Regular teaching did not take place in the summer semester, but the long-abandoned CZU campus, as well as the Institute of Education and Communication in Malá Chuchle, is slowly beginning to come to life. In compliance with the valid rules, from 10 May 2021, it is possible to participate face-to-face in practical classes, examinations, and currently final state examinations.
Final state examinations are the culmination of every student’s efforts, whether it is a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral study. Their dates are set by the Dean of each faculty and are usually held during May and June. After weeks and months of teaching through computer monitors, everyone will undoubtedly welcome the opportunity to meet. Of course, in compliance with the valid anti-epidemic regulations.
“Students must prove by a valid test for the presence of Covid-19 or other evidence that they are not infectious. They can be tested directly on campus, in the vaccination centre, which we established as the first university in the country and as one of the first state institutions,“ says the CZU Rector Prof. Petr Sklenička. He adds: “The return of students, although so far only to a limited extent, is the best news for us in this academic year. I believe that we will soon be able to welcome them on campus for more pleasant activities than examinations.”
With effect from 10 May 2021, students can personally participate in practical training and practice, individual consultations in a “one-on-one” format and examinations while maintaining a spacing of at least 1.5 meters. The number of people in practical classes and examinations is no longer limited.
Physical presence at the mentioned activities, including final state examinations, is possible if the following conditions defined by the CZU internal regulations are met with effect from 24 May 2021.
- (a) has undergone a negative PCR test for Covid-19 with a negative result no older than 7 days, or
- (b) has passed an antigenic test for Covid-19 with a negative result no older than 72 hours, or
- c) has been issued a certificate of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic on vaccination against Covid-19 and proves that i) at least 22 days have passed since the first dose of vaccine in the case of a two-dose schedule, but no more than 90 days if no second dose has been applied, (ii) at least 22 days have passed since the first dose of vaccine in the case of a two-dose schedule, but no more than 9 months since the second dose has been applied, or (iii) at least 14 days but no more than 9 months have passed since the first dose of the vaccine in the case of a single dose schedule, and the vaccinated person does not show any signs of Covid-19.
- (d) has undergone laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 disease (unless more than 180 days have passed since the first positive antigen or PCR test for Covid-19).
The negative test result may also be proved by confirmation issued by the employer on antigenic testing for the presence of Covid-19 (no older than 72 hours), which is intended for self-testing or approved for use by the Ministry of Health. Of course, the results of tests performed by health care providers will be accepted, which you can manage yourself in advance.
Testing is possible at the testing centre set up by CZU directly on the university campus in cooperation with the biotechnology company Aiomica, a.s., which has been collecting and producing test kits for certified sampling sites since the pandemic beginning.
In addition, the Faculty of Economics and Management offers students and teachers testing directly in the atrium of the faculty, where a team from the Brandýs nad Labem Hospital ensures sampling and subsequent evaluation.