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Pursuant to the Decision of the Rector No. 1/2021 people with symptoms of infectious viral infections (shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, sudden loss of taste and smell) are prohibited from entering MU buildings. MU staff must immediately report if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are required to go into quarantine.
As of 2 September, the operation of the university follows a university traffic-light system. Please find more details at the websites of MU faculties.
The autumn semester has started on 5 October 2020 and end 17 January 2021 (see the approved 2020/21 academic year schedule).
Face masks are compulsory in all MU buildings and during in-person classes.
Teaching follows the updated guideline no. 2/2020.
Consultations and other communication with colleagues and students will 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 do not take place at MU.
Canteens are closed to the public. 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 facemasks 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.
As of Monday 1 March, Masaryk University orders working from home. University premises may only be entered by those employees whose presence is necessary.
Employees who cannot work from home and must commute to work across district boundaries should print out a travel-for-work certificate prepared in the Covid-19 prevention application in INET.
The list of countries for entry measures to the Czech Republic with effect from Friday, 5 February 2021 (last update: Mon, 1 March):
Please see the details at the website of Ministry of Interior.
For details on the issuing of visas and residence permits, please see the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Masaryk University full-degree students going for placements abroad in spring 2021: please find more information on the website of MU's Centre for International Cooperation.
Czech Law allows for all MU collective bodies to operate remotely. If it is not necessary to have a face-to-face meeting, the MU Crisis Staff recommends using electronic tools to hold meetings. These tools must enable secret and public voting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.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.
Further detailed information and measures are also issued by individual faculties of Masaryk University, the Centre for International Cooperation and the Teiresias Centre:
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.
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.
Due to the worsening epidemic situation in the country, the Government of Czech Republic announced new restrictions that will be in place for three weeks. Starting Monday 1 March, people are not allowed to walk or jog outside the town/city where they live during the day, for students in Brno this means the Brno city limits.
As of Thursday 25 February, respirators or two surgical masks must be worn in shops, health care facilities, on public transport (and at stops), international airports, and service establishments such as post offices, banks, etc.
Starting on Friday 5 February, new stricter conditions for people entering the Czech Republic will come into effect.