Restriction of Stationary Education From October 19th Due to COVID-19
The Polish government has decided to introduce further measures to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus dividing the country into red and yellow areas. From October 19th a new regulation will be implemented for education at university and postgraduate studies. The restriction also limits the doctoral education provided by universities and other entities providing education for doctoral students.
We remind you that from the 10th of October, there are no green zones - the entire country has become a yellow zone by default. The obligation to wear masks in public spaces is valid throughout Poland! To find the most updated information regarding the areas with its safety rules please follow the link (only in the Polish language): https://www.gov.pl/web/koronawirus/powiaty-z-restrykcjami
The method of conducting classes will be divided into red and yellow zones.
In the red zone
Education is conducted only remotely. Recently the number of counties in the red zone has been increased from 38 to 152. The red zone also covers 11 province capital cities, including Warsaw, Gdańsk, Gdynia, Kraków, Poznań, and Łódź.
The exceptions are:
- Classes including the activities which cannot be conducted remotely
- Classes of the last year of studies
By the decision of the rector or the head of the entity providing doctoral student education, these classes may be held stationary.
In the yellow zone
Education could be conducted remotely or in a hybrid form (half remotely, half stationery).
The decision on the method of conducting education could be taken by the rector or the head of the entity providing education for doctoral students. Any decisions taken by the university authorities must first of all take into account the safety of students, doctoral students, and university employees.
The decision on the method of conducting education could be taken by the rector or the head of the entity providing education for doctoral students.
Depending on the decision made by universities the guidelines for student dormitories should be adapted accordingly. When deciding on the number of people living in dormitories, sanitation requirements should be taken into account to ensure safety. In particular, it is recommended to maintain the ban on visitors and to provide disinfectants at the entrance to the student residence.
If the residents express such a wish they should be allowed to stay in dormitories:
- Students who carry out stationary classes
- Students for whom participation in the classes carried out remotely is associated with the need to live in a student residence
- Students working in a given city
- Pregnant women and students who have children
- Students whose presence in the family home could pose an epidemic threat to their relatives
- Students who cannot live elsewhere (e.g. due to their family or financial situation)