RULES FOR ENTRERING THE UNIVERSITY
All people who show clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to enter the university campus. Everybody is advised to use disinfection at the entrances and to keep distance at least 1,5 m.
Respirators (for example FFP2, KN 95) are compulsory in all buildings, with exception:
- people who perform their work in one place without the presence of another person,
- in the canteen while sitting at a table
Student testing is not currently compulsory. Regular preventive testing by RT-PCR is recommended for unvaccinated students.
EMPLOYEES TESTINGFrom 18 February 2022, the mandatory testing of employees is abolished.
PUBLIC TESTING POINT
At the gate between buildings A and Q. operates the public collection center for testing COVID-19. The collection center can be used for both employees and the students of the university. The testing collection center is operated by the company Renturi s.r.o. It is not necessary to book in advance for the sampling. Testing is enabled by the antigen and RT-PCR method. The test results will be entered into the ISIN by the operator, ie they will be displayed in the „Dot“ application. Please follow the operator's instructions and keep the hygiene measures when you visit the testing collection center.
The operation of the collection center, opening hours and payment for tests is the responsibility of Renturi, s.r.o.
Teaching at universities is not limited. All people who show clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to enter. Respirators must be worn inside the buildings and the distance of 1,5 m between people must be kept, if possible. Respirators must be also worn in classrooms and laboratories.
IN- PERSON EXAMS
The same restrictions as for the teaching are valid for the student´s exams.
APPLICANTS FOR STUDY
Applicants can be present at the entrance examinations with the same restrictions as for teaching.
GRADUATION AND OTHER ACADEMIC CEREMONIES
Limit up to 1000 people present. All people who show clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to enter the academic ceremonies.
Respirators must be worn inside the buildings at all times. The distance of at least 1,5 m between people must be kept (1 free seat), unless they are from one household.
Persons who show clinical signs of COVID-19 are not allowed to take part of the meetings.
ATTENDING LIFELONG LEARNING COURSES
Limit up to 1000 people present. All people who show clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to enter the courses. Respirators must be worn during the courses at all times.
ACCOMMODATION AT THE UNIVERSITY HALLS
As of February 18 2022, compulsory testing of students in dormitories is abolished.
More information about the accommodation at the halls can be found on https://skm.mendelu.cz/ in the News..
Visiting the library and study rooms are allowed in a limited number of visitors (1 person per 10 m2). All people who show clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to enter. Respirators must be worn in the library and the distance of at least 1,5 m between people must be kept, if possible Current operation and all important information can be found here.
BOTANICAL GARDEN AND ARBORETUM
The operation of the botanical garden and arboretum is not limited by the number of visitors. All people who show clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to enter. It is necessary to keep distance at least 1,5 m, if they are not people from the common household.
CENTER OF SPORT ACTIVITIES AT MENDELU
All people who show clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to enter the center. It is necessary to keep distance at least 1,5 m.
Catering at the university canteens is possible for the staff and the students if they keep the current restrictions.
- there must be at least 1,5 m distance between standing people
- keep hand disinfection and other hygienic restrictions
Respirators must be worn in the canteen except during eating.
CULTURAL AND SPORT EVENTS
The capacity of indoor cultural and sport events is limited to 500 people and people who show clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to participate.
Visitors who show clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to accommodate or visit the holiday facilities.
Mendel University in Brno wants to ensure the health and safety of the students and the staff. For this purpose, the MENDELU Crisis Staff was established, which monitors the current epidemiological situation. The operation at the university is kept by the regulation of November, 15, 2021Nařízení rektora č. 11/2021 Opatření proti šíření koronaviru.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Follow the current regulations regarding the wearing of face masks here.
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
Mon, Tue, Wed 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
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 (email@example.com) 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
- Phone: +420 778 118 187
(Monday - Friday 9:00 – 18:00)
- E-mail students firstname.lastname@example.org
For incoming and outgoing students and foreign employees
- Phone: +420 731 683 342
- E-mail: email@example.com,
- E-mail staff firstname.lastname@example.org
For students and applicantsIf 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
- World Health Organization
- Ministry of Health
- Government of the Czech republic
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech republic
- Coronavirus - Updated information for foreigners
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:
- sore throat
- 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.
How can I stay up to date with developments in Brno and the Czech Republic?
The official City of Brno website
Is a collection of links to information for foreigners living in Brno, South Moravia and the Czech Republic in general.
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
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.
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