Coronavirus updates and guidance

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to provide the residents of Bratislava with a package of recommendations and information about the situation in the city. In cooperation with city districts and the regional government, the city of Bratislava wishes to assure all residents that we are doing everything we can to ensure that the second wave of the pandemic will have the least negative impact on the quality of life. We must continue to be responsible and disciplined and act cohesively with respect to our own wellbeing as well as that of our community.

The COVID alert system, which previously had been individually governed by districts in Slovakia (according to the pandemic situation), is now suspended due to the state of emergency.

Anti-pandemic measures now apply to the whole country.

This page provides regular updates on the current pandemic situation in Bratislava.

People experiencing symptoms – especially fever, coughing, breathing difficulties and muscle and joint pain – should firstly contact their doctor by phone (not in person). The doctor will make a medical decision based on the symptoms that are described. People can also contact the Public Health Service hotline or dial 112 in an emergency.

The Social Insurance Agency has simplified the procedures for claiming nursing and sickness benefits in order to reduce personal contact with the public in general practitioners' offices, paediatricians' offices and agency branches. These procedures apply only in cases related to the spread of coronavirus. In all other cases, the standard procedures apply when claiming sickness and nursing benefits.

What to do if you have received an SMS with a positive test result

  • Contact your doctor, inform them of your test result and ask for a sick leave certificate.
  • Contact everyone with whom you have been in close contact in the previous two days preceding the test with instructions to remain in home isolation.
  • Send by email a list of people (names and surnames as well as telephone numbers) with whom you have been in close contact** to the Regional Public Health Office Bratislava (RÚVZ).**
  • Wait for instructions from RÚVZ Bratislava. Due to their heavy workload, this may take several days.

If you have been contacted by a positive person and have been in close contact with them:

  • Stay isolated.
  • Contact your doctor, who can refer you for an examination and issue a sick leave certificate.
  • If you show signs of illness, ask for an examination.
  • Wait for instructions from RÚVZ Bratislava.