Regime at UP from 1 July

Thursday 1 July 2021, 13:33

At the beginning of the summer holidays, new extraordinary government measures go into effect regarding the regime at universities. The majority will not change what are now customary habits; the changes are in the details. We summarise them all below.

Teaching and exams

From 1 July until further notice, on the basis of the current government measure (in Czech), classes (i.e. special classes, incl. training and internships) can be held as they have been recently, without further restrictions.

For exams, state exams, academic ceremonies, entrance exams, and life-long learning courses, if there are more than 10 persons in attendance at any one moment, then the following go into effect:

  1. The only persons who may take part are those who are not showing any symptoms of Covid-19 and at the same time can prove/satisfy one of the following conditions:
    • proof of Covid-19 vaccination;
    • proof of having had Covid-19 in the past 180 days;
    • proof of the negative results of an antigen test (administered in the past 72 hours) or PCR test (administered in the past 7 days);
    • undergoing a preventative antigen test intended for self-testing, on the spot, with a negative result.
  2. The distance from the lecturer(s) must be a minimum of 2 metres.
  3. The maximum capacity for indoor events is 2000 people, and the space may not be filled to more than 75% of the seating capacity, and all in attendance must be seated.
  4. The maximum capacity for outdoor events is 5000 people (if the space is divided into sectors, then there cannot be more than 1 standing audience member per 4 m2 of space intended for standing).

End of mandatory testing

As of 1 July, blanket testing of UP employees and students at faculties, dormitories, and other UP divisions will end. More detailed information

Wearing of respirators

According to the current rules (in Czech), one can remove one’s respirator or similar respiratory protection (e.g. nano-masks) in these situations:

  • at exams, if one keeps at least two metres’ distance between individual students and teachers;
  • during classes, if students are sitting at desks (lecturer(s) can also remove their respiratory protection);
  • at work, when there is no one else present but co-workers.

Athletes and people exercising can also remove their respiratory protection, as can persons in swimming pool areas, etc.; choirs when singing and throughout the duration of the event; inside one’s dormitory room; and customers at dining halls and UP Fresh Bistros when consuming food and drinks, if seated.

Please show consideration and mutual respect to your colleagues. Removing respiratory protection is only an option, not a requirement. If a student or employee feels any discomfort regarding the absence of respiratory protection in any of the above situations, we ask for collegial resolution of the situation and mutual agreement.