Information for employees – COVID-19
For current information on Covid-19 issues for employees visit the UWB Intranet
Current regulations are available on the government's Covid Portal.
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 March 31st, 2021, the Rector appointed an Emergency committee whose members meet as necessary and coordinate actions according to the latest situation, in following composition:
doc. Ing. Vladimír Duchek, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Development and External Relations
phone: +420 727 841 423
Ing. Petr Hofman, Bursar
phone: +420 377 631 060
RNDr. Blanka Šedivá, Ph.D., Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs
Information for students
e-mail for Faculties: email@example.com
e-mail for students: firstname.lastname@example.org
phone: +420 735 715 844
RNDr. Petr Tomiczek, CSc., Chairman of the Academic Senate
phone: +420 377 632 640
Ing. Romana Jedličková, Human Resources Division
phone: +420 377 631 250
Mgr. Jitka Gammons, Legal Division Commissioner
telefon: +420 377 631 015
* Presence at the workplace from May 24
According to an extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic of 5 March 2021, the University of West Bohemia may allow its employees to be personally present at the workplace of 17 March only if they have undergone a PCR or antigen test for coronavirus in the last seven days.
According to an extraordinary measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic of 22 May 2021, those who meet the following criteria will not need to get tested of 24 May:
1. if a person has had Covid and no more than 180 days (originally it was only 90 days) have elapsed since they tested positive for the coronavirus;
2. if a person has been vaccinated with at least one dose of a vaccine; the rules change depending on how many doses the person has received:
a) if a person has received the first dose of a 2-dose vaccine, they do not need to be tested in the period 22 to 90 days following the first dose;
b) if a person has received two doses of a 2-dose vaccine, they do not need to be tested in the period 22 days to 9 months following the first dose;
c) in the case of a single-dose vaccine, a person who received the vaccine will not need to be tested in the period 14 days to 9 months following the vaccination.
Information on mandatory employee testing can be found under the link UWB Employee Testing at Covid-19 [CS].
From June 1, there was a change in the frequency of payment for tests - health insurance companies pay only 1 antigen test in 7 days, max. 4 per month. Accordingly, it is necessary to plan visits to test centers (both at and outside the UWB). The frequency for testing is then once a week on the same day.
What to do if a subordinate of yours has tested positive for COVID-19?
First of all, instruct the infected employee to stay at home and not go to work.
Immediately inform UWB via email at email@example.com, or by phone on 377 631 210, and you will receive further instructions.
This will be followed by contact tracing according to rules that UWB continuously monitors and communicates with the Public Health Service of the Czech Republic.
What to do if I test positive for COVID-19?
- Stay at home
- Immediately inform your superior and await further instructions
My doctor has issued me a sick note, although I have arranged with my superior to work from home.
General practitioners issuing sick notes is a standard procedure used for statistical purposes. If you are in quarantine and/or have tested positive for COVID-19, feel well enough to be able to work from home and such an arrangement has been made with your superior, you must inform your superior that you have been issued a sick note by your GP.
If you have been issued a sick note and you are not working from home (i.e., you are on sick leave), there is no need to inform your superior.
My subordinate has been issued an electronic sick note, although he/she is working from home.
General practitioners issuing sick notes is a standard procedure used for statistical purposes. If your subordinate is in quarantine and/or has tested positive for COVID-19 but feels well enough to work from home, and such an arrangement has been made, you need to inform the UWB Payroll Department (the appropriate payroll clerk) in writing of the fact that your subordinate has been issued a sick note by his/her GP.
If the Payroll Department does not receive this information from you, they will consider the employee with a sick note to be on sick leave, which will result in the employee receiving 60 % of their salary.
If your subordinate has been issued a sick note and will not be working from home (i.e., he or she is in fact on sick leave), there is no need to inform the Payroll Department.
Payroll clerks for the respective UWB Parts:
Zíková: FAV, PS
Končická: FDULS, FEL, UK, CIV, OCV
Olšáková: FEK, FF, UJP, SKM
Gondášová: FST, FPE
Šimková: FPR, REK, PC-OAP
Brožová: FZS, PC-ORP
Planned trip abroad
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.
Always consider the need to travel abroad, taking into account the current epidemiological situation in the destination you are traveling to.
On a business trip abroad
It is possible that after your return from abroad, you will be ordered a 14-day mandatory quarantine, and PCR test according to the regulations issued by the Ministry of Health.
In case of travel to a country at high risk of infection send a notification to the UWB email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, department, destination and terms of departure and arrival. After arrival, submit a negative test result before arriving at the workplace.
After visiting a foreign country
Observe your health, in case of COVID-19 symptoms:
- 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 are ordered to take preventive quarantine and / or have been tested positively for COVID-19, do not go to the workplace, immediately inform the head of your department and also inform this fact by e-mail email@example.com.
If you have any questions, you can also contact the emergency number 1212.
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.
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.
The Lifelong Learning Department provides technical and methodological support to teachers who wish to give online courses. Email: email@example.com or RT for LMS Moodle: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep personal contacts with OHR staff to a minimum. If possible, use only emails or internal mail to submit documents. Personal meetings with OHR employees are only possible by prior telephone arrangement.
Please keep personal contacts with PC employees to a minimum and make the necessary personal meetings by prior telephone arrangement. Use the internal mail or the mailbox in the hallway at the PC to submit documents.
Information Technology Centre (CIV)
Bory – personal visits 7:00–17:00
Jungmannova ulice – closed.
Contact is possible by email (email@example.com) and phone (+420 377 63 8888) till 17:00.
Home office support
Updated information are available at user support pages – support.zcu.cz
- 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.
- User support webpages – support.zcu.cz
- Facebook CIV – Civenka
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.