COVID-19. Health and Safety Protocols

Introduction:

The following is a summary of Health & Safety measures designed to confront the medical hazard that the COVID-19 may represent on the development of EUSA’s Study Abroad Programmes in the 2020/2021 academic year. It is a compendium of protocols derived from those established by the three schools of our campus: EUSA University Centre, Nuevas Profesiones Vocational Studies School and the Chamber of Commerce of Seville’s Business School. The latter directly draw from the “Guía de buenas prácticas en los centros de trabajo” published by the Spanish Ministry of Health, from similar documents published by the Andalusian Regional government and from the protocols published by the Spanish Work Hazard Prevention Services.

Purpose:

In order to keep EUSA’s student, staff and faculty safe, the implementation and adherence to the following protocols will be required of all participants, in any status or degree of responsibility. Access for all to high quality education remains the goal of our institution and the measures described herein are pivotal in protecting the work/learning space and individuals from increasing the already latent COVID-19 hazard.

The main requirement will be reducing the likelihood of transmission though social distancing and campus density reduction, and a combination of the use of personal protective equipment and hygienic measures. 

Protocols & Recommendations as of July 28th, 2020:

Prior to Programme Start Date

  1. Students will receive these protocols and Spanish Public Health orders together with other programme-related information via email prior to arrival. 
  2. All communications will come from the official email: internationaloffice@eusa.es. It is highly recommended that students save any health and safety related emails during the duration of their study abroad period.
  3. During orientation, once in Seville, students will need to follow all protocols described below to maintain distance and keep safety hazards at a minimum.
  4. Health and safety protocols will be updated during orientation.
  5. Locations where sanitary equipment is available will be provided both prior to arrival and during orientation.

 

Before coming to the campus

  1. Follow Public Health orders at all times. 
  2. If you show any symptoms (cough, fever, breathing difficulty, etc) that may be associated to COVID-19 you should not come to the campus. Contact Salud Responde +34 955545060 and the International Office and follow instructions. You may need to remain isolated for a period of 14 days. 
  3. If you have been in contact or have been unable to keep your distance with anyone infected with COVID-19, you should follow the same instructions of point 2 above.
  4. Be particularly cautious if you belong to a risk group.
  5. Even if/when the campus is able to provide personal protection equipment against COVID-19, students should have a provision of masks, hydroalcoholic gels, soap and solutions readily accessible.

 

On your way to the campus

  1. Follow Public Health orders at all times.
  2. Individual transportation should be prioritized when possible.
  3. Maintain a 2-meter/6-foot interpersonal distancing.
  4. The use of face masks is compulsory.
  5. Extreme caution when using public transportation.

 

While on campus

  1. Follow Public Health orders at all times.
  2. The use of face masks is compulsory.  
  3. Access to the building will be done in stages, classes starting at different times.
  4. Upon entering the campus, it is mandatory to clean footwear on the shoe disinfectant carpet located at each entrance.
  5. Upon entering the campus, use the hydroalcoholic gel dispensers located at each entrance.
  6. Regularly use the hydroalcoholic gel dispensers located at each floor of our campus buildings.
  7. Wash your hands frequently at the restrooms located on campus using soap dispensers.   
  8. Restroom use is restricted to one person at a time.
  9. Maintain a 2-meter/6-foot interpersonal distancing on the halls and common areas: cafeteria, entrances, study areas, etc.
  10. Avoid the use of elevators as much as possible; use staircases instead. 
  11. Halls and staircases are one-way: follow the indications and do not block the way. 
  12. Remain on common areas as briefly as possible.
  13. Avoid crowding any campus spaces and large groups.
  14. Access to the campus by people not belonging to our schools should be kept to a minimum.

 

In the Classroom

  1. Follow Public Health orders at all times.
  2. The use of face masks is compulsory.
  3. Classroom occupation will be reduced in order to maintain a 2-meter/6-foot distance.
  4. Classroom personal space will be assigned per student; do not use another student’s space.
  5. Classroom furniture must remain in its original disposition.
  6. Ventilation and room cleanliness will be maintained on a regular basis, at least once a day.
  7. Disposable materials must be thrown into the waste containers in the classrooms, which will be collected at least once a day.
  8. During any potential class breaks, social distancing and other norms must be respected. Avoid large groups.
  9. Further details will be provided by the faculty in due time.

 

At the International Office

  1. Students should prioritize the use of email when needing to contact the international office.
  2. Students should not exceed the maximum capacity of the International Office and only access after consulting with the staff.
  3. Students should maintain distancing and protective equipment protocols at all times.

 

Other Recommendations

  1. Follow Public Health orders at all times.
  2. The use of face masks is compulsory, at all times, as regulated by the Regional Government.  
  3. Avoid physical contact.
  4. Avoid use of other student’s equipment.
  5. Maintain high levels of hygiene. 
  6. Use disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing to cover mouth and nose.
  7. Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
  8. Keep a tidy work environment to simplify cleaning and disinfection.
  9. If you start feeling any symptoms, follow health protocols and communicate this with the international office. 
  10. Bear in mind your safety when away from the campus, whether going out with friends, meeting at parties, or travelling, among others.

EUSA reserves the right to update this document as future developments may require.