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Study information

On the basis of the decision of the Government of the Czech Republic this order of the Rector is issued with effect from 1 March 2021.

According to this Measure, the operation of universities is limited in the following way:

  1. prohibiting the personal presence of students at classes when studying at a university. Students can take an exam if a maximum of 10 people are present at one time (including the examiner). The prohibition regarding the personal presence also applies to participants in lifelong learning courses;
    1. participation in university entrance examinations with the participation of a maximum
      of 10 people;
    2. participation in individual consultations (only one student and one academic staff
  2. prohibiting sports activities as part of education unless sports activities are an essential part of the degree programme;
  3. prohibiting the provision of accommodation in accommodation facilities of universities to university students who have a different residence in the Czech Republic.

If you are a student of VSB-TUO and you have a positive test for COVID-19 or you have been ordered quarantine, fill in this information in information system:

Report COVID-19

Instructions for students arriving after 1st March 2021

Rules for accommodation in connection with the epidemiological situation (COVID-19)

Information about Summer Semester 20/21

Information for students about online learning opportunities

Respiratory protection

In connection with the epidemiological situation, on 25 February 2021 the Ministry of Health prohibits movement and residence without respiratory protective devices (nose, mouth), which is a respirator or similar device (always without an exhalation valve) fulfilling at least all technical conditions and requirements (for the product), including filtration efficiency of at least 95% according to relevant standards (eg FFP2 / KN 95), medical face mask or similar device meeting at least all technical conditions and requirements (for the product) of ČSN EN 14683 + AC in all internal university premises.

Stricter requirements for respiratory protection are set in the interiors of the VSB-TUO premises serving as a "shop" and a "service establishment", as well as in "motor vehicles for the purpose of a business trip". It is necessary to protect the airways with a properly fitted respirator meeting the requirements set by the measure (eg FFP2 or KN 95) or similar means meeting at least all technical conditions and requirements (for the product) of ČSN EN 14683 + AC, (see Article I paragraph 2 of the measure).

Further details regarding the situation at our university can be found in this Rector's order of 26. 2. 2021.

Information for employees

In accordance with the measure of the Government of the Czech Republic and according to the order of the Rector of 1 March 2021, I order all senior staff authorised to change their employment relationships in accordance with Rector's Directive No TUO_SME_03_001 to make use of remote working for their subordinates between 1 March 2021 and 21 March 2021, provided that they are able to work remotely in their place of residence or to allow them to take leave. This requires that the operating conditions of the workplace concerned allow this;

I also recommend that all senior staff be limited to the performance of work which is not relevant for the operation of the workplace until 21 March 2021;

And I recommend all senior employees in the period from 1 March 2021 to 21 March 2021 to use in communication with employees mainly online form, and only if necessary to hold meetings and other" joint activities with employees in their personal presence, further to ensure that employees do not gather on the premises of VSB-TUO in the number of more than 2 persons for a purpose other than the performance of work activities.

Sessions of academic senates, scientific councils and other bodies of faculties and VSB-TUO established on the basis of Act No. 111/1998 Coll. is not limited by the Measure, or this is the exception mentioned in the Measure under Article IV. (3) and VI. (6). However, the conditions set out in the Measure must be observed during these meetings, in particular if more than 10 people participate in one place:

  • each person uses as a respiratory protective device a medical face mask (surgical face mask) or a respirator or half mask without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least FFP2, KN95 or N 95;
  • the persons are seated with a minimum spacing of 2 meters, with the exception of household members;
  • each person submits, before the beginning of the meeting, to the convener or another authorized person a confirmation of the negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 antigen test or the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test, which was performed no more than 3 days ago.


Based on the issued extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health of 1 March 2021, the mandatory testing of employees does not apply to public and state universities. Therefore, VSB-TUO will not provide testing of employees, but it will enable those interested in antigen tests to pass them at the University Hospital Ostrava, or other equipment during working hours, if the operation of the workplace allows it.

In the case of a positive result of the antigen test, it is necessary to follow the instructions of the facility that performs the tests, further inform the employer and, above all, not return to the workplace. The same applies to any manifestation of symptoms. Even if the test result is negative, all precautions must still be observed.

Restrictions on movement, confirmation of employment

  1. On 26 February 2021, with effect from 1 March 2021 00:00 to 21 March 2021 23:59, the Government of the Czech Republic adopted Resolution No. 216 on the adoption of a crisis measure (hereinafter in this article only "Measure"), which restricts the free movement of persons in the territory of the Czech Republic by prohibiting all persons from leaving the territory of the district in whose territory they have a permanent residence or domicile.
  2. The following are exempt from the prohibition, inter alia:
    1. commute to work,
    2. a journey to participate in education, including internships and examinations,
    3. travel for the purpose of elections and meetings of the bodies of legal persons in the municipality of their registered office under the conditions set out in paragraph 4 below.

Confirmation of the justification of the use of the exception under paragraph 2 (a) a) is an employee card, according to paragraph 2 letter b) student ID card or affidavit, the form of which is here: Formular_pro_cesty_mimo_okres _-_ vzor.pdf.

To confirm the justification of the use of the exception under paragraph 2, letter c) for a person who is not an employee or student of VSB-TUO, it is necessary to use the form available on the following pages. The form for VSB-TUO will be confirmed by a person who is interested in the personal participation of such a person in the premises of VSB-TUO, ie. chairman of the competent authority.

Information for teachers about the possibilities of online teaching

Operation of buildings and canteens

Operation of gatehouses since 4 March 2021

Gatehouse Day of the week Provoz
Rectorate nonstop 24/7
EKF „A“ nonstop 24/7
FBI nonstop 24/7
FAST PVP nonstop 24/7
KP working days 7:00 - 15:15
N working days 6:00 - 22:00
CPIT TL1 working days 6:00 - 18:00
UK working days 7:00 - 15:15
GP working days 7:00 - 15:15
Archive Hladnov working days 6:00 - 14:15
T working days 6:00 - 14:15
SH Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00 - 14:15
EKF „E“ Monday, Thursday 8:00 - 16:00
UA working days 6:30 - 14:45
L working days unattended operation
FAST „B“ working days closed
FEI working days 7:00 - 19:00
Saturday 7:30 - 15:00
IET working days 6:00 - 18:00
„C“ working days 5:45 - 15:00

Statutory declaration for entrance on events

From March 3, 2021, the cafeterias of the University Hall and in building C will be closed, and from Monday, March 8, 2021, the canteen menu will be limited in terms of the number of meals to choose from. No persons other than employees and students will be able to eat in the canteen, so meals for pensioners and foreign diners will end. Spaces among visitors must be kept in the canteen, especially between employees from other departments. It will be possible to sit at the table for a maximum of 2 people, any manipulation with chairs and tables is prohibited. The same regime applies to FBI and FAST dispensaries as to the canteen.

The Government of the Czech Republic adopted resolution No. 13 on the adoption of crisis measures with effect from 7 January 2021.

The Measure restricts, inter alia:

  • educational events;
  • operation of sports grounds;
  • visits and tours of museums, galleries, exhibition spaces;
  • visits to observatories and planetariums;
  • operation of catering services;
  • operation of libraries;
  • operation in service establishments.

Details of individual types of events and operations are given in the given measure of the Government of the Czech Republic.

International Contact Point

ICP is a dedicated care centre for information and assistance to international students and academics at the University. We're here to help! 

Should you need a psychological consultation, book an online appointment here.

The International Contact Point is open Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 1:30 pm.



Barbora Štivarová
International Relations Officer
+420 597 324 222

Academics & Researchers

Mgr. Marek Siwy
International Relations Officer
+420 597 323 718

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