Publish Date: 28.04.2021

Category: News from the University

In accordance with the government plan for relaxing measures to contain the Covid-19 epidemic, from Monday 26 April 2021, the procedures for studying at member institutions of the University of Ljubljana will be carried out using hybrid models or will be in-person for all forms of education permitted by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) guidelines.

In closed spaces, masks will be compulsory for all lecturers, including those who have been vaccinated and even if there is a plexiglass barrier; safe paths, entrances and exits need to be provided, with minimal personal contact in corridors and toilets/washrooms; hands and equipment must be disinfected; the safe distance of at least 1.5 m between persons present in all directions must be observed; ventilation and so forth. It is recommended that teaching be conducted in small groups.

In line with the Ordinance on the special screening programme for early detection of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus for persons performing activities in education, weekly rapid antigen testing remains compulsory for employees. The Ministry of Education and/or National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) will enable voluntary self-testing for students, but detailed guidelines will only be known at the beginning of May. Until then, in addition to employees, the University of Ljubljana member faculties can also invite students who will be attending classes to take weekly rapid antigen tests, but it should be stressed that testing for them is voluntary.

For more information on the arrangements for studying and classes, students should monitor the notices provided by their academy or faculty.

Student halls of residence will also be opened up starting on Monday 26 April 2021. The public student accommodation provider Študentski dom Ljubljana will notify students of the possibilities for residing in the student halls of residence.