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An infection that is spreading from the city of Wuhan, China. This influenza-like infection can be highly dangerous, especially for people with a weakened organism. Coronavirus is transmitted from person-to-person after close contact. It is a so-called contageous infection. Illness does not appear immediately, but only after a period of 7 – 14 days. After arrival from a high-risk area, use a protection mask, 14 days of isolation are recommended, within which time any signs of a respiratory illness should appear, i.e. shortness of breath, coughing, and high temperature.


Special COVID-19 website is being translated at the moment. For general Coronavirus related information please refer to this article for the time being.

Preventive measures to reduce your risk of coronavirus infection

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • When coughing and sneezing cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash your hands
  • Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough
  • Thoroughly cook meat and eggs

If you show symptoms of a respiratory illness (shortness of breath, coughing, and high temperature)

  • Remain at home or dormitory and avoid contact with other people.
  • Contact a doctor immediatelly by phone or a medical emergency centre at phone number 155 and provide further information about any time spent in a high-risk location.

Health Care Contacts

  • Motol Universal Hospital
    Tel: +420 224 431 111
  • Na Homolce Hospital
    Tel: +420 257 273 289
  • Municipal Hospital Praha
    Tel: +420 224 974 113
  • More Health Care Contacts for foreign students:

If you visited a high-risk location

  • Contact Public Health Authority of the City of Prague:

    Ms. Marešová
    Tel.: +420 241 010 334
    Mobile: +420 733 673 949
    Emergency line (at night): +420 733 673 900

    If the patient is confirmed as having the illness, he must be accompanied into quarantine by the people who were in contact with him/her at the time when the symptoms appeared.

Important contacts

  • Medical Aid System registration:

    Mobil: +420 724 176 314
    Telefon: +420 22435 3672

  • Contact Person for incoming exchange students:

    Mr. Jaroslav Krpec, Incoming Student Coordinator, International Office
    Tel: +420 224 353 495
  • Contact Person for foreign degree seeking students:

    Ms. Erika Ľahká, Study at CTU Project Coordinator
    Tel: +420 224 353 401

Important internal instructions

On reducing the risk of infection by coronavirus were issued (20th of March, 2020) new ​Rector’s Order no. 7/2020 and Amendment No. 2 To Rector’s Order no. 07/2020.

ATTENTION: The high-risk areas for the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 have been extended to cover the whole of Italy.

ATTENTION: Current measures for persons arriving from a region where coronavirus COVID-19 is prevalent – China, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Italy

People who within the last 14 days (after 11. 02. 2020) have been in China, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, or Italy are at risk of having been exposed to coronavirus infection. These persons are required for a period of 14 days after returning to the Czech Republic not to spend time on the university premises and, in particular, not to attend classes, not to visit canteens, libraries, study rooms and other common areas of the University. They are to comply with the following regulations:

  • give your personal details (name, phone, e-mail, the place that you have come from, your date of return, your place of residence in the Czech Republic) to your supervisor, who will pass these details on to the control point. Mrs Kinkalová (tel. +420 224 353 672).
  • for a period of 14 days, isolate yourself from contact with other persons (to the maximum possible extent). Various approaches can be used:
    • workers who can work on a home office basis will do so,
    • administrative staff and workers will be prevented by the employer from entering the workplace, and will remain at home.
  • Any person exposed to risk who shows any signs of flu or of a respiratory ailment is required without delay to inform our contact point and get into contact with a doctor or with a health station (+420 733 673 949, at night: +420 733 673 900).

Limit to a minimum your movement abroad (including service trips) until the situation stabilizes. If you are going to travel abroad, register with the DROZD system:

Important websites

Important notice (for CTU employees and students)

Please note:

Persons arriving from abroad within the last 14 days are considered to be at risk of having been exposed to coronovirus infectionFor a period of 14 days after their return to the Czech Republic, these persons are not allowed to spend time in the spaces and on the premises of the university. They are not allowed to visit libraries, workshops and other communal spaces, and they are required to keep to the following rules:

  • Supply the following data to your line manager (name, telephone, e-mail, the place that you have come from, the date of your return, your place of residence in the Czech Republic). If you have tested positive for coronavirus, inform Mrs. I. Kinkalová  (, giving your name, faculty/institute, mobile phone number, and place of residence in the Czech Republic
  • For a period of 14 days, isolate yourself from contact with other persons (to the greatest possible extent).
  • Employees who can work from home are to use this option,
  • Administrative staff and manual workers will be prevented from coming to the university by the employer and will remain at home. (i.e., these employees will retain their employment rights, and will not be considered to be absent without leave).

If persons considered to be at risk show signs of an influenza-type infection or respiratory disease, they are required without delay to report it to the coordination point of our support system, and contact a doctor or the health and hygiene station (+420 733 673 949, night-time service: +420 733 673 900).