Information for Employees

Vaccination of MU employees

Priority vaccination of MU academics and persons involved in teaching has been completed in June. Vaccination now only takes place at the national level. People interested in vaccination can now register in the Central Registration system.

  • Central Registration System is open for persons aged 12 or over.
  • The term for the second dose of vaccine from of Pfizer-BioNtech can be shortened from 42 days to 34 days. If you are interested, contact the 1221 line or your vaccination centre.
  • People who recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days can now register for vaccination once their isolation ends; they do not have to wait 90 days.
  • Information on the eligibility of vaccination from foreign countries can be found here: Examples of national certificates - Current information on COVID-19
  • Free vaccination is only possible for participants of Czech public health insurance, not for persons with commercial insurance. More information here.

International employees (self-payers):

  • As of Friday 11 June, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has officially opened registration for COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone, including foreigners or people without public insurance. You can register through the Ministry of Health’s Central Reservation System (also available in English).
  • Self-payers registration guideline for the COVID-19 vaccination in the Czech Republic
    • Go to https://registrace.mzcr.cz/samoplatci and switch to English.
    • Enter your phone number (non-Czech numbers can now be used) and check the box for your GDPR consent.
    • Enter the PIN that comes to your phone on the webpage that pops up (less than 1 minute).
    • Fill out the form, including selecting a vacation centre. Brno is in the region 'Jihomoravský'.
    • When choosing your vaccination centre keep in mind the availability of
      • Fakultní nemocnice u sv. Anny 60 spots/week starting 19 June
      • Fakultní nemocnice Brno (exhibition centre) 400 spots/week starting 1 July
    • You can check site capacity and approximate waiting times here.
    • Click 'send request'.
    • Wait for your second PIN (this may take up to a week).
    • Once you receive your second PIN, log in and select your date and time. Keep in mind that you must come for a second jab exactly 42 days later. You cannot reschedule. Make sure that you show up to receive your second dose at the scheduled time.

MUDr. Věra Přibylová, MU’s contractual provider of occupational medical services, is not administering COVID-19 vaccinations to employees.

If you have any questions, write to ockovanicovid@muni.cz.

Teaching and the exam period

The operation of the university follows a university traffic-light system. Please find more details at the websites of MU faculties.

The new academic year 2021/2022 will start on Monday 13 September 2021.

FFP2/KN95 respirators or surgical masks following the regulations must be worn in MU premises.

Communicatiom and e-learning

Consultations and other communication with colleagues and students should be carried out at the maximum use by remote communication tools (telephone, e-mail, teleconferencing through MS Teams, etc.). 

It is recommended to make maximum use of electronic tools available at it.muni.cz. Further recommendations and instructions for teachers can be found at is.muni.cz/do/mu/samostudium. Various electronic databases are accessible from it.muni.cz/en/closed-libraries-wont-stop-you

Academic ceremonies

Academic ceremonies and large events can be held if current legislation is followed.

Canteens

The operation of canteens is regulated by the director of MU Accommodation and Catering Services (SKM MU) and the MU Crisis Staff based on the current epidemic situation.

It is compulsory to wear FFP2/KN95 respirators or surgical mask in canteens and seating arrangements in are adjusted so that social distancing can be ensured. Please find more details here: https://www.skm.muni.cz/menza?en.

Ready-made meals must be ordered two days in advance (via WebKredit or MobilKredit), but when you come to canteens without food ordering, you can choose from at least five meals.

Travelling and visa information

Entering the Czech Republic
  • Requirements to enter the Czech Republic: The rules differ depending on if the country you are arriving from is listed as “dark”, “green”, “orange”, “dark red”, or "grey". Please see below rules that apply to you.
  • All people entering the Czech Republic, regardless of the destination country, will need to submit an arrival form for the country.
  • The arrival from a foreign country is to be entered in the IS system in the case of students or INET in the case of employees respectively.

Rules for entering the country:

Rules for Czech citizens, foreign nationals with a residence permit issued by Czechia;
Rules for citizens of EU+ and foreign nationals with long-term or permanent residence permit issued by EU+:

Rules for third-country nationals who do not have any residence permit issued by Czechia or long-term or permanent residence permit issued by other EU+ country;
Rules for third-country nationals who have a short term visa issued by Czechia before 11 May 2020 or short-term or long term-visa issued by other EU+ country

The list of countries for entry measures to the Czech Republic (last update: Tue, 18 October):

  • Green countries (countries with a low risk of infection): Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Canary Islands, Chile, Hong Kong, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lichtenstein, Macao, Madeira, Malta, New Zealand, Rwanda, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, the Vatican
  • Orange countries (countries with a medium risk of infection): Andorra, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Iceland, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores), San Marino, Spain (including the Balearic), Sweden, Switzerland
  • Red countries (countries with a high risk of infection): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Slovakia
  • Dark-red countries (countries with a very high risk of infection): Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Romania, and all countries not listed above or below (in grey countries)
  • Grey countries (countries with extreme risk of infection): currently no countries are listed as grey

Please see the details at the website of Ministry of Interior.

See also:

Visa information

For details on the issuing of visas and residence permits, please see the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Travelling outside the Czech Republic

Business trips abroad are permitted but must follow current regulations. They must also be assessed and approved by the employee’s direct supervisor.

Psychological Counselling

The coronavirus epidemic affects not only the physical but also the mental health of humans. If you need the help of a psychologist in the current crisis, you can use the online consultation offer.

Employees of Masaryk University can also make use of psychological counselling. At this moment, you can contact the psychologists Lubomir Smekal and Ludmila Piňosová (via e-mails lsmekal@gmail.com and lidpinos@gmail.com) or you can contact anyone from the team of the Department of Psychology and Psychosomatics of the Faculty of Medicine of MU. They are ready to consult via email or Skype.

You can also read this recommendation for the public written by Miroslav Světlák, Head of the Department of Psychology and Psychosomatics (Masaryk University) and or special website of the Department of Psychology of FSS MU. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus Disease

If you experience symptoms of emerging respiratory disease (fever above 38°C, cough, breathing problems), stay at home, limit contact with others, contact a doctor via phone or email or other established helplines and follow their instructions. If you do not have a doctor in the Czech Republic, do see the list of English-speaking doctors in Brno here. 

Helplines: 

  • +420 724 810 106, +420 725 191 367 or +420 725 191 370: nonstop helpline of the National Institute of Public Health 
  • 112: medical and rescue service (as well as fire and police service) 
  • +420 777 44 86 86: Centre for International Cooperation, Masaryk University 

If you have trouble that operators of Czech helplines do not speak English, please contact the helpline of Centre of International Cooperation at Masaryk University.

Covid-19 testing locations in Brno

Please find the details here

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