Communiqué 12th March 2020 14h00

Having met this morning, the Monitoring and Coordinating Committee responsible for tracking the current epidemiological situation wishes to underline the fact that only the Health Authorities pertaining to each Autonomous Community hold the necessary legal powers to implement restrictions on the normal functioning of academic and administrative public services.

Therefore, until such time as the relevant Autonomous Government authorities put alternative measures in place, teaching and administrative activities will continue as normal at the University of Granada. Teaching activities encompass official degree and post-graduate programmes and UGR-specific diplomas).

However, later today, Thursday 12 March, the Monitoring and Coordinating Committee is to meet with the Andalusian Minister for the Economy, Knowledge, Business and Universities and the Andalusian Minister for Health and Family Affairs, together with all the rectors of Andalusian public universities, to review the current status of this situation.

In the meantime, the Committee has decided to suspend, with immediate effect, all other on-site university activities involving multiple participants. In particular, the following are now on hold: activities at the Centre for Open Learning for Seniors; all sports facilities (including competitions); all Outreach activities; all cultural activities; and internal training courses—among others.

The Committee would like to remind the university community that the UGR website (www.ugr.es) is the primary communication channel through which it will communicate its decisions. The community is asked to consult the website for on-going updates.  

Finally, it is essential that personal hygiene be given the utmost priority. Frequent hand-washing is recommended, or, should this not be possible, the use of hand sanitizer gels is advised. The general public, and the university community in particular, are advised to follow the official guidelines provided by Health Authorities and to pay attention exclusively to information from official sources.

Links to further information & recommendations (in Spanish):

– Preguntas y respuestas sobre el nuevo c oronavirus COVID-19 (Ministerio de Sanidad)

– ¿Qué debes saber del nuevo coronavirus? – infografía (Junta de Andalucía)

– Información actualizada sobre la situación de la crisis epidemiológica (Ministerio de Sanidad)

– The Inter-territorial Board of the Spanish National Health System agrees specific measures for those areas affected by significant levels of coronavirus infection (in English)

– COVID-19. Guía para Escuelas, Centros educativos y Universidades (Junta de Andalucía)

 

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Infografía inglés