Further to the applicable measures of the Ministry of Health, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague will operate as follows with effect from 2 November 2021:
Employees, students, third-party employees, and all visitors to AMU are required to wear a respiratory mask or similar equipment on the premises of AMU except when they are alone in the room. This requirement does not apply to students during all contact instruction and to teachers during instruction whose nature does not allow for wearing a respirator (subjects aimed at developing psychosomatic condition, acting, singing, playing brass and woodwind instruments, and physical education). In other subjects, teachers may teach without respirators only if they have completed vaccination and at least 14 days have expired since the latest dose as per the vaccination scheme; unvaccinated teachers are obligated to wear respiratory protection in such classes.
The respirator or similar equipment must always be without an exhaust valve and must at least comply with all the technical product specifications and requirements, including the filtering rate of efficiency of at least 94% under the relevant standards (e.g., FFP2, KN 95) to prevent droplet spread.
Students exercising their practice, hands-on classes, and/or practical preparation at the workplaces of other legal entities or natural persons, shall observe the rules applicable to the employees of such workplaces.
Students accommodated at the Hradební Dormitory and Teaching Facility (the “Dormitory”) and at the Beroun and Poněšice centres must demonstrate compliance with the “OTN” rule (O for “očkován” – vaccinated; T for “testován” – tested; N for “nemoc prodělána” – recovered from the disease), which means they shall:
If students accommodated at the Dormitory cannot demonstrate having complied with item 1 or 3 of the OTN rule prior to the start of accommodation or at any time during the accommodation, they shall demonstrate having complied with item 2 once every 7 days. If they fail to do so, this will be considered a gross breach of the Accommodation Agreement, with the possibility of termination on the part of AMU.
Upon entering the Dormitory, the student may take a quick antigen test for laypersons’ use provided by the Dormitory’s reception desk. The Dormitory receptionists will verify that the test has taken place and its result. If the result is negative, the student may be allowed inside the Dormitory building; however, after leaving it and entering again, they must demonstrate compliance with the OTN rule.
The head of the AMU Dormitory may issue their own measure laying down more specific measures governing the mode of operation for those accommodated, their visitors and the Dormitory, including the price for the quick antigen test kits provided on the spot for laypersons to use.
The Rector AMU asks that the rules defined by the measure of the Ministry of Health and by this Measure be observed consistently. She also invites unvaccinated colleagues and students to regularly take SARS-CoV-2 tests. If the epidemic situation deteriorates further, the Rectorate of AMU will consider a rule to the effect that testing will be a prerequisite for unvaccinated persons to be allowed to enter AMU premises.
Ingeborg Radok Žádná, Rector
2. November 2021