Information for Employees

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 buildingsMU staff must immediately report if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are required to go into quarantine. 

Teaching and the exam period

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

Communicatiom and e-learning

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

Academic ceremonies do not take place at MU.

Canteens

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.

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.

Home office

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.

Travelling and visa information

Entering the Czech Republic
  • New requirements to enter the Czech Republic as of Friday 5 February:
    Starting 5 February, the rules for entry of all persons to the Czech Republic will change. The rules differ depending on if the country you are arriving from is listed as “dark”, “green”, “orange”, or “dark red”. Please see in this table rules that apply to you:

The list of countries for entry measures to the Czech Republic with effect from Friday, 5 February 2021 (last update: Mon, 1 March):

  • Green countries (countries with a low risk of infection according to point III. 1 of the Protective Measure): Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Republic of Singapore, Thailand, Vatican
  • Orange countries (countries with a medium risk of infection according to point III. 1 protective measure): Azores, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Norway
  • Red countries (countries with a high risk of infection according to point III. 1 protective measure): Austria,  Balearic Island, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, France (with the exception of the overseas territories), Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Netherlands (with the exception of the overseas territories), Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Swiss Confederation
  • Dark-red countries (countries with a very high risk of infection according to point III. 1 protective measure): All other countries not listed above

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

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.

Management and MU bodies

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.

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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