COVID-19

Site learning and leaving dormitories

We would like to thank to all those of you, who have helped us with your responsible approach in our efforts to keep the dormitories open for as long as possible. However, given the circumstances and the development of the situation in recent days, as well as based on the previous experience from the dormitory of the Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University, unfortunately, we predict a fundamental deterioration of the situation at the Bratislava dormitories, as well. Courses at Comenius University will take place remotely/online from the 5th of October the latest.

Exactly for this reason, we offer you the possibility to leave the dormitory voluntarily, planned and on favorable terms. Until Monday, October 5th, 2020, you can sign the Amendment to the Accommodation Contract, thanks to which you do not have to leave completely - you can leave things inside the room, we will keep your bed for you until it is safe to return. In addition, you will receive a 100% discount of rent for the months of November and December. 

Process:

  • Please, take from the room all the things you need for your studies, everyday life, as well as valuables e.g. flowers or pets.
  • Empty the refrigerator and remove all perishable meals. The dormitory may not be open for several months.
  • From 28.9. to 5.10. 2020, the accommodation department is open from 8:00 to 16:00. even during the weekend.
  • Prepare your own pen, ISIC card and ID card.
  • The Amendment of the contract will be printed for you at the Accommodation Department at the VB block. The entire administrative procedure also takes place in here.
  • After signing the Amendment, you cannot use the accommodation or the services offered by the dormitory anymore until further notice. 

 

Authorized person/Delegation letter:

  • If you do not have the opportunity to come for your stuff and finish this procedure in person, an authorized person may sign the Amendment of the Accommodation Contract and hand over the keys for you. We will only accept officially certified delegation letters signed by a notary. 

If you are no longer interested in using services at our dormitory in the academic year 2020/21, you have the opportunity to terminate the Accommodation Agreement. Please note, that in case the University returns to full-time present studies and the dormitory reopens, you are no longer entitled to the bed you have been allocated, and we do not guarantee you the opportunity to return to the dormitory this academic year.

Dear residents, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this option to voluntarily leave the accommodation facilities under favorable conditions while there is still time. It is probable, that in the continuation of current trends we will have to either close the dormitory completely and ask all the residents to leave, or in case of uncontrollable community spread, the RÚVZ (The Public Health Authority) will declare quarantine at the dormitories.

The VM Ľ. Štúra - Mlyny goes into the red phase

Today, as of September 24, 2020, the Permanent Crisis Staff of the Comenius University at its meeting regarding the development of the epidemiological situation in Bratislava, as well as the current situation at the dormitory, has decided that the entire complex of the VM Ľ. Štúra - Mlyny goes into the red phase effective immediately.

What does it mean? 

Residents can continue to reside at the dormitory and visit cafeterias. In addition to the current safety and hygiene measures, due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation and repeated breaches of the dormitory rules and regulations, the director of the accommodation facility orders following: 

  • Prohibition of visits of accommodated residents between different accommodation blocks. We strongly recommend no visits between rooms as well and in case of further deterioration of the situation, we will completely ban visits between rooms.
  • The number of people present in the room must not exceed the accommodation capacity of the room.
  • In the study rooms, the original capacity of seats is reduced by half.
  • A total ban for persons to gather in groups for any purpose in the interior and exterior part of the dormitory premises. The University, as the owner and the accommodation facility as the administrator of the properties and its surroundings, do not give their consent to any meetings on campus.
  • Strong adherence to quiet hours (from 22:00pm to 7:00am). 

 

The transition to the red phase can have the following conclusion: 

- In case of improvement of the situation, the dormitory may return to the orange phase (evaluated by PKŠ UK in cooperation with RÚVZ- The Public Health Authority). 

- In case of a negative development, there may be a temporary interruption in the provision of accommodation services for an indefinite period of time - the dormitory will close once again, similarly as in spring, and students will have to leave. 

- In the event that there is a community spread of the disease in the dormitory, and the RÚVZ will not be able to identify close contacts, quarantine may be imposed for respective objects-  e.g. closing dormitories and mandatory quarantine for all the persons within.  

How the situation develops is fully in the hands of every single one of you. If you follow the instructions, we believe that we can keep the dormitory open. However, we notice that there are residents who, with their irresponsible behavior (especially at group events in the evening and during night hours), endanger the operation of the dormitory and the health of us all.

 

  Please note that in case of violation of the regulations and instructions resulting from the order of the director, the accommodated person will be sanctioned by a fine of 79 euros and in case of repeated violation of the regulations will be expelled from the dormitory. At the same time, the faculty will be informed about this fact, which will proceed in accordance with the disciplinary rules. 

 

Please note that the sanction measures apply to all the guests without exception. In case of their violation, foreign students can also be excluded from the dormitroy 

If you suspect or have confirmed COVID-19, click HERE

If you have noticed that someone is not following the instructions of the regulation, please notify us by e-mail at mlyny.priestupky@uniba.sk We will resolve the situation immediately. 

 

We thank all the responsible residents of our dormitroy as we still believe that we will make it through. However, it will not work without your help. 

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