Information for employees – COVID-19

Last modified 2020/06/24

This webpage will inform you about measures adopted by UWB and give you answers to frequently asked questions.

Last update: marked with *

The emergency measures

On 16 March 2020, the Rector appointed an Emergency Committee whose members meet as necessary and coordinate actions according to the latest situation.

The current emergency measures issued by the Rector are available on the webpage (Czech only)

Important documents are translated in English and are available in the Document section at the end of this page.

Thank you for respecting the regulations issued by the Czech government and the measures adopted by the Rector.


Emergency committee

On 16 March 2020, the Rector appointed an Emergency committee whose members meet as necessary and coordinate actions according to the latest situation.


doc. Dr. RNDr. Miroslav Holeček, Rector


  • Mgr. Marta Kollerová, Bursar

    Matters relating to the operation of the university,
    cooperates with the Information Technology Centre (CIV) - operation of information and communications technology


    phone: +420 377 63 1061

  • doc. Ing. Vladimír Duchek, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Development and External Relations

    Communication with the representatives of the Pilsen Region
    Communication with the representatives of the Pilsen Municipality
    Communication with external organizations

    phone: +420 727 841 423

  • RNDr. Blanka Šedivá, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs 

    Communication with Faculties, information about study agenda
    Communication with students
    Informatipn for students

    email for communication with Faculties:
    email for communication with students:

    mobile phone: +420 735 715 844

  • RNDr. Petr Tomiczek, CSc., Chairman of the Academic Senate 

    Sending information to the members of the Academic Senate,
    Communication with the members of the Academic Senate

  • Mgr. Dagmar Vokrová, Head of the Rector's and Bursar’s Office

    Support of the emergency committee

    phone: +420 377 63 1003

  • Mgr. Lenka Caisová, Ph.D., Head of the Human Resources Division

    Communication with Regional Public Health Authority, University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine of Charles University,
    Communication with employees, employees’ inquiries

    email for employees:

    phone: +420 377 63 1210

  • JUDr. Blanka Žižková, LL.M., Head of the Legal Division

    Compliance with all government regulations, legislative matters; proposals for internal legislation


How is the University operating now

From Monday, May 25, the home-office regime will be phased out.

The Rectorate and Bursar's Office are operating in standard mode now, except the Information Technology Centre and University Library.


Teaching students

The classes are organized mainly by distance form of study, including Lifelong Learning courses and courses organized by the University of Third Age.

The Information Technology Centre (CIV) prepared a manual for the use of remote communication tools.

With effect from 11 May 2020, in the context of the government regulation, individual consultations, exams or courses may take place in the presence of a maximum of 15 persons.

If the deadline for meeting the study duties falls within the period from 10 March 2020 to the end of the emergency state and the related class-restricting measures, the deadline will be postponed by the number of days overlapping this period. Under Article 3 of the Study and Examination Rules of the University of West Bohemia, the period referred to in this paragraph shall not be included in the maximum length of study.


Methodological and technical support for teachers

The CIV HelpDesk drew up an overview of recommended technologies for remote work, which are now freely available and can be used for remote teaching.

The study administration and information system IS/STAG supports non-contact teaching and is linked to selected e-learning systems.

The Lifelong Learning Department drew up instructions for the use of selected tools and systems for online teaching and launched online courses for academic staff. In collaboration with the Faculty of Education, UWB created two practical infographics:

The Lifelong Learning Department provides technical and methodological support to teachers who wish to give online courses. Email: or RT for LMS Moodle:


Opening hours of UWB buildings

All UWB buildings are open in standard mode from Monday, May 25.




After visiting a foreign country

  • Observe your health,
  • stay at home and use remote communication tools,
  • take vitamins,
  • drink a lot of water and don’t overexert yourself,
  • avoid contact with other people.

If you suspect you are infected, contact your GP or the Regional Public Health Authority of the Pilsen Region.

If you have any questions, you can also contact the emergency number 1212.


Planned trip abroad

The recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic to carry out business trips only in urgent cases still applies.

Check out the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

It is recommended that you register in the registration system DROZD before you travel abroad.


On a business trip abroad

It is highly likely that after your return from abroad, you will be ordered a 14-day mandatory quarantine, and according to the regulations issued by the Ministry of Health.

In case of foreign travel send a notification to the UWB email with your name, department, destination and terms of departure and arrival.



Home quarantine

Most importantly, you have to follow all precautions communicated to you by the appropriate Regional Public Health Authority or the doctor who advised you to undergo the quarantine.

If you undergo home quarantine, please inform your supervisor immediately. Send a notification to UWB stating the period for which the quarantine was ordered to the email address:

University workplaces


The Rectorate and Bursar's Office are operating in standard mode now.


  • libraries – open Mon and Wed 9:00–16:00, other days 9:00–14:00
  • Helpdesk Bory – open 7:00–17:00

Dormitory and Canteens

UWB canteen Bory is open from 18 May 2020 between 11:00 and 14:00, with restrictions - only 2 meals and smaller capacity.

UWB canteen in Kollárova street, cafés and bistros are closed.


* Finance Divison

Both cash desks are operating in standard mode from 25 May 2020.


University Library

All UWB Libraries are open:

  • Mon and Wed 9:00–16:00
  • Tue, Thu and Fri 9:00–14:00

Information Technology Centre (CIV)

Helpdesk CIV

Bory – personal visits 7:00–17:00
Jungmannova ulice – closed.

Contact is possible by email ( and phone (+420 377 63 8888) till 17:00.

Home office support

Updated information are available at user support

  • The video conferencing extension offered by Google was activated (meetings for up to 250 people, streaming, recording),
  • the information about remote communication technologies was updated,
  • link to the webpage of Lifelong Learning was added.

CIV Information

Safe behavior on the Internet

Hackers use the coronavirus epidemic to spread malware by sending malicious emails and creating fake webpages. So be carefull!

More information are available in Security section on User support website.


Operations and Services

The Division of Operations and Services distributes disinfection to places that are visited by a large number of people, such as the cash desk, HelpDesk office, reception, etc.

All UWB buildings are open in standard mode from 25 May 2020.