Bearing in mind the existing DGS guidelines regarding travel and events, and in order to reduce the sources of contagion, the following exceptional measures are now established:
1) Travel on vacation is not advisable, particularly to countries with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
2) Work-related travel of members of the academic community is discouraged, particularly to countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases, so it will only be authorized if, cumulatively:
a) The interested party agrees to voluntarily comply with a quarantine period of 14 days upon returning;
b) The interested party authorizes the notification of the trip to the Regional Health Administration, if it proves necessary;
c) The director of the organic unit or research centre confirms that it is an essential and urgent trip, and the activities are not hampered by the fact that the person may have to comply with the quarantine period;
d) The reservation is made with cancellation insurance.
3) Restrict the travel of people from other countries, to events and vivas to be held by UAlg or to collaborate in activities developed by research centres. These trips can be suspended for periods of time, taking into account the evolution of the epidemic;
4) Suspend the mobility of students, teachers and other staff to the University of Algarve, within the scope of Erasmus + mobility programs or under international cooperation protocols, for as long as necessary;
5) Suspend the holding of congresses, workshops, seminars or other public events in the University of Algarve venues with over 50 participants, for the necessary period of time; CEUAlg will keep an updated list of members of the academic community travelling abroad, as well as those who come from other countries / regions to UAlg. The list will include name, travel route, estimated date of arrival at the University and telephone contact. This information will be given to the Regional Health Administration, if necessary.
Social Action Services
Considering the importance and mission of the Social Action Services, these services will propose the necessary measures to ensure the continuity of the provision of accommodation and catering services to students who depend exclusively on that support, if the need arises to close down the facilities. In addition to providing isolation areas, a resettlement plan will be prepared, in the event that it will be necessary to ensure a place for quarantine periods for students in isolation, who may be unable to return to their homes.