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15 June 2021

Current information on employee testing and entry to CU premises

In view of the end of the validity of the emergency measures requiring it to test students and employees, Charles University is closing its testing centre as of 30 June 2021. Staff and students will be able to be tested until 30 June only by prior reservation. In addition, mobile testing teams will be restricted from 28 June. Specific available dates are at testovani.cuni.cz

Based on the Czech government’s Emergency Measure, starting on 17 March 2021 employees shall not be admitted to workplaces without confirmation that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. For this reason, Charles University is initiating the large-scale testing of its employees. Employees who are required to be present at workplaces in person shall be able to take a test once every seven days at the University’s testing stations.

We strongly recommend that both staff members and students use public testing centres as much as possible. If this is not possible for any reason, the University’s antigen testing centre at Albertov is open every day until further notice, although only for students and members of staff of Charles University. It is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. At weekends the centre is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Testing takes place solely on the basis of prior reservation! Staff members taking a test must present a valid employment contract or staff ID card on the spot. Students must present an ISIC card or confirmation of study. Two mobile testing teams are also in operation and regularly travel to individual CU workplaces. Further information about testing by the mobile team is communicated to staff members by their faculty or unit. A negative test result is valid for seven days for the purposes of access to University buildings.

An exemption has been granted to those who have had COVID-19 in the last 180 days or those who have been vaccinated against the disease. Either of these two reasons can be demonstrated by filling in a statutory declaration.

Under the extraordinary measure under Appendix no. 2 to Government Directive no. 485 of 24 May 2021, participation in education is possible solely if a person has been vaccinated, has had COVID-19 in the last 180 days, or can present valid confirmation of a negative PCR / antigen test for the presence of COVID or a statutory declaration of the taking of a self-test (see specimen above)

Reservation system

Appointments can be made for both the test centre at Albertov and for mobile teams. The link to the reservation system is here. On the website, choose “Albertov” or “Mobile centres”, then the right place and time. We request that employees make a reservation if possible, as this significantly speeds up the process. Every employee receives confirmation of their test result, which will be valid for 7 days for the purposes of entering workplaces. Employees can print and fill out this confirmation in advance, which will reduce the administrative burden on staff during testing. The confirmation form for employees who have registered for testing through the reservation system can be downloaded here.

We would also like to ask for your understanding, as, due to capacity reasons, it is not possi-ble for the mobile teams to travel between workplaces exactly according to the reservation system. We therefore ask for your cooperation and that you queue for tests according to your time slot and comply with the principles of 3R (mask, distance, hands). While a reserva-tion does not guarantee an exact test time, it does make administration easier and speeds up the testing process. Please take into account the fact that your test may take a total of up to 30 minutes. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Testing without reservation

In isolated cases, testing is possible without prior reservation and only at mobile centres; however, priority is still given to members of staff and students with a reservation. If a member of staff or student takes a test without prior reservation, confirmation of the result must include further data and is available for download here.

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