What should I do if I suspect coronavirus infection or direct contact with an infected person?

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PROCEDURA WYZNACZANIA POZIOMU ZAGROŻENIA COVID-19 NA POLITECHNICE ŚLĄSKIEJ

I am an academic teacher. I was invited to give a lecture at a foreign university. Is such a trip allowed?

It all depends on the risk level which current applies at the Silesian University of Technology. If it is Risk Level 1 – yellow – in this case, an employee should apply to the Rector, who will make an individual decision in this matter. Please follow COVID-19 security statuses, because the situation concerning international mobility may change depending on the introduced Risk Level.

A case of SARS-CoV-2 infection has occurred at my husband's workplace. As a result, all employees have been quarantined, which also includes me and my children. Who should I notify about this situation?

The rules of conduct depend on the current COVID-19 Risk Level at the Silesian University of Technology. In the case of Level 1, the University employees are obliged to inform the head of their unit about the quarantine or suspicion of the disease as soon as possible by phone or e-mail. Members of the community are asked to follow information in the Security Status tab, which contains the most recent information on matters related to the operating of the University during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

I am a student, I would like to meet with my supervisor in order to decide on my thesis topic. How can I do it?

The mode of contact between teachers and students or doctoral students depends on the current Risk Level introduced at the Silesian University of Technology. Level 1 – yellow –  implies remote consultation with academic teachers. Consultations are conducted at fixed hours, previously established and communicated to students and doctoral students on the Distance Education Platform, using synchronous communication tools: Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Please follow the information in the tab on COVID-19 Security Status to keep up to date with current arrangements concerning this and other  matters.

I have symptoms of infection, I have fever, cough and breathing difficulties. I suspect that I am infected with the coronavirus. What shall I do?

According to the recommendations of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate, you should stay at home and contact your primary healthcare doctor (GP), who will give you a referral for a test if you suspect COVID-19 infection.

Due to the suspicion of coronavirus infection I stayed at home. I am waiting for a referral from my GP for a SARS-CoV-2 test. Can I obtain a sick leave?

If you are referred by your GP for a test, you should immediately inform the head of your unit about the situation. According to the guidelines of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate, due to absence from work and self-isolation at home, the employee will receive a sick leave while waiting for the result. 

I have performed a coronavirus test. I have received a positive result. I cannot perform on-site work. What shall I do in this situation?

If an employee is not able to provide on-site work because they have been placed under home or sanitary quarantine or under the inpatient treatment due to COVID-19, they are obliged to immediately inform the head of the unit or the head of the organisational unit about this fact. According to the procedure carried out by the regional sanitary and epidemiological station it is required to prepare a list of people with whom the infected person came into direct contact. Recommendations and guidelines can be found on the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate website.

What should I do to minimize the risk of becoming infected with the SARS-CoV-2?

To reduce the risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 you should: frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water or disinfect them with liquids containing at least 60% alcohol, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, keep social distance(at least 1.5 m), avoid places with lots of people, apply the rules of protection when sneezing and coughing. Moreover, you should take care of your immunity, eat a healthy diet and hydrate your body, as well as take care of your environment.

What symptoms does the coronavirus cause?

The SARS-CoV-2 virus causes COVID-19 disease. The most common symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, as well as the loss of smell and taste, muscle aches and fatigue. Symptoms of the disease may appear between the second and fourteenth day after infection.

Do I have to cover my mouth and nose when I leave the house?

Covering the nose and mouth is compulsory in public places. To protect the mouth and nose, you can use masks.

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Contact regarding epidemic safety:

Health and Safety Inspectorate
e-mail: RR3-IBHP@polsl.pl

COVID-19 Coordinator
Chairman of the Rector's Advisory Team for Crisis Management
Professor Bogusław Łazarz, Vice Rector for General Affairs
e-mail: ro@polsl.pl

BASIC SANITARY REGIME:
  • hand disinfection and thorough handwashing with soap and water,
  • keeping a social distance(minimum 1.5 m),
  • covering the nose and mouth in the presence of other individuals and while in generally accessible places,
  • limiting the number of people in classrooms to half or per the information displayed on the classroom entrance door
  • frequent ventilation of rooms,
  • frequent disinfection of touch surfaces (lifts, handrails, door handles, light switches, countertops, etc.), sanitary facilities,
  • measuring the temperature of individuals entering the University,
  • introducing one-way traffic in the buildings of the Silesian University of Technology,
  • ban on gatherings in corridors and passageways,
  • application of the current regulations of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS).
Contact regarding epidemic safety:

Health and Safety Inspectorate
e-mail: RR3-IBHP@polsl.pl

COVID-19 Coordinator
Chairman of the Rector's Advisory Team for Crisis Management
Professor Bogusław Łazarz, Vice Rector for General Affairs
e-mail: ro@polsl.pl

BASIC SANITARY REGIME::
  • hand disinfection and thorough handwashing with soap and water,
  • keeping a social distance(minimum 1.5 m),
  • covering the nose and mouth in the presence of other individuals and while in generally accessible places,
  • limiting the number of people in classrooms to half or per the information displayed on the classroom entrance door
  • frequent ventilation of rooms,
  • frequent disinfection of touch surfaces (lifts, handrails, door handles, light switches, countertops, etc.), sanitary facilities,
  • measuring the temperature of individuals entering the University,
  • introducing one-way traffic in the buildings of the Silesian University of Technology,
  • ban on gatherings in corridors and passageways,
  • application of the current regulations of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS).