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20 August 2021

Information on the operation of dormitories

Dear Colleagues,

Pursuant to the Extraordinary Measure of the Ministry of Health, issued as an Annex to Government Resolution of 16 August 2021, in relation to the operation of CU Dormitories we hereby inform you that, with effect from 31 August 2021, the operation of CU Dormitories will be governed by the following conditions:

  1. Accommodation shall be provided to students who can prove:


    that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, which they prove through a national vaccination certificate or a vaccination certificate issued in accordance with the European Union's EU Digital COVID Certificate Directive, provided that at least 14 days have elapsed since the completion of their vaccination schedule, or


    that they have recovered from Covid-19, and this has been confirmed in a laboratory, they have completed the period of isolation as mandated by the extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health, and no more than 1800 days have elapsed since their first positive test for the presence of antigens of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, or


    that they have taken an RT-PCR test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with a negative result, no later than 7 days ago, or that they have taken a rapid antigen test (RAT) for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, with a negative result, no later than 72 hours ago.

  2. Charles University Dormitories shall provide accommodation to students solely on condition that the accommodated student either proves one of the facts listed under point 1, or the student undergoes - in a place reserved for this purpose - a rapid antigen self-test (RAT) (intended for use by a lay person) on entrance to the dormitory, the result of which must be negative. The same applies if the student can, on entrance to the dormitory, prove to the authorised person - receptionist of staff member from the accommodation office - that he/she has taken a rapid antigen test under the supervision of a healthcare professional no later than 24 hours prior to entering the dormitory, and proves the taking of this test and its negative result through confirmation issued by the health service provider.

  3. Students are obliged to prove one of the above facts before the start of their accommodation period and every 7 days thereafter, with the exception of students who provide evidence pursuant to point 1) a) and b).

  4. Any student who fails to prove that he/she meets any of the above conditions shall not be allowed to enter the dormitory, and their accommodation contract may be terminated.

CU Dormitories and Canteens will offer antigen tests (RAT) for self-testing at dormitory receptions.

We remind students who fail to meet any of the conditions listed under point 1) a) and b) that they shall be obliged to tolerate regular inspections at the entrance to the dormitory in connection with repeated testing pursuant to point 2.

In this context, we would like to point out that Charles University Dormitories and Canteens may, for preventive reasons and to allow it to gain an overview of the fulfilment of this obligation, also limit entry rights to the dormitory by restricting the validity of entry cards (chips) to only seven (7) days.

Further information on the operation of dormitories and on the method of fulfilment and proof of compliance with the relevant obligations shall be published no later than 1 September 2021.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for respecting these government-mandated rules and conditions.

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