New measures at the faculty – yellow traffic light

UPDATED. From Monday, November 22, 2021, the University's traffic lights system will switch to yellow. See exactly what  will change at the faculty.

19 Nov 2021 Roman Čermák

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.

Students must comply with the O-N-T rule to enter computer labs.

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.


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