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9 October 2020

Current information concerning the coronavirus situation – statement by CU Rector, Prof. Tomáš Zima


Dear Deans,

Dear Directors,

Dear Colleagues,

In response to Resolutions of the Government of the Czech Republic no. 997 (concerning education), no. 994 (concerning the activity of state and administrative bodies), no. 995 (concerning the holding of mass events and art and sporting activities), no. 996 (concerning other mass events, including meetings of work teams) and no. 998 (concerning health service providers), issued on 8 October 2020, I hereby inform you that the following crisis measures shall be in place with effect from 12 October 2020 (concerning education), with some in effect from 9 October 2020 (some measures):

Basic information – Study

The personal presence of students at teaching in degree courses is prohibited. The personal presence of participants in lifelong learning courses is also prohibited. This is a blanket measure that applies to all universities in the entire territory of the Czech Republic.

The prohibition does not apply to the personal presence of students at clinical and practical classes and the practical components of degree courses in general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other degree programmes related to healthcare.

Academic ceremonies – Graduation and matriculation

All academic ceremonies (graduation and matriculation) are hereby cancelled until 15 November 2020.

Performance of work

The rules regarding the personal presence of staff at the workplace remain in force in their current form at the relevant workplace.

It is prohibited to hold mass events involving more than ten (10) people in interior spaces and more than twenty (20) people in exterior spaces, with the exception of members of a household, performance of one’s job, and the performance of entrepreneurial or other similar activities.

At the same time, any cultural or social events, or meetings, held in interior spaces may involve no more than ten (10) people, with the exception of meetings, sessions and similar events held by constitutional bodies, state and public bodies, courts and other entities in public law, or entities established by law, which are being held on the basis of the law, and by political parties and movements, which may involve no more than one hundred (100) participants, whereby a distance of at least two (2) metres must be maintained between individual persons and every person must have a reserved seat, at which they must remain for most of the time.


All gastronomic premises operated by Canteens and Dormitories shall close no later than 8 p.m.

The interior areas of canteens and buffets shall be modified so that no more than four (4) people can sit at a table.

A distance of 1.5 m must be maintained from people at a table.

Student dormitories

Student dormitories continue to operate as normal, with the requirement for thorough compliance with all hygiene measures in place.

Sport centres

Sport centres are closed.

Hostivař Sport Centre

Hostivař Sport Centre is closed.

All activities, be they competitive or leisure activities, are also cancelled. All sports venues are also closed, including the swimming pool, gym, sauna and fitness centre.

Due to the closure of the buildings, it is also not possible to do sport on exterior venues.

Crisis team

The next meeting of the crisis team shall take place at 1 p.m. on 12 October 2020.

Further information shall be provided on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning following the meeting of the crisis team.

With warm greetings,

Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc., MBA

Prague, 12.30 on 9 October 2020

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