The current status of the COVID-19 traffic light for individual school buildings

The organisation and conditions of the pedagogical process and operation at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in the academic year 2020/2021 Guidelines for foreign students or foreign guests and students coming from abroad

The current status of the COVID-19 traffic light for individual school buildings
as of: October 24, 2020

green – The Drotárska (Campus Drotárska cesta 44)

green – The Main Building (Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18)

green – The Building in Koceľova 23


The definitions of the different phases:

The green phase – AFAD does not have a person suspected of or confirmed to have COVID-19.

The orange phase – AFAD has a student or an employee who is confirmed of having COVID-19.

The red phase – AFAD has more than two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in students or staff. In such circumstances, the corresponding school building closes for a short period of time in order to be thoroughly disinfected.

To find out more, visit the webpage of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic: https://www.minedu.sk/vysoke-skoly-a-skolske-domovy-aktualizovane-11102020/

Each school building will be defined by its own phase, the phases of individual school buildings do not have to correspond to each other. 


Information channel

The information channel serves in particular to notify the school of any important information concerning the current situation. If a person has been diagnosed COVID-19 positive or suspected to be COVID-19 positive, he/she has to notify the school. At the same time, he/she should identify the people he/she has come in contact with. The informational channel is also intended for asking questions and sharing recommendations. 

AFAD has created The Permanent Monitoring Body responsible for the monitoring of the epidemiological situation, the management and draft of measures to be taken in order to stop the spreading of COVID-19 in all school buildings. 


The permanent covid-line for notifying the school:

Telephone contact: 0949 009 910
(active every day between 8 AM and 8 PM)

e-mail:   


How to protect yourself and others?

  • Facemask: Wearing a facemask that covers the nose and mouth is obligatory on all school premises (both indoors and outdoors). 
  • Distance: It is necessary to keep a safe distance from others in the indoor premises as well as on the outdoor premises of the school. If there are more than 6 people present in the class, we recommend the maximum number of one person per 15 square meters of space in indoor areas and a safe distance between students. If this is not possible, it is necessary to divide these groups of students, so that the maximum number of people who are present in the class is six, including the teacher.
  • Hands: When entering the building, it is obligatory to disinfect your hands. It is necessary to wash your hands with soap on a regular basis during the day. Do not use hand dryers, use paper towels. 
  • If possible, do not touch your eyes and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Carry a spare facemask and change it, if the one that you are wearing is broken, wet or dirty.
  • Avoid places with a higher concentration of people. The maximum number of people indoors is 6.
  • Unless necessary, do not mix with the students from other studios or departments. Try to maintain the autonomy of individual workplaces.
  • Cover your mouth, if sneezing or coughing.
  • Avoid sharing personal belongings.
  • Ventilate rooms. 
  • Consider the necessity of travelling.
  • If you suffer from any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, sudden loss of taste and smell, other symptom of an acute respiratory infection), leave the school building, contact your general practitioner by telephone and follow his expert advice. 
  • You can apply for COVID-19 testing also on the following link: https://korona.gov.sk/poziadat-o-vysetrenie-na-covid-19/ 

Warning:

If an employee or a student suspects COVID-19, he/she is obliged to stay at home in self-quarantine. Until his/her PCR test results are known, the school excludes his/her close contacts (students, colleagues, etc.) from physical presence at school. If his/her health condition permits it, he/she continues in the teaching or learning process online.


General information and epidemic counter-measures of the Slovak Republic:

  • What is COVID-19: https://korona.gov.sk/en/what-is-covid-19/
  • You can find more information on the webpage of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic: http://www.uvzsr.sk/
  • The manual for universities published by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (August 26, 2020) https://www.minedu.sk/data/att/17109.pdf
  • The traffic light for universities published by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (August 26, 2020) https://www.minedu.sk/data/att/17110.pdf

Guidelines for foreign students or foreign guests and students coming from abroad

It is necessary to keep a close eye on the characteristics of the countries from which the student, visitor or employee of the school is coming from, published on the corresponding webpage of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. It is necessary to find out whether the corresponding country is listed as a high-risk country or a low-risk country. It is necessary to take appropriate measures accordingly.


Countries are divided into the following groups:

Countries without an obligation of registration (the so-called green countries)

  • Undergoing the RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test before coming to Slovakia is not necessary.
  • If the student develops symptoms, such as upper respiratory tract infection, fever, taste and smell disorders, headache or digestive problems, contact the permanent monitoring body via   and then follow the given instructions.

Regions with an increased incidence of COVID-19 in the so-called green countries

  • Registration is not necessary, the PCR test is recommended.
  • If the student develops symptoms, such as upper respiratory tract infection, fever, taste and smell disorders, headache or digestive problems, contact the permanent monitoring body via covid@vsvu.sk  and then follow the given instructions.

High-risk countries

  • Foreign students coming from high-risk countries or foreign students who, in the last 14 days, have visited high-risk countries
  • Before coming to Slovakia, the student undergoes the RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test in his/her home country. After coming to Slovakia—after crossing the state border—he/she registers on the webpage of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic where he/she fills in a quarantine form: https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/.
  • If the student develops symptoms, such as upper respiratory tract infection, fever, taste and smell disorders, headache or digestive problems, contact the permanent monitoring body via  and then follow the given instructions.
  • If possible, the student stays in self-quarantine at the place of his/her temporary residence or other accommodation facility at his/her own expense and under the condition of compliance with the quarantine measures. The required duration of quarantine is indicated to be at least 5 days.
  • Since foreign students cannot apply for free testing in Slovakia, we recommend testing at commercial laboratories Medirex (price € 70) or Alpha Medical (price € 54.90).
  • After undergoing the RT PCR test, the student receives his/her results from the laboratory on his/her contact telephone number or e-mail, previously specified by him/her. The student is obliged to keep the test results and send their copy to the permanent monitoring body via .
  • If the RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test is positive, the student remains in self-quarantine. According to his/her health condition, he/she is given further instructions which he/she is obliged to follow up.

Slovak students who, in the last 14 days, have visited high-risk countries

  • After crossing the state border to Slovakia, the student registers on the webpage of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic where he/she fills in a quarantine form available on the following webpage: https://korona.gov.sk/ehranica/.
  • If possible, the student stays at home in self-quarantine for at least 5 days; while no earlier than after 5 days, he/she undergoes the RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test at the place of residence (or any other place specified). It is possible to apply for testing on the following webpage: https://korona.gov.sk/poziadat-o-vysetrenie-na-covid-19/. For Slovak nationals coming from high-risk countries, the testing is free of charge.
  • After entering the Slovak territory, the student notifies the permanent monitoring body of his/her stay in a high-risk country and application for testing via .
  • If the results of his/her RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 test are positive, he/she remains at home in self-quarantine. According to his/her health condition, he/she is given further instructions which he/she is obliged to follow up.

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