Naked sunbathing is allowed in the area, but the nudists were in violation of two other regulations currently in place throughout the Czech Republic to slow the spread of coronavirus : the mandatory requirement to wear a face mask in public spaces, and the obligation to not congregate in groups larger than two people. After being informed of the requirements, the nudists donned their face masks and agreed to abide by them. The following day, police ran a preliminary patrol of the area to ensure that the regulations were indeed being followed. After checking people in the area, police found no violations of the mandate not to congregate in groups larger than two.
Czech Republic’s strict face-mask policy goes global
CNN Digital. Face masks aren't mandatory everywhere, but strict rules on wearing them have been enforced in the Czech Republic -- even for nudists. The European country has begun to relax restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus, but at the height of concerns late last month, police were called in to remind people that while it was OK to get naked in designated public places, mouths needed to be covered.
Clothes or no clothes, face-masks mandatory in the Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic — A group of Czech nudists were scolded by police officers for violating the obligation to wear protective face-masks in public spaces, local media reported. The message is clear: Protective face-masks have to be worn at all times in public, and no exception will be tolerated. Following reports that some nudists were sunbathing without protective face-masks by the Lazne Bohdanec spa resort area, in the Pardubice region, Czech police were called to the scene to reprimand the culprits.
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. You can bare it all in the Czech Republic as long as you cover up what matters: your face. Police caught the sunbathers, including many nudists, soaking up some rays around a pond near the Bohdanec Spa in central Czech Republic on March 27, according to Janovska. The Czech government ordered every person to wear a mask outside the home last month after becoming the first European nation to declare a state of emergency in the face of the pandemic. It also imposed strict social-distancing rules and restricted many public activities. The Czech government relaxed its rules around face masks earlier this week after recording a significant dip in new infections. However, it also extended the state of emergency to the end of the month, leaving the door open for a new round of mandatory mask-wearing in the future. In other words, some people are going to have super weird tan lines in the Czech Republic this summer. Health officials caution against all international travel.