On March 3, 2022, at the request of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian Institute of Public Health stipulates the following
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TEACHING AT HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FOLLOWING THE ANTI-EPIDEMIC MEASURES FOR THE SUMMER SEMESTER OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022
Given the current epidemiological situation and characteristics of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant, in addition to the basic epidemiological measures below, ALL MEASURES AND RECOMMENDATIONS regarding teaching at higher education institutions (universities, polytechnics and public open universities) during the COVID-19 pandemic (lectures, seminars, practicals, exams, consultations) ARE ABOLISHED. This means that teaching at higher education institutions and other institutions at which practical classes take place is conducted traditionally according to the accredited study program – onsite, in the presence of teachers and students, as planned by the curriculum and syllabus.
The basic epidemiological measures that remain in force are:
- Appropriate daily cleaning of the premises (as before the pandemic).
- Regular and proper handwashing (https://www.hzjz.hr/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pranje_ruku_.pdf).
- The space (offices, halls, lecture rooms) in which persons stay (to attend classes, take exams, etc.) should be as large as possible and must be ventilated several times a day. When the weather is nice, it is recommended to leave the windows open (during lectures, seminars, practicals) or to ventilate the room several times during classes. Air conditioners and heating devices can be used, keeping in mind they are regularly and properly maintained.
- Wearing masks during your stay in the premises of higher education institutions.
These recommendations do not exclude the implementation of other recommendations in accordance with the current and changed epidemiological situation and the measures and instructions of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia and/or the local Civil Protection Headquarters. For additional explanations, and for the purpose of drafting specific guidelines, it is recommended to consult the Croatian Institute of Public Health as the leading public health institution in the Republic of Croatia.
Who is not obligated to wear a mask? The following persons are exempted from the obligation to wear a mask: https://www.hzjz.hr/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Tko-ne-treba-nositi-masku-izuze%C4%87e-od-obveze-no%C5%A1enja-maske.pdf