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IQS Contingency Plan for the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year

With the aim of ensuring the health of our students and the entire educational community, IQS has developed a Contingency Plan for the beginning of the academic year that includes safety measures concerning COVID-19. This plan details all the actions and provisions to be implemented taking into account the context of the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year in which the security measures for COVID-19 must remain in place.


The safety measures that will remain in place are based on the possible presence of SARS-CoV-2. Therefore, continuing to wear masks, keeping social distancing between people, and regularly cleaning hands with hand sanitizer or soap and water, and so on will remain necessary.

 

Download the IQS Contingency Plan for the Beginning of the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Scope

This Contingency Plan applies across IQS and the measures established in the Plan or resulting from the Plan will be applied to the entire university community: students, administrative staff, teaching and research staff, the managers and staff of companies that do business and provide services on campus, and, in general, anyone entering the IQS campus.

Duration of the plan

The plan will come into effect upon its approval and will remain in effect for as long as the PROCICAT Action Plan for emergencies associated with emerging communicable diseases with high risk potential is in force.

General protective and organizational measures

All activities carried out at universities must comply with the measures established in Resolution SLT 1429/2020, of 18 June, which adopts basic protection and organizational measures to prevent the risk of transmission and support the containment of the SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as those established in SLT Resolution 1648/2020, of 8 July, which sets forth new measures regarding the use of masks to contain the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access to the IQS campus

For access to the IQS campus, the same criteria will continue to be applied to determine whether or not people can come to the IQS campus for the entire IQS university community and external visitors.

The following cases are detailed in the contingency plan:

  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If you have recently been in close contact with a person affected by COVID-19.
  • If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have had symptoms related to the disease in the last two weeks.
  • If you are a person who is deemed "particularly sensitive" to the risks derived from exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

 

Download the IQS Access Protocol

Space Management

IQS has defined the actions to be followed in each of the different spaces: classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, technical services, and shared use spaces (library, study rooms, meeting rooms, and cafeteria).

You can consult and download this part of the IQS Covid-19 Contingency Plan on space management at the following link.

Download the Space Management Protocol

Cleaning and disinfection protocols

Strict protocols have been established regarding the cleaning and disinfection of all spaces and work equipment.

You can consult the entire protocol at the following link.

Download the Disinfection Protocol

Information in case of contagion by Covid-19

A Monitoring Team has been created consisting of Administration, the IQS School of Management Dean, the IQS School of Engineering Dean, the HR Manager, the General Secretariat, the IR Manager, and the IQS Head of Security and Director of Emergencies.

The person in contact with the health authorities is the IQS Head of Security and Director of Emergencies, who must report any case to Administration and the HR Manager, and will act in accordance with the established Protocol.

Members of the IQS university community who are infected with Covid-19 or are under confinement and/or quarantine measures must immediately contact the following email addresses rrhh@iqs.edu or eduard.serra@iqs.edu with this information.

For detailed information on the COVID-19 response protocol to a positive case, the following protocol, included in the IQS Covid-19 Contingency Plan, can be consulted at the following link.

Download the Covid-19 Response Protocol

 

What will the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year be like?

100% face-to-face teaching in classrooms and laboratories for the 2020-21 academic year for new Undergraduate and Graduate students.

  • We have a flexible plan to address possible health situations, and we are maintaining the academic calendar and ensuring maximum classroom and laboratory attendance for the upcoming academic year.
  • Scholarship and financial aid policies for students with families affected by the economic consequences of COVID-19.
     

 
  • The admission, pre-registration, seat reservation, and enrolment processes have been adapted to be done digitally.
  • The academic calendar for Undergraduate students begins on 14 September 2020. This ensures that all teaching, internship, and hands-on activities defined in the teaching curricula for each programme can be held. Master's Degree students will begin classes in October 2020.
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Welcome back to IQS

We're happy to see you again!

We look forward to welcoming you back on campus for the upcoming academic year.

Our students have completed their laboratory classes to fully finish their courses in small groups and following Covid-19 safety protocols. Thanks to everyone for making this possible!