Information for employees – COVID-19
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 legislativa.zcu.cz (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.
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
RNDr. Blanka Šedivá, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs
Communication with Faculties, information about study agenda
Communication with students
Informatipn for 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. 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
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.
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:
- Online teaching at times of epidemic – methodological notes for university teachers.
- How can you use synchronous e-learning? – tips for using video conferencing systems for online teaching.
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 email@example.com with your name, department, destination and terms of departure and arrival.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
All UWB Libraries are open:
- Mon and Wed 9:00–16:00
- Tue, Thu and Fri 9:00–14:00
Information Technology Centre (CIV)
Bory – personal visits 7:00–17:00
Jungmannova ulice – closed.
Home office 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.
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.