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Functioning of WUT during the COVID-19 epidemic, update: 25 January

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Functioning of the Warsaw University of Technology during the COVID-19 epidemic is regulated by the Rector’s Regulation no. 110/2021 of 18 November 2021. The Regulation enters into force on 19 November 2021.

From 24 January until 22 February 2022 classes, exams and other forms of taking credits shall be conducted remotely. Detailed rules are regulated by the Rector's Decision No. 7/2022 of 20 January 2022.

Information boards (pdf, 74.56 kB)

Key information, regulations and guidelines

Safety regulations

Everyone in rooms and confined spaces at the University premises is obliged to:

  • cover their mouth and nose with a mask.

From the obligation above, the following persons shall be exempt:

  • staff members who are at their workstation in a room not visited by persons from outside,
  • staff members who are at their workstation and are separated from visitors with a barrier, (except when directly contacting visitors),
  • persons who are eating or drinking,
  • persons who are speaking when teaching a class or giving public speeches.

Unit heads are obliged to:

  • place alcohol-based hand disinfectants in each classroom and at stands for providing services to students, doctoral students and persons from outside,
  • provide disinfection (after each use) of stationery at stands for providing services to students, doctoral students and persons from outside,
  • post hand washing instructions in sanitary facilities and keep sanitary facilities clean.

Persons teaching classes to students and doctoral students are obliged to:

  • air the classrooms after each class.

The main users of WUT buildings are obliged to:

  • place disinfectants along with relevant information (in Polish and English) at the
    entrances to buildings,
  • have university buildings, classrooms, air conditioning units, sanitary facilities and
    frequently touched surfaces (handrails, dinner tables, sports equipment, door and
    window handles, elevator buttons, teaching aids, etc.) cleaned and disinfected,
  • place elevator use rules at the elevator doors (in Polish and English),
  • create or update emergency contact lists and place them near first aid kits,
  • secure a suitable room for temporary isolation of people.

Information on confirmed coronavirus infection and being in quarantine and on any change in this situation should be forwarded to the address powiadomienia@pw.edu.pl. Staff members are also obliged to forward the information to the head of their unit, while students and doctoral students - to the relevant Vice-Dean for Student Affairs.

Education

From 24 January until 22 February 2022 the Rector's decision No. 7/2022 applies:

  • classes are held remotely,
  • exams and other credits in the winter examination session are held remotely,
  • in justified cases, the Rector (on the request of the Faculty Dean or College Director and upon consultation with the Team for coordination of preventive measures related to COVID-19 risk) may take the decision to conduct courses, examinations and credits in other forms.

Events and visits

  • Cultural, entertainment, integration and scientific events (i.e. concerts, conferences, trainings etc.) at the Warsaw University of Technology may be organized face-to-face, subject to applicable laws and safety rules, upon prior notification of the Rector.
  • Foreign guests on a visit to the Warsaw University of Technology shall sign a declaration
    included in an annex to the Rector’s regulation.

Work organisation

Staff members work on site, following the relevant safety regulations.

In individual, duly justified cases, remote work may be introduced for an employee. The decision is taken by:

  • the unit head (in case of staff of a basic or university-wide organizational unit),
  • Vice-Rector for General Affairs, Chancellor or Bursar (in case of central administration organisational units reporting to the Rector, Chancellor or Bursar, respectively),
  • Vice-Rector for Branch in Płock (in case of staff members of the Branch in Płock).