Due to the coronavirus epidemic, new security measures are now being implemented in Poland, in particular—restrictions of movement. Up to and including 11 April, movement (e.g. walking around the neighborhood, taking public transport) is only allowed for existential, health, or work-related reasons. The following forms of movement are therefore allowed: commuting to work, voluntary work, and errands essential for the daily life (e.g. visiting the doctor, grocery shopping, buying medication).
Important! Travelling is only allowed in groups of up to two persons. This restriction does not apply to families.
Public transport is still operating. However, only half of the seats on the bus or tram may be taken by passengers at a given time.
New regulations also forbid any gatherings, meetings, parties, or assemblies. Movement restrictions do not apply to persons travelling for the purpose of attending a religious service. No more than 5 persons may attend a service, e.g. a mass, excluding the persons officiating.
All previous restrictions are still in power, i.e. restrictions on the operation of the shopping centres, gastronomy, and entertainment. The mandatory 14-day quarantine for persons returning from abroad still applies.
Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, laundries, and drugstores will remain open, and restaurants will only be allowed to offer takeout meals.
Same as before, following guidelines published by the Chief Sanitary Inspector, the Jagiellonian University seeks to prevent infections with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by undertaking the following measures:
1. First aid kits located in porters’ lodges in JU buildings shall be equipped with one-off respiratory protective masks. The masks are provided for persons meeting the clinical and epidemiological criteria and going to infectious diseases wards. If there are no masks available, the person should cover their respiratory tract with an anti-pollution mask, scarf, handkerchief or any other suitable item. Providing a person with the mask shall be noted in the registry placed in a first aid kit.
Clinical criteria are met if a person has at least one of the following symptoms of acute respiratory infection:
- body temperature over 38°C;
- cough, difficulty in breathing, respiratory problems.
Epidemiological criteria refer to a person who meets at least one of the following criteria during 14 days before the appearance of the symptoms:
- travelling to/staying in the region in which the coronavirus has occurred;
- close contact with a person infected with coronavirus or suspected of being infected.
2. Toilets located in the JU buildings shall be equipped with specialised hand sanitizers.
3. If you suspect the infection with coronavirus you should:
- contact the appropriate regional sanitary and epidemiological station:
Regional Sanitary-Epidemiological Station in Kraków: Mon–Fri, 7:30 a.m.–3.00 p.m., phone: 12 254 95 55; 667 881 188 (emergency);
- visit the nearest infectious diseases ward (Department of Infectious Diseases of the University Hospital in Kraków; ul. Jakubowskiego 2, phone: 12 400 20 47 or 12 400 20 20; firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. In the offices responsible for providing support services for employees, students and other clients, it is advised to maintain a safe distance of about 1 metre minimum.
5. We encourage the JU employees to follow current announcements of the Chief Sanitary Inspector and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and comply with the instructions included.
Kraków Rectors statement on coronavirus prevention
National Sanitary Inspectorate's information for persons returing from the affected countries
Regulation No. 24 on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the academic community of the Jagiellonian University (in English)
JU Chancellor's announcement on changes in work organisation at the University
JU Rector's ordinance on special working arrangements
JU Rector's ordinance on distant learning arrangements
JU Rector's ordinance on extending tuition fee payment deadlines
JU Rector's ordinance on changes in tuition and accommodation fee payments
JU Rector's ordinance on the functioning of the Jagiellonian University from 25 May to 30 September (in English)