RISK LEVEL 2

Implementation of the increased sanitary regime, mainly remote work, the University closed for third parties, reduced mobility and contacts, increased restrictions in the operation of the University.

SANITARY REGIME

Implementation of restrictions resulting from the guidelines of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate in the case of the risk increase. Frequent hand disinfection or regular and thorough hand washing with soap and water is recommended, keeping a safe distance of at least 1.5 m. Obligation to cover the nose and mouth. Body temperature control of individuals entering the University premises. Limiting direct contact to a minimum. Limiting the number of people in classrooms to half or in accordance with the information 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 are mostly conducted using distance learning methods and techniques. Selected classes, with the Rector's consent, may be conducted in a face-to-face mode, if required by the special nature of studies or doctoral students' education. Face-to-face classes are conducted with strict sanitary regime, access control and identification of participants.

AVAILABILITY

The University is closed for third parties, with the exception of individually invited guests. Monitoring and registration of entering individuals. 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. Strictly specified rules of students’ access to the laboratories.

ORGANISATION

Remote organisational meetings, with the exceptions which require the application of strict sanitary regime.

ADMINISTRATION

Work in the hybrid system.

EVENTS

Organisation of events only upon the consent of the Rector of the Silesian University of Technology and in compliance with strict sanitary regime, access control and identification of participants. Possible organisation of remote events.

MOBILITY

Mobility suspended and possible only on the basis of the individual Rector’s consent.

STUDENT AND TEACHER RESIDENCE HALLS (DORMITORIES)

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

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. The majority of classes are conducted with the use of distance learning methods and techniques, and classes which cannot be conducted in this way –are conducted in a face-to-face mode with the Rector’s consent.

  2. Classes in a face-to-face mode are conducted with the preservation of a strict sanitary regime, access control, and student identification.

  3. 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. At the request of the appropriate Vice Dean for Education, the Rector may agree to a different mode of conducting classes, if required by the special nature of these classes.

  4. Absence from classes is justified by a teacher in accordance with the procedure specified in the Study Regulations. In the event of longer absence, a student should report this fact to the Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Student Affairs. 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 by a student through their individual work, after consultation with a teacher.
  5. If it is not possible to participate in classes in a face-to-face mode, a student reports this fact to the Student Service Office via email (using the email in the @student.polsl.pl domain).

  6. Consultations are conducted only remotely in accordance with the agreed schedule, which is made available to students.

  7. Verification of the achieved learning outcomes, including credits and examinations is carried out with the use of distance learning methods and techniques under the terms specified in the Rector’s ordinance. In duly justified cases, it is allowed to carry out verification using the face-to-face mode specified in the subject card, preserving strict sanitary regime, access control and student identification. 

  8. Diploma examinations are conducted using electronic means of communication. At the student’s request or in other justified cases, resulting, in particular, from the specific nature  of studies or the subject of the diploma dissertation, the diploma examination may be conducted in the face-to-face mode, with the preservation  of strict sanitary regime.

  9. Classes, verification of achieved learning outcomes and the diploma examination may be conducted in the face-to-face mode only upon the Rector’s consent at the request of the appropriate Vice Dean for Education.

  10. The detailed organisation of education is specified in the Rector’s Ordinance.

  11. 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.

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

  1. The organisation of open events conducted in a face-to-face mode is possible only upon the Rector’s consent.  The organiser is always obliged to ensure the increased sanitary safety of participants.

  2. It is forbidden to organise events outside the University premises.

  3. It is forbidden to gather in a group larger than 20 people in the University.
  4. Events at the University should be organised in a remote mode.

Mobility

  1. Foreign mobility of students, related to the course of studies or their function at the University, is forbidden. In individual, duly justified cases, a student may obtain the Rector’s consent for a departure.

  2. An opinion of a person conducting the thesis, supervisor, Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Student Affairs, an academic tutor, etc. should be attached to the application for the Rector’s consent as appropriate.

  3. Departures should be carried out in accordance with the specific rules of sanitary safety, taking into account the applicable restrictions in international traffic.

  4. Persons coming from abroad are subject to specific provisions at the University in relation to health and safety rules. Permission to come from abroad is always issued by the Rector.

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 duly justified cases, direct contact is allowed, preserving sanitary rules. 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.

The consent for direct contact (in relation to individual students or a given type of matter) is issued by the head of the unit. The unit maintains a register of direct contacts.

  1. 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 regularly become familiar with recommendations and guidelines, regarding the sanitary safety, published at the University, as well as with all decisions, recommendations and guidelines issued by the State Sanitary Inspectorate or other state services and bodies carrying out tasks in the field of public health.
  2. A student is obliged to monitor the current epidemiological situation in the country.

  3. A student is obliged to follow the instructions of the employees, resulting from the applicable risk level.

  4. Students experiencing any health problems, should refrain from participating in classes conducted in a face-to-face mode.

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 the 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: 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. The majority of classes are conducted with the use of distance learning methods and techniques, and classes which cannot be conducted in this way – are conducted in a face-to-face mode with the Rector’s consent.
  2. In particular, individual classes with a doctoral student can be organised in a face-to-face mode.

  3. Classes in a face-to-face mode are conducted with the preservation of strict sanitary regime, access control, and doctoral student identification.

  4. If it is not possible to participate in classes in a face-to-face mode for a longer period of time, the doctoral student reports this fact via email to the Head of Doctoral Studies or to the Head of Doctoral School respectively (using the email in the @polsl.pl domain).

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

    In duly justified cases, it is allowed to carry out verification using the face-to-face mode, preserving strict sanitary regime, access control and doctoral student identification. 

  6. Classes and verification of the achieved outcomes can be conducted in a face-to-face mode only upon Rector’s consent at the request of the Head of Doctoral Studies or the Head of the Doctoral School respectively.

  7. 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. Whenever it is possible, internships should be conducted in the form of conducting classes or participating in conducting them with the use of distance learning methods and techniques.

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

Organisation of scientific work

  1. Organisation of scientific work is carried out in accordance with detailed 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 the events

  1. Organisation of open events organised in direct contact form is possible upon Rector’s consent only. The organiser is always obliged to ensure the increased sanitary safety of participants.

  2. It is forbidden to organise events outside the University premises.

  3. It is forbidden to gather in a group larger than 20 people in the University.
  4. Events at the University should be organised in a remote mode.

Mobility

  1. Foreign mobility of doctoral students, related to the course of education or their function at the University, is forbidden. In individual, duly justified cases, a doctoral student may obtain the Rector’s consent for a departure.

  2. An opinion of a research tutor or a supervisor, and an opinion of the Head of the Doctoral Studies or the Head of Doctoral School respectively should be attached to the application for the Rector’s consent.

  3. Departures should be carried out in accordance with the specific rules of sanitary safety, taking into account the applicable restrictions in international traffic.

  4. Persons coming from abroad are subject to specific provisions at the University in relation to health and safety rules. Permission to come from abroad is always issued by the Rector.

Information concerning 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, a 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. Consultations with a research tutor, academic supervisor or with the Head of Doctoral Studies or the Head of Doctoral School are conducted in a remote mode.

  4. In duly justified cases, direct contact is allowed, subject to sanitary regime. The consent for direct contact (in relation to individual doctoral students or a given type of matter) is issued by the head of the unit. The unit maintains a register of direct contacts.

  5. 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.

Other

  1. A doctoral student is obliged to regularly become familiar with recommendations and guidelines, regarding the sanitary safety, published at the University, as well as with all decisions, recommendations and guidelines issued by the State Sanitary Inspectorate or other state services and bodies carrying out tasks in the field of public health.

  2. A doctoral student is obliged to monitor the current epidemiological situation in the country.

  3. A doctoral student is obliged to follow the instructions of the employees, resulting from the applicable risk level.

  4. Doctoral students experiencing any health problems, should refrain from participating in classes conducted in a face-to-face mode.

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 the 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 remotely, except for those which cannot be conducted in this way. All on-site classes are conducted with the preservation of strict sanitary regime.

  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 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.

Contact with the University

  1. The only possible 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. Direct contact is allowed only in justified cases, 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. Extreme caution 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.

Organizacja kształcenia

Education is conducted in a blended learning (hybrid) system. The majority of classes are conducted with the use of distance learning methods and techniques, and classes which cannot be conducted in this way – are conducted in a face-to-face mode with the Rector’s consent.

Selected classes, upon the Rector’s consent, may be conducted in a face-to-face mode, if required by the special nature of studies or the special nature of doctoral students’ education. Face-to-face classes are conducted with strict sanitary regime, access control and identification of participants.

Organisation of work

Increased sanitary regime. Performing research and organisational duties remotely.

Performing didactic duties in accordance with the rules for the organisation of education set out in the Risk Level 2.

Participation in trainings

Trainings are mainly conducted in a remote mode. In justified cases, it is possible to conduct the training in an on-site mode upon Rector’s consent only and with the preservation of the sanitary regime.

In the case of participation of employees in trainings conducted in an on-site mode employees are obliged to submit declarations of intent to participate in these trainings.

Mobility

In principle, international trips are suspended and possible only upon the Rector’s individual consent.

Competitions

Competitions for the position of academic teachers are conducted in a remote mode.

Organisation of work

Increased sanitary regime.

The work is performed mainly remotely, reducing mobility and contact. Increase of restrictions in the operation of the University.

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;

Additional work guidelines:

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:

  • Direct contact of employees at work is reduced to a minimum, using email correspondence and telephone channels, as well as transferring of 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;

  • The University is closed to third parties. In the case the work is performed in the on-site mode, access to all University buildings takes place with the maintenance of the supervision of the academic guards and a receptionist. Everyone entering a 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 an on-site formula. Only upon the Rector’s consent and with the preservation of  sanitary regime. 

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

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.

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

Kwaterowanie/wykwaterowanie

Check-in/ check-out procedure

Restricted accommodation.

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

At the check-in it is necessary to read and sign the statement – Annex No 1.

Implementation of a one-person accommodation system (priority is given to SUT students). Accommodation takes place upon prior notification of the Administration and arranging an appointment.

Information is provided by the Student Campus Administration.

Zasady ogólne

General rules

Limited possibility to leave the dormitories.

Current information is available in the Announcement tab on the Student Campus website.

Public areas

Obligatory hand disinfection at the entrance to the building, body temperature control, covering mouths and noses, keeping social distance, reducing number of persons staying in one room at the same time, full sanitary regime.

 Payments

On-line transfers to the dormitory account are highly recommended.

Current information is available on the Student Campus website in the Announcement tab.

 

Guests visits

Restriction of the possibility to receive guests. Visits are allowed in exceptional situations, monitoring of individuals entering the building – obligatory registration in the visitors’ book (GDPR clause template for guests – Annex No 2).

 

The facility manager and heads of departments, having analysed the situation and needs, shall determine the necessary access to the infrastructure and laboratories, preparing a list of authorised persons.

The facility manager shall ensure that physical access is possible only to individuals placed on  the list of authorised persons, and that every time a key is handed over, this shall be registered.

Didactic classes are held remotely.

Information is provided by the SUT Sports Centre at the following email address: rjo6-os@polsl.pl

Sports and recreational activities

Practising sports is possible only at facilities outside the University,

Maintaining strict sanitary regime and identification of participants after obtaining the consent and determining the rules by the Rector.

Detailed information is provided by the SUT Sports Centre.

Lease of sports facilities

Lease is not available.

Organisational and order security

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

  • ban on third parties entering the premises (except for individuals who made prior appointments),
  • strict monitoring of entrances to the building,
  • body temperature control, full sanitary regime, frequent disinfection of rooms and surfaces, keeping social distance, covering mouth and nose,
  • didactic rooms function in accordance with the full sanitary regime.

No third party access to University buildings, except for persons authorised by the facility manager. Taking contact details and statements from third parties at the reception in accordance with the Rector’s Ordinance.

Heads of Units shall analyse and introduce a further increase in the minimum area of space per 1 person in an occupied room.

Food catering or commercial activities are suspended in the premises.

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 users:

  • 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.
  • Guests, including representatives of companies providing services, can also enter the Library upon prior arrangements.
  • The Library cannot be used by the outside persons.
  • 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 magazines) 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.
  • Previously arranged guests, including persons providing services (representatives of companies) are obliged to fill out an appropriate form (at the Library Reception Desk).
  • 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 
  • Preferred way of returning books – to place them in the baskets available at the Reception Desk of the Library.
  • 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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Kontakt w sprawach bezpieczeństwa epidemicznego:

Inspektorat BHP
e-mail: RR3-IBHP@polsl.pl

Koordynator ds. przeciwdziałania COVID-19
Przewodniczący Zespołu Doradczego Rektora ds. Zarządzania Kryzysowego
prof. dr hab. inż. Bogusław Łazarz, Prorektor ds. Ogólnych
e-mail: ro@polsl.pl

PODSTAWOWY RYGOR SANITARNY:
  • dezynfekcja rąk oraz dokładne mycie rąk wodą z mydłem,
  • zachowanie bezpiecznej odległości od innych osób (minimum 1,5 m),
  • zakrywanie nosa i ust w obecności innych osób oraz w miejscach ogólnodostępnych,
  • ograniczenie liczby osób w salach dydaktycznych do połowy lub zgodnie z informacją wywieszoną na drzwiach sali,
  • częste wietrzenie pomieszczeń,
  • częsta dezynfekcja powierzchni dotykowych (wind, poręczy, klamek, włączników światła, blatów itp.), sanitariatów,
  • pomiar temperatury osób, które wchodzą na teren Uczelni,
  • wprowadzenie ruchu jednokierunkowego w poszczególnych budynkach Politechniki Śląskiej,
  • wprowadzenie zakazu gromadzeń na korytarzach i w ciągach komunikacyjnych,
  • stosowanie bieżących przepisów Głównego Inspektoratu Sanitarnego (GIS).
Kontakt w sprawach bezpieczeństwa epidemicznego:

Inspektorat BHP
e-mail: RR3-IBHP@polsl.pl

Koordynator ds. przeciwdziałania COVID-19
Przewodniczący Zespołu Doradczego Rektora ds. Zarządzania Kryzysowego
prof. dr hab. inż. Bogusław Łazarz, Prorektor ds. Ogólnych
e-mail: ro@polsl.pl

PODSTAWOWY RYGOR SANITARNY:
  • dezynfekcja rąk oraz dokładne mycie rąk wodą z mydłem,
  • zachowanie bezpiecznej odległości od innych osób (minimum 1,5 m),
  • zakrywanie nosa i ust w obecności innych osób oraz w miejscach ogólnodostępnych,
  • ograniczenie liczby osób w salach dydaktycznych do połowy lub zgodnie z informacją wywieszoną na drzwiach sali,
  • częste wietrzenie pomieszczeń,
  • częsta dezynfekcja powierzchni dotykowych (wind, poręczy, klamek, włączników światła, blatów itp.), sanitariatów,
  • pomiar temperatury osób, które wchodzą na teren Uczelni,
  • wprowadzenie ruchu jednokierunkowego w poszczególnych budynkach Politechniki Śląskiej,
  • wprowadzenie zakazu gromadzeń na korytarzach i w ciągach komunikacyjnych,
  • stosowanie bieżących przepisów Głównego Inspektoratu Sanitarnego (GIS).