COVID-19 and Christmas holidays
hristmas holidays are a time for well-deserved rest and seeing loved ones. However, they also bring an increased risk of coronavirus infection. Therefore, we would like to kindly ask you to be very careful and strictly adhere to all the measures during this period as well. You will protect yourself, your family members and, when work resumes in January, your colleagues. Thank you.
After the resumption of production in early January, ŠKODA AUTO, in cooperation with the KOVO Trade Union, will implement its elevated health and safety measures. The full wording of the safety and hygiene rules and details of the individual measures can be found on ŠKODA Space.
Keep track of the infection even during the holidays
During Christmas, please continue reporting any infections or contacts with an infected person to your employer via the COVID-19 Case Records application.
Regularly follow the current coronavirus information on the ŠKODA Space homepage.
If you have any questions, please call the 24/7 COVID Infoline at 326 837 920.
Follow any potential calendar changes in the eSměny (eShifts) application.
Use the COVID-19 info card on your mobile phone. You can download it via its QR code.
Think about measures after returning to work
Before returning to work, check your health with the five questions on the self-assessment questionnaire.
At all of ŠKODA AUTO’s indoor and outdoor premises, it is mandatory to wear respiratory protection.
It is still forbidden to smoke at any of the carmaker’s indoor or outdoor premises.
In early January, management and SO – Company Safety Department will complete their higher-level face mask use inspections.
In addition, random temperature checks will take place at the plant gates and halls.
In the first and second calendar weeks of 2021, working from home will be the maximum priority of all employees who can manage it and for whom it would be meaningful. Managers have a duty to consistently assign tasks for mobile work and control that they are being performed.
Business trips between ŠKODA AUTO plants and locations in the Czech Republic will be kept to a minimum in the first two weeks; a negative COVID-19 antigen test will be required before taking them.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, cross-border workers (with the status of a so-called commuter) from EU countries do not currently have to submit the result of a PCR test upon arrival in the Czech Republic. Any citizens from any countries outside the EU must fill in their arrival form and submit their test results generated in the Czech Republic to public health officers within seven days.
Get tested for free
All MFA cardholders (including employees of external companies) can do a rapid antigen test for free. Book yours through the COVID-19 Case Records application. On 4 and 5 January, there will be greater testing capacity.