Coronavirus – News
Final-year students allowed back to laboratory classes from Wednesday
From 25 November laboratory courses will be permitted for a maximum of 20 people. Each faculty will decide which in-person classes will reopen.
From 23 November, restrictions will begin to be eased in Czech Republic
Following the new PES system presented by the Czech Government, the Czech Republic will move from the highest (five) level to the fourth level, which means that some restrictions will be eased. Now people will be allowed to meet in groups of six people (before the limit was two). The curfew currently in effect from 9:00 p.m. will now be in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., shops may stay open until 11:00 p.m., and elementary school students will gradually be returning to the classroom. If the number of new infections continues to decrease, the Czech Republic will soon move to the third level, which will entail further easing of restrictions.
Government has introduced new PES evaluation system that sets rules for relaxing or tightening anti-pandemic measures
The Ministry of Health will map the current epidemiological situation using the PES (DOG) anti-epidemic system risk score. The Czech regions will be assigned to five levels, on which the respective anti-epidemic measures will depend. The new evaluation system offers better legibility and predictability of epidemiological developments.
The government extended the State of Emergency until 12 December
On Thursday 19 November, the Czech Parliament approved an extension of the State of Emergency until 12 December, not until 20 December as the government requested. Without the Czech Parliament consent, the State of Emergency would end on Friday 20 November.
Government launches new COVID Portal providing info to foreigners about COVID and daily life
At the beginning of November, the Government of the Czech Republic launched the new COVID Portal, where foreign students and employees in the Czech Republic can find the most important information about coronavirus and how it affects daily life.
Most EU foreigners arriving in the Czech Republic now need a negative test for COVID-19 or have to get tested in the Czech Republic
The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has updated the map of European countries that divides European countries into three categories (red, orange, and green) based on the risk of COVID-19 infection.
National Library provides access to digitized titles
Students and researchers will once again be able to access all digitized titles from the National Library and the Moravian Library. This service has been relaunched in response to the closure of libraries due to the pandemic.
The government extended the State of Emergency and all restrictions until 20 November
On Friday 30 October, the Czech Parliament approved an extension of the State of Emergency until 20 November. The same day, the Government of the Czech Republic extended emergency measures that were set to expire on Tuesday 3 November until Friday 20 November.
Government tightens restrictions, 9 p.m. curfew goes into effect Wednesday
The Czech government has once again tightened restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Effective 28 October a curfew will be in place from 9 p.m until 5 a.m. There are exceptions for people travelling to work or seeking urgent medical care.
Brno Immigration office (MOI) is currently open only for clients with an appointment
Due to the current epidemical situation, the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy (MOI) in Brno is opened only for clients with an appointment. This measure is effective from 22 October until further notice. Without a prior appointment, access to offices will not be allowed. Existing appointments remain valid.
Canteens still operate except for Academic restaurant on campus
MU canteens still operate for students and employees in compliance with governmental measures, however canteens are closed to the public. One exception is the Academic restaurant located in Campus Square that is closed from 23 October until 3 November.
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.