Mendel University in Brno strives to ensure the health and safety of students and staff. For this purpose, the MENDELU Crisis Staff was established, which continuously monitors the current epidemiological situation. The regime at the university is governed by the regulation of September 4, Rector's Regulation No. 10/2020 Measures to prevent the introduction and spread of coronavirus.

CURRENT REGULATION

Final year students can take practical classes

Based on a government decision, practical and laboratory teaching for up to 20 people from the ranks of university students in their final years has been permitted since Wednesday, November 25, due to the improving epidemic situation. The faculties decide for themselves in what form and in which fields they will take place.

"Students who will attend classes are once again allowed to stay in dormitories. Students will be informed in detail by their faculties," added Radim Farana, MENDELU's Vice-rector for Educational Affairs.

From Wednesday, 23 September 2020 until further notice, the ban on personal attendance of students at classes will apply.

The prohibition of the personal presence of students does not apply to:

- individual visits to libraries and study rooms

- individual consultations

- examinations in the presence of a maximum of 10 persons

- laboratory, experimental or artistic work in the presence of not more than 15 persons

- clinical and practical teaching and practice

The ban applies both to the campus in Brno and in Lednice. However, students are allowed access to the campus – they can normally use study rooms, a library, etc. Please follow hygiene regulations when moving around campus, canteen, and common areas.

 

 

 

0 - Zero or negligible risk

Students:

  • Recommended to wear face masks or other nose and mouth protection
  • Obligation to disinfect hands at the entrances to the university premises, at the entrances to the building and at the entrance to the classrooms
  • In case of Covid-19 symptoms, students do not enter any university premises
  • International students from countries with a higher degree of risk with infection have to go through the Covid-19 test
  • If a student proves by a medical certificate that he/she belongs to a risk group, he/she does not have to participate in contact teaching after agreement with his/her teacher

Staff:

  • Recommended to wear face masks or other nose and mouth protection, hand disinfection at all entrances
  • Employees coming from countries with a higher degree of risk with infection have to go through the Covid-19 test
  • Foreign trips are governed by regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Czech Republic
  • If an employee has symptoms of Covid-19, he/she will ask his/her supervisor to work from home

Premises operation:

  • Standard, recommended to wear face masks or other nose and mouth protection and use hand disinfection
  • In case of Covid-19 symptoms, external people do not enter any university premises

Operation of the Student Hostels and Canteens Administrations:

  • Without restriction, or according to the order of the Student Hostels and Canteens Administrations director

Operation of the Centre of Sport Activities:

  • Without restriction

Operation of the Botanical Garden and Arboretum:

  • Without restriction

Operation of the Central Library and Information Centre:

  • Without restriction

1 - Occurrence of the disease without community transmission

Students:

  • Ordered to wear face masks or other nose and mouth protection, hand disinfection at all entrances
  • In case of Covid-19 symptoms, students do not enter any university premises
  • International students from countries with a higher degree of risk with infection have to go through the Covid-19 test
  • If a student proves by a medical certificate that he/she belongs to a risk group, he/she does not have to participate in contact teaching after agreement with his/her teacher
  • Contact teaching in a maximum of 100 people in one classroom. In case of a larger number of people in one classroom, the lessons will be online

Staff:

  • Ordered to wear face masks or other nose and mouth protection, hand disinfection at all entrances
  • Employees coming from countries with a higher degree of risk with infection have to go through the Covid-19 test
  • Foreign trips are governed by regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Czech Republic
  • If an employee has symptoms of Covid-19, he/she will ask his/her supervisor to work from home
  • Restricted organization of events and meetings in enclosed spaces for more than 100 people. More than 500 people outdoors

Premises operation:

  • Standard, ordered to wear face masks or other nose and mouth protection and use hand disinfection
  • In case of Covid-19 symptoms, external people do not enter any university premises

Operation of the Student Hostels and Canteens Administrations:

  • At the first entrance to the university dormitory, students are required to provide a written statutory declaration stating that he/she does not have any symptoms of Covid-19 viral infectious disease.
  • Operation is also governed by rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic and the Regional Hygiene Station in Brno and by the Director of the Student Hostels and Canteens Administrations orders

Operation of the Centre of Sport Activities:

  • Operation is also governed by the rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic and the Regional Hygiene Station Brno

Operation of the Botanical Garden and Arboretum:

  • Operation is also governed by the rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic and the Regional Hygiene Station Brno

Operation of the Central Library and Information Centre:

  • Operation is also governed by the rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic, the Regional Hygiene Station in Brno and the Ministry of Culture in the Czech Republic

2 - Beginning community transmission

Students:

  • Ordered to wear face masks or other nose and mouth protection, hand disinfection at all entrances
  • In case of Covid-19 symptoms, students do not enter any university premises
  • International students from countries with a higher degree of risk with infection have to go through the Covid-19 test
  • If a student proves by a medical certificate that he/she belongs to a risk group, he/she does not have to participate in contact teaching after agreement with his/her teacher
  • Contact teaching in a maximum of 100 people in one classroom. In case of a larger number of people in one classroom, the lessons will be online.

Staff:

  • Ordered to wear face masks or other nose and mouth protection, hand disinfection at all entrances
  • Employees coming from countries with a higher degree of risk with infection have to go through the Covid-19 test
  • Foreign trips are governed by regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Czech Republic
  • If an employee has symptoms of Covid-19, he/she will ask his/her supervisor to work from home
  • Restricted organization of events and meetings in enclosed spaces for more than 100 people. More than 200 people outdoors.
  • Heads of the departments are recommended to allow their employees to work from home

Premises operation:

  • Standard
  • In case of Covid-19 symptoms, external people do not enter any university premises

Operation of the Student Hostels and Canteens Administrations:

  • At the first entrance to the university dormitory, students are required to provide a written statutory declaration stating that he/she does not have any symptoms of Covid-19 viral infectious disease 19
  • Operation is also governed by rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic and the Regional Hygiene Station in Brno and by the Director of the Student Hostels and Canteens Administrations orders

Operation of the Centre of Sport Activities:

  • Operation is also governed by the rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic and the Regional Hygiene Station Brno

Operation of the Botanical Garden and Arboretum:

  • Operation is also governed by the rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic and the Regional Hygiene Station Brno

Operation of the Central Library and Information Centre:

  • Operation is also governed by the rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic, the Regional Hygiene Station in Brno and the Ministry of Culture in the Czech Republic

3 - Increasing or persistent community transmission

Students:

  • Limited entry of students to university premises. Admission is allowed only individually in agreement with a teacher, for the purpose of accommodation in university facilities, for the university catering facilities and to visit the Central Library and Information Centre
  • Lessons take place only online
  • Admission of foreign students is suspended except in exceptional cases

Staff:

  • Basic operation of workplaces is ensured. Employees are ordered to work from home. Entry is allowed only to authorized people
  • Events, meetings and conferences are only allowed online
  • Admission of foreign employees is suspended except in exceptional cases
  • Foreign trips are prohibited. Business trips are only allowed after the approval of the Rector / Dean / Director of ILL / Director of university enterprises

Premises operation:

  • The university premises are closed to public. Entry allowed to authorized external people
  • In case of Covid-19 symptoms, external people do not enter any university premises

Operation of the Student Hostels and Canteens Administrations:

  • At the first entrance to the university dormitory, students are required to provide a written statutory declaration stating that he/she does not have any symptoms of Covid-19 viral infectious disease 19
  • Operation is also governed by rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic and the Regional Hygiene Station in Brno and by the Director of the Student Hostels and Canteens Administrations orders

Operation of the Centre of Sport Activities:

  • Operation is also governed by the rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic and the Regional Hygiene Station Brno

Operation of the Botanical Garden and Arboretum:

  • Operation is also governed by the rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic and the Regional Hygiene Station Brno

Operation of the Central Library and Information Centre:

  • Operation is also governed by the rules of the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic, the Regional Hygiene Station in Brno and the Ministry of Culture in the Czech Republic

The MENDELU Crisis Staff constantly monitors the situation and, if necessary, cooperates with the Regional Hygiene Station.

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

I am in quarantine, ill or have other health restrictions

Report information via a Report of the Health Restrictions for you in the Contact Center at UIS. The report allows you to report and document illness, quarantine, and other obstacles in the study, which the faculty study officer enters into the information system for information to your teacher. At the same time, you can use this report to draw attention to your health restrictions, which could be misinterpreted as symptoms of COVID-19 (chronic rhinitis, COPD, and others). Based on your notification in this form, your health restriction will be recorded in the information system as a specific need to protect you from an incorrect assessment of your health.

Incoming students

 

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Students arriving from countries which are not on the low-risk list of the Czech Republic
Students who arrive in the Czech Republic from a country not listed as a country with the low risk of COVID-19 , where they stayed in the past 14 days for more than 12 hours have to take one PCR tests in five days after entering the Czech Republic. The PCR test is done at own expense. Restrictions on movement apply for 10 days. During this 10 days’ period, those persons have limited free movement. Students are only able to do activities connected to education, necessary basic needs, health and official matters. More info.
Those students must as well report their arrival to Brno Public Health Office at pendleri@khsbrno.cz. The e-mail shall contain the following details:
first name and surname, date of birth, address of residence, place of the reported stay, telephone number, e-mail address, date of arrival in the CR, and place from where you travelled to the CR. Please specify whether you will submit the results of the test (the test must be made in the CR), or whether you will undergo quarantine measures (this only applies to students who will not be accommodated in the halls of residence; the test is compulsory for students staying in the halls).
The notification duty may also be fulfilled by calling the tel. number +420 773 768 994 (Mon – Fri 08:00-15:00).
Accommodation before submitting the negative RT-PCR test
As you were informed by the dormitories, due to the complex situation, temporary accommodation will be available at the Academy Hall in třída Generála Píky. This accommodation will be provided to students who have concluded an Accommodation Agreement with the Accommodation and Catering Services for the semester concerned for the period before they obtain the negative test result; if the test taken in the CR is positive, the accommodation will be provided until the Regional Public Health Department ends the isolation. However, the capacities are limited! If the hall is booked up for the day concerned, you should find private accommodation or change the date of arrival and make a booking for another day). Book your room in advance in Doodle following the instructions contained in the dormitory email.
In case you fall ill
In case you fall ill during the stay in the halls, you have fever, breathing difficulties or loss of smell and taste, you must stay in your room in quarantine and call the doctor at 112 (operators speak foreign languages) or 155, where you will get instructions. More information about the course of the disease. The staff of accommodation office of the halls where the sick person stays must be immediately informed
Face masks
Follow the current regulations regarding the wearing of face masks here.
PCR testing
In case you fly in to Václav Havel Airport, we highly recommend passing the COVID-19 test at the airport. You will get the results within 12 hours. Testing at other places takes at least 24 hours.

Doctor, PCR testing places in Brno
  • MUDr. Tomáš Klobas

    address: Drobného 312, 602 00 Brno
    Phone: 777 173 233
    e-mail: klobastomas82@seznam.cz
    surgery hours:
    Mon, Tue, Wed 7am-2pm
    Thu 12am-6pm
    Fr 7am-2pm
    Sat, Sun- closed

    students pay the fee to the doctor themselves

     

  • Poliklinika Lesná Brno (RAPID TEST)

business days only, MeDiLa laboratory on the ground floor

address: Halasovo náměstí 1, 638 00 Brno-Lesná; phone: +420 800 111 210

Indication: YES Private payer: YES Drive-in: NO Web.

  • ELISABETH PHARMACON, spol. s r. o.

address: Rokycanova 4437/5, 615 00 Brno; phone: 606 278 423

Indication: NO Private payer: YES Drive-in: NO; Office hours: appointments are made at www.e-gene.cz

  • University Hospital Brno-Bohunice

address: Jihlavská 20, 625 00 Brno; phone: 532 231 111

  • IFCOR Poliklinika Dobrovského

Appointments must be made in advance by phone from 08:00 to 10:30 and from 13:00 to 15:00.

Sample collection address: Poliklinika Dobrovského 23, 612 00 Brno, phone: 541 425 217.

Samples are taken: Mon – Fri 11:00 – 13:0

  • Cytogenetická laboratoř Brno

address: Veveří 39, 602 00 Brno; phone: 545 247 489; 545 247 489

 

Outgoing students

Students are currently allowed to go for study stays and traineeships abroad, however it is necessary to follow instructions given by the host country and institution. It is also necessary to follow instructions from the Czech government. In case of any questions, students can contact Tereza Formáčková, via email (erasmus-outgoing@mendelu.cz) or MS Teams. There is also an emergency number +420 731 683 342. It is recommended to register in DROZD which is the application of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Compulsory MENDELU travel insurance covers medical expenses connected with COVID-19.

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES

Rector's Decree 2/2020: Measures to prevent the introduction and spread of coronavirus came into force for employees. Coronavirus-related measures also have an employment dimension. Therefore, the HRM offers you the opportunity to consult your questions about obstacles at work, home office, quarantine period, taking holiday, etc. Primarily, it is essential that employees become familiar with the current guidelines and recommendations of the Ministry of Health and public health authorities.

Employees have free access to the campus keeping set rules against the spread of coronavirus. Catering is provided by the "university canteen O". You can find current information about its operation on the SKM website.

It is possible to use home office (academics and technical-economic staff in certain cases). If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor.

All foreign business trips are banned. Foreign visitors are not allowed. We strongly recommend not to travel, even not in private. Employees who have been anywhere abroad must respect the 14-day quarantine (home office). Referring to the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we ask all the MENDELU employees who are on foreign business trip in risk areas to return to the Czech Republic as soon as possible. We recommend returning in case of any business trip abroad. These measures are valid until further notice.

CORONAVIRUS CONTACT LINES

For Employees

Personnel issues

For incoming and outgoing students and foreign employees

Coronavirus - Updated information for foreigners

For students and applicants

If you have any questions, please contact the head of the departments or the study department of your faculty. Study departments handle all inquiries only by e-mail and telephone, it is not possible to come in person.

 

 

Other sources of information

 

ABOUT COVID-19

What is Coronavirus and COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease caused by the virus is named COVID-19.

How is COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:

  • close contact with a person while they are infectious or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared
  • close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes
  • touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other colds and flus and include:

  • fever
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • tiredness
  • difficulty breathing.

While coronavirus is of concern, it is important to remember that most people displaying these symptoms my be suffering with a cold or other respiratory illness – not coronavirus.

How long does it take for symptoms of the COVID-19 to appear?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days, or as long as 14 days after exposure

Who is most at risk of a serious illness?

Some people who are infected may not get sick at all, some will get mild symptoms from which they will recover easily, and others may become very ill, very quickly. From previous experience with other coronaviruses, the people at most risk of serious infection are:

  • people with compromised immune systems (e.g. cancer
  • elderly people
  • aboriginal and torres strait islander people, as they have higher rates of chronic illness
  • people with chronic medical conditions
  • people in group residential settings
  • people in detention facilities
  • very young children and babies.*

*At this stage the risk to children and babies, and the role children play in the transmission of COVID-19, is not clear. However, there has so far been a low rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases among children, relative to the broader population.

How is the virus treated?

There is no specific treatment for coronaviruses. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses. Most of the symptoms can be treated with supportive medical care.

 

I might have COVID-19

I think I have COVID-19. What happens now?

Do not visit your doctor, call them. Your doctor will arrange for you to be tested for the infection.

If your symptoms are serious you will remain in hospital isolated from other patients to prevent further spread of the virus.
If your doctor says you are well enough to return home while you are waiting for your test results:

  • remain in your home and do not go outside
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for no less than 20 seconds.
  • cough into your elbow
  • avoid cooking for or any form of contact with others
  • wear a mask (provided by your doctor) if close contact with other people is unavoidable.

Should I be tested for COVID-19?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, try calling your general practitioner or medical provider. While supplies of these tests are increasing, it may still be difficult to find a place to get tested.

Someone I live with is getting tested for COVID-19. Should I self-isolate as well?
Yes. Stay at home and don’t meet up with other people for 14 days if you share your home with someone who has symptoms of Coronavirus.

Up-to-date Information

How can I stay up to date with developments in Brno and the Czech Republic?

The official City of Brno website

www.brno.cz/coronavirus

Corona Help

Is a collection of links to information for foreigners living in Brno, South Moravia and the Czech Republic in general.

www.coronahelp.cz/en

Facebook group ‘Brno news CTV’

By Ceska Televize, Brno news CTV provides news for English-speakers in Brno.

Facebook group; ‘Living in Brno’

This is an English-speaking community for foreigners in Brno. It is constantly up to date with various news and information about Brno.

The Ministry of Health of The Czech Republic

www.koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/

The ministry of Interior of The Czech Republic

The Ministry of Interior is supreme office for the realms of public administration, internal security, border protection and eGovernment in the Czech Republic.

www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/

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