covid19-general

With the spread of novel coronavirus known as Covid-19, we want to reassure our community that Prague College will continue to take all measures to ensure the health and safety of students and staff. The College follows all Czech Government requirements and policies to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We are monitoring the national health websites, as well as the EU and CDC websites for new information constantly.

If you are feeling sick at all and cannot attend classes in person or in the #DigitalCampus, then we need you to register with student services via this link and encourage you to keep in close touch by email and telephone, as we are ready to help you with advice and necessary support. Prague College currently has a policy of excused absence from classes for flu-like symptoms during the pandemic. If you feel that you have flu or Covid-19 like symptoms, have tested positive or have been exposed to known cases then you must not enter the college and must self isolate in your residence for 10 days. We also recommend that you get tested for Covid-19 (see information following). 

It is mandatory to wear masks in public indoor places including all shops, shopping malls and when catching public transport. 

As a result, students and staff must wear masks at all times in the college. In addition, masks are required for external visitors in all areas of the college.

For those in student housing, please note that the residences are independent of the college and you are contracted individually to them and must observe their policies and regulations, and follow accordingly.

covid-minimise

There are steps that Prague College and the community can take to reduce their risk of getting any viral infections. These include:

  1. Regular cleaning by staff of high traffic surfaces throughout the day.
  2. Students and staff encouraged to clean their work/classroom areas using disinfectant and paper towels supplied by the College.
  3. Windows should be left open, weather permitting, before and after class.
  4. Wear layered winter clothing to keep you warm indoors and outside, windows will be open more often to encourage fresh circulating air.
  5. Bring your own water bottles, cups, eating utensils etc. The student lounges and kitchen will be open, but we encourage you to use your own equipment and minimise your time there. There will be no cups, classes or utensils supplied in the kitchen. 
  6. Observe social distancing within common areas between your classes, minimise your time in the student lounges and do not congregate around classroom entrances. Come on time, not early.

In addition:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and disinfectant for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze, immediately dispose of the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces with alcohol-based products, dish-washing liquid and soap

covid-testing

If you are required by Czech Government measures to have a Covid-19 test upon your arrival in the Czech Republic, or if you are experiencing symptoms, fortunately testing is widely available across Prague and the rest of the country. 

You can find a list of testing centres here: 

 Testing centres in Prague

Another link here in English, updated 14.09 

If you receive a positive result, please contact student.services@praguecollege.cz

You may also be required to provide a negative test result before you are permitted to enter Prague College campus, as per the Czech Government directive.

We have emailed all students about the most up to date measures and steps to take. If you are not sure what applies to you, please check the official Government links on the right or please get in touch with us and we would be happy to talk to you.

covid19-activities

The college’s priority is to deliver in-person teaching throughout the semester by implementing hygiene practices (mentioned previously) and minimising large-scale gatherings and events. Every semester the college offers a rich programme of workshops, events and exhibitions which will continue but may be smaller in nature, and on occasion may take place in the Digital Campus.

For students requiring psychological support, we recommend our partner The City Practice. All of City Practice’s counsellors are set up to provide telephone and video based counselling support, and any students they are currently working with will continue to have that support provided to them on a regular basis. They also have the capacity to welcome new students, and in various languages. Additionally, Delamcomuzu (I do what I can) connects you to free English and Czech speaking therapists who are volunteering their time during the pandemic to help those who need extra support.

covid19-contacts

Czech national emergency number for all health emergencies -

112 (English) or 155

In all other cases that are not an immediate health emergency, but for which you need advice or support, please call Ry, Alice or Nelli at Student Services:

Student Services Telephones and Email
Main reception phone: +420 222 101 020
Email: student.services@praguecollege.cz

Nelli Pontes - Head of Student Services - SOMIT Study Advisor
Phone: +420 222 101 033
Email: nelli@praguecollege.cz

Alice Buehler - SOAD Study Advisor
Phone: +420 222 101 021
Email: alice@praguecollege.cz

Ry Hallada - SOB Study Advisor
Phone: +420 222 101 034
Email: ry.h@praguecollege.cz

GOVERNMENT WEBSITES & CONTACT NUMBERS FOR COVID-19 RELATED QUESTIONS:

Prague Health Office - Pražská hygienická stanice
every day 9am - 8pm: +420 773 782 856, +420 773 782 850

State Health Institute - Státní zdravotní ústav 
nonstop - +420 724 810 106, +420 725 191 367

Czech Ministry of Health (information in Czech & English)

List of countries listed as low and high risk of Covid-19 (note: countries with an asterix* require a Covid-19 test on arrival to the Czech Republic), published by Czech Ministry of Health

Czech Ministry of Interior (for information about arrival to Czech Republic)

Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (especially for travelling abroad)

FURTHER INFORMATION - ENGLISH:

Centre for Disease Control & Prevention: How to treat flu

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: Covid-19 pandemic news and statistics (updated daily)

World Health Organisation: Covid-19 pandemic news and advice

UK government - Public Health England: Covid-19 pandemic news and advice

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Covid-19 pandemic news and advice