Coronavirus (COVID-19): information and indications for the whole university community from UIC Barcelona

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Coronavirus (COVID-19):  information and indications for the whole university community from UIC Barcelona

Suspension of teaching activy until 14 April

As announced officially by the Spanish Governance, prorroga the decree of state of alarm at all the country until the day 11 of April included, because of the risk of contagions for the coronavirus (COVID-19). This extension affects, logically, the university system of all the State and, therefore, also our university. As virtual teaching continues, UIC Barcelona face-to-face activity stays suspended until 14 April, the first day after Easter Holidays. At function of how the situation evolve, will inform you of any change at the date of onset of the face-to-face classes.

Does not imply the closure

The suspension does not imply the closure of the University, since the activity of the teaching and administrative staff and services is maintained and the teaching will be provided in a virtual way.
Updated information
At the same time, the University has also created a specific protocol which is constantly being updated and revised based on the evolution of the coronavirus situation and any new information that becomes available.  
At the University we exhaustively follow the information received from all official sources every day. We have also opened a new email account: for anyone who wants to ask any questions about COVID-19. Also, review all relevant information published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Follow university's main channels

Through the university’s main channels, we will keep you updated about any new developments related to this issue, as well as any measures or recommendations to be taken or made in this situation.  On our intranet, under Occupational Risks, you will be able to read an additional document with more information on coronavirus.   

If any members of the university community are affected by coronavirus, it’s important that they contact the university’s Healthcare Assistance Service so they can activate the action protocol at the Public Healthcare Agency (ASPCAT). 
Basic precautionary measures that are recommended
  1. It is important to wash your hand frequently, especially after being in direct contact with an ill person or anyone who shows signs of a respiratory problem, such as coughing or sneezing. 
  2. Try to maintain a distance of one or two metres from people showing these symptoms.
  3. However, the use of masks is not necessary, unless recommended by a healthcare provider. 
  4. We also recommend not sharing food, utensils (cutlery, glasses, napkins, etc.) and other objects unless they have been properly washed.  
Finally, we would like to point out that anyone with symptoms or who has travelled to any of the affected areas who wants to ask any questions can call 061.