Latest measures regarding COVID-19

Updated November 19, 2021.

Due to changes in the current epidemiological situation, the university escalation traffic light is from November 22, 2021, YELLOW on the traffic-light system. The measures in place at MU are in keeping with government measures that are currently in effect.

Public access to MU buildings is restricted. The only exceptions are for employees of companies that provide goods and services necessary for ensuring MU’s operations and for MU’s partners who must take part in critical meetings that cannot be held online.

In keeping with the current government measures, respirators must be worn inside MU buildings. This obligation applies to employees and students in all rooms and buildings at MU, except for people who are alone in a room or for lecturers or other speakers who are teaching and who have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exemptions also apply to teachers and students engaged in learning activities during which wearing a respirator is impossible or infeasible (especially for physical education, singing, playing wind instruments) provided at least 1.5 m distance from each other is maintained.

Classes are taught in line with the current government regulations. Lectures attended by more than 150 people are held online or in a hybrid form.

Students must follow the O-N-T (vaccinated, recovered, tested) rule for in-person classes by providing its evidence in the IS application. Acceptable tests are: a PT-PCR test, a rapid antigen test (RAT) for self-testing (use by a lay person) or a rapid antigen test (RAT) performed by a healthcare provider at a frequency of at least once a week. For students who do not provide proof of the O-N-T, distance access to education for courses, where it is feasible to arrange, online access will be provided. For individual forms of instruction, this may be implemented as follows:

  1. Lectures may be streamed, or current or older recordings of the lecture may be provided.
  2. Theoretical exercises and seminars can be, where the technical possibilities and the nature of the subject allow,  provided using remote access or home alternative can be offered.
  3. For practical sessions where remote substitute teaching cannot be provided (laboratory experiments, etc.), failure to proof of O-N-T will be treated as an excused absence which may be used up to the maximum possible limit within the course.

In-person exams (and other means of completing courses) can be held, but students must keep 1.5 m from each other and wear respirators.

There will be in-person instruction for all students in the Fall 2021 semester. 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.

In-person exams (and other means of completing courses) can be held, but students must keep 1.5 m from each other and wear respirators.

Libraries are closed to the public. Students will have access to Kotlářská after O-N-T check at the main lending desk. Library study rooms follow the general library rules (individual study rooms will be open, team rooms will be closed. Library hours can be found at: https://library.sci.muni.cz.  For Campus library – please visit: https://kuk.muni.cz/?page=&lang=english.

Indoor and outdoor sporting facilities (including weight rooms/gyms) are open in keeping with current legislation. External visitors must comply with the O-N-T rule.

Dining halls and dormitories operate according to the current legislation.

It is recommended that employees take turns working in offices. All relevant legislation and government measures must be respected (wearing respirators, social distancing, using a disinfectant, etc.).

Faculty employees must comply with the O-N-T by providing relevant information in INET. Employees who cannot prove vaccination or have recovered from COVID must be tested. The employer will provide Self-tests; employees must carry out testing before entering the workplace. Test is valid for 7 days. Acceptable tests are a PT-PCR test, a rapid antigen test (RAT) for self-testing (use by a lay person) or a rapid antigen test (RAT) performed by a healthcare provider at a frequency of at least once a week.

Work meetings where people cannot maintain a distance of at least 1.5 m from each other are limited to five people. Work meetings and other events that do not require the O-N-T rule to be followed can be attended by up to 25 people if they keep 1.5 m from each other.

Events unrelated to MU’s main activities (e.g., celebrations, ceremonies, etc.) shall not be held. Graduation and matriculation ceremonies will not take place, except for already planned ceremonies for newly named assistant professors, assuming all valid regulations are respected, including ensuring compliance with the O-N-T rule.

Events related to the university’s main activities (conferences, seminars, symposia, etc.) can be held but are limited to 50 attendees, who must comply with the O-N-T rule. Events related to the university’s main activities (conferences, seminars, symposia, etc.) that are held separately from MU’s primary operations (i.e., events not held at the university, weekend events, events held in areas that are physically separated from MU classrooms and offices) can be held but are limited to 75 people, who must comply with the O-N-T rule.

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.   

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Instructions for students

Updated on November 19, 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. The measures in place at MU are in keeping with government measures that are currently in effect.
Student´s presence within the premises of the Faculty of Science.

Updated on November 18, 2021

Entrance to the buildings is prohibited to persons with signs of COVID-19 infection. 

Public access to MU buildings is restricted. The only exceptions are for employees of companies that provide goods and services necessary for ensuring MU’s operations and for MU’s partners who must take part in critical meetings that cannot be held online.

In keeping with the current government measures, respirators must be worn inside MU buildings. This obligation applies to employees and students in all rooms and buildings at MU, except for people who are alone in a room or for lecturers or other speakers who are teaching and who have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exemptions also apply to teachers and students engaged in learning activities during which wearing a respirator is impossible or infeasible (especially for physical education, singing, playing wind instruments) provided at least 1.5 m distance from each other is maintained.

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 closed to the public. Students will have access to Kotlářská after O-N-T check at the main lending desk. Library study rooms follow the general library rules (individual study rooms will be open, team rooms will be closed. Library hours can be found at: https://library.sci.muni.cz.  For Campus library – please visit: https://kuk.muni.cz/?page=&lang=english.

Indoor and outdoor sporting facilities (including weight rooms/gyms) are open in keeping with current legislation. External visitors must comply with the O-N-T rule.

Dining halls and dormitories operate according to the current legislation.

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

Updated on November 19, 2021.

Classes are taught in line with the current government regulations. Lectures attended by more than 150 people are held online or in a hybrid form.

Students must follow the O-N-T (vaccinated, recovered, tested) rule for in-person classes by providing its evidence in the IS application. Acceptable tests are: a PT-PCR test, a rapid antigen test (RAT) for self-testing (use by a lay person) or a rapid antigen test (RAT) performed by a healthcare provider at a frequency of at least once a week. For students who do not provide proof of the O-N-T, distance access to education for courses, where it is feasible to arrange, online access will be provided. For individual forms of instruction, this may be implemented as follows:

  1. Lectures may be streamed, or current or older recordings of the lecture may be provided.
  2. Theoretical exercises and seminars can be, where the technical possibilities and the nature of the subject allow,  provided using remote access or home alternative can be offered.
  3. For practical sessions where remote substitute teaching cannot be provided (laboratory experiments, etc.), failure to proof of O-N-T will be treated as an excused absence which may be used up to the maximum possible limit within the course.

In-person exams (and other means of completing courses) can be held, but students must keep 1.5 m from each other and wear respirators.

In keeping with the current government measures, respirators must be worn inside MU buildings. This obligation applies to employees and students in all rooms and buildings at MU, except for people who are alone in a room or for lecturers or other speakers who are teaching and who have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exemptions also apply to teachers and students engaged in learning activities during which wearing a respirator is impossible or infeasible (especially for physical education, singing, playing wind instruments) provided at least 1.5 m distance from each other is maintained.

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.

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

Students must follow the O-N-T (vaccinated, recovered, tested) rule for in-person classes by providing its evidence in the IS applicationAcceptable tests are: a PT-PCR test, a rapid antigen test (RAT) for self-testing (use by a lay person) or a rapid antigen test (RAT) performed by a healthcare provider at a frequency of at least once a week. For students who do not provide proof of the O-N-T, distance access to education for courses, where it is feasible to arrange, online access will be provided.

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, other events

Events unrelated to MU’s main activities (e.g., celebrations, ceremonies, etc.) shall not be held. Graduation and matriculation ceremonies will not take place, except for already planned ceremonies for newly named assistant professors, assuming all valid regulations are respected, including ensuring compliance with the O-N-T rule.

Events related to the university’s main activities (conferences, seminars, symposia, etc.) can be held but are limited to 50 attendees, who must comply with the O-N-T rule. Events related to the university’s main activities (conferences, seminars, symposia, etc.) that are held separately from MU’s primary operations (i.e., events not held at the university, weekend events, events held in areas that are physically separated from MU classrooms and offices) can be held but are limited to 75 people, who must comply with the O-N-T rule.

Instructions for employees

Updated on November 19, 2021

Employees presence within the premises of the Faculty of Science.

Updated on November 18, 2021

Entrance to the buildings is prohibited to persons with signs of COVID-19 infection. 

Public access to MU buildings is restricted. The only exceptions are for employees of companies that provide goods and services necessary for ensuring MU’s operations and for MU’s partners who must take part in critical meetings that cannot be held online.

In keeping with the current government measures, respirators must be worn inside MU buildings. This obligation applies to employees and students in all rooms and buildings at MU, except for people who are alone in a room or for lecturers or other speakers who are teaching and who have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exemptions also apply to teachers and students engaged in learning activities during which wearing a respirator is impossible or infeasible (especially for physical education, singing, playing wind instruments) provided at least 1.5 m distance from each other is maintained.

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 closed to the public. Students will have access to Kotlářská after O-N-T check at the main lending desk. Library study rooms follow the general library rules (individual study rooms will be open, team rooms will be closed. Library hours can be found at: https://library.sci.muni.cz.  For Campus library – please visit: https://kuk.muni.cz/?page=&lang=english.

Indoor and outdoor sporting facilities (including weight rooms/gyms) are open in keeping with current legislation. External visitors must comply with the O-N-T rule.

Dining halls and dormitories operate according to the current legislation.

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 November 19, 2021

It is recommended that employees take turns working in offices. All relevant legislation and government measures must be respected (wearing respirators, social distancing, using a disinfectant, etc.).

Faculty employees must comply with the O-N-T by providing relevant information in INET. Employees who cannot prove vaccination or have recovered from COVID must be tested. The employer will provide Self-tests; employees must carry out testing before entering the workplace. Test is valid for 7 days. Acceptable tests are a PT-PCR test, a rapid antigen test (RAT) for self-testing (use by a lay person) or a rapid antigen test (RAT) performed by a healthcare provider at a frequency of at least once a week.

Work meetings where people cannot maintain a distance of at least 1.5 m from each other are limited to five people. Work meetings and other events that do not require the O-N-T rule to be followed can be attended by up to 25 people if they keep 1.5 m from each other.

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 November 19, 2021

Faculty employees must comply with the O-N-T by providing relevant information in INET. Employees who cannot prove vaccination or have recovered from COVID must be tested. The employer will provide Self-tests; employees must carry out testing before entering the workplace. Test is valid for 7 days. Acceptable tests are a PT-PCR test, a rapid antigen test (RAT) for self-testing (use by a lay person) or a rapid antigen test (RAT) performed by a healthcare provider at a frequency of at least once a week.

MU employees and their family members can get vaccinated directly at the university. More information.

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

Updated on November 19, 2021.

Classes are taught in line with the current government regulations. Lectures attended by more than 150 people are held online or in a hybrid form.

Students must follow the O-N-T (vaccinated, recovered, tested) rule for in-person classes by providing its evidence in the IS application. Acceptable tests are: a PT-PCR test, a rapid antigen test (RAT) for self-testing (use by a lay person) or a rapid antigen test (RAT) performed by a healthcare provider at a frequency of at least once a week. For students who do not provide proof of the O-N-T, distance access to education for courses, where it is feasible to arrange, online access will be provided. For individual forms of instruction, this may be implemented as follows:

  1. Lectures may be streamed, or current or older recordings of the lecture may be provided.
  2. Theoretical exercises and seminars can be, where the technical possibilities and the nature of the subject allow,  provided using remote access or home alternative can be offered.
  3. For practical sessions where remote substitute teaching cannot be provided (laboratory experiments, etc.), failure to proof of O-N-T will be treated as an excused absence which may be used up to the maximum possible limit within the course.

In-person exams (and other means of completing courses) can be held, but students must keep 1.5 m from each other and wear respirators.

In keeping with the current government measures, respirators must be worn inside MU buildings. This obligation applies to employees and students in all rooms and buildings at MU, except for people who are alone in a room or for lecturers or other speakers who are teaching and who have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exemptions also apply to teachers and students engaged in learning activities during which wearing a respirator is impossible or infeasible (especially for physical education, singing, playing wind instruments) provided at least 1.5 m distance from each other is maintained.

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.

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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