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Coronavirus

Tomas Bata University in Zlín is closely monitoring the situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19 disease. TBU regularly discusses the current situation with relevant authorities and follows the recommendations.

Answers to questions which are logically of great importance to you and which trouble you the most in the present exceptional circumstances can be found at page FAQ Regarding the Extraordinary Situation.

Measures Students EmployeesContacts Mobility PeriodsHalls of Residence and RefectoryLibraryUniversity of the Third AgeEvents organized by TBU Documents Recommendations

Extraordinary Measures

In compliance with the Resolution No. 1373 on the Extension of the State of Emergency in Connection with the SARS CoV-2 Epidemic issued by the Government of the Czech Republic on 23 December 2020 and the Resolution No. 13 on the Adoption of Emergency Measures issued by the Government of the Czech Republic on 7 January 2021 and other Resolutions issued by the Government of the Czech Republic, a ban has been imposed on physical presence of students in classes and examinations – where the number of persons present at the examination at the same time is higher than 10 – during studies at Tomas Bata University in Zlín (hereinafter referred to as “TBU”), and on physical presence of attendees in Lifelong Learning courses, and that with effect from 00:00 on 11 January 2021; the ban does not apply to:

  • students attending clinical and practical classes and students participating in practical training in degree programmes in healthcare and students participating in pedagogical practical teaching and training in nursery, primary and secondary schools or in school facilities providing institutional or protective education,
  • students participating in entrance examinations organized by higher education institutions – where the number of persons present at the examination at the same time is not higher than 10,
  • students attending individual tutorials (one student and one academic only).

Physical presence of persons not specified in the preceding Paragraph in TBU premises is allowed only upon fulfilment of the following conditions:

  • The person is free of acute health problems indicating a viral infectious disease (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath, sudden loss of taste and sense of smell, etc.) and in the event that he/she has undergone a test for COVID-19, the test has proved negative.
  • The person has respiratory protective equipment (face mask, scarf, headscarf, respirator, mouthpiece), which he/she wears in all TBU premises, except for those students and members of the academic staff within their educational activity whose nature does not allow the use of protective equipment (physical training, singing or playing wind and brass instruments, in particular).
  • At the entrance to a TBU building, the person sanitizes his/her hands.
  • The person is not in quarantine at the given time.

All classes shall be, except for the classes specified in Paragraph 2, held in the form of distance learning – online classes using Microsoft Teams, in compliance with Rector’s Decree No. RR/26/2020.

It is recommended to hold meetings of TBU employees and sessions of self-governing bodies of TBU online using Microsoft Teams.

TBU Students

A TBU student who develops acute health problems indicating a viral infectious disease, is obliged to contact his/her general practitioner, consult his/her health condition with the GP and follow his/her recommendation. If a student has been quarantined, he/she is obliged to report this fact to the Student Affairs Office of the relevant Faculty, whose staff shall inform the contact person at the given TBU component part. The contact person shall report this information to the Head of TBU Crisis Management Team, Vice-Rector for Internal and External Relations (prorektor-vztahy@utb.cz), without delay.

A TBU student who provides evidence (in the form of a medical certificate issued by a physician) of the fact that he/she falls into a vulnerable group or that he/she has been quarantined or put into isolation will be allowed not to attend classes scheduled to be attended in person.

A TBU student who falls within the category of persons specified in the two preceding paragraphs will be provided with study-related materials and other forms of support upon request in order to ensure a smooth process of studies, including, for example, on-line tutorials, on-line streaming of lectures or practical classes, recorded lectures, alternative dates for laboratory practical classes, etc., according to options and requirements of the given course unit.

TBU Employees and TBU External Employees

The obligation to wear respiratory protective equipment does not apply to employees and persons in a similar position sharing a common office (space) provided that they keep a distance of at least 2 metres between each other.

A TBU employee or a TBU external employee who develops acute health problems indicating a viral infectious disease, is obliged to contact his/her general practitioner, consult his/her health condition with the GP, follow the recommendation thereof and inform his/her superior.

If a TBU employee or a TBU external employee has been quarantined, he/she is obliged to report this fact to his/her superior, who shall inform the contact person at the given TBU component part. The contact person shall report this information to the Head of TBU Crisis Management Team, Vice-Rector for Internal and External Relations (prorektor-vztahy@utb.cz), without delay.

Persons aged 60 and over as well as persons suffering from chronic illnesses or an immune deficiency (confirmed by a medical certificate issued by a physician) may ask their superior (Rector/Bursar/Dean/Director/Head of the relevant component part) for an adjustment of work in order to minimize the risk of transmission of the disease.

In compliance with this Rector’s Decree, TBU Rector announces, at the same time, special arrangements to be followed in TBU constituent parts (hereinafter referred to “special arrangements”) in order to ensure the operation at TBU. Those TBU employees who perform a type of work whose nature enables working from home – provided that the operating conditions at TBU enable it as well – may perform their work from home, the so-called home office, and that upon fulfilling the requirements specified in the Rector’s Directive “Rules Governing the Working from Home Policy (the so-called home office) at Tomas Bata University in Zlín”.


Mobility Periods and Business Travels

TBU students are permitted to participate in mobility periods abroad only on condition that the outgoing TBU students comply with all measures currently in force which have been imposed by the competent public sector administration authorities in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Arrivals of new international students at TBU shall be suspended, unless decided otherwise by TBU Rector.

Business trips have been suspended, and they may only be permitted in exceptional cases by the relevant employee authorized to act in employment affairs (Rector/Bursar/Dean/Director of the relevant component part).

TBU Rector suspends the arrival of international guests.

List of countries according to the infection risk (external link – Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic)

List of countries according to the level of risk Updated 8 January 2021

Halls of Residence and Refectory

TBU students who have another place of residence in the territory of the Czech Republic are obliged to leave TBU Halls of Residence or the MSI Accommodation Facility. This obligation does not apply to TBU students:

  • on whom labour obligation was imposed by the Government of the Czech Republic in accordance with Act No. 240/2000 Coll. on Crisis Management
  • who are at the same time employed at TBU
  • who participate–on a voluntary basis–in tracing of contact persons of those who have a positive COVID-19 test result within the activities carried out by the Regional Public Health Authority in Zlín,
  • who participate in the fight against COVID-19 in healthcare facilities in the territory of the Zlín Region on a voluntary basis and present written documents certifying this fact and issued by the relevant healthcare facility,
  • who are currently quarantined or who present documents certifying that they share living area with a person who has a positive COVID-19 test result or who has been quarantined,
  • who are able to participate in the educational process in accordance with Article 2 Paragraph 2 of the Rector’s Decree No. RR/1/2021.

A TBU student/employee accommodated in the Halls of Residence of TBU in Zlín or in the MSI Accommodation Facility who has a positive COVID-19 test result is obliged to inform the Halls of Residence and Refectory in Zlín about this fact – Head of Accommodation Services (tel.: 576 036 118, 602 777 275, email: koleje-u7@utb.cz) and the accommodation officer in U12 (tel.: 576 038 002, 602 777 273, email: koleje-u12@utb.cz). For detailed information please see the Card of Instructions to Be Followed When Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms and Organization of Catering Services in Isolation in Building U3 – https://kmz.utb.cz/en/documents/.

Entry to TBU catering facilities is not allowed to diners from among the general public.

Employees of TBU are recommended to order a delivery of packed meals according to the instructions given by the Director of the Halls of Residence and Refectory (https://kmz.utb.cz/aktuality-akce/objednavkovy-system/).

Library

TBU Library is open solely to individual users loaning and returning study-related documents. Individual users may send their requirements by means of email address knihovna@utb.cz. When returning books, it is advisable to preferably use the self-service book return machine situated on the ground floor of the U13 building. Updated information regarding particular services provided by the Library is available at knihovna.utb.cz/en/ .

The services provided by TBU University Press are available during limited opening hours (Tuesday – Thursday). Online orders are preferred. Updated information regarding the services provided by TBU University Press is available at: nakladatelstvi.utb.cz.

University of the Third Age (U3A)

Rector of TBU cancels all courses held within the U3A and scheduled to be attended in person.

Events Organized by TBU

TBU Rector cancels all events planned to be held and organized by TBU in interior areas (e.g. conferences, cultural, sporting, popular science and educational, social events, etc.).

Important Documents

General Recommendations


The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has issued the following basic guidelines, which are almost identical with those set by the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are obviously sick.
  • Use a disinfectant if you come into contact with people who suffer from acute respiratory infections.
  • Avoid crowded areas.
  • Individuals suffering from respiratory illnesses should observe the rules of respiratory hygiene – i.e. when coughing and sneezing, properly use (ideally single-purpose) tissues, when coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth with your arm or with your sleeve, not just with your hand (the droplet infection may spread to another person).
  • Health professionals should protect themselves particularly well as they come into contact with patients most frequently.

What you should know about coronavirus? (english subtitles included)

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