Information for students – COVID-19

Last modified 2020/05/28

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

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Are university libraries open?

All UWB Libraries are open:

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

For the latest information, visit the webpage of University Libraries.

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Do the canteens and dormitories remain open?

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.

UWB dormitories are not closed, but their operation is subject to Government Regulations, i.e. to compliance with quarantine measures:

  • ban on visits,
  • ban on gatherings in one place,
  • distance-keeping of at least 2 metres.

Follow the actual instruction regarding accommodation and payments in Rector´s Decision 17R/2020.

If you have questions, contact pls Ms Pšeidlová – phone 724 961 105.

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I don't feel well, and I have recently visited a foreign country. What should I do?

If you have returned from another country and do not feel well, you should stay at home and stay away from other people as much as possible.

You should monitor your symptoms carefully to see how they develop.

If you develop: a fever (high temperature), a persistent dry cough (that is, the cough will not stop, it keeps coming, and for more than one day), and, probably, a headache - then you should immediately call the authorities to inform them and arrange for a Covid-19 test.

If you have these symptoms, or have been around any other person who has these symptoms, or any person who has been in contact with a known case of the virus, you must isolate yourself at home, avoid contact with other people as much as possible, never meet with other people (except housemates) and wait until you find out the results of the test.

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.

More information about Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

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I will travel abroad, but not to a risk area. What should I do?

The recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic to carry out foreing travels 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.

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What should I do if I am an Erasmus student or participant in an exchange programme?

Please contact the UWB International Office, as this Department is in charge of students who participate in study exchange programmes abroad. 

For any questions, please contact erasmus@service.zcu.cz,

Information published by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports:

  • In light of the coronavirus epidemic, new placements within the Erasmus programme are restricted. We recommend that students and other participants in the Erasmus programme who are currently abroad should consider their return to the Czech Republic (under the condition that they undergo mandatory quarantine if they return from a listed risk area).
  • If a student decides to stay in the country of his/her placement, it is at his/her discretion. This does not apply to Erasmus students. In both cases, we recommend that the student contacts the Centre for International Cooperation in Education (phone: +420 221 850 100, email: info@dzs.cz), his/her home university in the Czech Republic and the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
  • Uniform European rules state that the grant serves for increased costs incurred when studying abroad. If a student returns to his/her home country, the grant will be reduced accordingly. In the case of a force majeure, such as a coronavirus epidemic, it is possible to reimburse additional costs incurred to the student in relation to his/her early return. Distance learning in the home country, and the possibility of keeping the grant for the period during which the student stays in his/her home country, have not been addressed yet. We are discussing this issue with the European Commission.
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How can I help as a student?

 

  • Students of the Faculty of Education have offered babysitting for PRIVAMED hospital staff and other volunteer activities.
  • Students offer help at the Facebook page Pomáháme v Plzeňském kraji (We help in the Pilsen region).
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How the classes are organized?

The classes are still organized mainly by distance form of study.

Students can participate in courses from 11 May in groups of 15 people under the following conditions:

  • the student is free of acute health problems corresponding to a viral infectious disease (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath, sudden loss of taste and smell, etc.),
  • the student disinfects his/her hands when entering an room,
  • the student has not been ordered into quarantine at the time in question,
  • the student provides a written affidavit confirming the absence of symptoms of viral infectious disease within the previous two weeks (IX. Temporary Emergency Measures - Czech only)

Under the conditions mentioned above, students can visit University Libraries and study rooms to borrow or return books. They can also conduct laboratory research and participate in clinical and practical courses and practice (where no limit of 15 people in group applies). 

The specific system of how the teaching will take place is set by each faculty depending on its spatial, technical and other possibilities. Students will receive information from their faculty or directly from teachers via e-mail, no later than three working days before the course.

Please note that the consultation process depends on the decision of each educator – individual consultation is an option, not an obligation, especially in the case of teachers who are in the category of vulnerable people and must be extremely cautious.

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Do tests/final state exams take place?

Depending on the nature of the course and the decision made by the teacher, it could be possible to organize distance exams.

State final exams could take place in June, during the summer holidays and possibly in early September.

Follow the information on the webpages of Faculties.

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Do the dates of admission procedures change?

Deadlines for applications are set by Faculties. The following changes have been made so far.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the webpages of individual Faculties or Departments.

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Bachelor´s programmes: prolonged till 15. 4.

Master´s programmes: 8. 6. (programme with FPE 25. 5.)

Faculty of Arts

Bachelor´s and Master´s programmes: prolonged till 30. 4.

Faculty of Economics

Bachelor´s and Master´s programmes: 31. 3.

Faculty of Education

Bachelor´s programmes: 10. 5.

Master´s programmes: 25. 5.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor´s and Master´s programmes: prolonged till 10. 5.

Faculty of Health Care Studies

Bachelor´s and Master´s programmes: prolonged till 30. 4.

Faculty of Law Bachelor´s and Master´s programmes: prolonged till 15. 4.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor´s programmes: 15. 4.

Master´s programmes: 30. 5.

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art

Bachelor´s programmes: talent tests passed

Master´s programmes: 30. 4.

 

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* Do the lifelong learning courses and university of the third age courses take place?

The lifelong learning courses take place in groups of 15 people from June. The University of the third age courses are carried out in the form of non-contact teaching.

For more information, please contact the person who is in charge of a specific course.

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Are the deadlines for submission of final theses extended?

Deadlines are set by Faculties. The following changes have been made so far.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the webpages of individual Faculties or Departments.

Faculty of Applied Sciences  
Faculty of Arts The deadline for the submission of theses: 22 May 2020
Faculty of Economics The deadline for the submission of theses: 11 May 2020
Faculty of Education The deadline for the submission of theses: 30 June 2020. The Head of the Department can, after prior discussion with students, reschedule the submission deadline so that it would be possible to defend the work in autumn.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering The Faculty does not change the deadline for the submission of theses.
The deadline for the submission of theses for Bc. is June 11, 2020, and for NMgr. May 28, 2020.
Faculty of Health Care Studies The deadline for the submission of theses: 30 April 2020
Faculty of Law The deadline for the submission of theses: 15 April 2020 (for Mgr., NMgr. and Bc.)
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering The deadline for the submission of theses: 28 May 2020
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art The deadline for the submission of theses: 31 July 2020
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