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Rector’s announcement on the organization of education (covid19)

Reducing the number of participants in the classes, more hybrid classes, the obligation to wear masks – these are the changes introduced by the University of Wroclaw.

Below, we are presenting Rector’s announcement of 9 October 2020 on the organization of education and other activities of the University of Wroclaw during the period of increased number of SARS-Cov-2 infections

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RECTOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT of 9 October 2020 on the organization of education and other activities of the University of Wroclaw
during the period of increased number of SARS-Cov-2 infections

Due to the growing number of diagnosed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Poland and the introduction of additional restrictions minimising the development of the epidemic within the country, in order to ensure the safety of employees, doctoral students and students of the University of Wrocław and to maintain the highest quality of education, from 9 October until further notice, the following is strongly recommended:

– to conduct all lectures remotely. Face-to-face lectures may be held provided that the number of students participating in the lecture is not more than 15 or less than 10% of the seats in the lecture hall;

– in the case of seminars and activities other than laboratories, internships and workshops, where it is not necessary for all students to be in the classroom, hybrid or remote activities should be used as much as possible without significant deterioration of the quality of education;

– ensuring appropriate distance between students in buildings used for physical education classes. The form and manner of the classes are currently unchanged;

– control by the Health and Safety Department employees and special supervision of the dean’s authorities over the conditions of conducting classes in the University buildings, in particular over the proper preparation of the rooms in accordance with the recommendations from GIS (Chief Sanitary Inspector);

– paying special attention to the situation of employees, doctoral students and students from high-risk groups, e.g. by allowing them teach only remote classes or participating only remotely in classes;

– organization of conferences and other activities in a remote form; Meetings of the Senate, Senate Committees and other bodies of the University will be held remotely.

Starting from 9 October, all employees, PhD students, students and other individuals present in the University buildings are obliged to be wearing masks, visors or half visors.

By choosing not to switch to entirely remote learning, the University authorities are strongly urging employees, doctoral students and students to behave responsibly even outside working and class hours, avoiding activities that might increase the risk of infection.

In view of the upcoming influenza season, further strengthening of protective measures should be expected in the coming weeks, including the obligation to go to remote learning exclusively.

Decisions on this matter will be made by the University authorities in consultation with the Deans and taking into account the recommendations of the government.

At the same time, I would like to emphasize that the Rector, Vice-Rectors and Deans cooperate closely to ensure the safest possible working and educational conditions under these circumstances.

prof. Przemysław Wiszewski

Rector of the University of Wroclaw

Published by: Tomasz Sikora

9 Oct 2020

last modification: 21 Oct 2020