Information on testing for covid-19 at UP

Testing of employees

Palacký University, just like other Czech universities, has been included in the extraordinary government measure of 5 March (text in Czech) among those subjects which must test their employees for Covid-19, coming into effect on 10 March.

According to the current measure, as of 17 March, only those employees who have tested negative for the presence of Covid-19 in the past 7 days will be allowed entry to UP offices and other university premises. Mandatory testing will not apply to those employees who:

  1. work outside UP premises, or have agreed with their employers to work from home;
  2. have already had Covid-19 within 90 days from their first positive test and can provide laboratory confirmation of this;
  3. have a certificate from the Czech Ministry of Health stating that they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for at least a fortnight, and do not currently exhibit any symptoms of the disease.

Details in the government measure can be found under Article III.1 (in Czech).

Palacký University is arranging antigen testing of its employees in the following locations and times:

UP DIVISION LOCATION CONTACT PERSON TESTING DAYS AND TIMES
Rector’s Office + Central divisions

Faculty of Arts

Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Arts (Křížkovského 10), room 1.25 (Department of Czech Studies) Milena Kysučanová – Rector’s Office
(milena.kysucanova@upol.cz | 733690761)

Marta Lucie Cincialová – CMTF
(marta.cincialova@upol.cz | 731600081)

Iva Ulmanová – FF
(iva.ulmanova@upol.cz | 585633029)
Friday 9–10:50 am
reservation system
Faculty of Education Žižkovo náměstí 5 Hana Šimková
(h.simkova@upol.cz | 732252111)
Tuesday 8–10 am
reservation system
Faculty of Science

Faculty of Law
17. listopadu 12
(Envelopa campus)
Dagmar Petrželová
(dagmar.petrzelova@upol.cz | 585634003)
Wednesday and Thursday 8–8:45 am
reservation system
Accommodation and Dining

UP Carpool
Šmeralova 8
(B. Václavek dorm)
Jana Trundová
(jana.trundova@upol.cz | 585638014)
Tuesday 1–3 pm
reservation system
Faculty of Physical Culture tř. Míru
(Neředín campus, building C, NC 159)
Barbora Kristová
(barbora.kristova@upol.cz | 585636053)
Tuesday 9–9:45 am
reservation system
Faculty of Science

Science and Technology Park

CATRIN
Olomouc-Holice Ota Blahoušek
(ota.blahousek@upol.cz | 606131681)
Monday 8:20 am – 10:30 am
reservation system
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Faculty of Health Sciences
Information on testing of FMD employees here.
Information on testing of FHS employees here.
Monday and Tuesday 12 am – 3 pm

For each of these locations a coordinator has been named who will invite employees from their area of influence for testing. Reservations for day/time should be made by the employee themselves within the reservation system (the link will be provided by the coordinator via e-mail).

Procedure for those employees who have arranged their own testing

Employees who have not taken part in their employer’s antigen testing and wish to enter the spaces of Palacký University Olomouc after 17 March will need to arrange their own test at the official testing point (eg at the University Hospital Olomouc or the Military Hospital Olomouc. List of all testing points) and provide proof of negative results to their supervisor. Said supervisor will then scan the document and send it to Human Resources, who will then enter it into the SAP information system. Results of tests carried out by UP will also be entered into SAP.

Procedure and possibilities if one refuses or does not take part in antigen testing

If an employee refuses the mandatory testing, they will not be allowed entry to their workplace. The employer may make an agreement with the employee to work from home, use vacation days, or take unpaid leave.

Please note that it is the duty of the supervisor to know which of their subordinates can be found in the workplace and which of their subordinates are working from home (and when).


Testing at Palacký University will be administered by a doctor; in the Holice complex they will be administered by AgelLab. Samples will be taken via nasal swab.

We would like to thank employees for their responsible and collegial approach in this matter.

Testing of students

As of 26 April a weekly Covid-19 testing of students who take part in in-presence teaching component is mandatory. A negative test is a prerequisite for taking part in lessons, exams or living at dormitories. Regular weekly student testing is arranged for this purpose at UP. Students have to take the test every seven days. They can take the test either at UP testing sites, or at any other official testing site in Olomouc/Czechia. The first test before returning to in-person lessons shoudln’t be odler then 72 hours. Afterwards, one test in seven days is enough. Testing of international students at UP testing sites is free of charge.

The obligatory testing does not apply to students who:

  • had Covid-19 disease and there have not been more than 180 days from their first positive test (this information has to be documented by a laboratory confirmation),
  • have a certificate of the Health Ministry in the Czech Republic or a similar document issued by an authority of a relevant country about a  complete vaccination against Covid-19 in the following versions:
    • there has been at least 22 days but not more than 90 days since the application of the first dose in case of a two-dose schedule if the second dose has not been applied,
    • there has been at least 22 days but not more than 9 months since the application of the first dose in case of a two-dose schedule if the second dose has been applied,
    • there has been at least 14 days but not more than 9 months since the application of a dose in case of a one-dose schedule according to SPC.

As of 24 May, participation in an exam is possible only with a POC antigen test not older than 72 hours, or a RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. This of course doesn’t apply for those who fit in exceptions listed above.

Students from other faculties can visit UP testing site at the Faculty of Arts and at the Dormitories.

UP DIVISION LOCATION CONTACT PERSON TESTING DAYS AND TIMES
Faculty of Arts
(for all UP students)
Křížkovského 8
(room n. 1.25 – Department of Czech studies)
Iva Ulmanová
(koronavirusnaffup@upol.cz
Friday 8:30 am – 9:00 am
reservation system
Faculty of Science Envelopa campus (17. listopadu 12) Dagmar Petrželová
(dagmar.petrzelova@upol.cz | 585634003)
Monday–Thursday
reservation system
Faculty of Physical Culture Faculty Hospital Olomouc (building WJ)
Details here (in Czech)
Monday–Friday
reservation system
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Faculty of Health Sciences
Details on testing of students of Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry here.

Details on testong of students of Faculty of Health Services here.

UP dormitories
(for all UP students)

Bedřich Václavek Dormitories
Neředín II Dormitories
Details
Iva Javůrková
(rezervace@minimis.cz | 705 127 383)
Monday and Thursday 3 pm – 5 pm
reservation system
(please use your valid UP e-mail address
in the format name.surnameXX@upol.cz
when making you reservation)

UP testing statistics

Weekly overviews of the number of antigen tests performed at every university testing location (including the number of positive test results as well) can be found in this continuously updated table.