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Arrival to Slovenia: COVID-19 related information

 

PLEASE NOTE:

When you find out about your infection, you should inform your contacts in the last two days before the onset of symptoms that they have been in contact with a person positive for SARS-CoV-2.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERSONS EXPOSED TO INFECTION WITH THE NEW CORONAVIRUS

 

We are trying to contain the spread of new coronavirus infections by the use of entry restrictions and other measures at the borders of Slovenia. Thus, we wish to ensure the maximum safety of the national population and travelers to the country.

Before your arrival to Slovenia, please check regularly updated information about border crossing on the Government website.

Ljubljana

Author: Jacob Riglin, Source: www.slovenia.info

 

There is no prescribed place for quarantine.
 
Possibilites to rent a room: www.uni-lj.si/study/information/accommodation

PLEASE NOTE: Quarantine cannot be done in student dormitories.

We recommend you to take your own room - if somebody gets sick, than your quarantine is automatically prolonged for another 10 days.

 Room

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In case you are required to quarantine for 10 days, please follow the content of the quarantine decision and the following instructions (official instruction in Slovene)

STAY AT HOME

  1. Do not leave home (do not leave your home, do not go to the shop or other establishments, do not use public transport or taxi).
  2. Avoid contact with others and do not accept visits.
  3. During quarantine, distract yourself with pleasant activities. You can shorten your time with exercises for physical activity, cooking, reading, online learning, watching movies, etc.
  4. Despite isolation, stay connected to other people, especially if you live alone. Get the support of friends, family and others. Try to stay in touch with them by phone, mail or online. Let them know you want to stay connected and let this become your daily routine. This is important for your mental well-being.

People who live with you in the same household and have not been quarantined should follow the recommendations of social distancing. Social distancing means that people living with you in the same household should follow the instructions not to socialize unnecessarily with people outside the common household, keep a distance of 1.5 m, go to the store as little as possible and when there are not many people.

  1. Try to do as much as possible through websites.
  2. People should pay attention to hygiene. Persons living with you in a joint household who have not been quarantined are not deprived of their freedom of movement.


MONITOR YOUR HEALTH

Monitor your health using the Health Monitor Table. If you develop signs of a respiratory infection (eg. colds, cough, fever, shortness of breath) or other symptoms listed in the Health Monitoring Table during this period, call your personal or emergency physician for further follow-up instructions. Tell your doctor that you are in quarantine. List of doctors available here.

Healthcare professionals will give you instructions on whether a visit to the doctor is necessary. You will also receive additional instructions such as how to travel, how to install a mask, when to report to a medical institution, which entrance to use, etc. In case you have to travel to the health center entry point on your own, do not use public transport, car sharing or taxi.


PROVISION OF BASIC LIVING NEEDS

For the provision of basic groceries and hygiene supplies, you can turn to student tutors, or friends, so they can provide them for you and deliver them to your home. When delivering, they should not enter your home, but leave the supplies in front of the front door and inform you about it on the intercom or telephone.

We recommend using alternative shopping methods such as online sales and delivery in a secure way, with the delivery person not entering your home and delivering the package to your front door.

Here are some useful food / grocery delivery possiblities:

 
HAND HYGIENE

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water. If water and soap are not available, use a dedicated hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands.
  2. Do not touch the face with dirty / unwashed hands.
  3. DO NOT SHARE YOUR PERSONAL AND HYGIENE ITEMS WITH OTHERS.
  4. Use your own cutlery, hygiene items, laundry and towels and do not share them with others.
  5. After using personal and hygiene items, clean them and store them separately from others.


WHEN IS THE END OF QUARANTINE?

Quarantine lasts 10 days from the last high-risk close contact with a patient with COVID-19 or 10 days from arrival in Slovenia (for persons who have been quarantined upon entry into Slovenia).

In the event of testing for SARS-CoV-2 during quarantine, the quarantine is not terminated or the duration of quarantine is not shortened, despite the negative result.

If you are without health problems during the 10-days quarantine, you can start your usual activities after the end of the quarantine, taking into account the recommendations of the health profession and the ordinances of the Republic of Slovenia. Testing after the end of quarantine is not required.

Even after the quarantine is over, continue to follow proper cough hygiene and continue to wash your hands frequently.

Monitor the situation in Slovenia and follow the measures and instructions of experts (competent institutions).


Useful websites:
www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing
www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Book

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 If you become ill (cough, fever, shortness of breath), please:

  • Stay at home and avoid contact with other people as it is essential that you self-isolate.
     
  • Call your personal physician or doctor on duty at the nearest emergency clinic if you call outside your doctor's office hours - www.zdstudenti.si/en/doctors-and-departments.
     
  • Mind that a patient who suspects that he or she has been infected with the new coronavirus, as a rule, first informs his or her personal physician exclusively by phone. After talking with the patient and consulting a local epidemiologist, the physician will assess whether the suspicion is justified or not. If he decides that the suspicion is justified, the patients will receive very detailed instructions by phone on how to proceed or when, where and how they will be treated next. Patients' first contact thus remains their chosen personal physician or the emergency medical service if their physician is not available.

  • Do not go in person to see a doctor for urgent medical help or to the hospital. When in need of emergency medical helpplease call there first.

  • If the doctor refers a patient for further treatment, it is recommended that they go to the medical institution to which they are referred, by car and not by public transport, i.e. not by train, bus or taxi. In addition, individuals are required to consistently observe the cough hygiene at all times by only coughing into a handkerchief or sleeve. Before leaving home, take care to wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap. 
     
  • As regards the coronavirus infection, only the symptoms can be treated, since no medicine or vaccine has been available so far. Medications are used to relieve the patient's discomfort, such as to reduce fever, while the more serious progression of the disease requires supportive treatments such as artificial respiration, administering oxygen, and adding fluids to strengthen lung functioning.

     

Healthcare

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Due to the current coronavirus pandemics our daily life has changed significantly. Social distancing, limited travel and also quarantine in some cases.

Don't worry, we are here to give you some useful information and to support you.

Here are some useful links and ideas to make it easier for you to get through this time and to also to make the most of your quarantine. 


Take care of yourself

Don’t neglect your physical and mental health 


Do not struggle alone

You can take appointment for Psychosocial Counselling for Students where you can discuss different things.


Work out at home

Aerobics, weight loss exercises, yoga or stretching. Whatever fits you best!

For workouts check our Sports activities Instagram. A period like this makes it even more obvious how important is good healthcare.

Whatever it is that works for you, do what it takes to care for your body and mind! 


Learn a new skill

You can improve your skills in various fields. You could also start learning Slovene language. More information about Slovene language courses.

We have put together links to various online lecture resources. Don't forget to check also our e-classroom(E-učilnica) where you can find interesting webinars.


Think about your study and career plans

Consider using some of your »home time« to find out more about yourself, your study plans and your career options. You can contact career counsellors and set up one-to-one virtual appointment or write an e-mail, you can explore your future study exchange options or internship possibilities abroad.These things will help you reflect on the skills you have, brainstorm skills you’d like to develop, and think about where you see yourself in the future.

Visit us in person or virtually and choose contents that suit you.

 

Virtual Career Coaching

Set up your virtual appointment to get one-on-one advising and assistance with:

·         career exploration

·         internship & job search

·         CV/cover letter

·         interview preparation

·         … and any other questions you might have.

 

On-line workshops

·         self-assessment

·         job-search strategies

·         career plan

·         written presentation

·         job-interview

·         international mobility etc.

 

Get in touch with us

Explore international mobility and possibilities abroad on GoinGlobal portal, the leading provider of career and employment resources, where you can find useful information regarding job and internship search, offers in over 40 countries, examples of cover letters and CVs and tips how to prepare for job interview: https://online.goinglobal.com/.

 

Stay in contact with your loved ones

Check in with your loved ones often. Virtual communication can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely.


Stay safe and healthy

 safe

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The most members of the University of Ljubljana (academies / faculties) started the academic year 2020/2021 with so-called hybrid model. Part of the students were present in the lecture hall and part of the students followed the lectures online.

In response to the current situation, you will receive detailed instructions from the academy / faculty you are enrolled in.

Study process

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