Information Regarding the Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Czech Republic

6. 4. 2021 12:12

This patient advice is issued with the aim to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Proton Center (PTC) patients. The Proton Center has adopted several measures and recommendations stated below that are related to the spread of the new coronavirus, the current situation and available information.

Frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 to downolad here:

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In connection with the current measures taken by the Government of the Czech Republic, all patients who have an examination scheduled will receive an e-mail from us. An e-mail will be sent to all patients who have given us their e-mail address. The e-mail will contain the confirmation that the patient can travel to our center. Patients who are currently in the Czech Republic will receive the e-mail no later than 4:00 pm, on the day prior to the examination. This e-mail will make your journey to us easier.

We ask all patients to follow the instructions of the Proton Therapy Center's staff. Do not to enter the building without respiratory (nose, mouth) protective equipment. Suitable equipment is a respirator or similar device (always without exhalation valve) meeting at least all technical conditions and requirements for the product, including a filtration efficiency of at least 94% according to relevant standards (eg FFP2, KN 95), which prevent the spread of droplets. If the instructions are not followed, entry to the building will not be allowed.

Up-to-date information on the actions taken by the Proton Therapy Center is available at:

When entering the building, all patients are asked to follow the instructions of the staff of the Proton Therapy Center. Please enter the building with your mouth and nose covered with a mask. Always enter the PTC premises with a mask or respirator without exhalation valve. If you have a respirator with an exhalation valve, we will ask you to cover it with a cloth mask. You will not be allowed to enter the building if you do not follow these instructions.

  • For your initial and follow-up examinations, please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the examination.
  • For your MRI and PET/CT examinations, please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes in advance.
  • Upon arriving at the PTC, ring the bell labelled “Recepce”. The receptionist will screen you through Intercom (speaking device) by asking several questions. Only patients passing the screening will be allowed to enter the Proton Center building.
  • We would like to ask all the patients to come to the examination unaccompanied, if possible. Exceptions are paediatric patients and patients with physical or sensory disabilities.
  • If you come by car, a PTC employee will provide you (after the screening) with printed documents and several informed consent forms to fill in. Please fill out these documents in your car. After you have read and completed everything, call the phone number provided on the folder.
  • If you come by public transport, you will be allowed to enter the building after the screening. You will receive printed documents to read and informed consent forms to fill out.
  • In the entry hall of the Proton Therapy Center, there are tables with questionnaires prepared for patients who have come by public transport. You will be asked to give a written confirmation that you do not have any signs of COVID-19 infection. You will submit this questionnaire to the receptionist after completing it. Afterwards, you will be allowed to take a number from the waiting system.
  • Please keep a sufficient personal distance - at least 2 meters - from our staff and other patients or persons waiting in the reception area on the second and fifth floor.
  • If you are already a PTC patient and are undergoing proton therapy, please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes in advance. Our goal is to reduce the number of people present in one room to the greatest possible extent.
  • After undergoing all the medical procedures thatyou have been provided by PTC, we kindly ask you to leave the Proton Therapy Center as soon as possible.
  • We would like to ask you to strictly observe the emergency measures issued by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. Extensive information on the disease is available on the website of the Ministry of Health.
    Czech Republic
    https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/
  • If you have any respiratory symptoms or any breathing difficulties, try to postpone your consultation or PTC examination, if possible. If you are a patient already undergoing treatment, we ask you to provide us with all the information without direct personal contact (via phone, email, chat). We will give you further instructions.
  • Please let us know before arriving to PTC if anyone in your area has tested positive for coronavirus.
  • If you are planning to travel abroad prior to starting your treatment at PTC, the first day of treatment may be postponed by 14 days from the date of your return to the Czech Republic.
  • Read the instructions and information carefully and follow the basic hygiene rules as stated in leaflets available at the reception.