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19.11.2021 - as of Monday 22.11.2021 the following measures apply:
- A certificate of completed vaccinations or proof of having been sick in the last 180 days will be required to attend services or mass events. Antigen or PCR tests will no longer be sufficient to prove infection-free status.
- Students in the residence halls will no longer be allowed to prove themselves with antigen self-tests. Housing will only be allowed with a proven O-N-T, with a T = PCR test no older than 72 hours or an antigen test from a collection site no older than 24 hours. The test will still need to be proven every 7 days.
- People after the first dose of vaccine will need to show a negative PCR test in addition to proof of administration of the first dose.
- Health insurance companies will no longer reimburse people for antigen tests. Only two reimbursed PCR tests per month will be eligible.
(Details of the impact on IMS will be published in the coming days)

27.10.2021 - as of Wednesday 27.10.2021 the II. (yellow) stage of epidemiological Semaphore is in effect. The exact wording of all measures can be found here.

1.9.2021 - as of Wednesday 1.9.2021 the I. (green) stage of epidemiological Semaphore is in effect. The exact wording of all measures can be found here.

14.6.2021 - as of Monday 14.6.2021 the II. (yellow) stage of epidemiological Semaphore is in effect. The exact wording of all measures can be found here.

4.6.2021 - as of Friday 4.6.2021 students aged 16+ can register for the Covid-19 vaccination.

31.5.2021 - as of Monday 31.5.2021 the following measures will be changed:

- opening of the indoor catering facilities
- opening of swimming pools, baths, saunas, wellness, salt caves
- opening of clubs and discos (seating only)
- opening of gambling halls and casinos
- possibility of organising conferences for up to 250 people indoors and outdoors

14.5.2021 - as of Friday 14.5.2021Stage III. (red) of the IMS Semaphore has been updated

11.5.2021 - as of Monday 17.5.2021, the following measures are being changed:

- Visits will again be allowed in hospitals and social facilities
- Outdoor cultural events up to a capacity of 700 people will be allowed
- First level of the primary school students will be attending schools throughout the whole republic without a rotation regime
- Second level and lower grades of gymnasiums will go to schools without rotation regime in 6 counties and in Prague

2.5.2021 - as of Monday 3.5.2021, IMS academics can register for COVID-19 vaccination. All details of the registration procedure were sent to these employees via email from the FSV secretary.

1.5.2021 - as of Monday 3.5.2021, the following measures are being changed:

- Return of children to schools in Prague - Second level of primary schools (and lower grades of multi-year gymnasia and 8-year conservatory) in a rotational system.
- Return of children to kindergartens in Prague.
- Restoring the organized amateur sport of children and young people in groups max. 20 people without respiratory protection with the obligation of providing the negative test.
- The reopening of hairdressers and body care services in mode 1  : 1 with a strict hyg. epidemic regimen, both of whom must have negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 (antigenic or PCR) and respiratory protection, excluding activities that compromise skin integrity.
- Reopening animal care facilities.
- Restoring outdoor markets (all ranges) with a strict hyg. epid. regime.
- Reopening galleries, museums, and monuments without group tours with only a strict hyg. epid. regime.

These measures are subsequently amended from Monday 10.5.2021 onwards

- Reopening stores with a strict hyg. epid regime.
- Return of children to schools throughout the whole republic - Second level students in the rotation system.


12.4.2021 - as of Monday 12.4.2021, the following measures are being changed:

- 1st-5th and 9th-grade children return to schools in rotation mode
- Movement between counties is again allowed without any restriction
- A maximum of 2 people can meet inside and outside
- Drinking alcohol in public is allowed
- There is still an obligation to wear respirators inside and outside
- Small businesses open up (children's clothing and footwear stores, stationery, dry cleaners, locksmiths)
- Libraries are opened respecting the provisions applicable to shops - the library in Jinonice remains in "pick-or-leave window" mode
- Farmers market can take place again
- Zoo's outdoor spaces are open again with limited overall capacity

22.3.2021 - The testing and self-testing rules for access to the IMS workplace have been modified. IMS staff received more detailed instructions in their mailboxes. The need for a negative test of less than 7-days-old remains valid.

18.3.2021 - as of Thursday, March 18,  the following measures are being changed:
- sport and leisure activities are permitted throughout the district (not just municipalities)
- with safe distance maintained, it is possible to play sport outside without covering your mouth

The full text can be found here: VLÁDA ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY (odok.cz) (only in Czech)

12.3.2021 - as of Wednesday, March 17, access to IMS premises will not be granted to employees who do not have confirmation of a less than 7-day-old negative COVID test result (PCR or antigenic). Exemption from this comes for employees who have been covid positive in the last 90 days – which has to be proven by a sworn statement (you can download this statement here: https://bit.ly/3qGMvFC). Unfortunately, self-testing at home is not possible under government regulations.

At the same time, an exemption from Rector's measure No 8/2021  (https://cuni.cz/UK-11004.html) was automatically granted - employees are allowed to enter IMS premises only in case they fulfil the above conditions under OR No 9/2021.

On Monday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., ad hoc testing will take place in the parking lot outside Pekařská 16. Information on registration and other testing options was sent out to all IMS employees via email.

10.3.2021 - Institute of International Studies is currently preparing a strategy of implementing new measures of the Charles University and Faculty of Social Sciences concerning the presence of employees at institute buildings. The measures come into effect on March 17, 2021. The official statement about IMS strategy will be made available by the end of this week.

2.3.2021 - UK libraries continue to operate on the principle of contactless delivery windows. Books can be ordered in the UK central catalogue see http://ckis.cuni.cz/. All loan books have been extended to April 1, 2021.

A trip to the library for a booked book is part of the preparation for the exam and booking confirmation, together with the student's card can be submitted to verify permission to travel between districts.

1.3.2021 - Summary of regulations applicable from March 1 to March 21, 2021 can be found here.

The full text can be found here: https://apps.odok.cz/attachment/-/down/IHOABYLUPWWU (only in Czech).

19.2.2021 - as of February 22, 2021, it is compulsory to wear FFP2 face masks or nano face masks on all premises of hospitals, in public transportation and in stores/malls.

13.2.2021 - Germany to impose travel restrictions on the Czech Republic as of Sunday 14 February 2021. The Czech Republic is classified as an area with high mutation spread. Therefore, border checkpoints will be put in place, and only exceptional cases, such as essential workers, will be allowed to enter the country. More information to be found on mzv.cz.

12.2.2021 - Access to the digital library Kramerius is extended until 30 June 2021 thanks to a recent agreement between the Ministry of Culture and the Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers. 

You can access the digital library via this link  https://ndk.cz/podminky-zpristupneni using your CAS login and password.

2.2.2021 - as of February 5, 2021, following rules on entering Czech territory are in place

  • you can find the new map for incoming travellers here.
  • travel without any limitations is possible only from countries with low risk (marked green)
  • travelling from countries marked orange, a negative PCR test result (not older than 48h) is needed
  • travelling from countries marked red, similar rules apply, but the PCR test must be retaken five days after the arrival
  • new category – dark red – for countries with extreme risk has been introduced - when travelling from such country, similar rules apply, but the travellers need to quarantine until the second PCR test is taken. They must also wear a respirator, at least the type FFP2 for 10 days after the arrival
  • you can find more information here or here.

30.1.2021 - as of January 30, 2021 and onwards

- all non-essential travels to the Czech Republic are banned
- this ban applies regardless of the Czech categorization of the country you are travelling from (green, orange, red)
- exceptions include business travel, essential family visits, travel for medical reasons and returning students, who are enrolled in a program at Czech Universities (however, the measures such as negative test and quarantine are still valid)

Please consult the website of the ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic for more information on rules and exceptions: Coronavirus - Information of MoI - Ministry of the interior of the Czech Republic (mvcr.cz) The COVID portal of the government of the Czech Republic is also a useful resource: https://covid.gov.cz/en/

26.1.2021 - as of January 26, 2021, it is mandatory to wear face mask type FFP2 in Pekařská 10 building.

4.1.2021 - Please follow closely the government's measures https://covid.gov.cz/, and the anti-epidemic PES system. We are currently in level 5.

All rules set by the IMS Crisis Unit are consistent with these measures.

4.12.2020 - Director of the IMS released a Decree on the organization of the exam period WS 2020/21

3.12.2020 - as of December 3, 2020

The Czech Republic will move down one notch to level 3 on the 5-level risk scale PES.

  • Shops and restaurants are reopened with limited capacity
  • Outdoor events allowed with the capacity of 50 people, indoor events with the capacity of 10 people
  • Indoor sports grounds opened with the capacity of max. 10 people

For detailed information see: https://covid.gov.cz/en/

23.11.2020 - as of November 23, 2020

  • Up to 6 people can meet
  • Curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. is in place
    • the exception is travel to work, and the work itself
  • Day curfew from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. is in place
    • the exception is travel to work, the work itself, necessary travel to family members,  and to purchase necessities
    • the exception is stays in nature or in own recreational facilities
    • the exception is travel outside of the Czech Republic
  • A home-office is recommended in all institutions where possible
  • Mo - Sat - stores are open max til 11 p.m.
  • All stores are closed on Sundays

More information here: https://covid.gov.cz/en/

18.11.2020 - as of November 18, 2020 - stores and service facilities must be closed Monday through Saturday between 9 p.m. and 4:59 p.m., then closed all day on Sundays and public holidays (both state and non-state). However, there are still a limited number of people who can enter the store at one time. That's why queues can form.

7.11.2020 -  The Government of the Czech Republic has published a new website where you can find all the information about the measures in effect. The website also has an English mutation -https://covid.gov.cz/en/.

24.10.2020 - The First UK Medical School offers testing for self-payers (students, staff and their family members). For more information, see this page in the Epidemiological Manual section.

6.10.2020 - please, check out the list of testing places in Prague and information from International Office

5.10.2020 - A 30-day state of emergency was declared. Please​​, check-out the new measures implemented by the Czech Government from October 5, 2020 - https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/vlada-od-5-rijna-omezuje-hromadne-akce-omezeni-cekaji-i-stredni-vyssi-a-vysoke-skoly/

23.10.2020 - as of October 23, 2020 (until November 3, 2020)

  • libraries are closed
  • institute/faculty are preparing measures to make literature available to students again
  • City Library in Prague offers extended portfolio of e-books
  • for more information, follow the IMS/FSV website or directly the website of FSV library

22.10.2020 - as of October 22, 2020:

  • Free movement of people is limited unless for the fulfilment of basic needs such as going to work, t;o the doctor, shopping, or seeing family members.
  • Walks in nature and in parks are allowed – for a maximum of two people, with the exception of family members, cohabitants, and coworkers.
  • All shops and small businesses, with the exception of stores offering basic supplies (food stores, chemists, toiletries stores) and some government-defined services (such as car repair businesses) will be closed.
  • Hotels will be closed for recreational visits.

20.10.2020 - as of October 21, 2020

  • Face masks must be worn everywhere in the urban spaces in the Czech Republic. The measure applies to all pedestrians if people are closer than two meters apart.

13.10.2020 - as of October 14, 2020

  • Students who do not reside in the Czech Republic (i.e. foreigners and Slovaks) can stay at the university dormitories. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION ONLY TO THE LAST PARAGRAPH ON THIS LINK.
  • However, Czech students (except medics) are recommended to leave the dormitories (if there aren't any special reasons why they cannot move out). In both cases, report to the dormitories (by e-mail to koleje.bounce@kam.cuni.czno later than at 18.00 (6 p.m.) on 14 October 2020 about your situation. CURRENT INFO from RUK.
  • Prohibition of alcohol consumption in public.
  • Restaurants will be closed. However, they can still deliver food or have their delivery window open.
  • A maximum of six people can be in public (including outdoors and sports).
  • Face masks must be worn also at public transport stops (as of October 13, 2020!)

Information for employees with children - as of October 14, 2020

  • All primary and secondary schools will be closed (min. until November 2, 2020)
  • Kindergarten remains open.
  • OČR, unlike spring, remains at 60% of wages.
  • After school care is cancelled.

11.10.2020 - as of October 12, 2020

  • All cultural events (theatres, cinemas, etc.), sports events, and other leisure time activities are forbidden to be organized if more than 10 people should be met indoor / if more than 20 people should be met outdoor.
  • As of 12 October, the presence of university students in classes is prohibited
  • There are also limitations of activities of public authorities and institutions so that office hours for the public will be only two days a week and five hours a day for two weeks.

See details here.

9.10.2020 - as of October 9, 2020 (until at least October 25):

  • All indoor sporting grounds, swimming pools, wellness facilities and zoos will be closed.
  • Restaurants, pubs, and clubs must close at 20:00.
  • Customers in restaurants, pubs, and clubs are seated so that there is a distance of a least 1.5 meters between them, except for customers sitting at one table. Moreover, there may be at most 4 persons seated at one table.
  • It will be possible to enter shopping centres and other establishments in groups of a maximum of two people. There will be no wifi connections at food corners in the shopping malls; there may be at most 2 people seated at one table at food corners.

24.9.2020 - new rules for students entering Czech territory are in place. Please follow the section Information of the state management about COVID-19 for more detailed info.

23.9.2020 - the rules of Stage III. (red) of IMS Semaphore has been specified.

  • Online consultations only are recommended. Selected rooms in Pekařská 16 (n. 106 and n. 111) have been dedicated to face-to-face contact with students.
  • For handing in and signing of students' documents, there is a mailbox at the reception on the ground floor of the Pekařská 10 building.

20.9.2020 - according to the regulations of the Prague Hygiene Station, IMS will be teaching online only until 31.10.2020.

18.9.2020 - beginning September 22, 2020, the Crisis Unit declares Stage III. (red) of the IMS Semaphore. We ask all students and staff to follow the appropriate IMS Semaphore stage guidelines.

14.9.2020 - a new telephone contact has been launched today, which you can contact for health-related problems and questions about COVID-19: +420 773 740 250. This number is operated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10.9.2020 - face masks are mandatory as of September 10, 2020:

  • in all indoor premises of buildings outside the home or accommodation (e.g. hotel room),
  • in the common areas of schools,
  • in means of public transport (city public transport, intercity buses, and trains, taxis),
  • during indoor mass events. 

For more information see the official website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

9.9.2020 - Stage II. (yellow) of the IMS Semaphore applies from today.

8.9.2020a new email study.ims@fsv.cuni.cz has been set up to which students can send questions about COVID measures introduced on IMS. At the same time, we ask you to report to this email if you yourself have been infected, quarantined, or have come into contact with a person tested positive for COVID-19. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!