Update: 21 October
The government of the Czech Republic has declared a state of emergency for 30 days, starting on Monday, 5 October. The main reason to do so is to give the government the ability to more easily issue and implement regulations and distribute medical equipment throughout the worsening epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic.
- Facemasks are compulsory in all buildings, on public transport and outside when it is not possible to keep a safe two-meter distance from other individuals.
Stricter measures are in force until Tuesday, 3 November:
- Starting 22 October, free movement of persons in the Czech Republic is prohibited. There will be several exceptions to this ban, in particular for trips to work and in connection with business, for trips to see family, for the purchase of basic necessities and for trips to health-care facilities. People will also be able to go out to parks, into nature. With the exception of members of a household, only two people will be able to move about together in public places.
- Starting 22 October, shops and services are closed. Exceptions include, for example, the sale of food, drugstore items, pharmacies, and florists.
- All primary and high schools are closed except for kindergartens.
- The presence of students at universities is prohibited as of 12 October, with the exception of clinical and practical teaching and internships of students in the study programmes of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other healthcare study programmes.
- All students at higher education institutions must wear facemasks in schools, including classes.
- Czech students have to move out of dormitories. This does not apply to international students.
- Universities can hold exams where there are no more than 10 people.
- All cultural, sporting and social events are cancelled.
- Restaurants, bars, clubs etc. are closed. Food can be served through service windows (until 8 p.m.) and food delivery services.
- It is forbidden to drink alcohol in public places.
- Government has also limited the activities of public authorities and institutions so that office hours for the public will be only two days a week and five hours a day for two weeks.
- Current conditions for entering the Czech Republic for students and for employees.
- For details on the issuing of visas and residence permits, please see the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
- Information about COVID-19 testing locations in Brno can be found here.
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Canteens still operate except for Academic restaurant on campus
MU canteens still operate for students and employees in compliance with governmental measures, however canteens are closed to the public. One exception is the Academic restaurant located in Campus Square that is closed from 23 October until 3 November.
Government has limited free movement of people, shops and services are closed till 3 November
The Czech government has announced new measures in response to epidemical situation in the Czech Republic. The new measures will be effective from Thursday 22 October and will be in place until Tuesday 3 November 2020.
Government orders Czech students to move out of dormitories, international students are allowed to stay
The government of the Czech Republic has decided that Czech students have to move out of dormitories except for students in medical programmes. This restriction does not apply to international students, who can stay in the dormitories.
Beginning Monday, MU will be on red alert
In light of the current epidemiological situation and the government’s declaring a red state of alert in the South Moravia Region, the MU Crisis Board has decided to move to the red phase of the university traffic-light system as of 12 October.