• Covid-19 Health Care Alert


Given the state of alarm decreed due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, a series of measures have been decreed. Following the instructions of the decree that the Government of Catalonia published on 12 March 2020, the URL has temporarily ceased its face-to-face teaching activities, as of 12:00 a.m. on 13 March until 11:59 p.m. on 3 April. IQS will continue carrying out its remote academic tasks (online classes, Moodle, Teams, etc.).

We strongly recommend to all staff to not come to IQS in person unless it is strictly necessary "in order to protect the health and safety of the citizens, contain the spread of the disease and reinforce the public health system". However, it will be possible to access the Centre every day from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in case any person has to perform any unavoidable task or has to come to collect material to be able to work from home.

To minimise travel by our staff, free parking is temporarily provided during the course of the alert at the IQS car park for individuals who do not have a parking pass, thereby helping staff to avoid using public transport.

 

Latest Update 16.03.2020

Measures adopted faced with the Covid-19 alert

IQS will adopt the measures that the competent authorities recommend at all times according to the following principles and previsions:

  • The indications from the health care authorities and the emergency authorities and staff must always be followed.
  • The adoption and application of measures must be in accordance with the principle of proportionality and utmost respect for individuals, while ensuring that the principle of prevention prevails.
  • IQS will aim not to raise alarm and panic. The university will provide precise, uniform and transparent information.
  • Any person at IQS who, due to their activity, wants to travel to any of the areas defined as areas with evidence of community transmission shall require express written authorisation from the Director General, or his delegate, after a prior request with the approval from their department manager.
  • Avoid sending students to areas with evidence of community transmission.
  • The employees at IQS who are travelling in these areas of risk and who are not affected by confinement/quarantine measures must follow the recommendations of the health care authorities and host institutions. IQS will provide the support required in each case.

 

Prevention recommendations

The generic personal protection measures when faced with respiratory illnesses include:

  1. Maintaining proper hand hygiene (washing with water and soap or alcohol solutions), especially after close contact with individuals who have respiratory diseases or their surroundings.
  2. Avoiding close contactwith people who show signs of respiratory infection, such as cough or sneezing for example
  3. Maintaining adistance of approximately two metres from people with symptoms of acute respiratory infection
  4. Covering your nose and mouthwith disposable handkerchiefs or with the inside of the elbow when coughing or sneezing and washing your hands immediately after.
  5. Avoiding sharing meals or belongings(cutlery, glasses, napkins, handkerchiefs...) and other objects without fully cleaning them first.

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Information in case of contagion by Covid-19

A Follow-Up Team has been formed by the General Administration, the Dean's Office of the IQS School of Management, the Dean's Office of the IQS School of Engineering, the HR Management, the General Secretariat, the IR Coordination, and the Security Director and Emergency Director of IQS.

The IQS Security Director and Emergency Director will be the university's representative with the health care authorities. The representative must communicate any case to the General Administration and to HR Management, and will act according to the established Protocol.

The members of the IQS university community who have become infected by this illness or who are affected by confinement and/or quarantine measures must immediately report this condition by email to rrhh@iqs.edu o eduard.serra@iqs.edu.

 

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