covid19-general


With the wider spread of novel coronavirus known as Covid-19 in Europe, we want to reassure you 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 online 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 online classes for flu-like symptoms during this outbreak.

Please note that you can only be in a maximum group of 10 in public areas, and it is compulsory to wear a mask or covering from your mouth and nose when leaving your accommodation and on the street, public parks, and of course when entering:

  • public transport and bus/tram stops
  • all grocery stores and pharmacies
  • health and social care buildings
  • state/municipal offices, post offices and banks  

Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to 20 000 Kč.

With a gradual easing of the restrictions from Monday 27 April, we can allow all students (not only art students) to come to Prague College for individual study activities (project work, etc.), maximum of 10 people per group and only upon prior agreement with reception@praguecollege.cz The same applies to our library/resource centre which is now available upon prior agreement with reception@praguecollege.cz for borrowing and returning of books. Please note that face masks are required when entering Prague College and in all classrooms if more than 1 person is in the room. You must also be in good health with no virus symptoms such as: temperature, cough, breathlessness, sudden loss of taste and smell etc. and sign a "declaration of being non-infectious" on entry to the campus, as required by the government.

Outdoor sports areas are now open under certain conditions. There should be no more than 10 people max. together and you must be at least 2 metres apart. Mask wearing is not compulsory if you are riding a bike, running, playing tennis and partaking in individual outdoor sports such as golf and hiking. We would recommend that you keep your mask on in busy city parks as it's very difficult to keep to the 2 metre rule.

Large supermarket stores are closed from 08.00-10.00 for everyone, except for seniors aged 65+ this is to allow those most vulnerable first access to goods. Small corner stores (Potraviny) are open to everyone all day. Additional stores are now open (as of 27.04) including; shops under 2500sqm, hardware stores (OBI, Bauhaus, Baumax, Hornbach and similar), building supply stores, bicycle and bicycle repair shops and drugstores. Also gyms (no changing rooms/showers), libraries, farmers markets, zoos, botanical gardens and church services (for fewer than 15 people). 

covid19-symptoms

People who have been diagnosed report symptoms that may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Body Aches

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covid19-avoid

There are steps people can take to reduce their risk of getting any viral infections. These include:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands
  • Avoid close contact with others, self-isolate
  • 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
  • Open windows regularly for fresh air
covid19-discounts

With extended indoor time now enforced we’ve compiled a list of companies that are offering free or discounted services. If you hear of any additional offers then please get in touch with us or share on Instagram and tag us with @praguecollege and #praguecollege.

covid19-activities

It is understandable that you may be worried or anxious about this rapidly evolving global situation. Please reach out to us for advice and support about whatever may be worrying you and get in touch with student services to find out about their online activities.

The initial energetic efforts in switching to digital learning and home quarantine have now settled, and you may be noticing more subtle feelings as you worry about family, finances, career prospects and your psyche. So much is out of our control; however, we are in control of our individual reaction to circumstances. In response, we’ve developed a checklist for building resilience that we would like to share on our Resilience in Times of Change page.

For those requiring additional support we recommend that you get in touch with The City Practice. All of City Practice's counselors are set up to provide telephone and video based counseling 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, again via phone or video link and have counselors available in various languages. Additionally, Delamcomuzu (I do what I can) connects you to free English and Czech speaking therapists who are volunteering their time 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

Ministry of Health ( information in Czech & English)

CURRENT AT-RISK COUNTRIES/AREAS

HOW TO TREAT FLU

FURTHER INFORMATION - CZECH:

Ministerstvo zdravotnictví ČR

Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí ČR (especially for travelling abroad)

FURTHER INFORMATION - ENGLISH:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

World Health Organization

UK government - Public Health England

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention