13.07.2022

Functioning of the university (sanitary safety) from July 1, 2022


From July 1, 2022, our university functions according to the principles determined by the AGH UST Rector’s Order No. 48/2022 regarding the sanitary safety at the university.

General principles

From July 1, 2022, in its daily operation, the AGH UST applies restrictions resulting from the need to protect its community from contagious disease infections, including the Sars-CoV2 virus causing COVID-19.

The university acts towards protecting all people within its premises from infections by introducing restrictions, requirements, and recommendations on the central level and in particular units.

Education of students and student affairs

From March 28, 2022, all activities related to the education of students at the university, including full- and part-time studies, professional courses, and other forms of education, are carried out on site, within university premises.

Doctoral students

The Vice-Rector for Science has been authorised to introduce additional rules related to the education of doctoral students in the event of perturbations caused by an increase in contagious disease infections, including coronavirus infections.

Functioning of the university

Relevant information on the sanitary restrictions currently in force at the AGH UST, as well as other safety rules in force in all buildings, should be put on display in written form in visible places, near entrances, and in electronic form in intra-university information systems.

It is advisable to use all available forms and means of reducing direct contact between people in favour of online communication with the use of electronic means of communication, especially in the following cases:

  • Reporting occurrences via e-mail and telephone
  • Organising a system of document transfer without direct contact
  • Providing clients with the necessary information on the website of a unit
  • Agreeing on the form and content of documents remotely

Rules and regulations related to sanitary protection of people

People who have been diagnosed with a contagious disease or have been referred for testing to confirm such an infection, regardless of showing symptoms or receiving a sick note, are forbidden to enter the AGH UST premises.

All members of the academic community are advised to avoid coming to work or classes with active symptoms of a disease until the possibility of it being a contagious disease has been ruled out.

The AGH UST retains the system of direct sanitary protection in the form of:

  • Access to chemical disinfectants
  • Access to protective masks

Rules and regulations for members of the academic community related to forms of work/study

The absence of a member of the academic community in class or at work can be justified by self-isolation resulting from infection symptoms that point to a contagious disease, which cannot be verified immediately due to objective difficulties, or when the nature of the symptoms might alarm other people at the university.

Self-isolating AGH UST employees might:

  • File for remote work
  • Justify their absence by using paid leave
  • Make up for the absence caused by self-isolation, determining the form with their direct supervisor

As a rule, remote work is not applied.

Notification and reaction system in the event of sudden epidemiological occurrences

All members of the academic community are advised to monitor the university website and their electronic mailboxes, which will be used to relay all updates, especially those related to the changes or modifications to the rules and regulations included in Order No. 48/2022.

Employees, students, and doctoral students are advised to notify the university immediately if they had been infected with a contagious disease and whether (and for how long) they intend to be on sick leave.

To report an epidemiological occurrence, use a dedicated online form available at: zgloszenie-covid.agh.edu.pl (to log in, use your university email address; on the authentication page, re-enter your email address and password for your AGH UST email account).

Information related to epidemiological occurrences and actions should be sent to zgloszenie@agh.edu.pl.