Instructions of the Dean of HAMU on faculty operations from 17.5.2021

Dear students and esteemed colleagues,

Based on current epidemic situation in the Czech Republic, in connection with the extraordinary measures stated by the Ministry of Health and in connection with the Rector’s measure regarding the operation and functioning of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague effective from 10 May 2021 effective starting Monday 17 May 2021 the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague will be operating under following instructions:

All students of BA, MA and PhD programmes are allowed to attend:

a) Contact instruction of arts (hands-on teaching) and practical instruction

b) Pricticing (rehearsals) in the format of at most 12 persons in one classroom. This measure is valid for all specializations.

c) Preparation for instruction of arts: Students can only use the classrooms or practice rooms of their department. Students will not be allowed to borrow classroms / practice rooms without reservation through the reservation systhem.

Mandatory testing: Students of all years of BA, MA and PhD programmes are obliged to get tested once every 7 days (antigen testing for SARS-CoV-2), testing for these students will be provided by the faculty. For testing reservation students are obliged to use the reservation systhem of AMU HERE. Testing will take place every Monday and Thursday in HAMU Atelier, the capacity of the testing site has been increased for this purpose. Negative result of this antigen test will be valid for 7 days.

If a student tests at a different test point than the official test point of AMU, they shall produce a certificate of a negative test result not older than 48 hours.

The exemption from the testing duty for everyone entering the AMU campus: applies to those who have suffered from covid-19 during the last 90 days (beginning with the first positive test result; this is to be demonstrated by a solemn declaration – the template is available for download HERE) as well as to those who have been vaccinated (on expiry of 14 days from being administered the last required dose – to be demonstrated by a vaccination certificate).

Teaching of all theoretical subjects: remains in remote (online) format for all years. Teachers may use the faculties technical facilities for these lessons.

During their entire stay in the faculty buildings, the teachers and students are obliged to maintain all hygienic directives, in particular based on the Rector’s notice effective from 25 February 2021 covering their mouth and nose WITH A RESPIRATOR (this does not apply to wind and brass instrument musicians and singers when performing), regular airing of the classrooms and practice rooms, social distancing of at least 2 metres and regular hand sanitizing.

Other technical/ organisational/ administrative instructions:

HAMU campus will be accessible from Monday 17 May till Friday 21 May 2021 thusly:

More information on year-end and graduation concerts HERE.

On-site administration will be restricted to the most urgent support. Homeoffice is preferred during this week, essetial personnel will be present at HAMU campus for necessary time periods only.

Essential consultations between instructors and administrative staff will be held via phone or email communication only. Essential meetings will be held online.

The Study Department will be accessible during student opening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm, on Thursday 10 – 12 am and 2 - 4 pm

Operation of the faculty including the administration is governed by the PES HAMU systhem.


prof. Ivan Klánský,

Dean of HAMU

14. May 2021