Last update on Dec 22, 22:00
Anti-Epidemic Plan PES (DOG)
The Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic has releaced an anti-epidemic plan called PES (DOG in Eniglish) which should make the restrictions and their announcements more clear. It divides the restrictions into 5 levels (1 being the least restrictive, 5 being the most restrictive). Every day, the risk index is calculated and the level of restrictions is chosen based on the development of the risk index.
You can find the restrictions for each of the levels by clicking on this link (English).
You can find the updated information about the level of restrictions, about the risk index and about the risk index development by clicking on this link (in Czech). Even if you do not understand Czech, you can still find these informations easily.
Current Active Restrictions
As of December 22nd, the current restriction level according to PES is being switched to 4.
Apart from the mentioned, it is obligatory to cover your nose and mouth in following cases:
- In the premises of metro (stations, entrances, metro cars) and inside all public transportation (you are allowed to uncover yout face to eat and drink)
- Outside in populated areas (cities, villages) unless you are able to keep a minimum distace of 2 meters from other individuals
Apart from the restrictions mentioned in PES, the restrictions include:
- State of emergency is prolonged until December 23
- Services remain open
- Lectures are allowed only in online form
- The front door of all buses are closed permanently and cannot be used to enter the vehicle (in Prague only)
- All trams now stop at every stop and open doors automatically without pressing the button to open doors (in Prague only)
- All buses now open doors automatically (the request stops stay the same)
Regarding the protective measures at UCT, please see their webpage about Coronavirus.
Immigration to Czech Republic
Starting on November 9, the border will close for all citizens of countries that are not on the list of low-community-spread risk countries. You can find the updated list here: link (English), link (Czech-always updated). In case of the map, orange countries are considered safe but your movement is restricted for next 10 days after your arrival and you have to present a negative test result to your employer and education facility. If you are a citizen of a low-risk country and you come from the high-risk country, you will be subject to the 10-day quarantine unless you present a negative test to the respective health department. Your movement will be restricted for 10 days as well.
Contact with an Infected Person
What Should You Do?
If you have been informed about a close contact with an infected person, please follow these procedures:
- Contact the City of Prague Health Department immediately. They should inform you about the next steps. Do not visit any medical facility personally unless told to do so.
- If you stay in the dormitories, contact the dormitory management immediately so they can assign you an isolated room.
- Contact your coordinator (either in the Dean's office or the Department of International Relations) at the university. Do not go to the university for laboratories if you have a suspicion of being infected.
- Stay in qurantine for a period specified by the health department. if you haven't been able to contact the health department yet, stay there until you have not had any symptoms for three consecutive days or for minimum of 10 days.
- Please, prepare a list of your close contacts (those without a face masks for at least 15 minutes without keeping a sufficient distance). You will provide it to the health department in case you are tested positive as well.
- Optional: Please, inform the individuals on the list so they can monitor their health and limit their unnecessary contacts with others. This is essential in case you are tested positive.
If you develop any symptoms which make you feel in danger, do not hesitate to call emergency services (112 or 155). Do not forget to mention your suspicion of COVID-19 infection.
Please, do not leave the quarantine or the isolation unless in an emergency, you might be sanctioned up to 3 mil. CZK (approximately 120 000 EUR) for breaking the qurantine. That includes going to public parts of the dormitories while having symptoms or having a positive test result!
Contacts of Prague - South Department
- 241 010 346
- 241 010 347
- 241 010 348
- 241 010 333 (please, try the others before this one)
If you get no reply, please try again. The lines are overloaded right now.
Email contact for the Prague department
Current Protective Measure
Starting on September 25, all medical providers and health departments should ideally follow these procedures.
Quarantine Procedure (Ideal State)
- Any person in a close contact with an infected person should be contacted by a health department and ordered a quarantine. Alternatively, you can be notified by eRouška application (if you use it) or by the infected. In that case, please inform the City of Prague Health Department (see above).
- After 5 to 7 days after the contact, the quarantined individual should be requested a PCR test by the health department or by their general practitioner (and it should be free of charge).
- In case the test has a negative result, the quarantine is lift after 10 days since the contact.
- In case the individual is not tested in this period, the quarantine ends after 14 days.
- In case the quarantined individual develops symptoms characteristic to COVID-19 disease, the individual might be tested immediately and in case of the positive result, the individual is submited to an isolation.
Isolation Procedure (Ideal State)
- All individuals with a positive result from the PCR test are submited to an isolation for a period of 10 days starting from the sample collection.
- The isolation is lifted after 3 consecutive days without any symptoms characteristic to COVID-19 disease pass.
- The minimum isolation period is 10 days.
Symptoms Characteristic to COVID-19 Disease
- Fever lasting longer than two days
- Dry cough
- Difficulties with breathing
- Sore muscles
- Loss of senses (taste, smell)
- Severe headaches
The Czech Ministry of Health recommends following measures to reduce the risk of infection:
- Follow the basic rules of hygiene (wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, avoid touching your face)
- Keep a safe distance from others if possible (2 meters recommended)
- Use protective equipment (face mask, gloves) when exposed
- Keep a healthy lifestyle (both physical and mental)
- Avoid travelling to destinations with high risk of a community transmission (local, nation-wide and international)
You can see a score map for Czech Districts by clicking on this link.
Immigration to the Czech Republic
All students that stayed for more than 12 hours in the last 14 days in a country not mentioned on the list of low-risk countries have to inform the Prague Hygiene Station about their arrival within 72 hours of entering through the border. They have to present a negative COVID-19 test originating in the Czech Republic otherwise, they will be submitted to 14-day quarantine.
With a negative result, they are subject to the restriction of free movement for a 10-day period. They are only allowed to travel and visit place in order to satisfy their basic needs (buying groceries, visiting doctors, working, studying) and are allowed to use public transportation and taxi services with the condition of having their face covered. They are not allowed to travel for any other purposes than those mentioned in the previous sentence. Violating the restriction is punishable the same way as violating the quarantine. After the 10-day period, the restriction of free movement can be lifted if no symptoms of an infectious disease are present.
N.B.! If you have stayed in such country for longer than 12 hours in the last 14 days and you stay in one of the dormitories, please contact the dormitory management about your arrival so they can prepare a seperate room for you.
You can find the list of countries according to the level of the risk by clicking on this link.
You can find more information about the development of COVID-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic on the website of the Ministry of Health.
Motol Hospital: Foreign and Private Patient Department
- Address: V Úvalu 84, Praha 5
- How to get there: The hospital is located close to "Nemocnice Motol" A line subway station
Private General Medical Practice
- MUDr. Youngová & spol., s.r.o.
- Address: Vítězné náměstí 829/10, 160 00 Praha 6 - Dejvice
- Phone 1: 222 366 166
- E-mail: email@example.com
Groceries during Quarantine and Isolation
Since you are not allowed to leave your room during the quarantine or the isolation, we would like to offer some tips about how to take care of your basic needs during this period.
There are several companies running supermarket e-shops. You can easily buy any groceries and drogistic products there. Unfortunately, those services are usually in Czech only but we believe it will not take much effort to navigate through those and you might even learn some Czech words during shopping!
- Tesco online shopping - English friendly
- Košík.cz - One of the most popular with Czechs (also it means basket in Czech)
- Rohlík.cz - Also one of the more popular (also it means roll in Czech)
Please, inform the delivery service whether you are quarantined! They usually leave the groceries behind the entrance door in case of quarantined / isolated customers.
You can also use delivery services to get something to eat for lunch or dinner.
- DámeJídlo.cz - English friendly. It has hundreds of places where you can order meals (also it means We'll have some meal in Czech)
- UberEats - English friendly. Apart from providing cheap taxi services, Uber also provides meals deliveries.
Apart from those two, there are other services which are not as popular as those two (e.g. Wolt). You can also check the restaurants and fast foods around the dormitories as some of those places might have their own delivery service. Again, plase inform the delivery service whether you are quarantined!