Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Current Information and Guidelines

 

Health Notification - Update

Notification, April 30th 2020

In view of the current coronavirus situation in Slovenia, the measures introduced by the Slovenian Government and the recommendations of the University of Ljubljana COVID-19 Coordination Team based on the opinion of epidemiologists and infectologists, the University of Ljubljana Rector, Igor Papič, has adopted the following


R E S O L U T I O N


All the COVID-19 prevention measures and decisions adopted by the University of Ljubljana Rector referring to teaching and research and limited direct personal contact in all other activities at the University of Ljubljana shall continue to apply until and including 10 May 2020 or until this resolution is revoked.


Because the applicable restrictive measures of the Slovenian Government have still not been relaxed, we
currently cannot yet implement the recommendations for teaching provided in the resolution of 15 April 2020 and the recommendations for research presented in the resolution of 22 April 2020. This resolution shall take effect immediately and shall apply until it is revoked, but at least until and including 10 May 2020.

Resolution (pdf)
 

 

Notification, April 7th 2020, 13:00

In view of the current coronavirus situation and in accordance with the proposal of the COVID-19 Coordination Team at the University of Ljubljana based on the opinion of epidemiologists and infectologists, the University of Ljubljana Rector, Igor Papič, has adopted the following resolution.

The validity of all measures cancelling all forms of direct instruction and limiting personal contact in all activities at the University of Ljubljana, and recommending the use of other forms of educational activity and communication, is extended until and including 30 April 2020, in accordance with the resolutions adopted by the College of Deans on 12 March 2020.

This resolution shall be valid until it is revoked, but at least until and including 30 April 2020, and shall apply immediately.

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Instructions and Recommendations for Covid-19 Disease at UL MF (March 18, 2020)

INSTRUCTIONS

General instructions:

  • Direct pedagogical work and teaching are cancelled until including 29 March as much as possible replaced by distance learning and individual learning
  • Contact between staff and students is prohibited
  • Employees must adhere strictly to the general guidelines for preventing the spread of infection that are posted on the website

Actions at the Dean's Office and CMK

 

  • Entry into the premises of UL MF is prohibited
  • Other forms of communication (e-mail, video conferencing and meetings, telephone communication) are used to the maximum extent possible as a means of communication.
  • Student hours are delivered via e-mail, course providers communicate with students through yearbook and rotation representatives, web sites, and the online classroom.
  • Office hours of the Student Affairs Office (Undergraduate Report, Graduate Report, and International Office) are abolished, applications and questions are resolved by email.
  • The Central Medical Library (CMK) is closed in case of emergency please contact them by e-mail.

Other measures

  • The employees of UL MF are subject to the same rules as before (eg attendance at work, sick leave, self-isolation, etc.),
  • All public events, meetings, congresses, academies, graduation ceremonies, sports training and other public events on the premises of UL MF are canceled.
  • All urgent visits and trips of students and staff to the risk areas are advised against. You can find the latest information on areas with local or community outreach and the definition of close contact on the NIJZ website; the definition of probable and confirmed case is also described here.
  • All urgent visits from abroad from the risk areas (see previous indent) are advised against.
  • Degree defenses and public inaugural lectures are canceled.

Teaching activities

  • Due to the special circumstances of the occurrence of coronavirus, direct pedagogical work is not carried out until Sunday, March 29, 2020, and is replaced by distance learning and individual learning.
  • The contents of all courses are customized according to the schedule, and the lecturers are obliged to inform students regularly and in detail about the implementation of the course, through representatives of the yearbooks and rotations, a website, an online classroom or the UL MF Referral.
  • Clinical practices shall not be substituted for at least the period from 6 March to 23 March 2020 inclusive.
  • Alternate terms shall be arranged for all examinations (on-going and final examinations - exams) tendered up to and including 29 March 2020. At the discretion of the course holders, certain examinations may not be carried out.

 


 

General information about coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

 

Slovenia has been identified with the first cases of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

 

The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causes a disease known as the COVID-19 disease.

 

The COVID-19 disease is similar to other respiratory infections, such as flu. Symptoms of the disease include feeling unwell, fatigue, muscle aches, a temperature of 38°C or higher, coughing, and breathing difficulties in more severe cases. Data shows that up to 80% of cases are mild and patients recover without complications.
 

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General recommendations for SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention

 

As with other respiratory infections, the following preventive measures are recommended to prevent infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus:

  • Avoid physical contact with people showing signs of an infectious disease; maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you fall ill, stay at home.
  • Observe the rules of respiratory and cough hygiene.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitiser. The hand sanitiser should contain at least 60% ethanol. Hand sanitisers are for external use only. Household cleaning products and disinfectants should not be used to clean or disinfect the skin.
  • Given the current epidemiological situation, the general use of protective masks is not necessary.
  • During periods of increased respiratory infection, avoid closed spaces where large numbers of people are present. Ensure that closed spaces are regularly ventilated.
     

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Study process guidelines

 

Due to the current epidemiological situation, the University of Ljubljana has adopted general restrictions and adjustments in the implementation of the study process and activities, such as:

 

  • all lectures are canceled until March 29th 2020
  • Visits and trips of both students and staff to the at-risk areas listed in NIJZ* are not recommended
  • All visits from abroad from the NIPH* risk areas are not recommended
  • all public events, meetings, congresses, academies, graduation ceremonies, sports training and other public events are canceled at least until March 29th


* For the most up-to-date information on areas with local or community outreach and the definition of close contact, see the NIJZ website: the definition of probable and confirmed case is also described here.

Appropriate additional measures will be taken if the epidemiological situation so requires and will be recommended by state institutions (Ministry of Health, National Institute of Public Health or Government of the Republic of Slovenia).


Call center for information on the new coronavirus: 080 1404

 

According to the National Institute of Public Health recommendations, the following general guidelines should be followed: 

 

Student Guidelines

 

What steps should students take if they become ill with symptoms and signs of COVID-19 (acute respiratory infection)?


If a student should become ill with symptoms of acute respiratory infection (temperature of 38°C or higher, cough, breathing difficulties) and has returned in the last 14 days from areas where coronavirus has been confirmed, or has been in contact with a patient from these areas, who has confirmed or ossible coronavirus infection* they should remain at home and not attend any classes, or move into a separate area and follow preventive measures (a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from others, hand hygiene, respiratory and cough hygiene, surface disinfection, room ventilation). 
They should consult the health service by phone (their personal doctor or the off-duty medical service) to receive instructions on what to do next.

Students must duly inform their course coordinator about their symptoms and absence, which will be recorded accordingly. The course coordinator will determine the mode of course replacement. 

* Last data on areas  with the coronavirus infection is available on NIJZ webpage

 

​​​​​​​We request that students strictly follow the guidelines and any other restrictions issued by UKC Ljubljana and other healthcare institutions during their study activities at these institutions.

Additional information

 

National Institute of Public Health
www.nijz.si/sl/koronavirus-2019-ncov

Ministry of Health
www.gov.si/podrocja/zdravje/preventiva-in-skrb-za-zdravje/obvladovanje-nalezljivih-bolezni/koronavirus/

National Institute of Public Health Information Hotline
You can call the National Institute of Public Health information hotline every day between 9 am and 5 pm at 031 646 617. A doctor is available to answer any specific questions.
National Institute of Public Health FAQ
The National Institute of Public Health FAQ is available at: 
https://www.nijz.si/sl/koronavirus-pogosta-vprasanja-in-odgovori  

UL MF Information by Email
UL MF employees and students can write to koronavirus(at)mf.uni-lj.si for additional information regarding the coronavirus measures.