The new Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, later designated by the Coronavirus Study Group as SARS-CoV-2, (COVID-19), was initially detected in China and spread to other countries on several continents, including Europe, leading the World Health Organization to declare the existence of an epidemic, which could evolve into a pandemic.
Considering that there is a risk to Public Health and that the University of the Algarve is responsible for ensuring conditions of safety and health to the academic community, on a continuous and permanent basis and in view of the general principles of prevention, the University has defined and approved the Contingency Plan of the University of Algarve for the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19, abbreviated as Contingency Plan, to respond to an epidemic scenario, in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the guidelines of the General Health Directorate.
Through the implementation of the Contingency Plan, efforts will be made to minimize the impact of the epidemic at the University of Algarve, in conjunction with health entities, by adopting preventive measures and control procedures that are adequate to the level of risk in the country and by providing maximum information to the academic community.
Following the evolutionary process of the epidemic, the present plan will be revised and updated whenever justified, according to the guidelines of the General Health Directorate; a new number will be assigned to each version and the changes will be highlighted.
Read the complete Contingency Plan here