ČESKÁ SPRÁVA SOCIÁLNÍHO ZABEZPEČENÍ

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) and certificate A1 CZ


Information for migrating people (posted workers, “pendlers”, working in 2 and more countries etc.) who, due to the restrictions on the free movement of persons caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, cannot temporarily perform activity in the territory of another Member State

 

The Czech Social Security Administration informs that a temporary emergency measure due to a pandemic is NOT a relevant change of circumstances justifying a change in the applicable legislation or a change of the state of insurance.

According to CSSA information, the institutions of neighbouring states, i.e. Slovakia, Poland, Germany and Austria, further France, Belgium, Switzerland…should proceed by analogy.

 

Migrating people and their employers are thus not obliged:

  • to report a temporary change of the situation (e.g. homeworking, home office) to the Czech local social security administration (DSSA / PSSA / MSSA Brno);
  • to return the issued certificate of applicability of the Czech social security legislation (A1 form) if they intend to continue their gainful activity in the territory of several Member States after the end of the restrictions.

 

Example 1:

An employee of a Czech employer usually performs the activity of a sales representative in the territory of several EU / EEA Member States or Switzerland. For this activity, an A1 CZ form was issued to him/her confirming the applicability of the Czech social security legislation in accordance with Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004. Due to the restrictions on the free movement of persons, the above sales representative cannot perform activity in the territory of another Member State; he/she now works at the headquarters of the Czech employer in the Czech Republic or at home (home office).

There is no need to report the situation to the competent DSSA and to return the issued A1 CZ form, provided that the employee is expected to continue performing activity in the territory of several EU Member States after the end of the restriction.

 

Example 2:

A self-employed person usually performs activity of a travel agent delegate in the territory of several EU / EEA Member States or Switzerland. For this activity, an A1 CZ form was issued to him/her confirming the applicability of the Czech social security legislation in accordance with Article 13(2) of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004.

Due to the restrictions on the free movement of persons, the above travel agency delegate currently cannot perform activity in the territory of several EU / EEA Member States or Switzerland; he/she now works in the Czech Republic or at home, in the place of residence (home office).

There is no need to report the situation to the competent DSSA and to return the issued A1 CZ form, provided that the self-employed person is expected to continue performing activity in the territory of several EU Member States after the end of the restriction.