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Important information about Coronavirus

Important information about Coronavirus for students and employees.

On the basis of the decision of the Government of the Czech Republic this order of the Rector is issued with effect from 15 February 2021.

According to this Measure, the operation of universities is limited in the following way:

  1. prohibiting the personal presence of students at classes when studying at a university. Students can take an exam if a maximum of 10 people are present at one time (including the examiner). The prohibition regarding the personal presence also applies to participants in lifelong learning courses;
    1. participation in university entrance examinations with the participation of a maximum
      of 10 people;
    2. participation in individual consultations (only one student and one academic staff
  2. prohibiting sports activities as part of education unless sports activities are an essential part of the degree programme;
  3. prohibiting the provision of accommodation in accommodation facilities of universities to university students who have a different residence in the Czech Republic.

Respiratory protection

The Measure prohibits the movement and stay of persons without respiratory protective equipment (nose, mouth), referred to in Article I (1 and 2), of the Measure with effect from 25 February 2021 00:00; exceptions to this prohibition have been laid down, as set out in Article I (3) of the Measure.

In all indoor spaces and in all other publicly accessible places in the VSB-TUO premises, where at least two persons less than 2 meters apart are present at the same place and at the same time (if they are not members of one household) , the obligation is stipulated to move and stay in such places only with a properly fitted respirator meeting the requirements set by the Measure (the Measure states FFP2 or KN 95 as an example) or a medical face mask or similar device meeting at least all technical conditions and requirements (for the product) of ČSN (Czech National Standard) EN 14683 + AC, (see Article I (1) of the Measure).

In the period from 25 February 2021 00:00 to 28 February 2021 23:59, it is possible to use another respiratory protective device in the above places instead of this respiratory protection, which prevents the spread of droplets, i.e., e.g. cloth face masks, (see Article I (4) of the Measure).

In the interior of the VSB-TUO premises serving as a “shop” and a “service establishment”, as well as “in motor vehicles for the purpose of a business trip”, stricter requirements for respiratory protection are set. The airways must be protected with a properly fitted respirator meeting the requirements set out in the Measure (e.g. FFP2 or KN 95) or with two medical face masks layered over each other, or similar devices meeting at least all technical conditions and requirements (for the product) of ČSN EN 14683+AC, ( see Article I (2) of the Measure).

Further details regarding the situation at our university can be found in this Rector's order of 24.2.2021.


For emergency inquiries regarding coronavirus, a special has been established.

Information for students:

If you are a student of VSB-TUO and you have a positive test for COVID-19 or you have been ordered quarantine, fill in this information in information system:

Report COVID-19

Instructions for students arriving after 22th February 2021

Rules for accommodation in connection with the epidemiological situation (COVID-19)

Information about Summer Semester 20/21

Information for students about the course of the semester during the coronavirus epidemic (current information on 11 May 2020)

Information for students about online learning opportunities

Information for employees:

In accordance with the measure of the Government of the Czech Republic and according to the order of the Rector of 15 February 2021, I order all senior staff authorised to change their employment relationships in accordance with Rector's Directive No TUO_SME_03_001 to make use of remote working for their subordinates between 15 February 2021 and 28 February 2021, provided that they are able to work remotely in their place of residence or to allow them to take leave. This requires that the operating conditions of the workplace concerned allow this;

I also recommend that all senior staff be limited to the performance of work which is not relevant for the operation of the workplace until 28 February 2021;

And I recommend all senior employees in the period from 15 February 2021 to 28 February 2021 to use in communication with employees mainly online form, and only if necessary to hold meetings and other" joint activities with employees in their personal presence, further to ensure that employees do not gather on the premises of VSB-TUO in the number of more than 2 persons for a purpose other than the performance of work activities.

Sessions of academic senates, scientific councils and other bodies of faculties and VSB-TUO established on the basis of Act No. 111/1998 Coll. is not limited by the Measure, or this is the exception mentioned in the Measure under Article IV. (3) and VI. (6). However, the conditions set out in the Measure must be observed during these meetings, in particular if more than 10 people participate in one place:

  • each person uses as a respiratory protective device a medical face mask (surgical face mask) or a respirator or half mask without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least FFP2, KN95 or N 95;
  • the persons are seated with a minimum spacing of 2 meters, with the exception of household members;
  • each person submits, before the beginning of the meeting, to the convener or another authorized person a confirmation of the negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 antigen test or the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test, which was performed no more than 3 days ago. 

Information for teachers about the possibilities of online teaching

Information for all:

Statutory declaration for entrance on events

The Government of the Czech Republic adopted resolution No. 13 on the adoption of crisis measures with effect from 7 January 2021.

The Measure restricts, inter alia:

  • educational events;
  • operation of sports grounds;
  • visits and tours of museums, galleries, exhibition spaces;
  • visits to observatories and planetariums;
  • operation of catering services;
  • operation of libraries;
  • operation in service establishments.

Details of individual types of events and operations are given in the given measure of the Government of the Czech Republic.

Created: 1. 3. 2021
Category:  News
Entered by:  Administrator
Department: 9920 - Public Relations