NOVA School of Law’s Prevention and Action Plan for COVID-19 is a strategic tool that defines measures to prevent and mitigate the risks associated with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This Contingency Plan follows the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), as well as the National Contingency Plan and the Guidelines issued by the Directorate General for Health (DGS).
The current situation regarding the COVID-19 disease was considered by the ECDC to be of high impact and with a likely global spread, leading the WHO to declare a Pandemic situation. Contingency measures were therefore enacted and practices to mitigate the spread of this virus disseminated with a view to minimising the risks of contagion and spread of the COVID-19 disease.
On 2 March 2020, NOVA University of Lisbon unveiled the Contingency Plan vis-à- vis COVID-19, which NOVA School of Law has followed.
In view of the current pandemic situation, the measures and procedures for the operation of teaching and non-teaching activities in the 2020/2021 school year of NOVA School of Law are now established through this Plan.
NOVA School of Law has been awarded the COVID OUT stamp of approval, awarded by ISQ. This certification recognizes the effectiveness of the measures and procedures for health and safety implemented by NOVA School of Law to prevent risks of transmission of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Learn more here.
Access to NOVA School of Law Facilities
Access to and use of the facilities and services of NOVA School of Law requires compliance with the following guidelines:
- Masks must be worn to gain access to or remain on the premises of NOVA School of Law;
- Everyone should disinfect their hands with alcohol gel at the entrance of the premises and several times a day where appropriate;
- During breaks, students can sit in their seats within the class if they prefer, as long as they do not have to change class for the next class;
- Assemblies in the corridor or other locations within the premises are not permitted;
- Within the facilities students have to respect the physical distance of 2 meters and can only stay inside for circulation, access to classrooms, toilets or services;
- Classroom seating must be respected by the respective marking of the symbols glued to the tables “please sit here”;
- Students are only allowed to attend classes regularly; students will only be allowed to enter after the start of the class if the security officer confirms a vacancy in the class allowing the student to enter, so before entering the class permission must be requested at Reception;
- Requisition and face-to-face consultation of books in the Library are available in accordance with the specific rules issued by the respective services;
Attendance is provided in person, by email or by telephone during the hours of the services, which can be consulted here.
Procedures with respect to suspected COVID-19 cases
Anyone who is on the premises of the NOVA School of Law presenting with symptoms compatible with the definition of a suspected case of COVID-19 (described in point 5) or who identifies someone in these circumstances should contact the Focal Point:
Maria Manuela Guerreiro – (213847420 or 966845545).
Stayaway COVID – APP
STAYAWAY COVID is an application for iOS or Android phones that aims to assist the country in tracking COVID-19. The application allows, in a simple and safe way, each one of us to be informed about risk exposures to the disease, through the monitoring of recent contacts.
The application is voluntary and free to use and it is recommended to install it from this link or by clicking on the store icon.