The university traffic-light system
MU is operating following the university traffic-light system, its rating is determined by the MU Crisis Board. Currently, it has YELLOW LIGHT rating. University faculties, institutes, and offices may declare a higher alert level than the university-wide level or introduce stricter rules than elsewhere at the university. Follow the websites of individual faculties and the color-coded signs hanging on the exteriors of MU buildings.
- The operation of Masaryk University is not restricted, in-person classes are limited to a maximum of 150 people in one room.
- Following the current government measures, respirators or surgical masks are obligatory in common areas of MU buildings or when switching between classes. Respirators are not required in classes where students only sit and do not interact, during the examinations where at least 1,5 distance is kept, or in the classes that do not allow it (physical education, singing).
- Measures at MU are in keeping with the government measures currently in effect.
- MU buildings are open to the public. It is obligatory to wear a respirator (without an exhalation valve) that filters at least 94% of airborne particles and meets certain standards (e.g., FFP2, KN95).
- Employees and students must wear a respirator in all indoor areas at MU. Exceptions are made for when a single person is in a room by themselves or for lecturers, speakers, or teachers who are engaged in a teaching activity in which a respirator cannot be worn (especially for physical education, singing, and playing wind instruments) while keeping at least 1.5 metres away from others, and for students who are exercising or singing. The exception for wearing a respirator is applicable only to teaching and academic staff who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and at least 14 days have elapsed since the completion of the vaccination schedule according to the summary of product characteristics and only in situations in which they are providing education.
- Classes are held in keeping with the government measures currently in effect; lectures attended by more than 150 people must be held in the hybrid form. It is recommended that students stay in homogenous groups, that is, that students from different programmes, departments, courses, etc. do not mix. Field courses and internships done outside of MU are possible in keeping with the government measures currently in effect.
- It is mandatory to wear respirators in the common areas of the dormitories. Social events in indoor and outdoor premises of the MU accommodation facility are banned.
- In-person exams (as well as other methods of completing courses) are permitted. People must stay 1.5 metres away from each other and must wear a respirator. State examinations and advanced master’s examinations can be held in-person or online, respirators must be worn during an in-person examination. Current limits on the number of people that can be present in one room at a time must be respected.
- Life-long learning courses are held in keeping with the government measures currently in effect. In case of University of the Third Age, there is a mandatory check of vaccination/past illness/test on entry to the classroom.
- MU recommends employees a hybrid more and work from home (especially employees at high risk) and rotating of employees if there are more people present in one office at a time.
- In-person meetings can be held if all government regulations are respected (facemasks, social distancing, room capacity). MU supports remote and hybrid meetings.
- Academic ceremonies and large events can be held if current legislation is followed.
- Enrolment takes place both in-person and online.
- Gyms can open as long as the government measures are respected; other sports facilities may open without any limitations at the discretion of the head of the unit of which the facility is a part.
- Computer labs, study rooms, and community rooms may open at the discretion of the head of the unit of which they are a part as long as government measures are respected.
- The measures in place at MU are in keeping with government measures that are currently in effect.
- Members of the public have restricted access to MU buildings. The only exceptions are for employees of companies that provide goods and services necessary for ensuring MU’s operations and for MU’s partners who must take part in critical meetings that cannot be held online.
- In keeping with the current government measures, respirators must be worn inside MU buildings. This obligation applies to employees and students in all rooms and buildings at MU, except for people who are alone in a room or for lecturers or other speakers who are teaching and who have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days previous. Exemptions also apply to teachers and students engaged in learning activities during which wearing a respirator is impossible or infeasible (especially for physical education, singing, playing wind instruments) if these people manage to stay at least 1.5 m from each other.
- Classes are taught in keeping with the regulations in place. Lectures attended by more than 150 people are held online or in hybrid form. The dean of each faculty can decide whether students are required to follow the O-N-T (vaccinated, recovered, tested) rule, that is, to provide evidence that they have been vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19, or tested. O-N-T status information can be found in IS. Where this obligation is not required, it is necessary to ensure that students keep at least 1.5 m apart from each other during lessons, unless the nature of the class does not allow it. Students who do not follow the O-N-T rule must be allowed to pursue their education online. Rooms must be thoroughly ventilated before and after classes. It is recommended that groups of different students not mix.
- In-person exams (and other means of completing courses) can be held, but students must keep 1.5 m from each other and wear respirators.
- Students must comply with the O-N-T rule to enter computer labs.
- Libraries are closed to the public. MU recommends implementing the e-loan system; the in-person pick-up or drop-off of materials is possible based on each faculty’s decision, assuming current legislation is respected.
- Indoor and outdoor sporting facilities (including weight rooms/gyms) are open in keeping with current legislation. External visitors must comply with the O-N rule.
- Dining halls and dormitories must operate in keeping with current legislation.
- It is recommended that employees take turns working in offices. All relevant legislation and government measures must be respected (wearing respirators, social distancing, using disinfectant, etc.).
- MU employees must comply with the O-N-T rule in keeping with the current government measures. Employees must report their O-N-T status in the Prevention application in INET.
- Work meetings are limited to 5 people.
- Events that are not related to MU’s main activities (e.g., celebrations, ceremonies, etc.) shall not be held.
- Events related to the university’s main activities (conferences, seminars, symposia, etc.) can be held but are limited to 50 attendees, who must comply with the O-N rule. Events related to the university’s main activities (conferences, seminars, symposia, etc.) that are held separately from MU’s main operations (i.e., events not held at the university, weekend events, events held in areas that are physically separated from MU classrooms and offices) can be held but are limited to 75 people, who must comply with the O-N rule.
- Faculty deans and the heads of MU economic units may decide that all attendees of certain events must comply with the O-N-T rule or that all attendees be tested.
- All buildings are closed to the public, students, and employees. The head of each economic unit or the dean of each faculty can decide about any exemptions.
- Classes are held remotely. Faculty deans have the right to grant exceptions for courses in which remote learning will fundamentally prevent the educational goals of the course from being met. One-on-one consultation meetings are permitted. Respirators must be worn in all MU buildings. For permitted in-person courses, students must comply with the O-N-T rule, if the dean of the faculty in question has decided to apply this rule, and maintain a social distance of at least 1.5 metres from others.
- In-person exams (and other means of completing courses) can be held, but the maximum number of people present is 50. People must maintain a social distance of at least 1.5 metres from others and wear respirators at all times.
- Libraries can be accessed for lending and returning books, but not for studying.
- Dormitories and canteens operate based on rules issued by Accommodation and Catering Services and the MU Crisis Committee in keeping with the current epidemiological situation.
- All computer laboratories, sporting halls, and study rooms are closed.
- Employees are prohibited from taking domestic or international business trips.
- The number of people present in laboratories is limited by current legislation.
You can find a detailed description of the university’s traffic-light system here. It contains only recommendations. MU’s constituent parts may implement these recommendations in the form of binding decisions or regulations. Please stay up to date with information provided by individual faculties and economic units. You can find more information in these guidelines.