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COVID-19 Info EN

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Student testing

 As of 1 July 2021, testing of university students and staff is no longer mandatory. In case of need to submit a negative RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test (RAT), students must arrange the tests themselves.

​​Masks and respirators

As a general rule, protection of the airways (respirators) must be worn inside all UJEP buildings with the following exceptions:

– students sitting at a desk or otherwise seated and academic staff do not have to wear respirators during lessons;

– respirators do not have to be worn during exams if there is a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between all persons present;

– students do not have to wear respirators during educational activities whose nature does not allow it (particularly physical education, singing, and playing wind or brass instruments);

– students carrying out work experience, practical lessons or practical training in the workplace of other legal entities or individuals shall follow the rules applicable to employees in that workplace;

– students do not have to wear respirators while in their rooms in UJEP dormitories.

Education, educational events, exams, entrance exams, academic ceremonies and congresses

Emergency measures of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic currently in force do not stipulate any specific measures for education other than sanitary precautions, nor is it necessary to present evidence of absence of infection. Certain restrictions apply to large group events, such as academic ceremonies, enrolment, graduation and other group events where more than 20 persons are present at one time; these events require evidence of absence of infection. Persons shall be considered free of infection if:

  1. a) they present evidence of a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 that is no more than 7 days old;
  2. b) they present evidence of a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) for SARS-CoV-2 that is no more than 3 days old;
  3. c) they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and present a certificate of vaccination, provided that at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose;
  4. d) they present confirmation from a laboratory that they have had the illness, the quarantine period has elapsed according to the applicable emergency measure of the Ministry of Health, and no more than 180 days have elapsed since the first positive rapid antigen test (RAT) or RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV- 2;
  5. e) they undergo a rapid antigen self-test (for non-professional use) on the spot for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen and the result is negative (the test subject must provide the test, UJEP does not provide them); the same applies if persons can prove on the spot that they have undergone an RAT under the supervision of a healthcare professional via an online service no later than 24 hours before, and the negative result of this test is confirmed by the health service provider.

Returning from abroad

Based on applicable emergency measures, all UJEP students who have returned from a country which is listed as low, medium or high-risk for the occurrence of COVID-19 (a stay exceeding 12 hours within the last 14 days, or the last 24 hours in the case of a neighbouring country) must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. a) inform the university of this fact by informing their teacher upon arrival at the university;
    b) provide evidence of a negative antigen test confirmed by a healthcare provider which is no more than 48 hours old (after returning from a country which is listed as low or medium-risk), or evidence of a negative RT- PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old (after returning from a country which is listed as high or very high-risk).

The obligation to provide evidence of a negative test is not required by students who have been fully vaccinated and, in the case of a single-dose vaccination, at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the single dose or, in the case of a two-dose vaccination, at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose (evidenced by a national certificate of completed vaccination). This obligation is also not required by staff and students who have had the illness within the past 180 days (evidenced by a doctor’s certificate or a digital COVID certificate).

Persons who are obliged to undergo a test in the Czech Republic after arriving from a country with low or medium-risk of the occurrence of COVID-19 (no later than 5 days after arriving in the Czech Republic) may be allowed to enter the workplace within the period before they receive a test result, however until they receive the result, they are obliged to wear respiratory protection that meets at least all technical conditions and requirements of applicable standards (e.g. FFP2, KN 95) in all cases where emergency measures of the Ministry of Health require persons to wear airway protection that prevents the spread of respiratory droplets. Persons who are required to undergo an RT-PCR test in the Czech Republic after arriving from a country with high or very-high risk of the occurrence of COVID-19 (no earlier than the 5th or 10th day, and no later than the 14th day after entering the Czech Republic) must remain in self-isolation until they receive a test result.


INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES

 As of 1 July 2021, testing of staff on the premises of UJEP is no longer required. In case of need to submit a negative RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test (RAT), employees must arrange the tests themselves.

Masks and respirators

As a general rule, protection of the airways (respirators) must be worn inside all UJEP buildings with the following exceptions:

– respirators do not have to be worn by staff carrying out work in the workplace for as long as they carry out activities in one place without the presence of any persons other than a co-worker;

– academic staff do not have to wear respirators while teaching if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose;

– respirators do not have to be worn during exams if there is a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between all persons present;

Education, educational events, exams, entrance exams, academic ceremonies and congresses

Emergency measures of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic currently in force do not stipulate any specific measures for education other than sanitary precautions, nor is it necessary to present evidence of absence of infection. Certain restrictions apply to large group events, such as academic ceremonies, enrolment, graduation and other group events where more than 20 persons are present at one time; these events require evidence of absence of infection. Persons shall be considered free of infection if:

  1. a) they present evidence of a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 that is no more than 7 days old;
  2. b) they present evidence of a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) for SARS-CoV-2 that is no more than 3 days old;
  3. c) they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and present a certificate of vaccination, provided that at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose;
  4. d) they present evidence confirmed by a laboratory that they have had the illness, the quarantine period has elapsed according to the applicable emergency measure of the Ministry of Health, and no more than 180 days have elapsed since the first positive rapid antigen test (RAT) or RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV- 2;
  5. e) they undergo a rapid antigen self-test (for non-professional use) on the spot for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen and the result is negative; the same applies if persons can prove on the spot that they have undergone an RAT under the supervision of a healthcare professional via an online service no later than 24 hours before, and the negative result of this test is confirmed by the health service provider.

Returning from abroad

Based on applicable emergency measures, all UJEP employees who have returned from a country which is listed as low, medium or high-risk for the occurrence of COVID-19 (a stay exceeding 12 hours within the last 14 days, or the last 24 hours in the case of a neighbouring country) must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. a) inform the university of this fact by informing their superior upon arrival at the workplace;
  2. b) provide evidence of a negative antigen test confirmed by a healthcare provider which is no more than 48 hours old (after returning from a country which is listed as low or medium-risk), or evidence of a negative RT- PCR test that is no more than 72 hours old (after returning from a country which is listed as high or very high-risk).

The obligation to provide evidence of a negative test is not required by staff who have been fully vaccinated and, in the case of a single-dose vaccination, at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the single dose or, in the case of a two-dose vaccination, at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose (evidenced by a national certificate of completed vaccination). This obligation is also not required by staff and students who have had the illness within the past 180 days (evidenced by a doctor’s certificate or a digital COVID certificate).

Persons who are obliged to undergo a test in the Czech Republic after arriving from a country with low or medium-risk of the occurrence of COVID-19 (no later than 5 days after arriving in the Czech Republic) may be allowed to enter the workplace within the period before they receive a test result, however until they receive the result, they are obliged to wear respiratory protection that meets at least all technical conditions and requirements of applicable standards (e.g. FFP2, KN 95) in all cases where emergency measures of the Ministry of Health require persons to wear airway protection that prevents the spread of respiratory droplets. Persons who are required to undergo an RT-PCR test in the Czech Republic after arriving from a country with high or very-high risk of the occurrence of COVID-19 (no earlier than the 5th or 10th day, and no later than the 14th day after entering the Czech Republic) must remain in self-isolation until they receive a test result.


INFORMATION FOR PERSONS ACCOMMODATED IN UJEP DORMITORIES

 Upon entering UJEP dormitories, students must provide proof of absence of infection in one of the following ways:

– by submitting a certificate of completed vaccination against COVID-19;

– by submitting confirmation from a laboratory that they have had COVID-19, that the quarantine period has elapsed according to the applicable emergency measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, and no more than 180 days have elapsed since the first positive RAT or RT-PCR test;

– by providing evidence of a negative RT-PCR test that is no more than 7 days old, or evidence of a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) that is no more than 3 days old.

Proof of absence of infection by one of the above means must be submitted every 7 days.

Only accommodated persons wearing respiratory protection in accordance with the applicable emergency measures of the Government of the Czech Republic are allowed to enter UJEP dormitory buildings.

You can find further instructions and up-to-date information on the website of the Dormitory and Canteen Administration.


INFORMATION FOR DINERS IN CANTEENS

 Only UJEP students and staff are permitted to eat in UJEP canteens.

Consuming food and drink in all areas is only allowed in compliance with the applicable emergency measures of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

Meals are served to order in takeaway boxes.

You can find further instructions and up-to-date information on the website of the UJEP Canteen.


INFORMATION FOR VISITORS TO THE UJEP RESEARCH LIBRARY

 Instructions for proper conduct in the library can be found here.

Conditions for admission to cultural events can be found here.