UPDATED: Booster dose opens way to vast benefits. These are Slovakia's measures against Omicron (Q & A)

The new OP+ regime grants benefits to people with three doses or a combination of vaccine and recovery from Covid. Rules should apply all through the wave, government promises.

Entry conditions change as the Omicron wave is set to arrive in Slovakia.Entry conditions change as the Omicron wave is set to arrive in Slovakia. (Source: TASR)

With the Omicron variant expected to become dominant in Slovakia in the coming weeks, the government prepared for the new pandemic wave with new measures, which came into force on Wednesday, January 19 and are expected to remain in place until further notice. The government is promising to not introduce any more lockdowns.

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Those fully vaccinated against Covid and recovered from the disease were given access to most shops and services, as well as mass events held around the country. Yet, there are certain changes for the validity of the certificates. In addition, there is a new regime, requiring an extra certificate for full vaccination or recovery status.

Several modifications came into force on February 15 and 16, allowing everybody enter all shops and moderating the conditions for entering hotels and other accommodation facilities.

Hygienists have adjusted some rules. Check the main changes Read more 

The Slovak Spectator put together answers to what applies to people in various life situations:

At work

Employees can enter the workplace, without the need to present a proof of vaccination, testing or recovery.

Mandatory testing of employees will end Read more 

Questions & answers

What am I allowed to do if I’m neither vaccinated nor recently recovered from Covid?

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