Testing Covid-19, AMU Employees

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Measure of the Ministry of Health dated 5 March 2021 orders public universities to test employees who are not working exclusively from their home office for COVID-19.

With effect from Wednesday, 17 March 2021, our employees will be allowed to work at their workplaces only having taken an antigen or PCR test for the coronavirus during the preceding seven days with a negative test result. You can test at a healthcare facility of your choice (and will have to produce a test result certificate) or at your Faculty following the instructions below (the receptionists will be informed). At the same time, access to workplaces is allowed to everyone who has suffered from COVID-19 during the past 90 days (from the first positive test; to be demonstrated using a solemn declaration – a template HERE) and everyone who has been vaccinated (after 14 days from the last required dose of the vaccine – to be demonstrated by a vaccination certificate).

The testing is intended for employees (employment contracts, agreements to complete a job and agreements to perform work)

The testing will take place on the Faculties’ premises and we will start testing this week. Under the decision of the Dean’s Collegium, the testing is intended primarily for employees who switch between home office and working at the workplace, i.e., primarily office workers and teachers who, in addition to individual consultations, teach distance classes from the premises of the school. Consider the limited capacity for testing, please book your dates strictly depending on your planned presence in school.

The students and external companies’ employees who need to be present in school shall test on their own within intervals of seven days maximum. The dates for testing in school are not intended for them. Their access to school is subject to the same rules as access for school employees.

AMU provides the testing team with healthcare professionals who are in charge of testing employees using antigen tests based on nasal swab samples. The tests are paid from health insurance, and everyone has a right to test free of charge every three days. AMU pays the travel of the swabbing teams and other costs associated with test administration. We will book test dates using AMU’s new on-line reservation system.

We can book a date as follows:

  1. In the reservation system, select your Faculty’s test point (the test point in the Malostranská campus is shared for HAMU and the Rectorate of AMU).
  2. Select the test day and a ten-minute slot that you will share with four other employees.
  3. Enter your name and school e-mail below (the booking is combined with the official school e-mail address).
  4. Please enter your birth registration number (foreign nationals: your health insurance number) and select your health insurance company (this information is used for reporting test results to government registers, which is done by the healthcare personnel).
  5. Please confirm your consent with the processing of your personal data and submit the form.
  6. You will receive a confirmation to your e-mail, through which you can change your booking – if you cannot come, you can change the date or deregister to vacate the slot for another person.
  7. Reservations close two hours before the start of the testing.

We will add testing dates over time depending on arrangements with healthcare facilities and their capacity.

>>> Test date reservations 

The test points are at the individual Faculties

If we obtain additional testing capacity, one more testing point will be set up at FAMU Studio. The operation of the test points will be organised in cooperation with healthcare facilities and based on the instructions given by Faculty secretaries. The back-up option for this mode of testing will be self-tests applied on the premises of the school; we will publish instructions on using them.

Please don´t forget your ID Card and Health Insurance Card.

What to do if you test positive

Thank you for cooperation, coordination within Faculties and approaching the purpose of these measures considerately.

10. March 2021