covid-19 update

April 20 2022 Update UB statement on the use of face masks in university spaces 

The new resolution by the rector of the University of Barcelona, Joan Guàrdia, published tday, lifts the requirement to wear a mask in the university’s indoor spaces. This resolution, based on the Royal Decree 286/2022 from April 19, is valid from today.

The use of face masks will still be mandatory in the medical services of the University of Barcelona. There are also a series of recommendations for the university community: maintaining the maximum possible ventilation in the spaces and usual basic hygiene measures. 

Also, we ask those members of the university community who, according to the healthcare system, are considered vulnerable to COVID-19 or positive-COVID-19 with mild symptoms that do not need the sick leave, to continue using the face mask.

Last, we recommend the use of face masks for those face-to-face and group activities that cannot guarantee ventilation conditions nor a minimum safety distance or in closed spaces like the lifts.  

 

September 1 Update 

We are updating the ESCAC’S CONTINGENCY PLAN IN THE FACE OF THE HEALTH CRISIS FOR COVID-19 FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022.

The purpose of this Contingency Plan is to establish the basic protective and organisational measures to prevent the risk of transmission and to favour the containment of SARS-CoV-2 infection for the academic year 2021-2022. It will remain in force until the conditions and regulations on which it is based are modified.

If considered necessary, descriptive sheets for specific activities or modifications to existing ones will be incorporated as annexes to the Plan.

The measures established in the Plan are applicable, with the appropriate specificities, to the university community as a whole: students, teachers, administrative and services staff and, in general, to people accessing ESCAC facilities.