The university traffic-light system

On 2 September a traffic-light rating system was introduced at MU, its rating is determined by the MU Crisis Board, taking into account the traffic-light for the Brno-City district. Currently, it has RED 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.

Furthermore, pursuant to the Decision of the Rector No. 9/2020 students who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been required to go into quarantine must report their status in the Information SystemPeople with symptoms of infectious viral infections (shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, sudden loss of taste and smell) are prohibited from entering MU buildings.

The university traffic-light system

  • Teaching at the university is limited to a maximum of 50 people in one room. This limitation does not apply if people can stay at least two metres away from one another.

  • Teaching at the university is limited to a maximum of 50 people in one room. This limitation does not apply if people can stay at least two metres away from one another.
  • It is recommended that people keep two metres of distance between one another.
  • Group events will be limited in size based on valid legislation (max. 500 people; for events with more than 100 people, mandatory face masks).
  • It is recommended that no more than 100 people be present in libraries, canteens, and computer laboratories (this number may be adjusted in keeping with valid legislation).
  • Canteens are closed to the public. In canteens, social distancing must be practised, and face masks worn.
  • Face masks must be worn in common rooms in dormitories.
  • Domestic business trips to areas with the highest number of COVID-19 cases are prohibited. Trips abroad will be permitted based on the current situation in the destination country.

  • MU buildings are closed to the public. The ban does not apply to the children of MU employees and students, but it is recommended to consider their presence.
  • Face masks must be worn in MU buildings.
  • The closure of computer laboratories and indoor sporting halls is recommended.
  • Seating arrangements in libraries and canteens are adjusted so that social distancing and other conditions established by legislation can be ensured.
  • Social events and using common areas (gyms, common rooms) are prohibited in the dormitories.
  • It is recommended that academic ceremonies (e.g., graduation) not be held.
  • Employees are advised to work from home, or they may work in shifts in MU offices.
  • The number of people present at one time in research laboratories is limited based on valid legislation.
  • Domestic business trips to areas with the highest number of COVID-19 cases are prohibited. Trips abroad will be permitted based on the current situation in the destination country.

  • All buildings are closed to the public, employees, and students. There are exceptions for facility and laboratory managers, for teachers who must access buildings, and students of programmes for which the government has allowed in-person classes.
  • From Wednesday, 25 November, in-person laboratory courses will be permitted for final-year students in bachelor’s and master’s programmes. The maximum class size is 20 people. MU faculties will decide about the scope of in-person teaching. From November 25, final-year students at the Faculty of Sports Studies will be able to attend indoor sports classes, which are again limited to 20 people. Studies are also allowed in doctoral programmes. In-person teaching is also allowed in doctoral programmes. In-person practical classes will continue to be allowed for students of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other medical and education programmes.
  • One-on-one consultation is also permitted.
  • Doing internships outside of MU is permitted.
  • Most examinations will be administered online. However, a maximum of 10 people will now be able take in-person exams at once.
  • 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 Emergency Committee in keeping with the current epidemiological situation. Students who may attend in-person classes can return to the dormitories if they have a room reserved.
  • 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.