Information for Employees

Pursuant to the Decision of the Rector No. 9/2020 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 (English version will follow soon). 

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 currently 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

The MU Crisis Staff recommends agreeing a home office with all employees, except for the necessary presence of employees at the workplace (including presence for the purpose of using technology for distance learning, etc.).

Travelling and visa information

Entering the Czech Republic

Foreigners from EU countries:

You can be tested for COVID-19 in the Czech Republic. For more details, please contact the Regional Public Health Department in Brno. See also current testing locations in Brno.

Foreigners from non-EU countries:

  • Foreigners from “green non-EU countries” can enter the Czech Republic without a negative test for COVID-19 or mandatory quarantine. Foreigners from these countries may enter the Czech Republic without any restrictions. Current information can be found here.

See also information for incoming staff (autumn 2020).

 

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

Employees are prohibited from taking domestic or international business trips.

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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