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ICBAS/FFUP closed: guidelines for students and staff

Following the closure of the FFUP/ICBAS complex, determined by the National Health Authority, the University of Porto, in coordination with health authorities established today, March 8, 2020, the following procedures:

1 – The facilities shared by the Faculty of Pharmacy (FFUP) and the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS) at Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira will be closed until March, 20. Other facilities from these faculties, such as the Campus de Vairão, are not included in this decision.

2 – All teaching activities of FFUP and ICBAS are suspended, regardless of the location where they occur.

3 – The academic services of FFUP and ICBAS considered essential will be maintained. The directors of each faculty will define and inform those services.

4 – All other facilities at the University of Porto (including those attended by members of FFUP and ICBAS) will remain open and in regular activity until further notice by the health authorities.

5 – Health authorities are notifying all people who have had direct and continued contact with the student with COVID-19, which includes classmates, working groups, teachers and class assistants. frequented, so that they refer to a prophylactic isolation in their homes, according to the instructions that will be transmitted to them by the Health Delegate.

6 – All other students, teachers, researchers, collaborators and other users of the ICBAS / FFUP complex – regular or sporadic – are categorized by health authorities as casual contacts and do not need to submit to prophylactic isolation. I tis advised to self-surveillance of symptoms, namely by measuring body temperature twice a day, and restricting social contacts (eg not attending events in closed spaces where there is a large crowd of people; the following are not included in this category. classes of any kind).

Meanwhile, we kindly remind you to follow the advice from the local health authorities, namely those regarding the symptoms associated with COVID-19 disease, such as fever, cough and breathing difficulties.

If you (or people around you) experience these symptoms, reduce social contacts, do not visit health services and call the national hot line SNS24 (808 24 24 24).

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