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.
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
- 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,
- 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
- 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.