COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES
To ensure the safety of our staff and students alike, we will adhere to best practices and protection measures established by the authorities and the Health Services of the University of Alicante.
However, the complexity of the situation might lead to changes in some of these specific measures and protocols. CSIdiomas will be working to define action plans for any new scenarios following Spain´s Health Ministry guidelines and the University of Alicante Health and Safety protocols.
SOME KEY ELEMENTS OF THESE PRACTICES
- All staff have received specific training and all students will be informed about the protocols and Health and Safety recommendations. Updated information on our web and the UA´s Health Services web. Posters and signs in all campus buildings.
- Occupancy of classrooms and communal spaces will be managed to allow the recommended minimum distance between students and staff. Small groups in each level.
- Designated entrances and exits in all buildings, and floor markings to direct foot- traffic flows to help students and staff maintain distance.
- Additional cleaning carried out before and after classes and in common areas.
- Hand sanitizers can be found at the reception desks of all university buildings and in all Spanish classrooms.
- Face masks required in classes and communal spaces, except for open spaces or certain activities when distance can be guaranteed.
- Assignments, extra readings and complementary materials only in digital format. When handing out material (exams, course books), CSI staff will use mandatory gloves, sanitize and guarantee distancing at all times. Protection screens have been put in place on all reception desks, and CSI employees must use face masks and/or face shields.
- Students with symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus, or who have been in contact with a potential case, are required to stay home, contact the Language Centre and follow protocols. Attending classes and presence on university premises will be considered a declaration of not being in either of the aforementioned cases. Our Health and Risk management is in permanent contact with the university and local Health Services to ensure that there is a fully aligned plan of action and contingency protocols, and that all students have access to the support they may need. It will be compulsory to act according to safety protocols in the case of any symptoms that might be compatible with COVID-19. You can access information on what to do here