Latest measures regarding COVID-19

Updated October 22, 2021.

Due to changes in the current epidemiological situation, the university escalation traffic light is from Monday, October 25, 2021, GREEN on the traffic-light system.

MU buildings will remain open for students, employees, and the public. However, respirators must be worn at all times, including in classrooms. Entrance to the buildings is prohibited to persons with signs of COVID-19 infection. 

There will be in-person instruction for all students in the Fall 2021 semester. However, students must follow current regulations regarding wearing respirators during theoretical and practical classes. Employees and students must wear respirators in all MU buildings with the exception of situations in which a person is alone in a room and situations in which teachers, lecturers or students singing or exercising or sitting in a class are following the condition that there are at most 30 people in one room, who explicitly and unanimously agree that wearing respirators is not necessary. In justified circumstances, the teacher may instruct students to wear respirators during the class.

Should the teacher decide to switch to distant learning, classes must take place “in real time” – corresponding to the class schedule. The class must be recorded and made available in IS in the study materials section.

Respirators are also mandatory in common areas in dormitories. Meeting socially inside and outside of accommodation facilities is prohibited.

Based on the extraordinary measures, all students are required to inform the University (via IS MU) when returning from abroad if they intend to enter MU buildings within 14 days of their arrival. The exception includes people who have received full vaccination or who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days.

Most foreigners must enter the country with a negative test or get tested upon arrival. See details for students and employees and current restrictions in the Czech Republic.

Current News

The dean of the faculty set the operational rules of the faculty. Please follow the faculty’s web site for any updates or changes primarily.   

News

Instructions for students

Updated on September 12, 2021

The dean of the faculty set the operational rules of the faculty. The most up to date regulations for instructions and the faculty’s operation can be found on the faculty's website.
Student´s presence within the premises of the Faculty of Science.

Updated on September 12, 2021

Entrance to the buildings is prohibited to persons with signs of COVID-19 infection. Entrance to the buildings is allowed without restrictions; however, when staying in the buildings, the students are obliged to wear respirators. (Movement can be further regulated by the instructions of the Regional Public Health Authority or by legislation. )

Students and employees are required to report a positive test for COVID-19 or quarantine immediately.

Based on the extraordinary measures, all students/employees are required to inform the University (via IS MU/INET) when returning from abroad if they intend to enter MU buildings within 14 days of their arrival. The exception includes people who have received full vaccination or who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days. 

Most foreigners must enter the country with a negative test or get tested upon arrival. See details for students and employees and current restrictions in the Czech Republic.

Libraries are open. Current operating hours can be found here for the Kotlářská campus and Bohunice campus.

Sports fields, computer classrooms, study rooms are open.

Dining halls and canteens are open. You can find more detailed information on the  Accommodation and catering Services website.

The university’s operation is guided by the “university traffic-light systemthat is based on the current epidemiological situation in Brno-city area and the current risk assessment of individual campuses and buildings. In all our steps, we are also following guidelines of the Regional Department of Health and the Rector of Masaryk University recommendations, while considering the specific requirements for teaching at the faculty. The current level of risk will be posted at the info screens of entrances to both campuses and available at https://muni.cz/go/sci-semafor-web.

You can find the currently valid general rules for the entire MU operations at a “university traffic-light systemand Antiepidemic measures and implementation.

Instructions

Updating in progress.

There will be in-person instruction for all students in the Fall 2021 semester. However, students must follow current regulations regarding wearing respirators during theoretical and practical classes. Please see:  https://www.em.muni.cz/en/news/14302-covid-19-summary-of-current-rules-at-mu. In justified circumstances, the teacher may instruct students to wear respirators during the class.

Should the teacher decide to switch to distant learning, classes must take place “in real time” – corresponding to the class schedule. The class must be recorded and made available in IS in the study materials section.

The in-class instruction is limited by the number of 150 students in one room or by the room capacity. For subjects in which this limitation is relevant, a booking system for the in-class presence at the lectures will be activated. Further information will be given to the students concerned through a separate email.

In the subjects with the limited capacity of the in-class instruction, the teachers will be obliged to provide the students with the recordings of lectures. The recordings from the last academic year may also be used for this purpose. In other subjects, the publication of the recordings is just recommended.

Guidelines issued by the Office for Studies of the Masaryk University Rector’s Office No. 1/2021: Organisation of Teaching in Autumn Semester 2021  (in the version effective from September 20, 2021)

In all situations, please fully respect the instructions of the individual instructors and your teachers and observe the current valid hygienic measures.

Face masks are mandatory in all indoor areas of the Faculty of Science.  It is prohibited to enter the premises of faculty´s buildings with the symptoms of a respiratory disease, and the instructors are entitled to banish the student with these symptoms from the room.

Online instructions

www.sci.muni.cz/online-vyuka (in Czech only)

Lecture’s recordings are only for personal use, unless otherwise specified by the teacher. Violation of this rule is a serious misconduct that will result in disciplinary proceedings.

Submission of final theses

Updated on Sepetember 9, 2021.

Deadlines for submitting final theses for the Fall Semester 2021 are set here.

The Office for Studies will check the archive of final theses and check the credit from the last course Bachelor's/Diploma thesis.

Instructions and templates for submitting final theses can be found in the information provided at the conclusion of the study period.

The form of the submittion of the final thesis and the final state examination will be determined later, according to how the epidemiological situation develops.

COVID-19 testing

To be present in faculty´s buildings, a negative SARS-CoV-2 test is not required.

Positive test result and quarantine

In case of a positive test result, the local hygienic station provides further information and orders an isolation/quarantine – that is staying at home and not going out anywhere (even to go shopping or to the doctor’s). In the case of health problems, it is necessary to contact a general practitioner or the relevant public health station or call 112, stating of course that a quarantine has been ordered.

Students: positive test result must be reported in MU IS https://is.muni.cz/auth/koronavirus

 You may be placed to a different MU hall of residence for the quarantine. Adhere to the MU Accommodation services instructions.  

Information on current rules for entering the Czech Republic
Instructions

Edited on Semptember 10, 2021

Based on the extraordinary measures, all students are required to inform the University (via IS MU) when returning from abroad if they intend to enter MU buildings within 14 days of their arrival. The exception includes people who have received full vaccination or who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days.

Most foreigners must enter the country with a negative test or get tested upon arrival. See details for students and employees and current restrictions in the Czech Republic.

Conditions for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are regulated by the protection measure of the Ministry of Health. A list of countries with a low, medium, and high risk of infection is available here. The Ministry of Health provides quarantine measures and information for requiring an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2.

See rules for recognition of vaccination certificates from other countries.

For more information, see it here or contact the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Science (int@sci.muni.cz).

Other important imformation

Entry rules to the Czech Republic: https://www.mzv.cz


Rules for recognition of vaccination certificates from other countries: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/recognition-of-vaccination-certificates-from-other-countries/

Information and preventive measures of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/ 


MU tool for understanding the steps to take after arrival to the Czech Republic: https://czs.muni.cz/en/coronavirus


The most up-to-date regulations concerning conditions of entry of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic: https://www.mvcr.cz/


Please check and follow current information and precautions connected to Covid-19 at Masaryk University: https://www.muni.cz/en

Accomodation in MU halls of residence

Edited on April 21, 2021

All students may check into their original halls of residence that they made the reservation for. 
All incoming students follow the valid Protective Measure regarding the entry of persons on the territory of the Czech Republic. If they are subject to the quarantine, they undergo it in an agreed facility immediately upon arrival - for more information, contact the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University (int@sci.muni.cz) or SKM directly.

All students are obliged to follow the current precautions and regulations of the dormsplease follow the News at http://www.skm.muni.cz/kolej?en 

Academic ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies for Bachelor's degree graduates will be held on October 12 – 14, 2021. The exact schedule will be published on the Faculty's website. Graduates will receive an invitation to graduation with updated information via email.

The matriculation ceremony for 1st year Bachelor's students will take place on October 7, 2021. The exact schedule will be published on the Faculty's website. Students will be informed via e-mail. Attendance of all students is compulsory. Students will be excused from classes for the duration of the ceremony. Please attend in formal attire.

Instructions for employees

Updated on September 12, 2021

Employees presence within the premises of the Faculty of Science.

Updated on September 12, 2021

Entrance to the buildings is prohibited to persons with signs of COVID-19 infection. Entrance to the buildings is allowed without restrictions; however, when staying in the buildings, the students are obliged to wear respirators. (Movement can be further regulated by the instructions of the Regional Public Health Authority or by legislation. )

Students and employees are required to report a positive test for COVID-19 or quarantine immediately.

Based on the extraordinary measures, all students/employees are required to inform the University (via IS MU/INET) when returning from abroad if they intend to enter MU buildings within 14 days of their arrival. The exception includes people who have received full vaccination or who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days. 

Most foreigners must enter the country with a negative test or get tested upon arrival. See details for students and employees and current restrictions in the Czech Republic.

Libraries are open. Current operating hours can be found here for the Kotlářská campus and Bohunice campus.

Sports fields, computer classrooms, study rooms are open.

Dining halls and canteens are open. You can find more detailed information on the  Accommodation and catering Services website.

The university’s operation is guided by the “university traffic-light systemthat is based on the current epidemiological situation in Brno-city area and the current risk assessment of individual campuses and buildings. In all our steps, we are also following guidelines of the Regional Department of Health and the Rector of Masaryk University recommendations, while considering the specific requirements for teaching at the faculty. The current level of risk will be posted at the info screens of entrances to both campuses and available at https://muni.cz/go/sci-semafor-web.

You can find the currently valid general rules for the entire MU operations at a “university traffic-light systemand Antiepidemic measures and implementation.

Home office / presence at the workplace

Updated on September 12, 2021

All employees work in normal mode in compliance with applicable legislation and HS regulations.

Canteen, mail room, cashier's office

The canteens are opened. You can find more detailed information on the  Accommodation and catering Services website.

The mailroom and the cashier's office at Kotlářská are open according to normal office hours.

Staff testing / vaccinations

Updated on September 12, 2021

There is no covid-19 test or vaccination required in order to enter the faculty´s buildings unless in 14 days after the arrival from abroad.

Based on the extraordinary measures, all students/employees are required to inform the University (via IS MU/INET) when returning from abroad if they intend to enter MU buildings within 14 days of their arrival. The exception includes people who have received full vaccination or who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days. 

Most foreigners must enter the country with a negative test or get tested upon arrival. See details for students and employees and current restrictions in the Czech Republic.

Instructions

Updating in progress.

There will be in-person instruction for all students in the Fall 2021 semester. However, students must follow current regulations regarding wearing respirators during theoretical and practical classes. Please see:  https://www.em.muni.cz/en/news/14302-covid-19-summary-of-current-rules-at-mu. In justified circumstances, the teacher may instruct students to wear respirators during the class.

Should the teacher decide to switch to distant learning, classes must take place “in real time” – corresponding to the class schedule. The class must be recorded and made available in IS in the study materials section.

The in-class instruction is limited by the number of 150 students in one room or by the room capacity. For subjects in which this limitation is relevant, a booking system for the in-class presence at the lectures will be activated. Further information will be given to the students concerned through a separate email.

In the subjects with the limited capacity of the in-class instruction, the teachers will be obliged to provide the students with the recordings of lectures. The recordings from the last academic year may also be used for this purpose. In other subjects, the publication of the recordings is just recommended.

Guidelines issued by the Office for Studies of the Masaryk University Rector’s Office No. 1/2021: Organisation of Teaching in Autumn Semester 2021  (in the version effective from September 20, 2021)

In all situations, please fully respect the instructions of the individual instructors and your teachers and observe the current valid hygienic measures.

Face masks are mandatory in all indoor areas of the Faculty of Science.  It is prohibited to enter the premises of faculty´s buildings with the symptoms of a respiratory disease, and the instructors are entitled to banish the student with these symptoms from the room.

Business trips

Domestic and foreign business trips to a place with a low degree of readiness are unrestricted, exceptions are needed to places with a high risk (exceptions are granted by the head of unit).

For future travel orders, it is recommended to consider insurance for the cancellation of air tickets, bus/train tickets and accommodation cancellation options - with regard to the elimination of MU costs if the trip is not realized.

Arrivals from abroad

Based on the extraordinary measures, all employees are required to inform the University (via INET) when returning from abroad if they intend to enter MU buildings within 14 days of their arrival. The exception includes people who have received full vaccination or who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days. 

Most foreigners must enter the country with a negative test or get tested upon arrival. See details for students and employees and current restrictions in the Czech Republic.

Information on current rules for entering the Czech Republic, RT-PCR test obligation and entry to university/workplace
Instructions

Edited on Semptember 10, 2021

Based on the extraordinary measures, all students are required to inform the University (via IS MU) when returning from abroad if they intend to enter MU buildings within 14 days of their arrival. The exception includes people who have received full vaccination or who have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days.

Most foreigners must enter the country with a negative test or get tested upon arrival. See details for students and employees and current restrictions in the Czech Republic.

Conditions for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are regulated by the protection measure of the Ministry of Health. A list of countries with a low, medium, and high risk of infection is available here. The Ministry of Health provides quarantine measures and information for requiring an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2.

See rules for recognition of vaccination certificates from other countries.

For more information, see it here or contact the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Science (int@sci.muni.cz).

Other important imformation

Entry rules to the Czech Republic: https://www.mzv.cz


Rules for recognition of vaccination certificates from other countries: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/recognition-of-vaccination-certificates-from-other-countries/

Information and preventive measures of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/ 


MU tool for understanding the steps to take after arrival to the Czech Republic: https://czs.muni.cz/en/coronavirus


The most up-to-date regulations concerning conditions of entry of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic: https://www.mvcr.cz/


Please check and follow current information and precautions connected to Covid-19 at Masaryk University: https://www.muni.cz/en

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