Despite nationwide testing and lockdowns, test positivity rate and the number of hospitalized patients surged at the turn of the year given heightened mobility of population during the holidays. As COVID-19 continues to trigger unprecedented Government response, the business environment must navigate through this unique playing field. According to the estimate of the National Bank of Slovakia, Slovakia’s GDP fell 5.7% last year, while according to the estimate of the European Central Bank, the GDP of euro area as a whole fell 7.3%. The third quarter has seen a real GDP drop of 2.4% and a similar sentiment is expected at the year end. After an excellent third quarter, production, exports and turnovers fell slightly month-on-month. The adopted anti-pandemic measures have reflected in employment as well as in wages, the growth of which slowed down. Liquidity shortfalls in the private sector were sought to be replaced by external sources of finance which were more accessible due to the monetary policy measures and Government guarantees.