Information for Employees

Vaccination of MU employees

Vaccination at Masaryk University
  • MU employees can get vaccinated directly at the university. Shots will be administered
    • on Friday, 21 January, at the Faculty of Arts, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. in rooms D22
    • on Tuesday, 25 January, Komenského náměstí 2, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in rooms 204 and 205
    • on Tuesday, 1 February, at the Faculty of Informatics, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in rooms C311
    • on Friday, 11 February, at the Faculty of Arts, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room D22
    • on Tuesday, 15 February, at the Faculty of Law, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in rooms 040 and 041
    • on Wednesday, 23 February, at the Faculty of Education, from 2. p. to 7 p. m. in room 1009a, 1. PP, building n. 9
  • The BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine (two-dose) and Moderna vaccine (two-dose) will be available. Neither registration nor a reservation is required. Simply bring your insurance card and ID with you. If your insurance does not cover vaccination, bring a bank card, too.
  • The SurGal clinic's vaccination centre will be open from Monday 10 January. Neither registration nor a reservation is required. You can come on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine (two-dose) will be available; for reservation of Moderna vaccine please call +420 775 310 996.
  • As of 15 November 2021, foreigners without insurance only pay for the application of the vaccination – please find more details here.
  • You can come for the first vaccination, compulsory revaccination (for Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, no sooner than 21 days; for Moderna vaccine, no sooner than 28 days) or a third booster dose (for up-to-date information on the rules for administering the booster dose, click here). The revaccination period cannot be shortened for a booster shot. Family members over the age of 16 can also come for vaccination.
  • As of 1 February 2022, the validity of vaccination certificates will be shortened to 9 months. At this moment, the validity of the booster (third) dose is not limited.
  • If you have any questions, write to ockovanicovid@muni.cz.
  • Please keep your vaccination information up to date in the COVID-19 Prevention app.
Vaccination at national centres

International employees interested in vaccination can now register in the Ministry of Health’s Central Reservation System (also available in English).

  • Information on the eligibility of vaccination from foreign countries can be found here: Examples of national certificates - Current information on COVID-19
  • As of 15 November 2021, foreigners without insurance only pay for the application of the vaccination – please find more details here.
  • 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 vaccination spots. 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 at the scheduled time. Make sure that you show up to receive your second dose at the scheduled time.
  • Please keep your vaccination information up to date in the COVID-19 Prevention app.

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.

Testing of MU employees

Pursuant to a new emergency measure issued by the government, beginning Monday, 17 January, employees must conduct COVID-19 screening testing of their employees using rapid antigen tests to prevent further transmission of the disease. Employees will pick up a test at a predetermined location and test themselves. If they test positive, they must update their status in INET, immediately contact their supervisor, leave the workplace, and self-isolate for five days. Contract workers must also be tested. Testing will be repeated every three days. It is recommended that employees work from home, wherever possible.

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 academic year 2021/2022 began on 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

Events that are not related to MU’s main activities (e.g., celebrations, ceremonies, etc.) shall not be held.

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
  • 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

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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