Mlyny Halls of Residence

COVID-19

Current information regarding testing

 

What measures are currently in place?

 

The state of emergengy is currently still in force and freedom of movement is being restricted by a curfew, until 28 April, 2021. Expections to the ban will vary according to the epidemiological situation in Slovakia and will also vary according to the situation in individual disstricts. From February 8, 2021, the so-called COVID Automat applies, which divides districts into several warning levels (risk rates). The Covernment of the Slovak Republic decides at least once a week about the level of warning for a given district; depending on the inclusion of the district into a specific level of warning some regulations apply (eg the validity of a negative test for travel to and from wort, etc.). Bratislava is currently located in the III. warning level. 

From Wednesday, March 3, exceptions from the curfew, such as travel for the purpose of obtaining essential necessities and supplies for animals or travel to the place of dispensing, are valid only until 20.00. It is still valid that people should obtain these goods at the nearest retail store. From 8.00 pn to 1.00 am the next day, people can go to work, if necessary to see a doctor or visit pharmacy. Furthermore, it will still be possible to go to nature or play sports individually. The restriction does not apply for the purpose of travelling to see a close person or relative who is dependent on someone else's care. 

From February 10, it is necessary to prove a negative result for COVID-19 (PCR or antigen) by a certificate not older than 7 days on the way to work in the so-called black and burgundy districts (in COVID Automat districts that are in the 3rd and 4th warning level). Exceptions apply to persons who have overcome the disease COVID-19 and have a document of this not older than three months. Expections still include travel to procure essential necessities and supplies for animals, provide childcare and more. In this case, you do not need a negative test. You should arrange these things at the nearest retail store.  

Still applies, that persons entering the dormitory buildings are obliged to prove a negative result of an antigen or RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. Exceptions apply to:

 

  • persons who can be legitimated by a certificate of evercoming COVID-19 disease not older than three months;
  • persons who can be prove to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within a period of not more than 3 months from the time of entry;
  • persons vaccinated against COVID-19 with a second dose of vaccine and at least 14 days have elapsed since vaccination;
  • persons over 65 years of age;
  • and other expections under the applicable decree. 

 

These documents are thoroughly checked at each entrance to the building. If a person is unable to prove one of the above-mentioned documents, his/her entry into the buildings will be prohibited. 

 

Do I need to be tested?

 

The possibility to be tested continuously with an antigen test preventively helps to monitor your health. Testing is not mandatory, however without a certificate you will not be able to go out from 08.02.2021 to 19.03.2021 for any purpose, other than procuring the necessities for living and needs for animal and childcare. 

 

Where can I go to get tested?

 

The full list of antigen testing points is published at https://www.health.gov.sk/?ag-mom. In Karlova Ves, from Monday, February 8 to February 13, the testing will take place in front of the Alexander Dubček Elementary School (Majerníková 62) from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. The time set aside for the lunch break is from 13.00 to 14.00.

In the parking lot in front of the VM Ľ. Štúra dormitory ("Výškkový blok B", a.k.a Štúrak), there is an open mobile testing point that performs tests from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 and 18.30 (lunch break from 14.00 - 14.30). The last samples are swabbed 15 minutes before the collection point is closed.  

Another mobile collection point, located in the parking lot in front of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, performs testing from Monday to Saturday from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm (except for the duration of the lunch break from 12.00 - 12.30). From Monday, February 22, it is necessary to book an appointment for testing. 

If you are currently located in dormitory and your test is positive, let us know immediately via this short form. We will contact you immediately and together we will agree on conditions of your quarantine at Mlyny UK.

 

Useful websites:

https://www.mic.iom.sk/en/news/637-covid-19-measures.html

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22575624/faq-coronavirus-antigen-mass-testing-january-2021.html

https://korona.gov.sk/en/poziadat-o-vysetrenie-na-covid-19-en/

ACTUAL INFORMATION

Click here for more information: https://uniba.sk/en/comenius-university-news/coronavirus/

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUSPECTED CASES OF THE DISEASE OR CONFIRMED CASES OF THE DISEASE

If you reside in our dormitories and you experience symptoms of infection or you have confirmed COVID-19 disease: 

Next step: 

  1. Limit your movement around the dormitory to only the necessary minimum and wait for further instructions. 
  2. Inform the study department of your faculty as well. 
  3. The dormitory will provide you isolation in the premises designated for that purpose until the determination of the next procedure by the attending physician or RÚVZ. 
  4. If there is not enough capacity for individual (self) isolation, the accommodated person may be ordered to be isolated in the assigned accommodation unit - including the isolation of roommates. 

In case of isolation the accommodated person will be provided with basic hygienic equipment for a set fee of 3, - € and meal in the amount of 13, - € per day / breakfast 3 €, lunch 5 €, dinner 5 € / 

Symptoms of a respiratory infection that could correspond to known symptoms of COVID-19 are: 

  • increased body temperature 
  • cough
  • vomiting 
  • diarrhea 
  • sudden loss of taste and smell 
  • another sign of an acute respiratory infection 

How to protect yourself and others

  • FACE MASK: You are obliged to wear a face mask in all indoor areas and public transport vehicles, with the exception of your own room. You need to wear the mask correctly for it to work - remember, it needs to cover both your mouth and your nose.
  • DISTANCING: Maintain the recommended distance of 2 metres (about 6 feet) from other people both indoors and outdoors.
  • HANDS: Use the hand sanitizer available at entrances to buildings whenever entering indoor areas. Wash your hands with water and soap more frequently during the day. Use alcohol-based sanitizer wherever available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Replace your face mask as soon as it becomes damaged, damp or dirty. Single use disposable masks are not intended for repeated use. Cloth masks need to be washed after use in a washing machine at 60°C (140°F), using regular detergent. Alternatively they can be disinfected by boiling in water for five minutes. Masks washed at a lower temperature need to be sanitized by ironing at the temperature designated for cotton.
  • Avoid crowded areas. If you are in a restaurant or a club take extra precautions by frequently washing your hands, drinking out of your own glass only, etc.
  • When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth with a paper tissue, face mask or a piece of clothing. Don't use bare hands which can transfer pathogens to other surfaces you may touch later. If you do, make sure to wash/sanitize your hands immediately.
  • Avoid sharing your personal items like pens, kitchen utensils or hand/body towels with others.
  • Limit or avoid physical contact with others - like shaking hands, kissing or hugging.
  • Consider the necessity of travel (i.e. is there a strong reason for you to travel home every weekend in a crowded train or bus?). By restricting contact with other people/communities (mixing of population) you can reduce the risk of spreading the disease in university dormitories - and ultimately to your family.
  • We recommend you to avoid travelling abroad. Foreign travel increases the risk of "importing" COVID-19 to our country. Once you are abroad, we recommend to seek accommodation off the beaten track and to avoid crowded places. Continue to observe social distancing from strangers, wash and sanitize hands frequently and wear a face mask in public indoor areas and places with a higher concentration of people (airport terminals, public transport vehicles).

If you discover any of the symptoms of COVID-19 in yourself (increased body temperature, coughing, nausea, diarrhoea, sudden loss of smell and taste or other symptoms associated with acute respiratory diseases), call 0800 221 234 for information or send an e-mail to helpdeskkoronahealth.gov.sk

  • Call the Slovak national medical emergency number 155 in case of severe medical complications and inform the dispatcher that you may have COVID-19.
  • You can apply for a COVID-19 examination/test HERE.

CONTACT US AT MLYNY.SRUNIBA.SK IF:

  • your GP recommended you to undergo a COVID-19 examination/test,
  • you learned that you were in contact with someone who tested positively for COVID-19,
  • you tested positively for COVID-19 yourself.

Our goal is to keep the university dormitories open as long as possible, but we cannot succeed without your help.

Thank you