Please note that it is now obligatory to cover your mouth and nose in public places (until further notice). You can use a mask, scarf or shawl. This is for everyone’s safety, as the virus may spread with drops of saliva or touching one’s face with dirty hands.

If you have a chronic disease like asthma when you must e.g. leave your nose uncovered, please follow the rules from your doctor – but use common sense and double distance yourself.

Use protective gloves (latex or synthetic, disposable or reusable) during shopping, and disinfect your hands with the solution available at the door. Wearing gloves will also protect your skin from breaking. On returning home, wash your hands with soap and disinfect reusable gloves if you wear them.

You should also wear gloves when using facilities of common use, such as garbage containers, shared cars, or staircase handles.

This is a part of the countrywide “social distancing” sanitary regime, and it is subject to gradual changes issued by the government. Some restrictions may soon be removed or modified. Please stay up to date: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations

As of now, remember that from 10am-12 noon are shopping hours for the elderly (over 65 y. o.) – if you are younger, go outside these hours. From 20 April on, public parks are open but restricted to individual health/sporting purposes if you have your mask on, and keep at least 2-metre distance.

Pottential threat notifications (Lodz City Area)

Based on the news published on the website of The State Sanitary Inspection in Lodz (SANEPID) and The City of Lodz Office we have prepared this relevant information for you.

It is of great importance that you check if you were in one or more of the places (eg. public places, restaurants, cultural places) mentioned below as the SANEPID is looking for people who have had contact with diagnosed persons.

Therefore, if you were in one of these places during given date and time, please contact The State Sanitary Inspection in Lodz ( SANEPID) by phone: +42 253 99 00, 600 241 646, 570 204 085 or 881 565 393 or psse@psselodz.pl

– Pop And Art restaurant – Plac Wolności 6 (11th March, 6pm-12 midnight);

– The Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Lodz – ul. Jaracza 27 (11th March, 6:30pm-closure, and 8 Mar 6:30pm-closure);

– Cinema City cinemas in Manufaktura (8th March, 20:20pm-11pm);

– Sphinx restaurant in Manufaktura (8th March, 7:30pm-8:50pm);

– The Arthur Rubinstein Łódź Philharmonic – ul. Narutowicza 20/22 (8th March 4:30pm-closure);

– Helios Cinema in Sukcesja – al. Politechniki 1 (8th March, 1:30pm-4pm);

– Agrafka restaurant – ul. Piotrkowska 90 (6th March, 8pm-12 midnight).

Official sources for present information are:

Please check for updates and specific information on events listed above and current notifications.

International Students Office

In case you stay at dorm please keep in mind you should stay in your room. You are allowed to get out if it is necessary, preferably alone – to get food only. Visiting city attractions is not a necessity at the moment and soon you might be stopped in the city by the patrol.

Contact for international students:
Phone from 4 pm until 8 pm: +48511952922

Principles of epidemiological and medical proceedings

Principles of epidemiological and medical proceedings in relation to the risk of outbreak of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Poland.
Update for February 14, 2020.

I. Eligibility criteria for further proceedings in relation to:

1. people potentially at risk due to returning from areas where persistent virus could occur;
2. people having contact with the infected person.
The subject to proceedings is a person who meets the clinical criteria AND epidemiological criteria:
Clinical Criteria
Any person who has at least one of the following symptoms of an acute respiratory infection:
– fever
– cough
– breathlessness

Epidemiological criteria
Any person who, within 14 days before the onset of symptoms, met at least one of the following criteria:
– traveled / stayed in a region where persistent SARS-CoV-2 is suspected to occur;
– had a close contact  with a person diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection (contact with a confirmed case or a probable case) ;
– worked or stayed as a visitor in a healthcare unit, in which patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 were treated.

II. System of qualification for epidemiological and medical proceedings.
A person who qualifies to the above Epidemiological criteria  and shows symptoms must contact the emergency room of the Contagious Disease  Hospital for the diagnosis and possible hospitalization.
A person who qualifies to the above Epidemiological but do not shows any symptoms must contact Sanitary-Epidemiological Station where a person will be qualified to one of 3 groups for monitoring:

Group 1:
Must limit the social-professional activities for 14 days since the day of infection AND must self-check ones health condition.
— Persons that should be qualified to the group 1 are e.g. ones working with elderly people, children, chronically ill.

Group 2:
Must limit their social contact for 14 days since the day of infection AND must self-check ones health condition.
— Persons that should be qualified to the group 2 are e.g. not professionally active or those whose work does not require direct contact with other people.

Group 3:
Must self-check ones health condition for 14 days since the day of infection preserving their daily activities.
— Persons that should be qualified to the group 3 are e.g. those who only stay temporarily in Poland (e.g. for business purposes).

If after 14 days a person shows no symptoms, the Sanitary-Epidemiological Station will terminate monitoring. If after 14 days a person shows symptoms, it is necessary to contact the emergency room of the Contagious Disease Hospital for the diagnosis and possible hospitalization.

III. General principles of medical proceedings in case of suspecting infection of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2):

  1. A patient who manifests symptoms should be hospitalized in an infectious ward (observation-infectious ward) with conditions for respiratory isolation and strict sanitary criteria.
  2. Any information about an identified case suspected of being infected with 2019-nCoV should be immediately reported to the appropriate, due to the place of suspicion, Local State Sanitary Inspector or other unit of the Chief State Sanitary Inspection.

Medical personnel having direct contact with the person suspected to be infected , including consultants, should be protected by single-use personal protective equipment.

Polish Sanitary Inspection

  • Avoid large groups of people.
  • Pay attention to your health.
  • In case of any disturbing symptoms (like high fever or persistent cough), please contact the National Health Fund of Poland immediately at 800 190 590 and press 6 for the dedicated line in English.

Polish Ministry of Health

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