In light of:
1. The suspension of face-to-face teaching activities throughout the University of Minho is hereby determined.2. The following provisions settled in orders RT-23/2020, of 7th March, and RT-24/2020, of 8th March, shall remain in force:
a) Travelling on official mission is not authorised;
b) Previously authorised travels on official missions are suspended;
c) Buildings 1, 2, 3 and 15 of the campus of Gualtar remain closed;
d) The voluntary submission of students, professors, researchers and technical, administrative and management workers from countries with confirmed cases of Covid-19 to a 14-day quarantine period after their arrival in the country is recommended.
a) The closure of library services and food/nutritional units;
b) The suspension of sporting events and activities;
c) The suspension of meetings of panels of selection and juries of academic examinations (master's, doctorate, aggregation and title of specialist), as well as the holding of conferences, seminars, ceremonies and events of a similar nature;
d) The closure of all areas of face-to-face service or assistance to users in the organic units, service units, cultural units and Social Services;e) The suspension of the outgoing and incoming mobility of students, professors, researchers and technical, administrative and management workers.
Being confirmed, by the health authorities, a case of COVID-19 in the university community that develops its activity on the Gualtar campus; Bearing in mind the need for the University to take a position that actively contributes towards the prevention and control of COVID-19; Considering the provisions set forth in Rectoral Order RT-23/2020, the Commission for the Preparation and Management of the COVID-19 Internal Contingency Plan hereby informs that the following measures should be implemented on the Gualtar Campus, namely:
The ban on missions shall cover the entire academic community of the University of Minho and includes each and any mission to attend conferences, seminars, ceremonies, examination panels and contests/competitions. Cash payments should be avoided at the University of Minho.
Braga, March 8, 2020 The President of the Commission,
Paulo Jorge de Sousa Cruz
Within the context of the epidemic caused by the new Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), whose disease is called COVID-19, a Commission for the Preparation and Management of the COVID-19 Internal Contingency Plan has been activated at the University of Minho (Order RT_21/2020).
The following are members of such Commission:
Contingency plan and action for the prevention of the transmission of human infection by coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19) at the University of Minho
Considering the current state of Public Health emergency, declared by the World Health Organization, and taking into account the most recent developments in the spread of infection by respiratory disease caused by the Coronavirus agent (SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19), while having as reference line the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the University of Minho prepared an Internal Contingency Plan for the SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
This document is in line with SNS's (National Health Service) guidelines regarding human infection by Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19) and defines the response and action levels of the University of Minho to minimise the risks of transmission of such pathogen.
This plan and the internal measures for the prevention and control of the disease apply to all members of the academic community and to those who, for professional reasons or otherwise, visit the premises of the University of Minho.
Considering the developments in the spread of the COVID-19, it is recommended that the entire academic community of the University of Minho abide by the following guidelines:
All members of the University's community must, also, follow the following recommendations emanated from the DGS:
You should abstain from visits to the University of Minho, while informing your direct superior, and contact the Saúde 24 hotline, or, should you already be on any of the campuses, follow the recommendations in the contingency plan.
Any new instructions applicable to the Public Administration, in general, or to Public Higher Education Institutions and to the University of Minho, in particular, shall be immediately communicated to the academic community.
Follow the developments of the infection by referring to the official page made available by the
Directorate-General of Health (DGS) .
Guideline no. 006/2020 of 26/02/2020 - infection by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Prevention, control and surveillance procedures in companies.
Information no. 006/2020 of 28/02/2020 - COVID-19: Recommendations for public events and mass events.