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The UIB extends the suspension of face-to-face activities to all academic and work areas

The Vice Chancellor authorises all non-essential teaching and admin PDI and PAS staff to work from home. Buildings shall remain open until 3 pm on Monday 16th March.

The Vice Chancellor today signed a resolution in accordance with Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14th March enacting the state of emergency

The Vice Chancellor of the university today issued a resolution in accordance with Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14th March whereby a state of emergency is declared in order to manage the health crisis situation due to COVID-19. The resolution suspends all face-to-face activities of university staff in different centres of the UIB, except for designated areas to maintain essential public services.

Closure

Consequently, all centres except Son Lledó and the Student Halls of Residence are now closed. Nonetheless, buildings shall remain open until 3 pm on 16th March 2020 so that staff can pick up any necessary material they may need to work from home and to organise essential services.

Staff in each service are recommended to reach an agreement to stagger their arrival times at the buildings and spend the least amount of time there possible. In any event, the safety distance between individuals, as recommended by the health authorities, should be respected at all times.

Working from home

The Vice Chancellor's resolution authorises all university staff to work from home where this is possible, in order to provide services that are deemed non-essential.

Essential services

The services deemed as essential are as follows:

  • ICT services: maintaining the DPC and critical services.
  • Financial management services: managing essential receivables and payables.
  • Necessary maintenance services for facilities, supplies, security and entry control, as well as cleaning services for university buildings.
  • Maintenance of critical facilities for laboratories and other research facilities. 
  • Online electronic office.
  • Public information service guarantee by phone and/or electronically. 
  • Public information service at the Prevention Service and Medical Unit from 10 am to 1 pm.

Suspended deadlines

The Vice Chancellor's resolution also suspends conditions and deadlines for processing procedures at the university. They shall be recalculated and restarted when Royal Decree 463/2020 or, where applicable, its extensions are no longer in force.

Finally, the Vice Chancellor underlines the appeal made to the university community (students, lectures and admin and services staff) to strictly adhere to the public health recommendations issued by the health authorities that are mainly focused on restricting mobility and social contact.

The resolution and the measures agreed come into effect today and will last as long as the state of emergency so requires it.

More information

All related information shall be sent to the university community over the official institutions channels: website, student portal, PAS-PDI portal, official social media accounts and internal newsletters. In this regard, the <coronavirus.uib.cat> webpage shall be set up to provide the academic community will all updated information regarding the situation.

Specific queries related to COVID-2019 and how it may affect operations at the university may be sent to the following e-mail: <coronavirus@uib.cat>.

Publication date: 15/03/2020