RISK LEVEL 1

Implementation of basic sanitary regime. On-site work mainly, implementation of restrictions in the operation of the University.

SANITARY REGIME

Implementation of basic guidelines, i.e. hand disinfection or thorough hand washing with soap and water, keeping social distance - at least 1.5 m, and if it is not feasible to keep a safe distance, the nose and mouth should be covered. Body temperature measurement of individuals entering the University premises, limiting the number of people in classrooms to half or in accordance with the information displayed on the door of the room; frequent ventilation of rooms; frequent disinfection of touch surfaces, and sanitary facilities.

DIDACTICS

Education is provided in a blended (hybrid) system. Classes may be conducted in a face-to-face instruction mode, provided that the sanitary regime rules are applied. Selected classes are conducted with the use of distance learning methods and techniques.

AVAILABILITY

The University is open, subject to basic sanitary regime rules; registration of contact details of individuals who are not the University employees. Mandatory body temperature control of individuals entering the building with no entry to the building for individuals with a body temperature higher than 37.5 C degrees.

ORGANISATION

Organizational meetings are allowed in the contact mode, provided that no more than 50% of the number of seats is made available to the participants, with a distance of 1.5 m between the participants. Maximum number of participants: 50 people.

ADMINISTRATION

Mainly on-site work.

EVENTS

Organization of events possible to the extent that allows maintaining sanitary requirements. Maximum number of participants: 50 people. Organization of the event, provided that no more than 50% of the number of places is available to participants, with a distance of 1.5 m between participants..

MOBILITY

Mobility is permissible upon obtaining the formal consent of the Rector.

STUDENT AND TEACHER RESIDENCE HALLS (DORMITORIES)

Maintenance of the sanitary regime. Introduction of the access restrictions for visitors.

DETAILED GUIDELINES

Organisation of education

  1. Education is conducted in a blended learning (hybrid) system, which consists in the implementation of part of classes using distance learning methods and techniques, and part of classes are conducted in a face-to-face mode. Classes that can be conducted in compliance with sanitary regime are held in-person with the consent of the Vice Dean for Education. Other classes, including lectures, in particular, are conducted only with the use of distance learning methods and techniques.

  2. If possible, classes are conducted in blocks for a particular group of students or for all students of a given year of study, preserving a rotating mode of conducting classes or using different starting time for individual class groups. The mode of conducting classes is determined by the Vice Dean for Education.

  3. Absence from classes is  justified by the teacher in accordance with the procedure specified in the Study Regulations. Any learning backlog resulting from the absence from classes or differences in study programmes of persons transferring from another field of study, from another University or resuming studies at the Silesian University of Technology, need to be completed in a manner and mode specified in the subject cards.

  4. Consultations are conducted remotely in accordance with the agreed schedule, which is made available to students. In particularly justified cases, the Vice Dean for Education may consent to the organisation of consultations in the premises of the University, in compliance with the applicable sanitary rules.

  5. In the case of face-to-face classes, verification of the achieved learning outcomes, including credits and examinations, is carried out in the manner specified in the subject cards and in the manner specified in the Study Regulations. In the case of other classes, verification is carried out with the use of distance learning methods and techniques under the terms specified in the Rector’s ordinance.

  6. Diploma examinations may be conducted in-person, in compliance with the applicable sanitary rules. At the student’s request or in other justified cases, the diploma examination is conducted using electronic means of communication.

  7. The detailed organisation of education is specified in the Rector’s ordinance.

  8. The system of conducting classes for individual studies in the academic year 2020/2021 is specified in the table approved by the Vice Rector for Student Affairs and Education.

Attention. In accordance with the Regulation No. 262/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of November 6, 2020 on the organization of education from November 9, 2020. Codified text as of April 27, 2021. (Monitor Prawny, item 1041) in the period from November 9, 2020 to September 30, 2021, all forms of education at the Silesian University of Technology (first and second cycle studies, uniform master’s studies, education of doctoral students and other forms of education) are conducted using methods and distance learning techniques. It is allowed to conduct contact classes requiring research and laboratory infrastructure or developing practical skills, as well as necessary research as part of the preparation of diploma theses, engineering projects or PBL projects, or as part of the activities of student research clubs under the conditions specified by the vice-rector for student affairs and education.

Information is provided by the Vice Dean for Education responsible for the field of study, as well as by the Student Service Office and the Studies Service Centre.

Organisation and participation in events

Organization and participation in events in accordance with sanitary rules. Organizing events is possible provided that no more than 50% of the number of places is available to participants, with a distance of 1.5 m between participants.
It is forbidden to gather more than 50 people at the University.

Mobility

Foreign trips of students related to the course of studies or the function performed at the University. Departure may take place with the consent of the Rector.
Departures should be carried out in compliance with the principles of sanitary safety.
It is recommended that people leaving and not vaccinated against COVID-19 take out coronavirus-related coverage insurance.
People coming from abroad are subject to special regulations at the University regarding the rules of safety and hygiene.

Information concerning departure  procedures is provided by the International Relations Office, phone No: 32 237 19 59, email: RN3-DWZ@polsl.pl

Information concerning academic exchange is provided by the International Mobility Office, phone No: 32 237 22 07, 32 237 13 29, email: mobility@polsl.pl

Contact with the University

  1. The basic form of contact is by phone and email. Whenever it is  possible, an electronic document circulation should be used, if the applicable regulations and procedures allow.
  2. In the case of contact via email, a student should use the assigned account in the @student.polsl.pl domain. Content and documents sent from this account are considered to be emailed by the student.
  3. In justified cases, direct contact is allowed, preserving the sanitary regime. Direct contact may take place in the following cases:

– a student has previously contacted an employee of the University by phone or email and has previously specified the reason, time and place of direct contact,

– direct contact with a student was required by an employee of the University.

Special care is required in case of direct contact. In the event of suspicion of infection or contact with an infected person, safety procedures shall be  implemented immediately.

Information is provided by the Student Service Office.

Other

  1. A student is obliged to read recommendations and guidelines, regarding the sanitary safety, published at the University.
  2. A student is obliged to follow the instructions of the employees, resulting from the applicable risk level.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

For the sake of the health and safety of students with disabilities, to provide equal opportunities in the education process, and to ensure comfort in learning in the case of inconveniences resulting from different rules of operating of the University, in order to counteract them, it is possible to contact the employees of the Office for Persons with Disabilities at the Studies Service Centre by email or by phone.

Contact details:

Contact with the Office for Persons with Disabilities

email: bon@polsl.pl , phone No: 32 237 23 50

Organisation of education

  1. Education is conducted in a blended learning (hybrid) system, which consists in the implementation of part of classes using distance learning methods and techniques, and part of classes in a face-to-face mode. Classes that can be conducted in compliance with sanitary regime are held in a face-to-face mode. Other classes, including lectures, in particular, are conducted only with the use of distance learning methods and techniques.
  2. In the case of face-to-face classes, verification of the achieved learning outcomes, including credits and examinations, is conducted in the manner specified in the curriculum and in the manner specified in the Regulations for doctoral studies or in the Regulations for the Joint Doctoral School, respectively. In the case of other classes, verification is carried out with the use of distance learning methods and techniques under the terms specified in the Rector’s ordinance.
  3. Internships in the form of conducting classes or participating in conducting classes can be carried out in compliance with the specific nature of blend learning system.
  4. The detailed organisation of education is specified in the Rector’s ordinance.

Attention. In accordance with the Regulation No. 262/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of November 6, 2020 on the organization of education from November 9, 2020. Codified text as of April 27, 2021. (Monitor Prawny, item 1041) in the period from November 9, 2020 to September 30, 2021, all forms of education at the Silesian University of Technology (first and second cycle studies, uniform master’s studies, education of doctoral students and other forms of education) are conducted using methods and distance learning techniques. It is allowed to conduct contact classes requiring research and laboratory infrastructure or developing practical skills, as well as necessary research as part of the preparation of diploma theses, engineering projects or PBL projects, or as part of the activities of student research clubs under the conditions specified by the vice-rector for student affairs and education.

Organisation of scientific work

  1. The organisation of scientific work is carried out in accordance with the general principles applicable in the basic unit.
  2. Access to research and laboratory infrastructure takes place in compliance with the terms applicable in the basic unit, who at the same time, is the administrator of this infrastructure.
  3. The Rector may define additional principles for the organisation of scientific work.

Organisation and participation in events

Organization and participation in events in accordance with sanitary rules. Organizing events is possible provided that no more than 50% of the number of places is available to participants, with a distance of 1.5 m between participants.
It is forbidden to gather more than 50 people at the University.

Mobility

Foreign trips of students related to the course of studies or the function performed at the University. Departure may take place with the consent of the Rector.
Departures should be carried out in compliance with the principles of sanitary safety.
It is recommended that people leaving and not vaccinated against COVID-19 take out coronavirus-related coverage insurance.
People coming from abroad are subject to special regulations at the University regarding the rules of safety and hygiene.

Information on departure procedures is provided by the International Relations Office, phone No: 32 237 19 59, email: RN3-DWZ@polsl.pl

Information on academic exchange is provided by the International Mobility Office, phone No: 32 237 22 07, 32 237 13 29, email: mobility@polsl.pl

Contact with the University

  1. The basic form of contact is by phone and email. Whenever it is possible, an electronic document circulation should be used, if the applicable regulations and procedures allow.
  2. In the case of contact via email, the doctoral student should use the assigned account in the @polsl.pl domain. Content and documents sent from this account are considered to be emailed by the doctoral student.
  3. In justified cases, direct contact is allowed, subject to sanitary regime. It is recommended that the reason, time, and place of direct contact with the University employee be agreed upon in advance.
  4. Special care is required in the case of direct contact. In the event of suspicion of infection or contact with an infected person, safety procedures shall be  implemented immediately.
  5. Consultations with the research tutor, academic supervisor, or respectively, the head of doctoral studies or the head of the doctoral school should be carried out remotely whenever possible.

Other

  1. A doctoral student is obliged to read the recommendations and guidelines, regarding the sanitary safety published at the University.
  2. A doctoral student is obliged to follow the instructions of the employees, resulting from the applicable level of risk.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS WITH  DISABILITIES

For the sake of the health and safety of doctoral students with disabilities, to provide equal opportunities in the education process and to ensure comfort in learning in the event of inconveniences resulting from different rules of operating of the University, in order to counteract them, it is possible to contact the employees of the Office for Persons with Disabilities at the Studies Service Centre, by email and by phone

Contact details:

Contact with the Office for Persons with Disabilities

email: bon@polsl.pl

phone No: 32 237 23 50

Organisation of education

  1. Classes are conducted in a blended learning (hybrid) system, which consists in the implementation of part of classes using distance learning methods and techniques, and part of classes are conducted in a face-to-face mode. Classes that can be conducted in compliance with sanitary regime are held in-person with the consent of the Vice Dean for Education. Other classes, including lectures, in particular, are conducted only with the use of distance learning methods and techniques.
  2. In the case of face-to-face classes, verification of the achieved learning outcomes, including credits and examinations, is carried out in the manner specified in the subject cards and in the manner specified in the applicable regulations. In the case of other classes, verification is carried out with the use of distance learning methods and techniques on the terms specified in the Rector’s ordinance.
  3. Final exams may be conducted in the face-to-face mode, in compliance with the applicable sanitary regime. At the participant’s request or in other justified cases, the final exam is conducted using electronic means of communication.

Attention. In accordance with the Regulation No. 262/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of November 6, 2020 on the organization of education from November 9, 2020. Codified text as of April 27, 2021. (Monitor Prawny, item 1041) in the period from November 9, 2020 to September 30, 2021, all forms of education at the Silesian University of Technology (first and second cycle studies, uniform master’s studies, education of doctoral students and other forms of education) are conducted using methods and distance learning techniques. It is allowed to conduct contact classes requiring research and laboratory infrastructure or developing practical skills, as well as necessary research as part of the preparation of diploma theses, engineering projects or PBL projects, or as part of the activities of student research clubs under the conditions specified by the vice-rector for student affairs and education.

Contact with the University

  1. The basic form of contact is by phone and email. Whenever it is  possible, an electronic document circulation should be used, if the applicable regulations and procedures allow.
  2. In justified cases, direct contact is allowed, subject to sanitary regime. Direct contact may take place in the following cases:

– a student has previously contacted an employee of the University by phone or email and has previously specified the reason, time and place of direct contact,

– direct contact with a student was required by an employee of the University.

    3. Special care is required in the case of direct contact. In the event of suspicion of infection or contact with an infected person, safety procedures shall be  implemented immediately.

Organisation of education

  1. Education of students and doctoral students is conducted in a blended learning (hybrid) system. The blended system consists in the implementation of some classes using distance learning methods and techniques, and some are conducted in a face-to-face mode, i.e. with direct, physical participation of academic teachers or other persons conducting classes, and students, and doctoral students.
  2. Consultations are conducted at fixed hours, previously agreed and communicated to students and doctoral students via the Remote Education Platform, using synchronous communication tools such as: Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
  3. Credits and exams at the end of a specific course are conducted using distance learning methods and techniques.

Attention. In accordance with the Regulation No. 262/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of November 6, 2020 on the organization of education from November 9, 2020. Codified text as of April 27, 2021. (Monitor Prawny, item 1041) in the period from November 9, 2020 to September 30, 2021, all forms of education at the Silesian University of Technology (first and second cycle studies, uniform master’s studies, education of doctoral students and other forms of education) are conducted using methods and distance learning techniques. It is allowed to conduct contact classes requiring research and laboratory infrastructure or developing practical skills, as well as necessary research as part of the preparation of diploma theses, engineering projects or PBL projects, or as part of the activities of student research clubs under the conditions specified by the vice-rector for student affairs and education.

Organisation of work

Performing research and organisational duties on-site, in compliance with sanitary regime and with a possible rotating distance learning system, if necessary to keep the distance rules or for other specific reasons (decisions taken by competent heads of units). Performing didactic duties in accordance with the rules for the organisation of education set out in the Risk Level 1.

Quarantine does not always exclude the possibility of remote work. If an employee during the quarantine is able to work and undertakes it remotely, then the employee shall be entitled to full remuneration from the employer for the work performed, which shall not be a sick pay, but a regular remuneration. If symptoms of a disease begin to appear while working during the quarantine, the employee may visit a doctor in order to issue a medical certificate of temporary incapacity for work due to an illness. Such a certificate shall constitute the basis for the payment of the sickness compensation.

Participation in training

Trainings taking place on the premises of the University may be conducted only in groups that allow keeping a safe distance and maintaining sanitary rigors. Training participants are required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask. The organization of trainings is possible provided that no more than 50% of the number of places is available to participants, with a distance of 1.5 m between participants. Maximum number of participants: 50.

Participation in training organized outside the University is allowed with the consent of the superior, provided that sanitary rules are observed. Participation of employees in open training conducted in a hybrid or stationary formula is possible provided that the employee submits a declaration of will to participate in an open training conducted in one of the above-mentioned forms.

Mobility

Foreign business trips each time require the consent of the Rector. Departures should be carried out in compliance with the principles of sanitary safety. People leaving and not vaccinated against COVID-19 are advised to take out coronavirus-related coverage insurance.

Competitions

Competitions for the position of academic teachers are mostly conducted in a remote mode. An on-site session of the selection board at the University is possible in exceptional cases, in compliance with the sanitary regime. If it is necessary to meet the candidates in the University premises, a meeting may only take place in compliance with the rules of the sanitary regime.

Organisation of work

The work is performed mainly in stationary conditions, in compliance with sanitary requirements. In justified cases, work may be performed remotely. Information is provided by the Personnel Management Office: rr5@polsl.pl

Principles for remote work:

  • when ordering remote work, the immediate superior agrees the communication channels with the employee and the way of distributing instructions, tasks and the results of remote work;
  • an employee performing remote work is obliged to perform the assigned tasks within their standard working hours. In exceptional circumstances an employee may agree flexible working hours of remote work with their immediate superior in the amount specified in the employment contract;
  • the immediate superior provides an employee with the schedule of tasks;
  • an employee provides the immediate superior with the work results in an electronic form;
  • the immediate superiors are supposed to maintain constant contact with employees performing remote work and to archive orders and work results;
  • it is possible to work remotely during quarantine.

Additional work guidelines:

Quarantine does not always exclude the possibility of remote work. Each situation, however, shall require an individual assessment of whether a given type of work is suitable for remote work. If an employee in quarantine is able to work and undertakes it remotely, then the employee shall be entitled to full remuneration from the employer for the work performed, which shall not be a sick pay, but a regular remuneration. If symptoms of a disease begin to appear while working during the quarantine, an employee should visit a doctor in order to issue a medical certificate of temporary incapacity for work due to an illness. Such a certificate shall constitute the basis for the payment of the sickness compensation.

In the case of combining remote and on-site work within one day, it should be taken into account that the commuting time is included in the working time.

In terms of correspondence and handling various matters:

  • It is recommended that the direct contact be limited as much as possible, use email correspondence and telephone channels, as well as transfer all paper documentation by internal post system;
  • The collection and delivery of correspondence within the internal post system at the Silesian University of Technology takes place in accordance with the schedule set out in the Ordinance No 61/08/09 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 6 May 2009 on the introduction of the internal post system at the Silesian University of Technology;
  • In accordance with article 2 of the Ordinance No 213/2020 of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology of 30 September 2020 on the principles of the operation of the University from
    01 October 2020, the Silesian University of Technology has limited access to all the buildings of the University maintaining the supervision of the academic guards and a receptionist. Everyone entering the University building undergoes a temperature control in accordance with the procedure.

Participation in trainings

Trainings are mainly conducted in a remote mode. In justified cases, it is possible to conduct trainings in a hybrid or on-site formula. Trainings taking place in the University may be conducted only in groups that allow keeping safe distance in compliance with current sanitary regime. Participation in trainings organised outside the University is allowed with the consent of the superior.

In the case when employees participate in trainings conducted in a hybrid or on-site formula, every employee must submit a declaration of intent to participate in such trainings.

Information is provided by the Personnel Management Office – Recruitment and Training Section: rr5-3@polsl.pl

Recruitment Process

The entire recruitment process for positions of non academic employees is carried out remotely. In an exceptional situation, upon the Rector’s consent, an on-site meeting at the University is allowed at the last stage of the recruitment process, with the obligation to maintain basic sanitary regime (refers to individual meetings with up to 3 candidates).

Information is provided by: Personnel Management Office – Recruitment and Training Section: rr5-3@polsl.pl

Check-in/ check-out procedure

Applications for accommodation in a student residence hall should be submitted electronically (a scanned document).

Check-in at the beginning of the academic year is conducted according to a specific schedule (limited number of persons and queues). Accommodation process complies with the sanitary regime and social distance. It is obligatory to cover the nose and mouth.

It is obligatory to submit statements: all persons residing in student or teacher residence halls are required to submit their statements to the Administration of a relevant student or teacher residence hall– Annex No 1.

Procedure for dealing with an infected personAnnex No 2.

Accommodation rules

General rules

Following precautionary principles, application of basic protection measures, including disinfection (at the entrance to the building), permitted body temperature measurement of persons entering a dormitory.

Public areas

Hand disinfection at the entrance to the building, permitted movement of people, keeping social distance, limiting the number of people using common areas at the same time.

Payments

Recommended an on-line transfer to the dormitory account.

Current information is available on the website.

 Guests visits

Possibility to reduce access by non-residents (Ordinance No 112/2020 as amended).

Information concerning the processing of personal data of non-residents or visitors at the University campus (GDPR clause) is available at the reception desks in student/teacher residence halls.

Access to the infrastructure and laboratories is limited to academic staff who conduct research, didactic classes and to students and doctoral students participating in these classes prior to the approval of the Head of the Department.

The Head of the unit with the infrastructure and laboratories determines the rules for disinfection of the equipment and rooms. These rules are published in the rooms and the subordinate employees ensure the availability of disinfectants. Disinfection is obligatory before every access to the infrastructure and laboratory. In the case the disinfectant could damage an electronic equipment, computers or other apparatus, replaceable protective films should be used to prevent the surface from coming into contact with the hands of a person using the equipment.

The rooms with the infrastructure and laboratories should be intensively ventilated after each use and in the case of a longer use, it should be also ventilated during the breaks.

The person conducting classes or research in the rooms with an infrastructure or in a laboratory is obligated to prepare a list of people using the infrastructure, including their contact details, as well as the date and time of use. Such lists of users shall be stored for 20 days, at the Department Secretariat.

Each time, in the case a person infected with COVID -19 has access to the infrastructure or laboratory, the person conducting classes or the head of the laboratory is obligated to report it immediately via an email or phone to the Health and Safety Inspectorate, Facility Manager and to the Head of the Department. The room should be locked immediately and the key should be returned to the reception desk with the information that it cannot be made available to any person other than the Facility Manager, until further instruction provided by the Health and Safety Inspectorate.

Moreover, in the rooms with infrastructure and in the laboratories the principles described in: Organisational and order principles of operation must be followed.

Sports classes

It is permissible to measure body temperature. Participants are required to disinfect their hands before and after classes.

All persons present in the premises of sports facilities are required to use masks covering their mouths and noses and to maintain a safe social distance (1.5 to 2 m).

After classes the floor and the changing room are disinfected, rooms are ventilated, door-handles are disinfected, the corridors leading to changing rooms are cleaned as well.

Sports and recreational activities

Trainings are conducted according to schedule, in compliance with the applicable sanitary regime.

Information is provided on the SUT Sports Centre website.

Lease of sports facilities and organisation of sports events

Use of facilities and organisation of sports events take place in accordance with the currently applicable regulations of the Council of Ministers and subject to sanitary regime.

Organisational and order security

In public areas, including administration, the following shall apply:

  • restriction of gathering,
  • temperature measurement of individuals entering the building and frequent ventilation of the entrance to the building,
  • hand disinfection, covering mouths and noses, keeping social distance.

In didactic and administrative rooms, the following shall apply:

  • Limiting people gathering, keeping social distance, frequent ventilation of rooms,
  • Disinfection of handles, tables, desks, etc.

Limiting the access of third parties to the buildings only to people previously reported by the University Units. Taking contact details and statements from the third parties in accordance with the Rector’s Ordinance.

Avoiding gatherings in public areas and at the University buildings. It is obligatory to undergo temperature measurement at the entrance to the building.

It is obligatory to wear a mask or a face shield when entering the building and when in a group of people, to disinfect hands at the entrance to the building and to keep a social distance (1,5 – 2m).

Using individual work tools or tools disinfected after each user.

The Facility Manager determines the number of people allowed in a given room and prepares necessary markings. The Facility Manager prepares and follows the rules for cyclical disinfection of the building and provides information about these rules in appropriate places.

It is forbidden to use the elevator by more than 1 person at the same time. Implementation of guided pedestrian traffic in the buildings and providing appropriate signage.

Working hours of the Library of the Silesian University of Technology

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 2 pm

Books can also be returned after opening hours of the Library – until 7 pm – they can be placed in the baskets located at the Library reception desk (main entrance, 23 Kaszubska Street).

The access

The following are available to readers:

  • individual study zone – on the ground floor of the Library (the hall and the former Scientific Information Reading Room),
  • Ground floor –Lending Room, General Reading Room 2, Standards and Patents Reading Room, Scientific Information,
  • 2nd floor – Journal Reading Room.

Detailed rules for using the Library of the Silesian University of Technology

  • The Library can be used by employees, doctoral students and students of the Silesian University of Technology, persons performing work on the terms specified in separate agreements concluded with the Silesian University of Technology, as well as students and teachers of secondary schools with whom the Library of the Silesian University of Technology has signed an appropriate agreement.
  • The Library can be used by the outside persons having previously completed a registration form, available at the reception desk.
  • The collections in Reading Rooms are used independently, with the use of disposable gloves.
  • Users can use Library computer equipment and scanners (available in Reading Rooms 1 and 2).
  • In Reading Room 2, the available equipment is dedicated to the blind or visually impaired users.
  • New Readers sign up online: Registration for New Readers. It is requested to email the Lending Room: wypozycz@polsl.pl to activate an account. Upon receiving a return email, books can be ordered. In order to collect books, a student ID card needs to be presented, within 24 hours from the ordering time, and within 14 days.
  • The borrowed books must be returned within designated period. The Library charges fees for late return. Students are asked to monitor their library accounts.
  • First year students are invited to read the presentation about Library and the Guidebook.
  • It is recommended that SUT students and employees use electronic collections, also available from home computers via the HAN system and the training available on the Distance Education Platform Library Collections and Services for Distance Education.
  • Academic teachers are encouraged to submit publications intended for remote sharing in the Didactic Digital Library.
  • The Library provides scanning services of the materials pre-ordered by email (parts of books, articles from journals) at the reader’s individual request.
  • Persons using the Library are required to follow the safety rules.

 

Safety rules introduced in the Library

  • Persons using Reading Rooms are required to provide data enabling a Reader’s identification to the librarian on duty.
  • Employees and the Library users should strictly follow the preventive measures presented and updated by the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate and the Polish Ministry of Health.
  • The Library operates in accordance with the principles specified in the Rector’s Ordinances (available on the website of the Silesian University of Technology and in hard copies – available in Reading Rooms).
  • At the entrance to the Library, there is an obligatory body temperature control (at the reception desk) and hands should be disinfected.
  • It is mandatory to cover the mouth and nose and to keep social distance while in the Library.
  • A person showing clear signs of a disease, such as temperature above 37,5°C, persistent cough and breathing difficulties shall not be allowed to enter the Library.
  • In Reading Rooms and in other zones, places for Readers are clearly marked.
  • During the opening hours breaks take place in order to ventilate the 
  • For the readers’ safety, all returned books are quarantined for 3 days. After that period they can be made available again.
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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).