Changes in the operation of the University from 28 December 2020 to 17 January 2021
Due to the epidemic situation and current restrictions at the Silesian University of Technology, the restriction on leaving student and teacher residence halls (dormitories) has been introduced. The principles for the operation of universities in Poland are also specified in the new communique of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of 22 December 2020.
According to Ordinance No 313/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 23 December 2020, there is a restriction on leaving student and teacher residence halls (dormitories) of the Silesian University of Technology by the residents in the period from 31 December 2020 – beginning at 7.00 p.m. to 1 January 2021 – until 6.00 a.m.. However, it does not apply to residents who need to perform their official, professional or business activities. It also does not apply to those who need to meet their basic everyday needs.
New restrictions apply in Poland from 28 December 2020 to 17 January 2021. They were introduced under the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 21 December 2020 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders and bans with reference to the state of epidemic (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 2316).
Detailed guidelines for universities are presented in the communique on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The activities of the university will be carried out in the light of the existing arrangements, allowing, possibility of conducting classes in a face-to-face mode. In this respect, decisions for the Silesian University of Technology are made by its authorities, taking into account safety rules and guidelines set out by the Ministry and sanitary and epidemiological services. The communique explains that, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers, classes conducted in the premises of the university are not treated as gatherings, events or meetings and thus are not subject to restrictions on the admissible number of participants.
We would also like to remind that there is a possibility of using the library collections having complied with specific rules (limiting the number of people to 1 person per 15 m2 – excluding librarians).
The communique, however, introduces changes in the use of swimming pools, aqua parks, gyms, clubs and fitness centres. From 28 December 2020 and 17 January 2021, students will not be able to visit these facilities as part of classes at the university.
Student ID cards, PhD student and academic teacher ID cards remain valid with no further need to confirm this fact at the university.
Obligatory mouth and nose covering from 10 October 2020 (Saturday) on the entire territory of Poland in public spaces including shops, public means of transport and outside, in the streets.
Under the decision of the Government of the Republic of Poland the obligatory mouth and nose covering in public spaces shall be in force from Saturday, 10 October 2020. All individuals are required to cover both their mouths and noses in public spaces such as: shops, public means of transport, as well as outside, in the streets.
Moreover, the entire territory of Poland is designated as a “yellow zone” including some red zones.
For more information: http://biznes.pap.pl/en/news/all/info/2987989,poland-s-move-to-yellow-zone-will-affect-cinemas--restaurants--fitness-clubs--but-bring-no-closures
The Ordinance No 194/2020 of 11.09.2020 on the organisation of education in the academic year 2020/2021 in relation to the prevention, counteraction and eradication of COVID-19
The Ordinance No 80/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 30 April 2020 where specific preventive measures are introduced in relation to the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mandatory mouth and nose coverings from 16 April 2020
Under the decision of the Government of the Republic of Poland the mandatory mouth and nose covering in public space will be in force from Thursday, 16 April 2020. All individuals will be required to wear a mask, a scarf, a handkerchief or other cloth that will cover both the mouth and the nose. This obligation refers to all people who are on the streets, in offices, shops or places of supply of services and other workplaces.
Dear Teachers, Researchers, Partners!
PLEASE STAY IN YOUR ACCOMODATION EVEN MORE
Do not leave your dormitories or flats without an important reason!
STAY INSIDE, STAY SAFE!
Our above appeal to you still remains in force! New government restrictions have been introduced and apply as of 01 April 2020
New government restrictions for the period:
from 01 April 2020 until further notice
According to Polish government latest restrictions everyone on the territory of Poland is supposed to stay at home and isolate themselves to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
Financial penalties will be imposed on those who gather in public places and break the rules. They are from 5,000 to 30,000 PLN!
Do not gather in groups and do not go outside unless it is unavoidable.
We may leave our accommodation for 3 reasons only:
1. when we need to go to work,
2. when we need to work as volunteers helping to fight COVID-19 or help those who remain under
quarantine or should not go outside,
3. when we need to satisfy our basic needs, such as go to a grocery shop or to a pharmacy (to get
basic food products or medications), have an appointment with a doctor (call them first!), walk the
!!! When you need to go outside, keep at least 2-METER-DISTANCE from other pedestrians !!!
- max. 2 people can go out together. This also applies to families. Only children under 13, disabled
persons who require care and the elderly people are excluded from this restriction,
- young people under 18 must go out under the supervision of an adult,
- do not enter PARKS, BOULVARDS, PROMENADES,BEACHES,
- do not use CITY BIKES,
- do not go for a run and do not do any other sports activities outside for the time being,
- all hairdressers, beauty and tattoo studios are closed. Home visits related to the performance of
these services are prohibited,
- there can be a maximum of three people in supermarkets per one cash register. This means, that if
there are 10 cash registers in a shop, as many as 30 people shall be able to enter the shop at the same
- at post offices the limit of clients is down to two people at one counter,
- at marketplaces there is a limit of three people per one stand,
- you need to PUT ON PROTECTIVE GLOVES BEFORE YOU ENTER A SHOP.
Remember not to touch your face while wearing gloves, to take them off properly and to wash or
disinfect your hands after taking them off.
- all construction/refurbishment product related shops shall be closed at weekends,
- grocery shops, pharmacies, and service centres shall remain open,
ATTENTION! From 10 a.m. till 12 noon shops are open for people over 65 years of age only!
- hotels and other accommodation facilities shall be closed, with the exception of buildings for
- in every workplace there should be a distance of at least 1.5 meters between 2 work places,
- the quarantine rules shall be extended. Those who are subject to quarantine shall remain completely
isolated, also from their family members. If the quarantine takes place at home, all other inhabitants
shall be subject to the quarantine,
- both public and private means of transport shall allow in as many people as half the number of
seats available on a bus,
- at service centres and petrol stations employees are required to disinfect the counter and the terminal
after each client,
- rehabilitation treatments both public and private ones are cancelled except when it is imperative for
the good health condition of a patient,
- you can move around in a private car, but only for a specific reason.
Please be patient. We do understand the complexity of the situation which affects the entire humanity throughout the globe. We all need to cooperate, stay reasonable and obey public regulations and restrictions in order to fight this virus and get back to normal again.
Take good care of yourselves and people around you.
Do not take this risk of being fined by local authorities or expelled from the university.
It doesn’t serve any purpose.
The purpose is to stick together, fight this threat together and stay safe!
Please follow the Ordinance No 65/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 25 March 2020 where specific preventive measures are introduced in relation to the growing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Follow the announcements published on SUT Polish and English websites and also the announcements on University Facebook accounts, such as: Silesian University of Technology and International Mobility Office.
For more information you may follow the link:
ANNOUNCEMENT ADDRESSED TO EMPLOYEES OF THE SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
TO LIMIT THE DIRECT CONTACT
Due to the precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the academic community of the Silesian University of Technology and subsequent cases of COVID-19 in Poland, we would like to inform you that direct contact between University employees and direct contact between employees and students and doctoral students is limited to the necessary minimum.
Pursuant to Resolution No 48/2020 of 12 March 2020 on preventing the spread of COVID-19 virus in the academic community of the Silesian University of Technology, contact between University employees is limited to the necessary minimum.
According to Art. 5, Section 2: "In internal communication, it is recommended to limit direct contact by using email correspondence and telephone, as well as forwarding all paper documentation by means of internal mail system."
Due to the current epidemiological situation, for the sake of our common health security, please follow the instructions and guidelines of the employees of the Silesian University of Technology.
We urge you to avoid personal visits to administrative offices on the premises of the Silesian University of Technology campus.
We encourage you to remain calm and use only reliable sources of information regarding coronavirus. Due to the dynamic development of the situation, please follow the information that can be found on public institution websites such as:
Chief Sanitary Inspectorate, www.gis.gov.pl
Government websites, where the most important announcements concerning social situation related to coronavirus in Poland are published, gov.pl/koronavirus, as well as follow recommendations and guidelines of the Silesian University of Technology, where current information for the academic community of the University is published. www.polsl.pl