PCU: A Covid Safe Learning Environment
Prague City University has a long term commitment to creating a safe learning environment. Our goal is to teach on-site as much as possible, while maintaining healthy work and study conditions for students and staff. We appreciate that for some students this may not be possible and are equally committed to ensuring students studying in the Digital Campus have access to the same resources as students studying on campus.
We are continuously reviewing government health regulations and have implemented a number of steps and added resources to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 on the learning experience and our lives.
Dedicated Health and Wellbeing Coordinator
PCU has a dedicated Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Filip Rosenkranc from Student Services. Filip is happy to answer any questions that you may have about PCU’s health policies and measures and is able to assist you if you require help. Simply contact him via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ventilation and Sanitation
Air purifiers with HEPA and carbon filters, as well as UV disinfection, are installed in every classroom. The purifiers help remove viruses, dust, pollens, and molds from the air. They have multiple sound/performance settings and can be adjusted as needed.
Almost all rooms in our buildings have lots of windows which contribute to healthy air circulation. These windows are opened between classes and — weather, wind and noise permitting — during classes. Disinfectants and hand sanitizers are available to be used in each classroom, and staff and students should clean their table before usage.
The classrooms and spaces are also cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis during the day and at night.
Respirators (FFP2 or N95 masks) in common areas
FFP2 or N95 respirators are required in the hallways and common areas of the University.
Respirators are not required in the classrooms during teaching although we recommend their use where appropriate. Some lecturers may require the use of masks in the classroom. In this case, it will be mandatory to wear them.
Vaccination & Testing Policy
All members of the University community and visitors need to show one of the following during the semester for access to our campuses:
- A full vaccination completed at least 14 days previously (full doses and 14 days from the final dose)
- Or proof of having had Covid, no more than 180 days old (only a positive PCR test or similar document issued by a health authority is valid as proof of having had Covid).
- Or a negative Covid test, no more than 3 days old in the case of an antigen test, or no more than 7 days old in the case of a PCR test.
Test results must be presented at the University reception or sent by email to: email@example.com
Antigen tests are available at reception for purchase as needed, and there are two locations near the Polska campus where testing can take place for a fee, or for free under the conditions of Czech public health insurance for those enrolled in the health system (i.e. typically Czech citizens and permanent residents).
Czech residents have easy access to free vaccination, EU citizens entitled to full care in the Czech Republic are also entitled to free vaccination, as well as those entitled to essential care in the Czech Republic based on a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Non-residents (eg. students with visas) have access to vaccination for a maximum price per dose of 810 Kc as per current government regulations.
If you are not vaccinated and do not have health conditions that prevent you from being vaccinated we strongly urge you to complete your vaccination now. This will reduce your need for testing during the semester and greatly help the University community to mitigate Covid-19 infections and maintain in-person teaching.
There are members of staff and students who have health conditions that prevent them from getting vaccinated and we can help ensure the greatest safety for them and everyone in our community if all those who can get vaccinated do so.
Support and Wellness
PCU is committed to the health and wellbeing of our students. We offer a programme of activities as well as individual support and advice from our Student Services team, available to all students.
Free weekly Yoga and Meditation classes are run each semester and we can also organise free psychological counselling to students with City Practice, an independent multi-lingual counselling centre. Online consultations are also available. You can learn more about our Support and Wellness services here.
PCU Policies for Teaching and Learning in the 2021/22 Academic Year →
Further Information and Resources
#SAFESIDE SOKOL - POLSKÁ 1, PRAHA 2 - Antigen and PCR tests (website only in CZ)
AGEL hospital - Italská 37 - Antigen and PCR tests (website only in CZ)
GHC, Václavské náměstí 7 - Antigen and PCR tests
Full list of testing places can be found here: https://covid.praha.eu/
Vaccination Information for people not enrolled in the Czech national health system
https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/en/questions-and-answers-about-vaccination/ (EU citizens)
https://registrace.mzcr.cz/samoplatci/ocm/ (6 vaccination centres available in Prague)
Any further questions, or need help?
Email our Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Filip Rosenkranc: firstname.lastname@example.org