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Coronavirus: links to official information sources and binding instructions

We bring you the current status of measures with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The page will be updated on an ongoing basis. It contains the basic generally valid information and will be updated with measures adopted by The Task Force of The Faculty of Science.

Are you sick or quarantined? Please complete the form, which is used for monitoring infected persons at FS CU. Both employees and students are required to complete the form, which is available HERE.


Extraordinary and protective measures of the Ministry of Health


The Task Force of the Faculty of Science adopted the following resolution at its meeting on 9 October 2020:

(posted on the website on 9 October 2020, 16:10)

 

In response to the notification from His Magnificence the Rector of 9 October 2020 (12:30 pm) and to the increase in the number of both students and employees of the Faculty who have tested positive, the Task Force of the Faculty of Science of Charles University adopted the following resolutions and measures in a correspondence meeting on 9 October 2020:

The individual workplaces of the Faculty shall not interrupt their activity; the employees shall transform the majority of their activities into the distance learning mode and/or shift operation etc. depending on the instructions from the head of each workplace.

In order to cover instruction, studies and work assignments, both the employees and students of the Faculty shall preferably use means of remote communication.

Employees and students are recommended to reduce business trips, scholarships and research stays that they have not embarked on yet.

Individual forms of instruction, personal consultations, exercises and turnus practices are cancelled with effect until the end of October 2020. The schedule for practical instruction will be modified after the lifting of the government ordinances, and the instruction in all subjects and courses including physical education can take place during the winter examination period or the summer semester.

State doctoral exams and defences of dissertations shall take place as scheduled, only in hybrid form.

The office hours of the Student Registry are cancelled with effect until the end of October 2020. Students shall use e-mail or telephone for communication with the Student Registry instead of personal visits. Urgent visits to the Student Registry are possible subject to a prior arrangement with a Student Registry officer.

Documents delivered via electronic mail, sent from addresses including the Faculty/University domain name, shall replace originals temporarily. Students shall furnish the original copies of the documents for their respective files at a later date subject to the instructions of the Student Registry officers.

The office hours of the Erasmus office are cancelled with effect until the end of October 2020. Students shall use e-mail or telephone for communication with the Erasmus office instead of personal visits. Urgent visits to the Erasmus office are possible only subject to prior e-mail/telephone arrangement. 

With regard to the dynamic development of the situation, we recommend that FSc CU students follow the current recommendations issued by the Rectorate of Charles University at https://cuni.cz/UK-6311.html?news=9843&locale=cz.


Notice from the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof. Jiří Zima regarding student access to laboratories and consultations

(Posted on the website on 8 October 2020, 11:40)

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to clarify the rules for our Faculty’s operation subject to observing the currently applicable restrictions due to the epidemic.

Students’ access to buildings is not restricted. Only instruction is restricted.

It is possible even under current circumstances to work in laboratories, including measurements for qualification papers, in the presence of not more than 15 persons including the teacher in the room. Individual consultations are not forbidden either.

In the event of occurrence of COVID-19 infection, follow the instructions provided earlier by the Task Force of the Faculty of Science (see more information below on this page).

Every single case of restricting functionality forced by COVID-19 must be immediately reported to the Vice-Dean of the respective Section and ensure that the students involved are informed by means of an update of the information about the instruction of the subject in the SIS.

I insist on thorough observance of all sanitary and epidemiological measures.


The Task Force of the Faculty of Science adopted the following resolution at its meeting on 1 October 2020:

(Posted on the website on 1 October 2020, 10:24)

The Task Force of the Faculty of Science adopted the following resolution and measures at its correspondence meeting on 1 October 2020:

1) Meetings of the Faculty’s Scientific Boards

The Task Force agrees with the issue of the Dean’s decree regarding the online meetings and voting of the Faculty’s Scientific Boards until 31 December 2020.

2) Organisation of instruction

Instruction commenced on 29 September 2020; lectures are being read online as scheduled.

The final deadline for the registration of students for subjects in the SIS, which was set at Sunday, 11 October 2020 by Dean’s Decree No. 14/2020, Schedule of the Academic Year 2020/2021, is not changing.

Teachers shall test the teaching environments for their subjects and inform the students that they will be used for their subjects in the SIS by Sunday, 11 October 2020 at the latest.

Subject guarantors and teachers shall publish the material to study along with the teachers’ instructions in the SIS by Sunday, 11 October 2020 at the latest.

Programme/specialisation guarantors shall inspect the mandatory attributes of the subjects in the SIS (in particular for mandatory and elective subjects in the curriculum) by Sunday, 18 October 2020 at the latest (annotation, syllabus, mandatory and recommended reading, etc.).

The Student Registry shall distribute the information to the programme guarantors, SIS coordinators and the SIS secretaries of the Departments/Institutes.

3) Updated information regarding the Google Meet video calls

Google has cancelled the limit of 60 minutes for the duration of Google Meet video calls for the users of GSuite for Education; the duration of video calls will not be limited with effect from 1 October 2020 and calls may take as long as 24 hours.

The restriction of the maximum number of subscribers connected at once to 100 remains in force. In effect, Google Meet can still be used for standard lectures and seminars with up to 100 participants.

The Vice-Dean for IT has distributed the information to the heads of sections.


The Task Force of the Faculty of Science adopted the following resolution at its meeting on 21 September 2020:

The Task Force of the Faculty of Science adopted the following resolution and measures at its meeting on 21 September 2020:

(addeed 22 September 12:45)

1) Completion of the academic year 2019/20

  • The academic year shall be completed in accordance with the approved schedule.
  • The dates approved for the verification of examinations and the registration of results in the SIS (by 24 Sep 2020) and the annual evaluation of ISP doctoral students (30 Sep 2020 for tutors, 19 Oct 2020 for subject boards) remain in force.
  • State final examination and defence of theses will take place on the scheduled dates while observing the imposed epidemiologic measures.

2) Beginning of the academic year 2020/21

  • Student registration will take place as scheduled and in accordance with the epidemiological measures. In addition to the dates already announced, registration will furthermore take place in the distance form based on the instructions from the Student Registry. 
  • Instruction at FS CU in the academic year 2020/2021 will commence on 29 September 2020, unless the subject guarantor specifies in the SIS that the instruction will start in the second week of the semester. 
  • All instruction takes place in accordance with the epidemiological measures. 
  • Lectures at FS CU shall take place as scheduled, based on SIS online. 
  • Instruction will take place online and in an interactive manner (= presence instruction) using video conferencing tools (Google Meet, MS Teams etc.). 
  • Distance instruction (= sending or posting of study material) is only possible subject to the approval of the programme guarantor. 
  • The study material must be published in the SIS along with teachers’ instructions regarding each lesson (lecture, seminar, exercise).
  • Individual visits to libraries and study rooms, individual consultations, examinations in the presence of not more than 10 persons, laboratory and experimental work in the presence of not more than 15 persons, clinical and practical instruction, and hands-on practice is permitted.
  • Physical education classes will take place as scheduled based on instructions from the Department of Physical Education in accordance with the epidemiological measures.
  • Subject guarantors shall verify the mandatory attributes of subjects in the SIS by the end of the first week of the winter semester (annotation, syllabus, mandatory and recommended reading, etc.).
  • Both teachers and students shall maintain their contact information in the SIS (in the Personal Data module) current (in particular their e-mail addresses); if necessary, they shall change their passwords in CAS, SIS, or Moodle in a timely manner.
  • Detailed instructions regarding the organisation of the state final examinations, thesis defence and hybrid mode of examination is available on the Student Registry website HERE (link).

3) Driver training

  • The scheduled driver training shall take place as scheduled on 22 September 2020 in the VG lecture room for a maximum of 50 attendees and while observing the applicable epidemiological measures.

Task Force resolution of 16 September 2020

(added 17 September, 13:54)

 

The Task Force of the Faculty of Science adopted the following resolution at its meeting on 16 September 2020:

1) Organisation of instruction

  • The instruction from the beginning of the winter semester 2020 is planned in the presence form.
  • In justified cases, instruction can take a hybrid form, i.e., on-line webcasts from classrooms, or a distance form.
  • The hybrid or distance form of instruction may be used only subject to an agreement between the guarantor of the subject and the guarantor of the study programme.
  • Subject guarantors shall record any changes in the form of instruction in the SIS.

2) Protective measures during instruction

  • Everybody is required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask in all areas of the Faculty of Science, including in classrooms during instruction.
  • The recommended distances between students must be maintained in classrooms.

3) AV equipment in classrooms

  • Classrooms at the Faculty of Science are being fitted with the equipment for on-line instruction on an ongoing basis.
  • Information on the equipment for on-line instruction available in classrooms, updated on an ongoing basis, is provided in the SIS.

4) Assistance with on-line instruction

  • The Task Force would like to ask students, who are willing to assist teachers with setting up communication tools for on-line instruction, to contact Vice-Deans of Sections.

5) Communication between students and the Student Registry

  • With regard to the epidemiologic situation, the Student Registry asks students to prefer using electronic forms of communication.

6) Operation of the Faculty

  • The Dean’s Office departments are currently working in a standard mode while observing the stipulated protective measures.

7) Availability of disinfectants at the Faculty

  • The Faculty has a sufficient supply of disinfectants. The contact person for disinfectant distribution is Mr Pavel Šimůnek, pavel.simunek@natur.cuni.cz

8) Organisation of meetings and collective events outside instruction

  • The Task Force recommends thoroughly considering the necessity or organising any events outside of instruction (society gatherings, workshops, etc.).
  • The organisation of such activities is subject to the same rules in terms of protective measures (wearing face masks, social distancing) as those that apply to instruction.

Important telephone numbers:


Central sanitary authority (hygienická stanice) telephone number:  1221
Info lines of the National Institute of Public Health 724 810 106, 725 191 367, 725 191 370

Information of currently applicable nationwide measures
Sampling points for Covid-19 testing (only in czech)

Special Measure of the Ministry of Health regarding the wearing of mask effective from 10 SeptMinistry of Health website
Charles University website 


Users from the Faculty can provide electronic teaching using the following e-learning tools:

Moodle, Google Meet, Google Classroom 


FAQ

1) I am healthy.

- Follow the defined epidemiological rules.

- Follow the three principles – sanitise your hands, wear a mask, keep your distance.

- Be respectful of those around you.

- If possible, use means of remote communication.

2) I was in close contact with an infected person

- Have you been in contact with a person living in the same household as a Covid-19 patient?

- Did you have any physical contact (shaking hands) with a Covid-19 patient or other unprotected direct contact with the infectious secretions of a Covid-19 patient?

- Have you been in personal contact or did you stay in an enclosed environment (room, vehicle, waiting room) with a Covid-19 positive person at a distance of less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes, or with a healthcare or social care worker caring for a Covid-19 patient, etc.?

If the answer is “yes”, contact your general practitioner by telephone and stay quarantined. 

3) I have health problems 
- Contact your general practitioner by telephone and stay quarantined. 

4) I am COVID positive
If you are quarantined at home and your condition does not require hospitalisation, stay quarantined.

 

Published: Sep 17, 2020 10:10 AM

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