Rector´s measure regarding the opening and functioning of the Academy of performing arts in Prague effective from 19 July 2021

Further to the Special Measure of the Ministry of Health, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague will operate as follows with effect from 19 July 2021:

Returning from abroad:

All FAMU employees and students returning from the territories that are on the list of countries with a medium and/or higher risk of COVID-19 occurrence (a stay exceeding 12 hours in the last 14 days, or 24 hours if the countries are neighbours) shall:

a) Inform AMU about this, and

b) When returning from countries with a low or medium risk of COVID-19 occurrence, produce a certificate of a negative antigen test result from within the last 48 hours or a negative PCR test result from within the last 72 hours. (The person may be allowed to enter the workplace of their employer until the test result is obtained; until such time, the person shall wear means of airway protection – a respirator or a similar device.)

c) When returning from countries with a high or higher risk of COVID-19 occurrence, produce a certificate of a negative PCR test result from within the last 72 hours.

An employee shall demonstrate meeting the above obligations to their senior employee and a student shall demonstrate it to their teacher when arriving at AMU. Presence at a workplace or during instruction or examination is not allowed without producing a negative test result. Individual cases may be addressed by the heads of departments and sections or their deputies in their absence.

If an employee is sent to a country with a medium or higher risk of occurrence of COVID-19 on a business trip, AMU shall reimburse the cost of the test to determine the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus prior to entering the Czech territory under the relevant measures of the Ministry of Health to the employees subsequently in addition to the business trip settlement.

Employees and students who have been fully vaccinated more than 14 days ago (to be demonstrated by the national certificate of completed vaccination) and employees and students who suffered from COVID-19 during the past 180 days (to be demonstrated by a physician’s certificate or a digital COVID certificate; not by a solemn declaration) are free from the obligation to produce a test result certificate).

A list of countries and their ranking by the rate of risk is available on the Ministry of Health website.

Airway protection:
The duty of using means of protecting airways (nose, mouth) such as a respiratory mask or a similar device (such as FFP2, KN 95, etc.) has to be observed during one’s stay at school (in the interior areas and in all other publicly accessible areas where at least two persons are present at a distance of less than two metres in the same place and at the same time, unless such persons are exclusively the members of one household).

This duty does not apply to:

Other measures

Lifelong education courses are permitted provided that the maximum allowable number of participants present shall not exceed 75% of the total seating capacity while the total number of people present (including the performers, organisers, examiners, etc.) does not exceed 2,000 persons indoors or 5,000 persons if the event is being held exclusively outdoors; where hands-on teaching is not involved, every participant must be seated. Lifelong education participants are subject to the requirements for the entry of persons to certain indoor and outdoor areas and for the participation in mass events or other activities, defined by the currently applicable Special Measure of the Ministry of Health.

When on the premises of the school, everybody shall wash and sanitise their hands, and maintain social distance of at least 1.5 metres.

This measure abolishes the preceding measure in effect from 1 July 2021.

PhDr. Ingeborg Radok Žádná, m.p.


21. July 2021