The regional and local impacts of the restrictive measures taken to mitigate the covid-19 crisis are highly heterogeneous and have significant consequences for the efficiency of society’s functioning, the emergency management of the state administration, and the political responses of the governing parties. The paper deals with the assessment of threats and risks resulting from the restrictive measures of the government as part of the solution to the pandemic crisis situation in the Czech Republic (CR). The aim of the authors is to identify the most serious threats and risks that can affect the democracy and internal security of the CR during a pandemic and to propose recommendations for their mitigation. To assess the defined threats and risks, a point semi-quantitative method was used, working with values for probability, impact and the opinion of evaluators, called the PCE method (Probability, Consequences, Evaluator). Out of the twenty assessed threats, a group of evaluators identified the eight most serious ones, using the PCE method.
The military forces and means are used to fulfill humanitarian tasks of civil protection and to fulfill the tasks of the Police of the Czech Republic in serious situations endangering lives, health, property, or the environment. If the responsible administrative authorities, territorial self-governing bodies, fire protection authorities, or military rescue units are unable to provide rescue work or liquidate the consequences of a disaster on their own, the military is called. In addition to conventional defense tasks, it is therefore necessary to ensure the overall preparation of all components of the army for the performance of other tasks in cooperation with civilian authorities in their own territory. The paper focuses on the issues of civil-military cooperation, active advances and current capabilities of the Army of the Czech Republic in providing cooperation in rescue and liquidation work in the regions of the Czech Republic. The analysis of this issue identified the key aspects and for the subsequent determination of the evaluation criteria, the multi-criteria method was applied. The authors suggest certain procedures for updating the current situation that could be applicable in practice.