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Inspection by a service dog specialized in searching for COVID-19

​​​​​​Basic information​​​

Place of inspection - map

 Václav Havel ​Airport ​Prague   Maps Airport

Preparation for inspection​​​​​

  • The passenger will hand in a disposable face mask or skin smear for inspection.​
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  • Skin smear: Rub the gauze material against your skin on your forearm for 20 seconds, then bend your elbow and hold the gauze material pressed in your elbow area for 2 minutes.  
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Inspection by a service dog

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  •  ​Basic information on the inspection by a service dog specialized in searching for COVID-19:
  • Service dogs trained in searching for COVID-19 are used to the presence of people. They are friendly and obedient.
  • A service dog is controlled by its dog handler during work.
  • During the inspection there is no contact between the dog and the passenger. The dog only sniffs at the passenger's odour sample material (a disposable face mask or a skin smear on sterile gauze), signifying a positive finding by assuming a body posture next to the odour sample material.

Details of inspection:

  • After the passport control passengers will be given an information leaflet with details of the inspection by a service dog.
  • The inspection will be carried out in the Baggage Reclaim area – conveyor belt 14.
  • Each passenger will be given a sterile face mask or gauze for imprinting their odour. 3-5 minutes after that each passenger will be given a plastic cup into which they will insert the odour material. Subsequently they will place the cup into a stand.
  • During the inspection of the odour samples the passenger will be standing approximately 4 metres from the stand. A safe distance of at least 2 metres among the passengers will be kept.
  • In case of a negative result, the passenger will receive a stamp from a Czech Customs Administration officer onto the information leaflet. After that the passenger may collect their luggage and leave the area, keeping the confirmed leaflet for potential subsequent checks in the arrival hall.
  • In case of a positive result, further steps will be set by customs officers and representatives of the Prague Public Health Office.​

Leaflets

Flyer for passengers       Card for passengers

L​​​​​egislation​

Methodology of COVID-19 examination of passengers - Prague Public Health Office and Czech Customs Administration

Methodology of COVID-19 examination of passengers

Protective measure against SARS-CoV-2

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Contac​​ts

Prague Public Health Office - contacts:

http://www.hygpraha.cz

 1221 - CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION PHONE SERVICE LINE


Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic – contacts:
(+420) 224 971 111

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic – contacts:
+420 224 181 111

Reference to the Czech version of the Protective measure  on the Ministry’s web pages:
Reference to web pages of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic with valid protective measures and the list of countries according to the degree of risk of infection: 

Training of dogs ​​

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​The training of Czech Customs service dogs specialized in searching for COVID-19 was based on the same principle which is applied in the inspection at the airport. The dogs are trained to discern among positive and negative samples (disposable face masks, skin smears) using their nose. They indicate a positive sample by assuming a position in which they “freeze": they may assume a position in which they stand, sit or lie. ​

​The training is based on operant conditioning, working on the principle of positive motivation of dogs. There is no punishment for failure, successful finding is rewarded by a favourite toy or a treat. The dog basically understands the training as a game which results in a reward. 


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All Czech Customs sniffer dogs are used to the presence of people. They are friendly and obedient

The dogs have been trained in basic obedience disciplines and are fully controlled by their handlers


Six service dogs trained for searching for COVID-19

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Blacky 
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Name: Apy
Sex: female
Breed: German Shepherd
Year of birth: 2018



Name: Blacky
Sex: female
Breed: crossbreed
Year of birth: 2013



Name: Kessy
Sex: female
Breed: crossbreed (German and Belgian Shepherd)
Year of birth: 2018



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Name: Gismo z Údolí Jizery
Sex: male
Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois
Year of birth: 2018



Name: Irmina ze Soutoku Sázavy
Sex: female
Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois
Year of birth: 2019


Name: Kuky
Sex: male
Breed: crossbreed
Year of birth: 2013





 

Safety

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  • During the inspection by a service dog there is no danger of infection via the dog. Transmission of infection via or to a dog have not been proved.
  • During the inspection dog handlers are protected by a Tyvek coverall, gloves, goggles, face shields or respirators.
  • During the inspection there is no contact between the dog and the passenger. 


 


 


 











This page was published on: 3/24/2021 11:46 AM