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Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 occurence

If you suspect you may be infected, do not go to dormitories and do not take part in on-site tuition (physical classes).

If you work at the university, inform your direct superior about your probable or confirmed COVID-19 infection by e-mail or phone.

You can find the relevant information at www.korona.gov.sk a www.uvzsr.sk. Once your infection has been confirmed, inform us using the form linked.

 

 

Have you been in close contact with someone who suspects they may be infected (relatives, colleagues, friends)?

(What constitutes as close contact?)

  • You don't need to self-isolate yet but we recommend you to minimise social contact and be strict about wearing your face-mask, keeping physical distance from others and disinfecting your hands frequently. If the person with whom you were in close contact has a confirmed COVID-19 infection, the Regional Public Health Authority (RPHA) will be contacting you.
  • If you learn that someone with whom you were in close contact has a confirmed infection you can register at korona.gov.sk and provide this information there.

Have you been in close contact with someone who has a CONFIRMED COVID-19 infection (relatives, colleagues, friends)?

(What is close contact?)

If you don't have symptoms (cough, fever, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, body aches, fatigue, diarrhoea, etc.), self-isolate at home for 10 days and monitor your health.

  • Contact your general medical practitioner by phone if needed.
  • Register for a COVID-19 test at korona.gov.sk, where you can provide this information.
  • If a person with a confirmed COVID-19 infection reported you as a close contact, you will be contacted by RPHA staff.
  • You can terminate your self-isolation if no symptoms of COVID-19 appear after at least 10 days of your self-quarantine.
  • You can also terminate your self-isolation if you receive a negative result of a test which you took at least 5 days after the last contact with an infected person.
  • How to self-isolate: remain in your home without going out; no visits. Monitor your health daily. Once symptoms appear, remain in quarantine and contact your general practitioner by phone. Call the emergency medical service at 155 or 112 if your health deteriorates.
  • If you know you will miss classes or work assignments during self-isolation, inform your workplace, study department or superiors as soon as possible.

Do you have symptoms?

If you have symptoms of the disease (cough, fever, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, body aches, fatigue, diarrhoea, etc.), contact your general practitioner by phone.

  • If needed, register for a COVID-19 test at korona.gov.sk, where you can provide this information (the appearance of symptoms).
  • Remain in self-isolation and await instructions of the RPHA.
  • How to self-isolate: remain in your home without going out; no visits. Monitor your health daily. Call the emergency medical service at 155 or 112 if your health deteriorates.
  • If you know you will miss classes or work assignments during self-isolation, inform your workplace, study department or superiors as soon as possible.

Have you returned from abroad?

  • Returning from a "green" country (with a low COVID-19 infection risk):
    • you are not required to register or self-isolate, but you may take a voluntary test at a private facility no sooner than on the fifth day after your return.
  • Returning from a "red" country (with a high COVID-19 infection risk – as listed at uvzsr.sk and www.mzv.sk):
    • you must register on the website korona.gov.sk/ehranica as soon as possible after your arrival in the Slovak Republic,
    • you will undergo COVID-19 testing no earlier than on the fifth day after your arrival in the Slovak Republic, remaining self-isolated until then,
    • follow RPHA instructions,
    • If you know you will miss classes or work assignments during self-isolation, inform your workplace, study department or superiors as soon as possible.

*Types of contact, definition (source: korona.gov.sk)

What is close contact?

Close contact is defined as:

  • being within 2 metres (6 feet) of a COVID-19 infected person for more than 15 minutes, or
  • having physical contact with an infected person, or
  • unprotected direct contact with an infected person in an enclosed area (e.g. home, classroom, meeting room, hospital waiting room, etc.) for more than 15 minutes, or
  • sitting next to an infected person, i.e. no more than two seats apart (in any direction) in an aircraft, or
  • providing service in the part of the aircraft where an infected person was present.

Close contact also refers to particular persons, i.e.:

  • persons providing service and members of the crew of an aircraft where an infected person was travelling,
  • health care workers or other persons providing care to a COVID-19 infected person, or the staff of a laboratory handling samples of COVID-19, while not wearing the recommended protective equipment or while wearing it improperly.

What is casual contact?

Casual contact is defined as follows:

  • being within 2 metres (6 feet) of a COVID-19 infected person for less than 15 minutes, or
  • being with an infected person in an enclosed area (e.g. home, classroom, meeting room, hospital waiting room, etc.) for less than 15 minutes, or
  • travelling with an infected person together in a vehicle other than aircraft,
  • health care workers or other persons providing care to a COVID-19 infected person, or the staff of a laboratory handling samples of COVID-19, while wearing proper protective equipment.