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Following the measures imposed by the Czech Ministry of Health, physical presence at the workplace without a valid negative SARS-CoV-2 test result will be prohibited from Wednesday 17 March 2021.
The test result must not be older than 7 days and all employees are required to submit to testing, except for the following persons:
a) employees working from home
b) people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the previous 90 days
c) people who have received full vaccination (two doses), where at least 14 days have passed since receiving the 2nd dose
The manner in which employees may prove that they are exempt (such as an affirmation that they have a certificate of recovery from Covid-19, a scanned certificate etc.) will be decided by heads of the relevant economic units.
The head of the economic unit decides on the form of the test, therefore the procedure may differ slightly from one workplace to another.
MU employees can take the antigen test either:
Information on the test result must be uploaded by employees using the ‘Covid-19 Prevention’ application in INET.
If the test result is positive, the employee does not go to work (in case of testing at the workplace he leaves the MU building) and proceeds according to generally valid rules: ensuring a PCR test through a general practitioner, isolation, quarantine.
Vaccination of academic employees of MU:
Vaccination of other MU employees:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 spring semester has started 1 March 2021 and ends 30 May 2021 (see the approved 2020/21 academic year schedule).
Teaching follows the updated guideline no. 2/2020.
FFP2/KN95 respirators or surgical mask following the regulations must be worn in MU premises.
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 can be held only in exceptional cases and must be in keeping with current government measures.
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 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.
MU recommends employees work from home, or, if they do work in their offices, to ensure that only one person is in one office at a time; testing is mandatory.
Rules for residents, Czech citizens and their family members
Rules for foreigners (no residents):
The list of countries for entry measures to the Czech Republic with effect from Friday, 5 February 2021 (last update: Thu, 6 May):
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.
Business trips abroad are permitted but must follow current regulations. They must also be assessed and approved by the employee’s direct supervisor.
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Crisis Committee has confirmed moving to the yellow-light rating of the university’s pandemic traffic-light system and approved further loosening of restrictions.
Beginning 3 May, academic employees will be able to register for COVID-19 vaccinations.
The MU Crisis Committee has decided to lower the risk level. Buildings will remain closed to the public but will open to students and employees.