COVID-19 Information

    The academic year at CU starts on 20.9.2021. All residences, cantine, library and other facilities and services remain accessible and open regarding the current circumstances. Academic integrity and continuity remain a priority. We take standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and are taking steps to ensure the safety of our students, staff and visiters.

    Before you come to the CU, please read carefully the following information:

    Registration for eHranica

    As of 19 July, new Decree 231 is in force, which regulate the regime at the border and the obligation of home isolation. They also impose an obligation on persons over 12 years of age to register in the eHranica form. The rules on entry into Slovakia and subsequent home isolation are differentiated according to the age of the person and on the basis of other conditions.

    What can you expect when you register for eHranica?

    After filling in the basic details, we will want to find out if you have already had your vaccinations. You will have three options to choose from:

    • I am fully vaccinated and have proof of this
      • you complete a simple registration and do not have to enter home isolation
      • registration is valid for 6 months
    • I am not a vaccinated person
      • you continue to fill in the form
      • if you qualify for the exemptions from compulsory home isolation, you do not have to go to home isolation
      • if you do not qualify for an exemption, you must undergo compulsory home isolation

    If the isolation is asymptomatic, the isolation will end on day 14 or upon receipt of a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19, which can be performed no earlier than the fifth day of isolation.

     

    Arrival in Slovakia by air

    If you are arriving in Slovakia by air, you are also required to register at https://www.mindop.sk/covid/.

     

    PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF EVERY STUDENT AND STAFF

    All students and employees have responsibility for their own health and safety, and those of their colleagues and others who may be affected by their actions. All students and employees are asked to:

    1. Stay at home and self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms.

    2. If you have COVID-19 symptoms (a fever, cough and difficulty breathing...) seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of local health authority. Please, do not come to the campus.

    3. Consider your health and wellbeing status before coming to the campus.

    4. Gel your hands before entering the building and regularly wash your hands with water and soap throughout the day.

    5. Wear a face covering (mask/scarf/respirator covering your mouth and nose) when inside the building.

    6. Keep a safe distance (currently 2 meters) from other people at all times and remain alert – always consider other campus users.

    7. Stringently follow the rules set out in the building, your work areas and across the campus to keep yourself and others safe.

    8. Avoid going to crowded places where people come together in crowds.

     

    PUBLIC TRANSPORT

    Always wear a protective mask/scarf/respirator covering your mouth and nose in buses/trains. The trains from National train company are in Slovakia for free (if you are student under 26 years of age).

     

    ACCOMMODATION

    Please follow instructions from the provider. After entering any building, please wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub. Always wear a protective mask/scarf/respirator covering your mouth and nose.

     

    SHOPPING

    Always wear protective face mask when shopping inside. After entering the shop, please wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub. Possible changes to working times / patterns can occur. Please follow instructions from shop crew and security crew. When standing in the queue, you are required to stand at least 2 meters from each other, both indoor and outdoor. Out/indoor sport playgrounds, swimming pools, wellness, castles, ZOO and botanical gardens are open. Please follow instructions from the providers.

     

    DURING YOUR STAY

    Your wellbeing is important to us and we will try to help you with all issues concerning your stay at CU. The Departmental Coordinator will help you with the academic issues.

     

    Foreign Relations and Mobility Office – office hours:
    Tuesday: 8:30 - 11:30; 13:00 - 14:30
    Wednesday: 8:30 - 11:30; 13:00 - 14:30
    Thursday: 8:30 - 11:30

     

    If you need to visit the Foreign Relations and Mobility Office out of office hours, please make an appointment via email in advance to avoid waiting in queues. Inform the IRO about the exact date of your arrival.

    The Counselling Centre provides support, the OS line 0917 224 662 can be used as well as general distance counseling anytime via: poradna(a)ku.sk.

    IMPORTANT WEBSITES

    Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities.

    Official national website on Covid-19 (in Slovak, English, Hungarian language)

    World Health Organisation

    World Health Organisation advice for the public

    Corona cases in Slovakia (graphs, in Slovak language)

    Coronavirus - questions raised by Erasmus+