University measures taken regarding COVID-19
- Operation of MU follows a university traffic-light system, whose rating is currently RED.
- All buildings are closed to students, staff and the public. Exceptions include students of medical disciplines and pharmacy and persons providing necessary operation of buildings, laboratories or remote teaching.
- As of 25 November, in-person teaching will be allowed for final-year students and for students of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other medical and education study programmes. Class size is limited to 20 people. Final-year students of the Faculty of Sports Studies can attend indoor sports classes that are limited to 20 people. Examinations may be administered in-person to a maximum of 10 people at a time.
- A new tool will help you to figure out what to do if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, need to take the test, etc.
- As of 9 November, most EU nationals must enter the country with a negative test or get tested upon arrival. See details on entering the country for students and employees and current restrictions in the country due to the state of emergency in the Czech Republic.
Government has limited free movement of people, shops and services are closed till 3 November
The Czech government has announced new measures in response to epidemical situation in the Czech Republic. The new measures will be effective from Thursday 22 October and will be in place until Tuesday 3 November 2020.
Government orders Czech students to move out of dormitories, international students are allowed to stay
The government of the Czech Republic has decided that Czech students have to move out of dormitories except for students in medical programmes. This restriction does not apply to international students, who can stay in the dormitories.
Beginning Monday, MU will be on red alert
In light of the current epidemiological situation and the government’s declaring a red state of alert in the South Moravia Region, the MU Crisis Board has decided to move to the red phase of the university traffic-light system as of 12 October.
The government has banned the presence of students at universities due to the spread of coronavirus
Starting Monday, 12 October, the presence of students at all Czech universities will be prohibited, with the exception of clinical and practical teaching and internships of students in the study programmes of general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other medical study programs. These restrictions were announced as part of the new governmental measures announced on 8 October.
On 2 September a traffic-light rating system was introduced at MU. The university currently has a “red light” rating, determined by the MU Crisis Board, taking into account the traffic-light for the Brno-City district. 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 colour-coded signs hanging on the exteriors of MU buildings.
On the initiative of Rector Martin Bares, Masaryk University created a volunteer network. With thousands of volunteers applying, we can now offer assistance in many activities and fields.
MU faculties are prepared for online learning and limited in-person classes
How will classes be held at Masaryk University? This is the most frequently asked question in light of the currently worsening epidemiological situation and the regulations about higher education issued by the South Moravian Region.
First Year of Prestigious MUNI Awards for Junior Researchers
Masaryk University continues in its grant programme intended for promising researchers and introduces a major change. From this year, the support will also extend to young researchers through the MUNI Award in Science and Humanities JUNIOR.
MU calls upon regional public health authority to revoke measures aimed at universities
According to the university’s lawyers, the Regional Public Health Office does not have the legal authority to issue such a blanket regulation, which is therefore in violation of the law.
MU transitioning to remote learning, with some exceptions
Classes at Masaryk University (MU) will primarily be held remotely in the autumn semester. In-person classes will be offered mainly to first-year students.
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