVZ decree. Testing of players and members of the club/team staff using the RT-PCR test or the antigen test will be provided by the clubs before each round (no more than 48 hours before the match), but no more than once every seven days. Clubs must provide a sufficient number of security staff to monitor compliance with preventive measures.

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31 minutes ago, hckošice said:

and for what concern sports :

 

Mass events in Slovakia will be banned from Thursday after the introduction of the two-week lockdown, but professional sports competitions can continue without the participation of spectators. Dáša Račková, a spokeswoman for the Public Health Office (ÚVZ) of the Slovak Republic, informed about it on yesterday. According to Račková, testing of players and members of the team staff will also be mandatory. The activities in the specail quarantine training center for elite athletes will be permitted only with the consent of the Ministries of Health and Education, the spokeswoman added.

 

The exception for professional competitions applies to the

two highest Ice Hockey Leagues (Tipos Extraliga and SHL - Slovak Hockey League (2nd tier division))

and 2 highest Football leagues (Fortuna League and II. League),

Only Top Tier M & W Handball,

Top Tier M & W Volleyball

and Top Tier M & W Basketball League (lol).

 

International competitions organized by the International Sports Federation and mass events necessary for the operation of quarantine training centers for top athletes, approved by the relevant ministries, are also allowed.

 

The participation of spectators in the allowed event is prohibited according to the ÚVZ decree. Testing of players and members of the club/team staff using the RT-PCR test or the antigen test will be provided by the clubs before each round (no more than 48 hours before the match), but no more than once every seven days. Clubs must provide a sufficient number of security staff to monitor compliance with preventive measures.

The cross-country FIS races should fall under the 'International competitions organized by the International Sports Federation', I would assume? Although that's in four weeks from now, so who knows what happens until then.

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21 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

The cross-country FIS races should fall under the 'International competitions organized by the International Sports Federation', I would assume? Although that's in four weeks from now, so who knows what happens until then.

Yes correct. International recognized competitions are allowed without spectators. Athletes (Vaccinated or not) will just have to present a negative PCR or Antigen test (Rapid Test) no older than 48 hours, wear mask before and after the race, same for the team staff.

 

Once again the major issue should be the accommodation. hotels must be closed. 

 

but once again as you said it is for the next 2 weeks until 9th december midnight. so the situation should be different after. but yeah, we already experienced that "2-weeks lockdown - Made in Slovakia" pattern already last year and the 2 weeks lasted from All-saints eve (Halloween) last October week to the first week after the Easter in April :p so who knows 

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8 minutes ago, hckošice said:

Yes correct. International recognized competitions are allowed without spectators. Athletes (Vaccinated or not) will just have to present a negative PCR or Antigen test (Rapid Test) no older than 48 hours, wear mask before and after the race, same for the team staff.

 

Once again the major issue should be the accommodation. hotels must be closed. 

 

but once again as you said it is for the next 2 weeks until 9th december midnight. so the situation should be different after. but yeah, we already experienced that "2-weeks lockdown - Made in Slovakia" pattern already last year and the 2 weeks lasted from All-saints eve (Halloween) last October week to the first week after the Easter in April :p so who knows 

The tests won't be a problem, for example Bruna had more tests than races in the past year :lol: 

 

The accomodation though, that's going to be an interesting thing...generally they rent appartments and don't stay in hotels, let's see if that'll work out.

 

I'll tag @brunamoura here just so she can read things directly here and try and stay updated. The federation will probably go with the "Ah it won't be a problem, so we don't need to check" mentality, so better make sure someone keeps an eye on it :p 

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