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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.

 

 

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.

*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.