COVID-19 - what you should know
General recommendations for protection against coronavirus COVID-19:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and if that is not possible, use alcohol-based hand rub/sanitisers (at least 60% alcohol). Washing your hands using the above methods kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- When coughing and sneezing cover your mouth and nose with the bend of your elbow or a tissue and dispose of the tissue immediately into a closed bin and wash your hands as described above. Covering your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing prevents germs and viruses from spreading. If you sneeze or cough into your hands, you might infect objects or people you touch.
- Keep a safe distance- at least a one-metre distance between yourself and other people, especially those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth- hands come to contact with many surfaces that may be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.
- Face masks are not recommended for healthy individuals to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose may help reduce the spread of some respiratory diseases. However, using a mask alone is not guaranteed to stop infections and should be combined with using other preventive measures, including hand hygiene, protective rules for coughing and sneezing (see above) and avoiding close contact with other people (at least 1 metre distance). The World Health Organization recommends a reasonable use of masks. Use a mask only if you have respiratory symptoms (coughing or sneezing), have suspected COVID-19 infection with mild symptoms or are caring for someone with suspected COVID-19 infection. Respiratory protection equipment should be CE-marked, certifying that it was properly designed, constructed and made from the right materials. Individuals with infection symptoms should wear face masks covering their mouths and noses!
In case you have mild symptoms from the respiratory system (similar to standard flue) and you have not travelled to the territories where confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 occur or you haven’t been in contact with individuals suspected with an infection, you should remember to use basic protective measures while coughing, sneezing or hand hygiene.
If it is possible, it is recommended to stay at home until full recovery. IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED to attend large public gatherings or to make an unnecessary appointment with a doctor (“just in case”). This may result in an unnecessary infection exposure. Please, do not panic, stay calm and reasonable!
It is not possible to confirm COVID-19 infection in a local Primary Healthcare Unit.
Disinfectant liquids in University buildings
In relation to preventive measures against the spread of coronavirus, special precautions have been taken to reduce the risk of disease on the University campus and in dormitories.
Dispensers are located in all of the university facilities - in visible places at porters’ lodges, in Personnel Management Office and Student Service Offices, in the Library and in all dormitories.