Recommendations of the WMU Crisis Management Team
The Regulation of the Council of Ministers of March 25, 2022 removes the obligation to cover the mouth and nose with a mask in rooms, except those where medical activities are carried out, but the WMU Crisis Management Team still recommends the use of masks in all University buildings.
The Regulation of the Council of Ministers of March 25, 2022, item 679 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders and prohibitions in connection with the outbreak of an epidemic, eliminated the obligation to use masks, the obligation of quarantine and isolation in connection with Covid-19. Until April 30, 2022, the order to cover the mouth and nose with a mask is in effect in buildings in which medical activities are conducted and pharmacies. Persons who are currently under quarantine, isolation or home isolation on the date of publication of this Regulation are obliged to complete this quarantine, isolation or home isolation as previously decided. Concomitantly, the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 25 February 2022 on the establishment of certain restrictions, orders and prohibitions in connection with the occurrence of an epidemic expires.
Persons who experience symptoms of infection should consult the doctor immediately and follow the recommendations issued by the doctor regarding the time of sick leave.
However, the WMU Crisis Management Team strongly recommends to follow preexisting recommendations, including the use of medical masks covering the mouth and nose in all WMU buildings and during classes.
SUMMER SEMESTER OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
Recommendations for students and employees of the Wrocław Medical University concerning the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the summer semester 2021/2022.
Note: Any recommendations provided are subject to change based on the epidemiological developments.
VACCINATION DOES NOT MEAN AN EXEMPTION FROM THE OBLIGATION TO
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS AND TO ABIDE BY BASIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS, INCLUDING USING MEDICAL MASKS
- General guidelines
- Students shouldn’t crowd in the locker rooms and gather in large groups in hallways, in the Kardamon bar and other common spaces.
- A social distance is recommended.
- It is recommended to cover mouth and nose at least with a medical mask in the University buildings.
- It is recommended that the rooms in which classes are held, should be ventilated periodically: during class, during breaks between classes, and after the class.
- Eating meals in groups during breaks should be avoided.
- It is recommended to ensure that contact surfaces in the teaching rooms are disinfected after each group's class, using an alcohol-based disinfectant.
- Only healthy persons can participate in the classes, who don’t have symptoms suggesting an infectious disease such as: elevated body temperature, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, smell and taste disorders, sore throat, chest pain, diarrhea and who are not currently using antipyretic and/or anti-inflammatory drugs due to fever and/or infection.
- NOTE: ANY PERSON PRESENTING SYMPTOMS MENTIONED ABOVE IS PROHIBITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASSES and should immediately consult the doctor (GP).
Recommendations regarding the classes:
I. Clinical and practical classes with patients – Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Health Sciences
- Medical surgical mask covering mouth and nose;
- Workwear (medical uniform + disposable interlining clothing);
- Disposable gloves (depending on performed activity);
- Hand disinfectant
- Each student taking classes in medical facilities is required to wash hands with soap and water and disinfect them before entering the ward. The student repeats this activity when leaving the ward.
- It is recommended to disinfect hands frequently during classes.
NOTE: When performing procedures with aerosol generation and during practical classes in the Academic Dental Polyclinic (contact with the patient's oral cavity), the use of PPE protecting against airborne and air-dust transmission is mandatory:
1. masks with FFP2 filter
2. workwear (medical uniform + disposable interlining clothing)
3. disposable gloves (it is advised to consider the double-glove technique)
4. Face shield
- Lectures are held using online distance learning methods and techniques.
- Other forms of classes: seminars, non-clinical classes, auditory courses, laboratory classes, classes in simulated conditions and specialized-magisterial classes - Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Health Sciences
- If possible, social distancing is recommended.
- It is recommended to use medical surgical mask covering mouth and nose;
- It is recommended to use disposable gloves (if it is required by the type of class);
- Access to disinfectant and possibility to wash hands.
- After each group, disinfect touch surfaces with an alcohol-based disinfectant (more than 60% alcohol content).
IV. Computer rooms, technical skills laboratories:
- A hand disinfectant should be available in the room – students are required to disinfect their hands before working with a teaching equipment (phantoms, simulators or other teaching equipment).
- After each class and before the arrival of a new group, it is recommended to disinfect the contact surfaces: switches, desks, keyboards, mouse. In the case of keyboards, there is a possibility to use foil that can be changed after each group. Foil-covered keyboards need to be disinfected as well.
- Each student should have their own pen and notebook.
- Students and academics are recommended to use surgical face masks covering mouth and nose.
- It is recommended to keep social distance.
V. Teacher-student didactic consultations, meetings of Student Organisations.
In the case of face-to-face consultations, it is recommended to follow the recommendations for teaching activities regarding disinfection, social distance, and proper covering of the nose and mouth with protective surgical masks.
- Residence hall
1. Lift buttons and handles should be regularly disinfected.
2. The student residence halls should be provided with hand disinfectants (recommended location: at the entrance to the building, on each floor and in the bathrooms).
3.Toilets, staircases, corridors, kitchens, and bathrooms should be disinfected regularly.
- It is recommended to use medical masks while using the library and the reading room.
- It is advisable to keep social distance.
- Disinfection of hand-touch surfaces with an alcohol-based disinfectant (over 60%).
- Regular disinfection of toilets and staircases should be provided.
- It is recommended to disinfect any library resources that have been used with UVC lamps.
THE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF LIFTS, TOILETS, STAIRCASES AND DAILY HOUSEKEEPING ACTIVITIES ARE ALSO APPLICABLE TO ALL OTHER FACILITIES WHERE TEACHING, RESEARCH OR ADMINISTRATION WORKS OF THE WROCŁAW MEDICAL UNIVERSITY IS PERFORMED.
Prepared by: Crisis Management Team