Last update on Sept 18, 13:45
The Prague hygienic station has announced that all universities in Prague will transfer to online education during next week. Please, wait for an official announcement by the university management.
Current Active Restrictions
Dear incoming students, we would like to inform you about the restrictions which are in place due to the risk of new COVID-19 outbreaks both in the Czech Republic and in Prague itself. 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)
- In all premises that are open for public (with the exclusion of period necessary to eat or drink)
Other restrictions include:
- All establishments serving food and drinks have to be inaccessible for public between 00:00 - 06:00
- The front door of all public transport vehicles 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 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 (currently Spain, Romania and all non-EU 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.
N.B.! Students coming from countries not mentioned on the list of low-risk countries will not be able to attend the administration on September, 7th unless they present the negative result to the Department of International Relations!
With a negative result, they are subject to the restriction of free movement for a 14-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 14-day period, they must present another negative COVID-19 test to the hygiene office so the restriction of free movement can be lifted.
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.
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.
Procedures in Case of Suspicion of Infection
First, please, assess your situation. The symptoms of the disease are similar to other viral diseases so if you have any symptoms without a possibility of an exposure to the disease, there is a high probability you are not infected.
The disease manifests following symptoms:
- Fever lasting longer than two days
- Dry cough
- Difficulties with breathing
- Sore muscles
- Loss of senses (taste, smell)
- Severe headaches
If you develop any of the highlighted symptoms and there is a possibility you have been exposed to the disease, please inform your general practitioner and consult the next steps with him. In case you do not have any GP, you can call/write an email to our university doctor. Do not be afraid to ask your buddy to help you. Do not visit any doctor personally unless being told to do so!
If you develop any symptoms which make you feel in danger, do not hesitate to call emergency services (112). Do not forget to mention your suspicion of COVID-19 infection.
University GP Contact:
- Hana Bušková (nurse)
- Address: Studentská 2031/6, 160 00 Praha 6 - Dejvice (the gate to the inner yard)
- Room: C414 (building C)
- Phone 1: 220 443 207
- Phone 2: 233 330 943
- E-mail: Hana.Buskova@vscht.cz
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about Quarantine
In case someone with whom you were in close contact gets infected or you are tested positive, you will be asked to stay in a quarantine for at least 10 days. During the quarantine, you will not be able to leave your room. Currently, the dormitory management is not capable of providing any services to the quarantined individuals. Therefore, we would like to mention several possibilities you could rely on. Of course, you can take advantage of those when not quarantined as well. Please, do not leave the quarantine unless in an emergency, you might be sanctioned up to 3 mil. CZK (approximately 120 000 EUR) for breaking the qurantine.
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!