Czech universities to reopen to all students as of Monday, April 27

Universities in the Czech Republic will reopen for all students as of Monday, April 27, not only final-year students as was previously planned


Written by ČTK Published on 24.04.2020 10:21:57 (updated on 24.04.2020) Reading time: 1 minute

Prague, April 23 (CTK) – Universities in Czechia will reopen for all students as of Monday, April 27, the cabinet decided today, changing the current regime within which universities have been open only for last year students since April 20, so that they can turn up for consultations and state exams.

Health Minister Adam Vojtěch (for ANO) said the cabinet is extending the schools reopening regime within its step-by-step softening of anti-coronavirus restrictions such as the March 11 closure of all elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.

The cabinet recently said schools would not fully reopen until the school year end on June 30. The state plans their reopening to be gradual.

The university final-year students were the first to be permitted to go to school this week, but on condition they take part in joint activities of five people at the most.

The same limit also applies to the rest of the students who may re-enter universities as of next Monday, Vojtech said.

If the epidemiological situation enables it, students of last grades of secondary schools might return to schools on May 11 and children in the first five grades of elementary schools as of May 25.

The government’s timetable reckons with the return of elementary schools 6-9th graders and secondary school students from lower grades still before the summer holiday the least of all.

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