Latest measures regarding COVID-19

Updated June 25, 2021.

Due to changes in the current epidemiological situation, the university escalation traffic light is, from Monday, June 28, 2021, switched to the white on the traffic-light system.

Entrance to the buildings is allowed without restrictions. The obligation to wear protective equipment has been regulated, you can find more information here.

Only those employees who have a negative PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 not older than seven days or have an exemption from testing are allowed to enter the Faculty of Science. (Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days; or who received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at least 22 days previously.) 

The in-person instruction for all students may resume with no restrictions. However, students must keep obligations to wear protective equipment.

Based on the decision of the Dean of the faculty, the regulations on rotation at the workplace and the recommendations of the home office are resolved. All employees work in normal mode in compliance with applicable legislation and HS regulations.

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; however, the regime of their use is regulated on the basis of the current situation.

Following the update of the measures, the canteens may be reopened. You can find more detailed information on the  Accommodation and catering Services website.

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 June 8, 2021 – Students´presence within the premises, Instructions, Covid-19 testing)

Student´s presence within the premises of the Faculty of Science.

Updated on June 25, 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 - sci.muni.cz.

Starting September 2, 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.

  • From June 8, 2021, the following measures apply:

    Due to changes in the current epidemiological situation,the university escalation traffic light is, from Monday, May 31, 2021, switched to the green on the traffic-light system.

    Entrance to the buildings is allowed without restrictions; however, NANO/FFP2/KN 95 masks must be worn. Movement can be further regulated by the instructions of the Regional Public Health Authority or by legislation.

    Face masks/respirators are no longer required for:

    • pupils, students and pedagogical staff according to the Education Act and students and academic staff according to Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education Institutions and Amendments to Other Acts (Higher Education Act), as amended, as part of educational activities, where the nature of which does not allow the wearing of a protective device (especially gymnastics, singing, playing instruments),
    • pupils and students in class seated at a desk or are seated otherwise,
    • pedagogical staff or academic staff in class
    • during an examination at school or university, if all persons maintain a distance of at least 2 meters, for this purpose, all persons involved in the examination can be considered as academic staff.. persons at work working at one place without the presence of another person,

    The in-person instruction for all students may resume with no restrictions. However, students must keep 1.5 metres apart from each other, except in clinical and practical courses. To be present in faculty´s buildings, students still need to have a negative SARS-CoV-2 test or an exemption from testing. (Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days; or who received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at least 22 days previously.) From July 1, 2021, the covid-19 test obligation will no longer be required. However, to participate in some social events, it will still be necessary to provide a valid negative test or otherwise provide valid exemptions from being tested, e.g., at academic ceremonies. More information below in the section Students/COVID-19 Testing and here.

    Participation in lifelong learning courses is possible under the conditions laid down by another extraordinary measure for educational events and examinations in the full-time form.

    During education, except for clinical and practical teaching and practice and student examinations, there must be a distance of at least 1.5 meters between individual persons.

    Participation in academic ceremonies is allowed provided that the maximum number of persons present does not exceed 50% of the total seating capacity, and at the same time, the total number of persons present may not exceed 2000 if the event is held outdoors, or 1000 persons if the event takes place indoors, provided that:

    • all persons present prove that they meet the conditions (negative PCR test, vaccination, recovering from COVID, and etc.)
    • all participants are seated in such a way that, except for persons from the same household, at least one unoccupied seat is always left between the participants and, if possible, they are seated in a row, with the distance of seated participants from being at least 2 m,

    Only those employees who have a negative PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 not older than seven days or have an exemption from testing are allowed to enter the workplace. (Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days; or who received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at least 22 days previously.) From July 1, 2021, the covid-19 test still obligation be required. More information below in the section Employees/Testing and here

    Based on the decision of the Dean of the faculty, the regulations on rotation at the workplace and the recommendations of the home office are resolved. All employees work in normal mode in compliance with applicable legislation and HS regulations.

    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; however, the regime of their use is regulated on the basis of the current situation.

    Following the update of the measures, the canteens may be reopened. You can find more detailed information on the  Accommodation and catering Services website.

Instructions

Updated on June 8, 2021.

The most up to date regulations for instructions and the faculty’s operation can be found on the faculty's website.

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

  • From June 8, 2021

    Academic ceremonies allowed

    Participation in lifelong learning courses is possible under the conditions laid down by another extraordinary measure for educational events and examinations in the full-time form.

    During education, except for clinical and practical teaching and practice and student examinations, there must be a distance of at least 1.5 meters between individual persons.

    Participation in academic ceremonies is allowed provided that the maximum number of persons present does not exceed 50% of the total seating capacity, and at the same time, the total number of persons present may not exceed 2000 if the event is held outdoors, or 1000 persons if the event takes place indoors, provided that:

    • all persons present prove that they meet the conditions (negative PCR test, vaccination, recovering from COVID, and etc.)
    • all participants are seated in such a way that, except for persons from the same household, at least one unoccupied seat is always left between the participants and, if possible, they are seated in a row, with the distance of seated participants from being at least 2 m.
  • From May 31, 2021

    The in-person instruction for all students with no restrictions

    The in-person instruction for all students may resume with no restrictions. However, students must keep 1.5 metres apart from each other, except in clinical and practical courses. To be present in faculty´s buildings, students still need to have a negative SARS-CoV-2 test or an exemption from testing. (Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days; or who received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at least 22 days previously.) More information below in the section Students/COVID-19 Testing and here.

  • From May 17, 2021

    Block instruction

    Block instruction in practical subjects starts on May 17.

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. People with symptoms of an infectious viral disease (fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, sudden loss of appetite and smell, and similar) are prohibited from entering the faculty buildings.

Face masks/respirators are no longer required for:

  • pupils, students and pedagogical staff according to the Education Act and students and academic staff according to Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education Institutions and Amendments to Other Acts (Higher Education Act), as amended, as part of educational activities, where the nature of which does not allow the wearing of a protective device (especially gymnastics, singing, playing instruments),
  • pupils and students in class seated at a desk or are seated otherwise,
  • pedagogical staff or academic staff in class
  • during an examination at school or university, if all persons maintain a distance of at least 2 meters, for this purpose, all persons involved in the examination can be considered as academic staff.. persons at work working at one place without the presence of another person.

Students must immediately report, using the IS application, if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been required to go into quarantine

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

As the epidemiological situation may change, the faculty’s management will provide you with the most up-to-date information and inform you about any changes. If you think you need more information about studying, please contact the office for the studies or the course guarantors.

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 February 16, 202.

Final theses for the academic year 2020/2021 are only to be submitted electronically. The study department will check the archive of final theses and check the credit from the last subject of the Bachelor's / Diploma thesis.

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

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 final state examination will be determined later, according to how the epidemiological situation develops.

COVID-19 testing

Updated on June 8, 2021

Mandatory testing of students
  1. Students are required to get tested every 7 days.
  2. The test performed on Covid-19 must not be older than 48 hours before the first arrival in the class during the measure's validity.
  3. The test site at BVV, operated by the association Podané ruce, will start operating on Saturday, April 24, 2021. 
  4. The student can get tested for Covid-19 at any other test point at the health service provider. The student uploads the result to the MU IS.
  5. Using a self-administrated test is possible. The test for COVID-19 must be performed on the day of the first return at the class – the student will take a photo of the test result and upload it to the IS. (Students will not be reimbursed.)
  6. The test for Covid-19 must be done on the day of the first arrival at the class at the latest.
  7. Should a student attend the in-person (contact) form of teaching without being tested for the absence of COVID 19, it will be considered a disciplinary offense punishable according to the applicable regulations.

 From July 1, 2021, the covid-19 test obligation will no longer be required. However, to participate in some social events, it will still be necessary to provide a valid negative test or otherwise provide valid exemptions from being tested, e.g., at academic ceremonies.

The arrival of foreign students

Conditions for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are regulated by the protection measure of the Ministry of Health from May 5, 2021. A list of countries with a different risk of infection level 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.

From June 21, people from all over the European Union will be able to enter the Czech Republic without restrictions if they meet the rules for vaccination, testing, or have recovered from COVID. In addition, the Czech Republic will also begin to recognize the certificate of COVID vaccination issued by the Republic of Serbia upon entry and stay in the Czech territory.

Mandatory testing of foreign students
  1. ALL FOREIGN students SHOULD use the testing place at BVV (Exhibition centre Brno). You MUST make a reservation via IS. NOTE! IF YOU BOOK THE TEST VIA A DIFFERENT WEBPAGE, YOU PROBABLY WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT!
    • There are 2 options: 1) MUNI antigen - paid from health insurance and 2) MUNI antigen - test for foreigners. YOU ARE CHOOSING THE SECOND ONE – TEST FOR FOREIGNERS (you have to scroll down the page to find it). You will simply choose a date, fill in personal info + UČO, your health insurance (can put your Czech Commercial insurance number or your home country insurance).
    • You do not pay anything, the test is free for you.
    • The BVV staff upload the test result automatically into the IS!
    • The test performed on Covid-19 must not be older than 48 hours before the first arrival in the class during the measure's validity.
    • For EU countries it is not necessary to request a Czech Health Insurance Company (VZP) to assign a Czech registration number anymore (seems it does not work as the VZP assured it would be working, therefore the staff at BVV testing place will always register you into „test for foreigners“ category.)
    • According to government measure, it is necessary to have one test in 7 days if you live in the dorms or have contact classes. You can check at your personal IS webpage whether you have your test uploaded/still valid.
  2. Only if no appointment is available or it is urgent to get the test, you can pick the self-testing kit up at the Study/PhD Department. Students of RECETOX, please contact Ms. Alena Bečková. *
  3. Buy a self-testing kit at the pharmacy – the student will not be reimbursed.
  4. Go to any testing place – the student will not be reimbursed but you can check if your health insurance company covers it.


If using option 2), 3) or 4), you MUST upload the test result into the IS (take a photo of the test, upload a PDF result from laboratory, …).

*Self – testing kits will be available to pick up at Kotlářská or at Campus:

  • Kotlářská: Monday – Thursday, Office for Studies/ Office for Doctoral Studies, contact us to arrange a meeting, please!
  • Campus: contact person Natálie Nádeníčková (B17/429), contact her to arrange a meeting.
  • Students of RECETOX please contact Alena Bečková.
Exemption from testing for:

Certain people are exempt from testing: people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, whose self-isolation period has already passed, who have no symptoms of COVID-19 or who received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at least 22 days previously.

Reimbursement of tests:
  1. Czech students, i.e., students with Czech health insurance, are covered by a health insurance company 1 test every 3 days.
  2. Foreign students duly enrolled in a program accredited by the Faculty of Science do not pay for the test themselves, on behalf of students in international programs RMU is responsible for the payment. If you have any questions or doubts, you can contact:
  3. International students who are tested at another test site at a health care provider and are not reimbursed by their health insurance company pay for the test themselves.
Please note:

If you are employed (full-time/part-time or have a DPČ) with another employer, please use your Czech public insurance, i.e get tested in the regime paid by the health insurance (you probably received the health insurance card from your employer).

If you are an EU citizen and you have valid health insurance in another EU country, it is advisable to request a Czech Health Insurance Company (for example VZP) to assign a Czech registration number. With such a number, you should be entitled to routine antigen testing at other test places (not at the company Podané ruce - BVV Exhibition centre), you can also use it during any medical appointment (GPs prefer this Czech registration number), or even for a vaccination when this option will be available.

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, RT-PCR test obligation and entry to university/workplace
Instructions

Edited on June 25, 2021

From June 21, people from all over the European Union can enter the Czech Republic without restrictions if they meet the rules for vaccination, testing, or have recovered from COVID. In addition, the Czech Republic will also begin to recognize the certificate of COVID vaccination issued by the Republic of Serbia upon entry and stay in the Czech territory.

Conditions for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are regulated by the protection measure of the Ministry of Health from April 3, 2021. 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.

All incoming citizens of the Czech Republic, EU citizens and citizens of other countries after the stay in the country of departure exceeding 12 hours and subsequent stay in the Czech Republic exceeding12 hours are governed by the valid Protective Measure regarding the entry of persons on the territory of the Czech Republic.

Citizens of risk countries (i.e. countries which are not on the list with a low risk of COVID-19 incidence issued by the Ministry of Health hereare obliged to fill in electronic form before arriving in the Czech Republic. By filling out the form, the relevant hygiene station will be automatically informed about arrival. This form has to be submitted also during the border control or the controls during the stay in the territory.

Arriving persons from high-risk countries are obliged to undergo a PCR test in the Czech Republic, at their own expense and report it to university/employer. For more information, see it here or contact the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Science (int@sci.muni.cz)

Until the negative result of the RT-PCR test, they are denied access to university/workplace.

All citizens of high-risk countries after entering the Czech Republic have to undergo a self-isolation after arrival with exception of necessary journeys to university/workplace, to arrange necessary official matters and essential life needs until the submission of the negative test result, and are obliged to wear a respirator FFP2.

Positive test result needs to be reported to Regional Hygiene Station, which will decide about quarantine measures. At the same time, the university/workplace must be notified, and in case of accommodation at the dormitories, also the dormitories management.

Other important imformation

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/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx


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

Participation in academic ceremonies is allowed provided that the maximum number of persons present does not exceed 50% of the total seating capacity, and at the same time, the total number of persons present may not exceed 2000 if the event is held outdoors, or 1000 persons if the event takes place indoors, provided that

  • all persons present prove that they meet the conditions (negative PCR test, vaccination, recovering from COVID, and etc.)
  • all participants are seated in such a way that, except for persons from the same household, at least one unoccupied seat is always left between the participants and, if possible, they are seated in a row, with the distance of seated participants from being at least 2 m.

Instructions for employees

(Edited on June 25, 2021 – Employees presence within the premises, Staff testing, Instructions)

Employees presence within the premises of the Faculty of Science.

Updated on June 25, 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 - sci.muni.cz.

Starting September 2, 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.

  • From June 8, 2021, the following measures apply:

    Due to changes in the current epidemiological situation,the university escalation traffic light is, from Monday, May 31, 2021, switched to the green on the traffic-light system.

    Entrance to the buildings is allowed without restrictions; however, NANO/FFP2/KN 95 masks must be worn. Movement can be further regulated by the instructions of the Regional Public Health Authority or by legislation.

    Face masks/respirators are no longer required for:

    • pupils, students and pedagogical staff according to the Education Act and students and academic staff according to Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education Institutions and Amendments to Other Acts (Higher Education Act), as amended, as part of educational activities, where the nature of which does not allow the wearing of a protective device (especially gymnastics, singing, playing instruments),
    • pupils and students in class seated at a desk or are seated otherwise,
    • pedagogical staff or academic staff in class
    • during an examination at school or university, if all persons maintain a distance of at least 2 meters, for this purpose, all persons involved in the examination can be considered as academic staff.. persons at work working at one place without the presence of another person,

    The in-person instruction for all students may resume with no restrictions. However, students must keep 1.5 metres apart from each other, except in clinical and practical courses. To be present in faculty´s buildings, students still need to have a negative SARS-CoV-2 test or an exemption from testing. (Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days; or who received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at least 22 days previously.) From July 1, 2021, the covid-19 test obligation will no longer be required. However, to participate in some social events, it will still be necessary to provide a valid negative test or otherwise provide valid exemptions from being tested, e.g., at academic ceremonies. More information below in the section Students/COVID-19 Testing and here.

    Participation in lifelong learning courses is possible under the conditions laid down by another extraordinary measure for educational events and examinations in the full-time form.

    During education, except for clinical and practical teaching and practice and student examinations, there must be a distance of at least 1.5 meters between individual persons.

    Participation in academic ceremonies is allowed provided that the maximum number of persons present does not exceed 50% of the total seating capacity, and at the same time, the total number of persons present may not exceed 2000 if the event is held outdoors, or 1000 persons if the event takes place indoors, provided that:

    • all persons present prove that they meet the conditions (negative PCR test, vaccination, recovering from COVID, and etc.)
    • all participants are seated in such a way that, except for persons from the same household, at least one unoccupied seat is always left between the participants and, if possible, they are seated in a row, with the distance of seated participants from being at least 2 m,

    Only those employees who have a negative PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 not older than seven days or have an exemption from testing are allowed to enter the workplace. (Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days; or who received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at least 22 days previously.) From July 1, 2021, the covid-19 test still obligation be required. More information below in the section Employees/Testing and here

    Based on the decision of the Dean of the faculty, the regulations on rotation at the workplace and the recommendations of the home office are resolved. All employees work in normal mode in compliance with applicable legislation and HS regulations.

    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; however, the regime of their use is regulated on the basis of the current situation.

    Following the update of the measures, the canteens may be reopened. You can find more detailed information on the  Accommodation and catering Services website.

Home office / presence at the workplace
  • From July 1, 2021

    Testing required

    From July 1, 2021, the covid-19 test still obligation be required. 

  • From May 31, 2021

    Return to the normal mode

    Updated on June 8, 2021

    Based on the decision of the Dean of the faculty, the regulations on rotation at the workplace and the recommendations of the home office are resolved. All employees work in normal mode in compliance with applicable legislation and HS regulations.

    Only those employees who have a negative PCR or antigen test for COVID-19 not older than seven days or have an exemption from testing are allowed to enter the workplace. (Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days; or who received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at least 22 days previously.) More information below in the section Employees/Testing and here

    Entrance to the buildings is allowed without restrictions; however, NANO/FFP2/KN 95 masks must be worn. Movement can be further regulated by the instructions of the Regional Public Health Authority or by legislation.

    Face masks/respirators are no longer required for:

    • pupils, students and pedagogical staff according to the Education Act and students and academic staff according to Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education Institutions and Amendments to Other Acts (Higher Education Act), as amended, as part of educational activities, where the nature of which does not allow the wearing of a protective device (especially gymnastics, singing, playing instruments),
    • pupils and students in class seated at a desk or are seated otherwise,
    • pedagogical staff or academic staff in class
    • during an examination at school or university, if all persons maintain a distance of at least 2 meters, for this purpose, all persons involved in the examination can be considered as academic staff.. persons at work working at one place without the presence of another person,
  • Untill May 31, 2021

    Home office recommended

    Following the measures imposed by the Czech Ministry of Health, physical presence at the workplace without a valid negative SARS-CoV-2 test result will be prohibited from Wednesday 17 March 2021. More information here.

    Presence at the workplace is possible only in necessary cases, while respirators or masks are mandatory.

    When traveling to work between regions and districts, employees have a confirmation that their workplace is in Brno. The confirmation can be generated in the COVID-19 Prevention application of INET - Employer confirmation.

    The government has now ordered employers to make the most of using the home office. The heads of departments will decide whether the presence at work is necessary.

    If presence at the workplace is essential, employees must (ideally) have FFP2, KN95 respirators, or surgical masks that meet the standard in MU buildings. Cloth face masks are prohibited. The head of the department shall determine the circle of employees to whom the employer will provide protective equipment in connection with the necessary performance of work, including the form of their distribution.

    It is necessary to avoid contact between employees as much as possible, i.e., employees should not meet. Work meetings are only allowed online, one person in the office - if 2 people are needed, they must have a respirator.

Canteen, mail room, cashier's office

Following the update of the measures, the canteens may be reopened. You can find more detailed information on the  Accommodation and catering Services website.

The mailroom and the cashier's office at Kotlářská will be open from May 31, 2021, according to normal office hours.

Staff testing / vaccinations

Edited on June 25, 2021

From July 1, 2021, the covid-19 test still obligation be required. 

Beginning Monday, 19 April, testing sites will be open two days a week. You can get tested on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 am till 1 pm.

Employees must be tested to enter MU buildings. Testing at MU is now provided by the company Podane Ruce. Registration remains the same via INET.

To get tested, you need to have your insurance card with you!

If you have been tested at an external site, you need to enter your results into INET. 

You can always find the current operating hours of the test sites in INET by clicking on "book a testing date".

The following Antigen collecting sites (ACS) were set up for MU employees:

  • Sites and times from April 19 (on Mondays and Wednesdays):
    • RMU, Podané ruce, 7AM-1PM (yard entrance)
    • UKB, Podané ruce, 7AM-1PM (outside area by A21/108)   
    • SKM Vinařská, Podané ruce, 7AM-1PM (outside area)
  • Registration: To make an appointment, please register via INET – book a testing date
  • Test results: Testing results will be available shortly after sample collection. Please follow the instructions of the ACS personnel.

Following the measures imposed by the Czech Ministry of Health, physical presence at the workplace without a valid negative SARS-CoV-2 test result will be prohibited from Wednesday 17 March 2021. 

The test result must not be older than 7 days and all employees are required to submit to testing, except for the following persons:

a) employees working from home;

b) people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the previous 180 days (have undergone COVID-19 disease confirmed by a laboratory, their isolation period has ended, have no symptoms of disease, and there are no more than 180 days between the first RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 or the POC antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 antigen);

c) people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and show that

  1. at least 22 days have elapsed since the first dose of vaccine was administered in the case of a two-dose schedule according to the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC), but not more than 90 days if the second dose has not been administered,
  2. at least 22 days have elapsed since the first dose of vaccine was administered in the case of a two-dose schedule under the SPC, but not more than 9 months if the second dose has been administered, or
  3. at least 14 days but not more than 9 months have elapsed since the administration of the vaccine dose in the case of a single dose schedule under the SPC, and the vaccinated person does not show any signs of COVID-19.

Employees still must enter the results of their Covid test, or exemptions from testing in the INET application.

The manner in which employees may prove that they are exempt (such as an affirmation that they have a certificate of recovery from Covid-19, a scanned certificate etc.) will be decided by heads of the relevant economic units.

Testing can be done at either the testing center or by using a self-test.

The following testing procedure applies:

1) There will be a designated/responsible person appointed at individual departments and the dean's office of the Faculty of Science who will be in charge of distributing self-tests and collecting information. Your direct supervisor will let you know who that person is.

2) Employees must self-test prior to entering the workplace. The test results are valid for 7 days. If needed, an employee will receive at the workplace additional test kit for future use (from the designated person). Any other PCR or antigen tests done for other reasons are acceptable as well.

3) If the test result is negative, an employee may enter the workplace.

4) In the case of a positive test result, the employee is prohibited from entering the workplace. The employee is obliged to report a positive result to his / her superior employee and fill in the trace form in the INET (https://inet.muni.cz/app/osoby/koronavirus_prevence?app.setlang=EN). Furthermore, the employee must notify his general practitioner or the regional department of health immediately if he is not registered with a physician.

5) Regardless of the test result, the employee must also enter information about the performed test into the INET system after the testing. 

Masaryk University strives to provide its employees with additional possible testing options - we will provide you with further information as the number of test options grows.

To minimize the number of people present at the workplace, access to the workplace is allowed only to those employees whose presence is necessary to ensure the essential workplace activities. The head of the department is responsible for deciding who these persons are.

Entering the workplace without a test and providing misleading information about the test result will be considered a severe violation of work discipline. This conduct may be punishable by a CZK 50,000 fine

If you have any questions, please contact the authorized persons at your workplaces.

Rules for departments in connection with COVID-19
Terminology used

Types of contact:

  1. close contact with a person
    • you live in the same household
    • you have had contact with his/her infectious secretions (e.g., cough, bare hand contact with used tissue, using a shared keyboard, etc.)
    • you have been in contact with within 2 meters distance for more than 15 minutes
  2. regular contact with a person
    • you have been in contact within an enclosed space for less than 15 minutes or at a distance of more than 2 meters
    • you have been in face-to-face contact with for less than 15 minutes and, at the same time, at a distance of less than 2 meters
    • you traveled using a public transport

Note:

Local Department of Health generally considers close contact with a person with a proven COVID-19 infection risky and orders the person who has been in contact with the infected to a quarantine.  Those who had regular contact with a person with a proven COVID-19 infection, are considered to be significantly less at risk.  The person usually receives only a recommendation to monitor their health and contact their doctor or local DoH immediately if COVID-19 symptoms occur.

COVID coordinator - is a contact person in cases related to COVID-19 infection at the faculty.  The coordinator works closely with department heads, employees reporting new incidents, and is responsible for communicating with those who have been reported as “has been in contact“.

The coordinator at the Faculty of Science is Mgr. Jana Kneblová, alternates are Ing. Eva Žufanová and the bursar of the faculty. The contact info for the COVID coordinator:

  • email: covid@sci.muni.cz
  • telephone: 549491403
Rules of procedure in COVID-19 disease-related regimes

The following procedures for a proven COVID 19 infection or the risk of thereof apply at the Faculty of Science. The employee must use the "Prevention" application in the INET in the cases listed below and keep the information in this application up to date. Specifically, he has to fill out:

  • current state (or sub-state, according to the given phase)
  • contacted persons for the last 3-4 days (for selected cases)
  • visited offices/rooms (for selected cases)

It is also desirable to fill out the following info:

  • contact info (where you can be reached at)
  • contact for a close person (especially in case of symptoms or hospitalization)
I. A person infected with COVID-19 (has a positive test)
  1. contact the direct supervisor immediately
  2. set up with his/her direct supervisor work arrangements (home-office, sick leave – based on the health situation)
  3. follows the local DoH instructions and remains in home isolation (under the supervision of your physician)
  4. fill out the required information in the "Prevention" application in INET
  5. using the "Prevention" application informs the coordinator about the last date of the ordered isolation (quarantine or sick leave), based on the decision of the attending physician and according to the current conditions announced by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic
II. A person after close contact with a person positive for COVID-19
  1. immediately contacts his / her direct supervisor and sets up with his/her direct supervisor work arrangements (home-office, or sick leave)
  2. if the local DoH has contacted him/her, follows the local DoH’s instructions and remains in quarantine if he/she was ordered it. If sent for testing:
    • in the case of a positive test, follow the rules set in paragraph I.
    • in the case of a negative test, she/he may return to the workplace without restriction after the end of any quarantine, provided she/he has no COVID-19 symptoms
  3. fill out the required information in the "Prevention" application in INET. If she/he does not have any COVID-19 symptoms, however, does not fill out in the application contacted person(s) and the visited offices/rooms
  4. monitors her/his health condition for 10 days from contact date, specifically the symptoms of COVID-19 (temperature, cough, difficulty breathing)
III. A person after close contact with a person suspected of having COVID-19
  1. if she/he observes COVID-19 symptoms (temperature, cough, difficulty breathing) – follow steps in paragraph V)
  2. contacts direct supervisor immediately
  3. fill out the required information in the "Prevention" application in INET. If she/he does not have COVID-19 symptoms, does not fill in the application of the contacted person and the visited offices/rooms
  4. monitors her/his health condition within 10 days of contact, specifically for the COVID-19 symptoms (temperature, cough, difficulty breathing)
IV. A person in contact with a person referred to in paragraph I. or II. - regular contact (low risk of exposure)
  1. if he observes COVID-19 symptoms (temperature, cough, difficulty breathing) - follow steps in paragraph V)
  2. may continue to work at the workplace without restriction
  3. monitors his health condition within 10 days of contact, specifically for COVID-19 symptoms (temperature, cough, difficulty breathing)
V. A person with symptoms of COVID-19 (temperature, cough, difficulty breathing)
  1. immediately contacts his /her direct supervisor and sets up the work arrangements until he/she knows the physician’s results (usually home-office)
  2. contacts his physician and consults with him on the next steps
  3. follows the doctor's recommendations
  4. if the physician does not confirm COVID-19 infection, she/he continues treatment as in the case of a common cold/flu
  5. if the doctor preliminarily confirms the suspicion of COVID 19 and sends the person to be tested (paid by the insurance company), she/he stays at the home-office until the test result are available
  6. even in case of cold, flu, and similar respiratory diseases (not COVID-19), he/she will make arrangements with his/her direct supervisor for working (home-office, or sick leave)
  7. in the case of a positive test, follow paragraph I.
General recommendations
  • Do not panic
  • Wash your hands regularly and use hand disinfection
  • Keep (if possible) greater distances than usual during meetings in closed rooms, keeping personal meetings to a minimum if possible, especially when you are in contact with colleagues from other divisions (people with whom you are not otherwise in your everyday work environment in contact with), use online meeting tools, be considerate of your surroundings
  • if you have a private event with many people that is important to you (e.g., wedding, graduation, etc.), limit social contact seven days in advance
  • if you notice any symptoms (temperature, cough, difficulty breathing, etc.), stay at home based on the severity and wear a face mask in public areas (most likely it could be a common seasonal cold)
  • if you are a person at a higher risk of infection or are in regular contact with someone (seniors, people with low immunity, newborns, etc.), be responsible and considerate. If necessary, make working arrangements with your direct supervisor
  • Do not travel to countries with risk of COVID-19 unless absolutely necessary
  • Respect the privacy and personal data protection of the persons concerned
  • Do not share unverified, redundant information that may ultimately harm rather than help

The current situation at MU and general information can be found here:

https://www.muni.cz/en/coronavirus

https://www.muni.cz/en/coronavirus/information-for-employees

https://www.muni.cz/en/coronavirus/important-links

Instructions

Updated on June 8, 2021.

The most up to date regulations for instructions and the faculty’s operation can be found on the faculty's website.

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

  • From June 8, 2021

    Academic ceremonies allowed

    Participation in lifelong learning courses is possible under the conditions laid down by another extraordinary measure for educational events and examinations in the full-time form.

    During education, except for clinical and practical teaching and practice and student examinations, there must be a distance of at least 1.5 meters between individual persons.

    Participation in academic ceremonies is allowed provided that the maximum number of persons present does not exceed 50% of the total seating capacity, and at the same time, the total number of persons present may not exceed 2000 if the event is held outdoors, or 1000 persons if the event takes place indoors, provided that:

    • all persons present prove that they meet the conditions (negative PCR test, vaccination, recovering from COVID, and etc.)
    • all participants are seated in such a way that, except for persons from the same household, at least one unoccupied seat is always left between the participants and, if possible, they are seated in a row, with the distance of seated participants from being at least 2 m.
  • From May 31, 2021

    The in-person instruction for all students with no restrictions

    The in-person instruction for all students may resume with no restrictions. However, students must keep 1.5 metres apart from each other, except in clinical and practical courses. To be present in faculty´s buildings, students still need to have a negative SARS-CoV-2 test or an exemption from testing. (Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days; or who received the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at least 22 days previously.) More information below in the section Students/COVID-19 Testing and here.

  • From May 17, 2021

    Block instruction

    Block instruction in practical subjects starts on May 17.

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. People with symptoms of an infectious viral disease (fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, sudden loss of appetite and smell, and similar) are prohibited from entering the faculty buildings.

Face masks/respirators are no longer required for:

  • pupils, students and pedagogical staff according to the Education Act and students and academic staff according to Act No. 111/1998 Coll., On Higher Education Institutions and Amendments to Other Acts (Higher Education Act), as amended, as part of educational activities, where the nature of which does not allow the wearing of a protective device (especially gymnastics, singing, playing instruments),
  • pupils and students in class seated at a desk or are seated otherwise,
  • pedagogical staff or academic staff in class
  • during an examination at school or university, if all persons maintain a distance of at least 2 meters, for this purpose, all persons involved in the examination can be considered as academic staff.. persons at work working at one place without the presence of another person.

Students must immediately report, using the IS application, if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been required to go into quarantine

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

As the epidemiological situation may change, the faculty’s management will provide you with the most up-to-date information and inform you about any changes. If you think you need more information about studying, please contact the office for the studies or the course guarantors.

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

From June 21, people from all over the European Union will be able to enter the Czech Republic without restrictions if they meet the rules for vaccination, testing, or have recovered from COVID. In addition, the Czech Republic will also begin to recognize the certificate of COVID vaccination issued by the Republic of Serbia upon entry and stay in the Czech territory.

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

Edited on June 25, 2021

From June 21, people from all over the European Union can enter the Czech Republic without restrictions if they meet the rules for vaccination, testing, or have recovered from COVID. In addition, the Czech Republic will also begin to recognize the certificate of COVID vaccination issued by the Republic of Serbia upon entry and stay in the Czech territory.

Conditions for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic and quarantine measures are regulated by the protection measure of the Ministry of Health from April 3, 2021. 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.

All incoming citizens of the Czech Republic, EU citizens and citizens of other countries after the stay in the country of departure exceeding 12 hours and subsequent stay in the Czech Republic exceeding12 hours are governed by the valid Protective Measure regarding the entry of persons on the territory of the Czech Republic.

Citizens of risk countries (i.e. countries which are not on the list with a low risk of COVID-19 incidence issued by the Ministry of Health hereare obliged to fill in electronic form before arriving in the Czech Republic. By filling out the form, the relevant hygiene station will be automatically informed about arrival. This form has to be submitted also during the border control or the controls during the stay in the territory.

Arriving persons from high-risk countries are obliged to undergo a PCR test in the Czech Republic, at their own expense and report it to university/employer. For more information, see it here or contact the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Science (int@sci.muni.cz)

Until the negative result of the RT-PCR test, they are denied access to university/workplace.

All citizens of high-risk countries after entering the Czech Republic have to undergo a self-isolation after arrival with exception of necessary journeys to university/workplace, to arrange necessary official matters and essential life needs until the submission of the negative test result, and are obliged to wear a respirator FFP2.

Positive test result needs to be reported to Regional Hygiene Station, which will decide about quarantine measures. At the same time, the university/workplace must be notified, and in case of accommodation at the dormitories, also the dormitories management.

Other important imformation

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/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx


Please check and follow current information and precautions connected to Covid-19 at Masaryk University

https://www.muni.cz/en

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