Communiqué regarding the measures published in the Official Gazette of the Regional Government of Andalusia on 24th October (BOJA No 69) and 23rd October (BOJA No 68), respectively

 

The "Hospital Real" building, the seat of the Rectorate of the UGR

Dear University Community,

I.

With regard to the “Order of 24 October 2020, extending some of the measures adopted in the Order of 14 October adopting specific, temporary and exceptional measures — for public health reasons and to contain Covid-19 — which are applicable to university teaching centres and university residences in Granada” (Official Gazette of the Andalusian Regional Government (BOJA) no. 69, 24 October (extraordinary issue), the University wishes to inform of the following:

This extension will be applicable for a period of 14 calendar days, coming into effect the day after the publication of this Order, that is, from 08.00 a.m. on Sunday 25 October, until Saturday 7 November (both dates inclusive).

These measures are as follows:

  1. Face-to-face (on-campus) teaching of classes continues to be suspended for bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, titulaciones propias (UGR-specific degree programmes) and continuing education and training (formación permanente). These will be replaced, where applicable, by online classes held during the established timetable.
  2. Laboratory sessions, experimental sessions, Practicums and Work Placements, fieldwork, clinical placements at centres that belong to the Andalusian Public Health System and, in general, all practical teaching, seminars and workshops considered to be irreplaceable and non-postponable shall be maintained in a face-to-face (on-site) mode.
  3. Tutorials and student support shall be provided via technological means during the established timetable.
  4. Continuous assessment exercises scheduled for the period during which the aforementioned extension is in force shall be resumed in the form in which they were originally planned.
  5. Assessment exercises and examinations corresponding to the special examination session for students concluding their studies (November) shall be held on-campus in accordance with the calendar established by each Faculty or School. Similarly, those language accreditation certification examinations planned for this period shall be held on-campus.
  6. Institutional and academic events (public defences of doctoral theses, undergraduate dissertations (TFGs) and master's dissertations (TFMs); competitions for access to university teaching positions, etc.) scheduled for the period during which the aforementioned extension is in force, shall take place as planned.
  7. University outreach and sports activities shall be held in accordance with the general specific norms applicable to this kind of activity.
  8. The following university services continue to be suspended: General Library and libraries of the University's faculties and schools (with the exception of the book loan service, by appointment only), study rooms, university canteens (with the exception of the takeaway service for students holding the relevant grants).
  9. Research activities shall continue to be carried out as normal, including access to libraries (by appointment only).
  10. The activities carried out by the UGR's administrative and support staff (PAS) will not be affected by this order.

II.

With regard to the “Resolution of 23 October of the Granada Provincial Delegation for Health and Family Affairs, adopting preventive public health measures restricting mobility in the city of Granada and in the following municipalities of its metropolitan area: Albolote, Alfacar, Alhendín, Armilla, Atarfe, Cájar, Cenes de la Vega, Cijuela, Cúllar-Vega, Chauchina, Churriana de la Vega, Dílar, Fuente Vaqueros, Gójar, Güevéjar, Huétor-Vega, Jun, Láchar, Marcena, Monachil, Ogíjares, Otura, Peligros, Pinos-Genil, Pinos-Puente, Pulianas, Santa Fe, Víznar, La Zubia, Las Gabias, Vegas del Genil and Valderrubio, due to the epidemiological situation caused by Covdi-19” (Official Gazette of the Andalusian Regional Government (BOJA) no. 68, 23 October 2020, the University wishes to inform of the following to facilitate mobility of the university community between the affected municipalities in order to fulfil academic and professional obligations:

  1. All teaching and research staff, and administrative and support staff may obtain a certificate attesting that they belong to the University of Granada, via the UGR e-administration platform, as follows:

https://sede.ugr.es/procs/Certificados-de-PDI-Pertenencia-a-la-UGR/

https://sede.ugr.es/procs/Certificados-de-PAS-Pertenencia-a-la-UGR/

  1. Students may accredit their University of Granada student status in order to justify mobility with their official 2020/21 matriculation receipt, available though their “Acceso Identificado” student account.
  2. Teaching and research staff who need to travel to the University campuses of Ceuta or Melilla in the course of their academic activity and who require additional accreditation, should submit a request to the Vicerrectorate for Academic and Research Staff (vicepdi@ugr.es), indicating in the “Re” line: “Certificado de desplazamiento Ceuta y Melilla”.
  3. Those members of staff on contracts pertaining to projects who are unable to download the corresponding certificate attesting that they belong to the University of Granada should also submit a request to the Vicerrectorate for Academic and Research Staff (vicepdi@ugr.es), indicating in the “Re” line: “Certificado de desplazamiento de personal contratado proyectos”.

Once again, we reiterate that the University of Granada's spaces and buildings are safe places in which all the regulations established by the health authorities are strictly adhered to.

We would like to express once more our thanks for the human and material effort being made by the teams leading our faculties and schools, by our teaching and research staff, by our administrative and support staff, and by our students, in facing this new scenario with the competence and efficacy befitting an institution of the UGR's stature.