Over the last few months, at ESIC we have been taking all the necessary measures to guarantee the health and safety of everyone by strictly complying with all the health, hygiene and safety protocols established by the regional and national authorities. And making sure that all our staff are aware of all the preventive measures.
All of this has been with the aim of guaranteeing the permanent continuity of our teaching and other educational activities in an unbounded campus model.
Frequently-asked-questions for the 2020 re-opening
Any person who starts to experience symptoms should telephone their primary health care centre or the designated telephone number in the autonomous community to see what to do. In those cases where there is difficulty in breathing or chest pain or a sense of urgency, those responsible for managing the health crisis at the centre and the university will contact 112 immediately.
Any student who is a suspect case will be required to remain in home isolation until the results of their diagnostic tests are available, as referred to in the COVID-19 Early Detection, Surveillance and Control Strategy. If the case is confirmed, the student should not go to the centre and should remain in home isolation until 3 days after the end of the clinical condition and a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms. The student will not be able to return to normal academic activity until indicated to do so by the health authorities, always notifying his or her group tutor so that he or she can follow the classes at a distance.
From the moment that the diagnosis of COVID-19 is confirmed, the "COVID officer" must be informed and a contact study of the confirmed case will be carried out to determine which other students and other members of the university community have recently been in close contact - less than two metres away for more than 15 minutes without a facemask, from the 48 hours before the onset of symptoms of the confirmed case until the time when the case is isolated. Once these people have been detected, they will be informed that they will have to be quarantined in their place of residence and, therefore, they will have to stop attending face-to-face academic activities, whether these are carried out at the university or outside it, until they have exceeded the duration of the quarantine, which is set by the health authorities.
At the behest of their primary care doctors, students who have been identified as close contacts will be required to undergo a PCR, in accordance with the protocols established by the public health authorities of each autonomous community, with the main objective of early detection of new positive cases at the time of contact identification, in accordance with the provisions of the " Early Detection, Surveillance and Control Strategy for COVID-19", and any modifications that may be made to it. Regardless of the result of this PCR, quarantine should last for 14 days since, although at that moment it may not yet be positive, the disease may develop over those 14 days.
As a general rule, any student who goes into isolation will receive the corresponding teaching in a non-face-to-face way, always taking into account the peculiarities and specific characteristics of each subject. ESIC will be responsible for ensuring that any student who has to go into isolation and their close contacts who go into quarantine will receive the teaching of the different subjects in which they are enrolled.
The use of a facemask is compulsory for all persons entering the centre and in all areas. The hygienic surgical mask (where possible reusable) is recommended and must be used correctly.
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At ESIC, different scenarios have been devised with the aim of not altering the teaching system regardless of the modality.
In these cases, ESIC provides students who find themselves in this situation with a document so that they can attend in person. This document is available in the virtual classroom and you only need to print it out to use.
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Covid-19 Management Officers
If you have any doubts, you have the Covid-19 management staff in the different campuses at your disposal.