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Student Guide

Guía Estudiantes

The main objective of this guide is to provide information about the measures necessary for 2021-2022 academic year activity to be carried out under safe conditions.  

The recommendations and measures included in this guide are continually under revision and updated according to directions from the corresponding authorities.

All of the instructions found in this guide, including those for specific spaces and activities specifically for the University, and where applicable, external entities responsible for them, require mandatory compliance

1. BEFORE COMING TO THE UNIVERSITY:

- Students with symptoms that are compatible with COVID-19, or who are a close contact.

Presence of symptoms

If you have symptoms that are compatible with COVID-19, you must stay home and notify your primary healthcare center to follow their recommendations.

If healthcare officials confirm a diagnosis of COVID-19, you should notify the University ABOUT your positive test through the following form: https://aplicaciones.uc3m.es/formulario/notificaCovid

Individuals who have been diagnosed with the illness and have not finalized their self-isolation period or who are in quarantine must not come to the University.

Close contact

If you have been in close contact with a positive case (<2m, >15 minutes, without adequate safety measures) contact your primary healthcare physician and notify your professors if you are ordered to quarantine.  

During the period of house quarantine for having been in close contact with an infected individual (<2 m, > 15m without adequate safety measures) you should stay home to the extent possible,  limit contact with the rest of your household, and if possible, use one sole room for yourself, until receiving further instructions from the healthcare services.

Preventative self-isolation prescribed by a physician is considered a justifiable cause for not attending class,  as long as you have the  corresponding certification.

- Students at high risk from COVID-19

All the information on protocol for actions to identify and assess the necessary prevention measures for persons at special risk from COVID-19 in the University can be found on the Persons at Risk

2. WHILE STUDENTS ARE AT THE UNIVERSITY:

- Measures to ensure a safe social distance and prevent situations of crowding

All the measures to ensure a safe social distance can be consulted on the webpage General measures.

- Hygiene and personal protection measurs

All of the steps for ensuring hygiene and personal protection measures can be consulted on the page General Measures.

- Use of face mask

Wearing a face mask inside buildings as well as outside on all the University grounds and premises is mandatory. Masks must be of the hygienic or surgical type.  Use of masks with one-way exhalation valves should not be worn.

Students must provide their own face masks.  

When wearing a mask, it is essential to properly adjust its outside and edges to your face.  If not, its effectiveness is greatly reduced, if not totally absent. All users must be aware that if there is not a perfect fit, the air you are breathing will NOT be filtered.

The following steps should be followed for the proper use of a face mask: 

  • Before putting it on, wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based disinfectant.
  • Cover your mouth and nose while making sure there is no space between your face and the mask.  
  • Avoid touching your mask while you are wearing it.
  • Take it off from behind, without touching the front part.
  • Dispose your used mask in the waste bins for this purpose and wash your hands. 

At the entrances to the building next to the other waste containers, there is one for used masks.

You are not required to wear a mask if engaging in an activity incompatible with its use, such as eating or drinking.

Students who have some type or respiratory condition exacerbated by use of a mask or whose use is prejudicial to their health or a disability should go to their primary healthcare center to have their condition certified and then contact the Centro de Orientación a Estudiantes (Student Services Center) by completing the following form:

- Use of spaces

All of the measures adopted by the University in its different spaces can be consulted on the page: Specific measures.