Health - COVID-19

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Announcements to the community of the Faculdade de Ciências (regularly updated information).

Attendance - Office Hours and Contacts

Following the Dispatch D/14/2020 regarding the restrictions to the face-to-face public attendance, the contacts of the Service Units are published:

(please contact us preferably by e-mail)

Service Unit E-mail Telephone /
Extension
Telephone support schedule (working days)
Academic Unit: 1st Cycle (Bachelor and Integrated Master Degree) ua@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 502
217 500 503
217 500 311
10 am - 1 pm
Academic Unit: 2nd Cycle, 2nd Cycle of Integrated Master Degree and Non-Awarding Degree Programmes gepg@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 549
217 500 240
217 500 791
10 am - 1 pm
Academic Unit: 3rd Cycle/PhD doutoramentos@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 240
217 500 791
217 500 549
10 am - 1 pm
Academic Unit: Issues related to the Teaching Administration Office gop@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 102 10 am - 1 pm
Financial Resources and Assets Unit: Issues relating to payments faturacao.alunos@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 498 10 am - 1 pm
Financial Resources and Assets Unit: Assets and Purchases Area (Contracts Office) apc@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 110 10 am - 12 pm
2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Financial Resources and Assets Unit: Financial Area area.financeira@ciencias.ulisboa.pt   10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Financial Resources and Assets Unit: Financial Area (Payrolls) vencimentos@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 026 10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Financial Resources and Assets Unit: Financial Area (External Invoicing) faturacao.clientes@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 983 10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Financial Resources and Assets Unit: Financial Area (Invoicing - Students) faturacao.alunos@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 559
217 500 498
10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Financial Resources and Assets Unit: Financial Area (Suppliers and Payments) tesouraria@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 215 10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Financial Resources and Assets Unit: Financial Area (Budgets and Financial Reporting) gopcontas@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 215 10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Human Resources Unit dprh@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 543 / ext. 25118
217 500 544 / ext. 25117
217 500 392 / ext. 25115
10 am - 12.30 pm
2 pm - 4.30 pm
IT Services Unit suporte@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 067 / ext. 21248 9 am - 5 pm
R&D Unit: Project Management Area areagp@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 241 / ext. 25109
217 500 721 / ext. 25125
217 500 724 / ext. 25110, 25161 
10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
R&D Unit: Research Support Office projectos@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 720 / ext. 25354
217 500 623 / ext. 25336
217 500 238 / ext. 25356
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
2 pm - 5 pm
R&D Unit: Transfer of Technology Support Office / Tec Labs mail@teclabs.pt 217 500 006 / ext. 20105, 20103 9 am - 5 pm
Student Mobility and Support Area internacional@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 443 / ext. 24115 10 am -12.30 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Student Mobility and Support Area: Psychological and Educational Support Office gapsi@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 435 / ext. 24125 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
Student Mobility and Support Area: Employability Office emprego@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 029 / ext. 24119 10 am -12.30 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Technical Services Area: Safety, Health and Sustainability Office g3s@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 996 / ext. 24126, 24129, 24133 9 am - 12.30 pm
2 pm - 4.30 pm
Technical Services Area: Works, Maintenance and Facilities Office gome@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 099 / ext. 24136, 24138, 21241 10 am - 1 pm
2 pm - 5 pm
Documentation and Archive Area (Library) biblioteca@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 000 / ext. 24206 10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Communication and Image Area aci@ciencias.ulisboa.pt
info.ciencias@ciencias.ulisboa.pt
217 500 429 / ext. 25381
217 500 444
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
2 pm - 5 pm
Planning and Quality Area aepq@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 538 / ext. 25319 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
2 pm - 5.30 pm
Planning and Quality Area: Information Organisation and Management Office gogi@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 529 / ext. 25302 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
2 pm - 5.30 pm
Legal Office gabjuridico@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 551 / ext. 25421, 25403 10 am - 12.30 pm
2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Cooperation and External Relations Office gcre@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 442 / ext. 25363 9.30 am -12 pm
2 pm - 5 pm
Internal Auditing and Assessment Office gqai@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 633 / ext. 24118 9 am - 12 pm
2.30 pm - 5 pm
Administrative Support Centre - Building C2 nucleoc2@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 419 / ext. 22240 e 217 500 224 / ext. 22239 10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Administrative Support Centre - Building C6 nucleoc6@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 066 / ext. 26179 e 217 500 340 / ext. 26123 10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm
Administrative Support Centre - Building C8 nucleoc8@ciencias.ulisboa.pt 217 500 828 / ext. 28226 e 217 500 805 / ext. 28701 10 am - 12 pm
2 pm - 4 pm

 

Laboratoy Support

The supply of liquid nitrogen shall take place weekly on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Deliveries of hazardous waste will take place every fortnight (26 March, 9 April, 23 April, etc.), at the usual times and collection points (information available at http://www.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/residuos).

 

Announcements – Faculdade de Ciências

Dispatch D/16/2020

Following the declaration, on March 18, of the "State of Emergency", the legal regime in force and my Dispatch D/14/2020, of March 10, I hereby determine:

  1. The academic Master's and Doctorate examinations, provided that the mutual agreement between the jury and the respective candidate exists and is recorded and the technical conditions for the public performance of the examinations are met, will now be performed by videoconference. The marking of the exams, the conditions of public access to the virtual room where the exams will take place and the respective result must be published on the websites of Ciências ULisboa (https://ciencias.ulisboa.pt/) and ULisboa (www.ulisboa.pt).
  2. The examinations for the award of the academic title of Aggregate and the title of Specialist, provided that there is and is recorded the mutual agreement between the jury and the respective candidate and that the technical conditions for the public performance of the test are met, will now be held by videoconference. The marking of the tests, the conditions of public access to the virtual room where the tests will take place and the respective result must be published on the websites of Ciências ULisboa (https://ciencias.ulisboa.pt/) and ULisboa (www.ulisboa.pt).
  3. Jury meetings for the recruitment of teaching or research staff will now be held using telematic means, namely video or teleconference. The procedure for signing the minutes is established in paragraph 2 of Dispatch 98/2020 of the Rector of ULisboa, dated March 23, 2020.
  4. The jury meetings for the recruitment of non teaching and non researching staff shall now be held using telematic means, namely video or teleconference. The procedure for signing the minutes shall be as established in paragraph 2 of Dispatch 98/2020 of the Rector of ULisboa, dated March 23, 2020.
  5. That the school break (Easter holidays) foreseen in the school calendar 2019/2020 is maintained.
  6. That the attendance services are maintained without appointment, in the Expediente Center (C5) and in the main entrance of C8 building, for the reception and delivery of packages and other mail.
  7. The Dispatch D/14/2020 of March 10 remains in force, with the exception of the rules that have a different meaning from the one established in this order.
  8. These measures are in force until April 9th and will be adjusted according to the need and the evolution of the situation. 

Faculdade de Ciências, March 27, 2020

Luís Carriço

Dean

 

COVID-19 | Information (20/03/2020)
Constraints and changes - Faculdade de Ciências

We warn the community of the Faculdade de Ciências that, until new information is available, Director's Dispatch D/14/2020 remains in force and that, in addition, they should consider the following relevant information in this phase of exception related to VOCID-19:

Emergency Management

Given the measures to promote teleworking and the restrictions on access to the Faculty's facilities, the effectiveness of emergency responses is constrained by the substantial reduction in the number of emergency team members. Thus:

  1. In the event of an emergency, you should place yourself in safety, call the emergency number of the Faculdade de Ciências (ext. 20000 or +351 217 500 600), indicate the type of occurrence and exact location and follow the instructions of the emergency teams or, in their absence, the security guards. Where appropriate, and pending the arrival of the emergency teams or security guards, you should call 112 and follow the instructions. Do not forget that if means of rescue are activated, it is essential to ensure correct routing, so you should always report the occurrence to the emergency number.
  2. In case of a fire alarm in a building, as soon as the alarm sounds you should leave the building, follow the evacuation instructions and follow the signs posted along the evacuation paths, never using the elevators and never turning back. Follow the instructions of emergency teams or security guards. As soon as you are safely outside the building, report the occurrence via the emergency number of the Faculdade de Ciências (ext. 20000 or +351 217 500 600) and follow the instructions in point 1.

Use of lifts

The lifts are kept in operation to allow the transport of heavy and/or bulky material. However, their use is advised against, except in duly justified situations.

Liquid nitrogen supply

The supply of liquid nitrogen shall take place weekly on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Hazardous waste

Deliveries of hazardous waste will take place every fortnight (26 March, 9 April, 23 April, etc.), at the usual times and collection points (information available at http://www.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/residuos).

Faculdade de Ciências, March 20 2020

Guida Carvalheiro

Administrator

 

Dispatch D/14/2020

Following the latest events related to the spread of the new coronavirus, I determine:

Suspension of activities

  1. The suspension, until further notice, of all public events, including national and international congresses and meetings. New exhibitions, visits to and from other schools are also suspended.
  2. The suspension of all classroom activities, replacing them whenever possible by other means of teaching, namely through distance learning instruments. For this purpose, information about the procedures to be adopted in order to allow the functioning of classes by videoconference, or other equivalent solution, is being prepared. Such procedures are expected to be in work as of March 16th, or/and as soon as possible. With this the students should preferably participate from their homes.
  3. Adaptations/changes of the programmatic contents and the evaluation methods of 1st and 2nd cycle Degrees curricular units will be allowed to the new teaching reality mentioned in 2. Such will be subject to specific dispatch.

Restrictions

  1. The restriction on public attendance in person. In all services, and until further notice, the public attendance is now being made by non-face-to-face means of communication by using the contacts available in the institutional webpage of Ciências.
  2. The face-to-face service is maintained exclusively for the delivery of mandatory and urgent documents and/or delivery of informatics equipment and activation of cards, through scheduled appointment for the responsible service. Exceptionally, face-to-face attendance is maintained at the Mailing Services (C5 Building), at the Administrative Support Centres (C2, C6 and C8 Buildings) and at the C8 Building and Tec Labs, for the reception and delivery of packages and other mailing.
  3. That missions/business travelling are restricted to those indispensable and unavoidable, expressly authorized by the Director, following a duly substantiated request to the Presidents of Departments or Service Officers.
  4. That the coming of external visitors to ULisboa, including students, is restricted to participation in acts that cannot be performed by videoconference and to indispensable and unavoidable interactions, expressly authorized by the Director.
  5. All meetings should preferably be held by videoconference.

Academic Examinations

  1. That the participation of external elements to Ciências in Master's and PhD academic examinations will now be carried out by videoconference.
  2. By means of a Rector's dispatch that authorizes it, this type of participation may be extended to the other members of the Jury, with the exception of the President who, like the student, must necessarily be present in the room where the examinaton takes place. If the President of the Jury or the candidate are in quarantine, the examination will necessarily be postponed.
  3. That the number of members attending the academic examinations referred to in the previous number be limited to a maximum of 10% of the room capacity where the act takes place.
  4. That the Aggregations Proofs and the Jury Meetings of Selection Procedures involving members outside Ciências, as they cannot legally involve any participation by videoconference, are suspended.

Access to facilities

  1. That access to all the buildings on campus will now be made exclusively through the use of a card, or authorization, except in the case of the C3 building, which will be closed. All libraries and student spaces are also closed.
  2. That the authorization referred to in the previous number to 2nd and 3rd cycle students will be given by the Director upon proposal of the Presidents of Departments for the development of Thesis or Dissertation works that manifestly require access to laboratories or other research infrastructures, calculus included.  Previously access granted authorizations to buildings are now revoked.

Enabling of telework

  1. That the Service Officers, Presidents of Department and Research Unit Coordinators identify the teaching and non-teaching staff, researchers and scholarship holders whose duties may be performed by telework and, after their agreement, propose to the Director a plan for temporary passage to this regime.
  2. The obligation of the working hours registration for all teleworkers will be suspended, without loss of entitlement to the meal allowance.

These measures are in force until March 27th and will be adjusted as necessary and as the situation evolves.

Faculdade de Ciências, March 10th 2020

Luís Carriço

Dean

 

COVID-19 | Suspension of classes and additional measures (09/03/2020)

To the members of Ciências Community,

The Directorate of Ciências is currently analysing the best way to put into practice at our Faculty the measures announced today by the Rectorate of ULisboa (available here). The implementation of these measures will be communicated again, with all classes suspended until then, starting tomorrow March 10th. 

Faculdade de Ciências, March 9th 2020

Luís Carriço

Dean

 

Announcement (09/03/2020)

To the members of Ciências Community:

Following the latest events related to the spread of the new coronavirus, the information already provided by is supplemented by the following:

  • Ciências Emergency Number: Any member of the Ciências Community who is in the Faculty and has symptoms and epidemiological link (compatible with the OVID-19 suspect case definition), should contact the Ciências Emergency Number (internal extension 20000 or direct number 217 500 600).
  • covid19@ciencias.ulisboa.pt: the preferred contact for all communications and information regarding coronavirus/COVID-19 is covid19@ciencias.ulisboa.pt.
  • Updated information: information related to COVID-19 is constantly being updated on the website of the Directorate General of Health, at https://www.dgs.pt/corona-virus and on the Ciências portal, at https://ciencias.ulisboa.pt/saude.
  • Suspension of all public events: According to the e-mail of March 3, 2020, all non-essential public events, including congresses and international meetings, are suspended until further notice. New exhibitions, science visits to other schools, as well as visits to science from other schools are also suspended.
  • Restrictions to face-to-face service at the Academic Direction: From March 10th until new information, the service at the Academic Direction will be done by phone or e-mail. The face-to-face service will be maintained exclusively for the delivery of mandatory and urgent documents (Dissertations and Thesis), and will be done by appointment, by e-mail or telephone to the respective service:
    • 1st Cycle and 1st Cycle of Integrated Master:
      Email: ua@ciencias.ulisboa.pt
      Telephones: 217500502 / 217500503 / 217500311
      Schedule: working days from 10am to 1pm.
    • 2nd Cycle, 2nd Cycle of Integrated Master's Degree and Non-Conferential Degree Courses:
      Email: gepg@ciencias.ulisboa.pt
      Telephones: 217500549 / 217500240 / 217500791
      Schedule: working days from 10am to 1pm.
    • 3rd Cycle:
      Email: doutoramentos@ciencias.ulisboa.pt
      Telephones: 217500240 / 217500791 / 217500549
      Schedule: working days from 10am to 1pm.
    • Questions related to the Pedagogical Organization Office:
      Email: gop@ciencias.ulisboa.pt
      Telephones: 217500102
      Schedule: working days from 10am to 1pm.
    • Questions regarding payments:
      Email: receita@ciencias.ulisboa.pt
      Telephones: 217 500 000 / ext. 25140 / 217 500 983
      Schedule: working days from 10am to 1pm.
  • Restrictions to face-to-face service at the IT Services Unit: From March 10th until new information, the service at the IT Services Unit will be done by phone or e-mail. The face-to-face service will be maintained exclusively for the collection/delivery of material and activation of cards, and will be done by appointment, by e-mail or telephone to:
    Email: suporte@ciencias.ulisboa.pt
    Telephones: 217 500 067 / ext. 21248
    Schedule: working days from 9am to 5pm.
  • Academic tests with international juries or coming from Portuguese districts with confirmed cases: Whenever possible, academic tests with international juries or coming from Portuguese districts with confirmed cases should take place by videoconference, for which you can consult https://ciencias.ulisboa.pt/pt/videoconferencia.
  • Cancellation of institutional trips abroad or to districts in Portugal with confirmed cases: trips abroad or to districts in Portugal with confirmed cases should be restricted to those that are indispensable and unavoidable. Travel expressly authorised by the Director on a case-by-case basis, following a duly substantiated request to the Presidents of the Departments, which must include a substitution, recovery or alternative plan for the execution of the activities foreseen for the days of departure and for the 14 days following the return, are considered essential and unavoidable. In the event of the displacement, the workers must respect a quarantine period of 14 days after their return. In addition, travel and accommodation arrangements must be made with the possibility of changing the date or cancellation where possible.
  • Restrictions to visitors from abroad or from districts of Portugal with confirmed cases: The arrival of researchers from abroad or from Portuguese districts with confirmed cases should also be avoided and restricted to indispensable and unavoidable interactions that cannot be made by videoconference. Considering that the application of a quarantine period makes, in most cases, the coming of the visitor totally useless, these visits should be cancelled.
  • Personal trips: all members of the Ciências community, including students, who go abroad or to districts of Portugal with confirmed cases, on a personal basis, are requested to inform the services of the Faculty by sending an e-mail, indicating the full name, employee/student number and date of return to Portugal, to the address covid19@ciencias.ulisboa.pt. In these cases, travellers are requested to respect the quarantine period of 14 days after their return.
  • Quarantine periods: any member of Ciências, including students who, for indispensable and unavoidable reasons, have returned from abroad or from Portuguese districts with confirmed cases must respect a quarantine period of 14 days after their return, guaranteeing the possible activity in telework. If the return trip has taken place within the last 14 days, the previous indication applies to the remaining period since the day of return, requesting an e-mail, indicating the full name, employee/student number and date of return to Portugal, to covid19@ciencias.ulisboa.pt. If the return journey took place within the last 14 days, the previous alert applies to the remaining period from the day of return. During the quarantine period they must also:
    • Pay attention to the appearance of fever, cough or difficulty breathing;
    • Measure the body temperature twice a day and record the values;
    • Check if any of the people you live with develop symptoms (fever, cough or difficulty breathing);
    • If any of the symptoms mentioned appear (in themselves or in their cohabitants), do not immediately go to the health services, stay at home, and contact the SNS24 line (808 24 24 24) and follow their directions;
    • As soon as possible, inform the Faculty by e-mail covid19@ciencias.ulisboa.pt;
    • In the 14 days after returning, promote a responsible and calm social distancing, namely, not remaining without necessity in very frequented and closed places.
  • Erasmus+ mobility:
    • Mobilities to be carried out by members of Ciências ULisboa: In the case of mobilities not yet started and not yet contracted, their contracting is suspended, and these should not be carried out. Depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic, those mobilities may take place at a later date. In the case of mobilities not yet started, but already contracted, students, teachers and employees are advised to, depending on the risk they consider to be subject, to suspend them by their own decision, and these trips may be carried out in a later period.
    • Ongoing mobility of Ciências ULisboa members: in the case of mobility already underway, students, teachers and staff should, depending on the risk they consider to be running in their destination regions, consider their suspension and their early return to Portugal. On their return, Ciências members should respect the quarantine period of 14 days after their return, reporting this information to covid19@ciencias.ulisboa.pt.
    • Mobilities to be executed to Ciências ULisboa: students, teachers and staff who are planning to move to Ciências are recommended to postpone them. If they choose not to suspend these mobilities, students, teachers and staff should respect the quarantine period of 14 days after their arrival, please report this information to covid19@ciencias.ulisboa.pt.
    • Ongoing mobilities at Ciências ULisboa: it will be up to each of the students, teachers and staff who are already in mobility in Ciências to decide, taking into account their risk assessment, if they wish to suspend this mobility.
  • General hygiene measures and respiratory label: the Ciências community should reinforce the general hygiene measures and respiratory label:

    • Wash your hands frequently, with soap and water, rubbing them well for at least 20 seconds (if these are not available, use a hand disinfectant containing at least 70% alcohol, covering all surfaces of the hands and rubbing them until they are dry; however, soap and water should be used preferably if the hands are visibly dirty);
    • Reinforce hand washing before and after food preparation, after using the toilet and whenever the hands seem dirty to you;
    • You may also use an alcohol-based solution for hand hygiene as an alternative;
    • Use tissues (single use) for blowing;
    • Throw the used tissues in a dustbin and then wash your hands;
    • Cough or sneeze into the arm with your elbow flexed, not into your hands;
    • ​Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with hands dirty or contaminated with respiratory secretions.

Guida Carvalheiro

Administrator

 

Dispatch D/12/2020 (04/03/2020)

Following today's meeting of the Coordinating Council of ULisboa, whose agenda was on the importance of strengthening prevention measures in relation to the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ciências Directorate reinforces the message previously conveyed that only essential and unavoidable trips abroad should be undertaken.

Also, all teaching and non-teaching staff who decide to go abroad under these conditions must respect a quarantine period of 14 days after their return. During this period of quarantine should be maintained the possible activity in telework and, in the case of teaching staff, activated the replacement provided in the request for travel.

Attention is also drawn to the fact that, at any time, more restrictive directives preventing any travel may be issued by the competent authorities.

The Director

 

Coronavirus – Holding of events (03/03/2020)

Dear Members of Ciências,

Considering the developments of the last few days and the importance of strengthening prevention measures in relation to the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with the guidelines received from the Rectorate of ULisboa, the Directorate of Ciências has decided to suspend, until further notice, all non-essential public events, including congresses and international meetings.

Information about COVID-19 is available at the Ciências webpage, at the G3S page.

With best regards,

Jorge Maia Alves

Subdirector

 

Announcements – Universidade de Lisboa

To all Members, staff and students of ULisboa

Given the evolution and spread of the COVID-19 virus, the academic community of the Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) is strongly encouraged to follow the guidance below:

  • Travel, especially to regions where active transmission of COVID-19 has been reported, should be cancelled or postponed; priority should be given to working from home. The list of countries affected by the new coronavirus is being updated on a daily basis by the DGS [the Directorate-General of Health], so please refer to this site for further information (https://www.dgs.pt/corona-virus);
  • Scientific meetings or other gatherings involving international participants or large concentrations of people where the virus may be more easily transmitted should also be avoided. International congresses scheduled for ULisboa should be postponed and members of the ULisboa community should cancel their participation in similar meetings;  
  • Members, staff and students of ULisboa returning from an affected area should adopt the following measures, pursuant to 005/2020 of the DGS 
  • Be vigilant of symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath;
  • Find Out whether anyone with whom they have had close contact has developed any of the above-mentioned symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath);
  • If any member of the ULisboa community or family member present any of the above symptoms, they should not immediately go to their health services. Instead, they should call the health helpline SNS24 (National Health Service 24) (808 24 24 24), follow the given advice and inform the board of their Faculty or Institute, SCUL [University Administration] or SAS [Social Services], as appropriate.
  • Maintain responsible social distancing and avoid closed and busy spaces during the 14 days after returning from travel.

All members, staff and students of ULisboa should also follow the guidance   below, issued by the DGS:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water and scrub them for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after handling food, before meals, after bathroom use, and whenever your hands are visibly dirty; 
  • Alternatively, use an alcohol-based hand rub;
  • Use a disposable tissue to blow your nose;
  • Dispose the tissue in the bin and wash your hands;
  • Cough or sneeze into your arm elbow flexed and not into your hands;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with hands that are unwashed or contaminated by respiratory secretions;
  • In the case of suspected COVID-19 symptoms, based on the information advanced by the DGS, namely acute respiratory infection (fever, cough or shortness of breath), possibly requiring hospitalization, having travelled to areas affected by the virus 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms, or having been in contact with an infected, or potentially infected by SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 person in the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms, or a health professional or a person who has been in close contact with a health institution where COVID-19 patients are treated, should immediately contact the above-mentioned hospital helpline.
     

For more detailed DGS guidance information

Members, staff and students of ULisboa will be immediately informed of any new guidance applicable to public services in general, to public higher education Institutions and to ULisboa in particular. 

António Manuel da Cruz Serra

Rector, Universidade de Lisboa

 

Coronavirus – General information

To keep yourself informed and to collaborate in the transmission of the correct information to your contacts, regularly consult the DGS (Direção-Geral da Saúde) page here.

Information can also be found on the websites of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses known to cause disease in humans. The infection can be similar to a common flu or present itself as a more serious illness, such as pneumonia. The new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV, was first identified in January 2020 in China, in Wuhan City. This new agent had never been previously identified in humans and caused an outbreak in the city of Wuhan. Infected people may show signs and symptoms of acute respiratory infection such as fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. There is no vaccine yet and treatment is directed at the signs and symptoms presented.

In case of symptoms suggestive of respiratory disease, before going to a health service, you should call 808 24 24 (SNS24), following the guidelines that may be indicated.


General recommendations (click to zoom)

 Suspected cases (click to zoom)