Signal light festival 2020
Signal is a festival of digital and creative culture. It links contemporary visual art, urban space and modern technologies. It has become the most visited cultural event in Czechia. The programme is created by renowned foreign and Czech artists in the area of light design, visual and digital art, AI and conceptual art. It links the historical backdrop of beloved Prague with state-of-the-art technologies and contemporary social issues.
EVENT IS CANCELLED!!
Please see the official statement:
We believed. Until the last moment. We believed that we would be able to make it and Signal Festival would take place this year. Unfortunately, we reached the moment when this is no longer possible…
We negotiated with Health Minister Roman Prymula, who told us that we will not be able to realize the festival this year. Not in the way you know it.
Until the last moment, we believed and hoped. The whole team was incessantly adapting to the new measures and each of our steps was consulted with epidemiologists. We wanted to do everything for the festival to run smoothly and for us all to remain safe. Health has always been the top priority for us. And as we said earlier, we do not want to take unnecessary risks.
Signal Light Festival will be held 15 to 18 Oct 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival will offer the best in this dynamic artistic field and introduce the city of Prague as a place for life and art, place friendly to its residents and visitors. A magical space, where long and dramatic history intertwined with its dynamic present.
Festival locations https://www.signalfestival.com/en/news/3160/
Crime and Safety
- There is a moderate risk from crime in Prague. Visitors are most likely to face petty street crime, particularly pickpocketing and ATM card skimming.
- Prague’s most dangerous areas are Holešovice, Smichov, Benediktsta.
- Common hangouts for criminals include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, the Astronomical Clock and around the entrance to the Old Jewish Cemetery. Nighttime is always riskier since the cover of darkness makes it easier for criminals to get away with their crimes.
Rules and Laws
- The speed limit in urban areas is 50 km/h, while outside town you can drive up to 90 km/h. On expressways, the speed limit is 110 km/h, while on highways, you shouldn’t go over 130 km/h.
- In the Czech Republic, a zero-tolerance approach to drink driving is adopted, with a zero per cent limit.
Face masks are required:
- In interiors, if there are more then 100 people participating in an event (unless you are eating or drinking)
- In Prague metro system (masks are still recommended in all kinds of public transport)
Security Risk Rating
Crime and Safety
- Try to avoid walking alone, particularly during hours of darkness. If you must walk alone at night, use well-lit streets with as much vehicle traffic as possible and walk near the curb.
- Scan the area ahead as you walk. If you observe suspicious person or vehicles, change direction and walk to a place of safety.
- After dark, be aware of your surroundings if passing through public parks, vacant lots, and areas with excessive trees and bushes.
- Drive on well-travelled streets and never pick up hitchhikers.
- If you carry valuables in your car—such as GPS devices, cell phones, laptop or tablet computers, or loose change—keep them out of sight in the trunk.
- Keep cell phones charged and contacts up-to-date.
Money and personal documents
- Avoid carrying a purse and keep a wallet in your pocket instead. Keeping money separate will allow you to hand over your cash without sacrificing your credit cards, identification, and personal papers/cards.
- Do not keep Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) in any location that may be associated with the cards they activate.
- If victimized, notify the financial institutions where your accounts may have been tampered with. Closing accounts may be necessary.
- If somebody approaches you in the street offering to change money, refuse immediately and walk away.
- Leave important documents at your hotel. You should carry your passport with you but leave a copy of it at your hotel in case the original gets lost.
ATM safety tips
- Be alert always when using an ATM. After completing your transaction, leave immediately.
- Avoid using an ATM in an isolated or poorly lighted the area after dark.
- Be accompanied by another person when using an ATM after dark.
Rules and Laws
- If you are exploring Prague on a bicycle, Segway or an electric scooter, alcohol consumption before or during the trip is prohibited.
- It is illegal to photograph some buildings, including indoor shopping centres. These buildings usually have signs banning photos.
The following is recommended when entering shops, restaurants, cafés and bars:
- Disinfect your hands upon entry
- Maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from the staff and other customers
- Only remove your face mask when eating or drinking
- Pay by card, preferably contactless, whenever possible
112 - Universal European emergency number
150 – Fire Department
155 – Ambulance
156 – City Police
158 – Police of the Czech Republic
First Aid and Hospitals
In case of a non-urgent emergency, you can contact doctors and/or hospitals directly.
24-Hour Doctors/First Aid
Prague 1 & 2 (children) - (+420) 224 947 717
Prague 1 & 2 (adults) - (+420) 224 949 181
Prague 3 (children) - (+420) 284 861 979
Prague 3 (adults) - (+420) 284 862 149
Prague 4, 11, & 12 (children) - (+420) 241 733 91
Prague 4, 11, & 12 (adults) - (+420) 241 733 917
Prague 5 (children) - (+420) 224 433 654
Prague 5 (adults) - (+420) 224 438 590
Nemocnice na Homolce (Prague 5) +420 257 271 111
Nemocnice na Františku (Prague 1) +420 222 801 111
Poliklinika Palackého (Prague 1) +420 222 928 111
Všeobecná fakultní nemocnice v Praze (Prague 2) +420 224 961 111
Fakultní Thomayerova nemocnice s poliklinikou (Prague 4) +420 261 081 111
Nemocnice Podolí gynekologie a porodnice (gynecology and childbirth services; Prague 4) +420 296 511 111
Fakultní nemocnice v Motole s poliklinikou (Prague 5) +420 224 431 111
Fakultní nemocnice Královské Vinohrady (Prague 10) +420 267 161 111
The pharmacy (lékárna) is generally open Monday–Friday 8.00–17.00 / 18.00. However, there are several 24-hour pharmacies, many of which are provided by hospitals:
Prague 1, Palackého 5 +420 224 946 982
Prague 2, Belgická 37 +420 222 519 731
Prague 4, Thomayerova hospital, Vídeňská 800 +420 261 084 001
Prague 5, Štefánikova 6 +420 257 320 918
Prague 5, Hospital Motol, V Úvalu 84 +420 224 435 736
Prague 8, Bulovka Hospital, Budínova 2 +420 266 082 017
The following dental offices offer services from 19:00–7:00 on Monday–Friday, and are open 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday:
Dental Clinic (Zubní), Prague 1, Palackého 5 +420 224 946 981
Dental Clinic (Zubní), Prague 4, Pacovská 31 +420 241 733 918
Bank Cards Information. Call one of the following services to take care of it:
Visa +420 224 125 353
American Express +420 222 800 111
MasterCard/Eurocard +420 222 412 230
Diners Club +420 222 316 675