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COVID-19 Safety protocol

Solvay Executive Education (SEE) wants to provide its professors and staff with a safe working environment during this pandemic. This protocol outlines the measures to be respected to ensure a safe teaching process and prevent as much as possible the spread of COVID-19.
 
This protocol is based on guidelines from the Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB, the Belgian National Security Council and responsible Belgian Federal, Regional and Community Ministries. All measures taken by SEE during this pandemic will only be effective if everyone adheres to the rules. This means calling others to account for not following the rules. Everyone needs to take responsibility in this crisis.
 
The present complete set of measures and rules will, in its integral coherence, come into effect generally within the institution as of 1 September 2020. Due to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the Corona issue, it should be borne in mind that safety and health measures are regularly subject to change.

SEE has taken the following health and hygiene measures in order
to ensure the health of our staff, professors and participants:
 
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The official Wallonia-Brussels Federation (i.e. the local authority regulating university operations) protocol for the resumption of courses in higher education defines four levels of risk to qualify the health situation: Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red. Until otherwise indicated, the yellow level will apply at the start of the new academic year. We have carefully designed contingency measures to be ready to face any of the 4 scenarios and ensure the continuity of learning.
 
MEASURE 1: Lecture halls cleaning
Our lecture halls are now cleaned several times per day. Should you want to disinfect your seat and or tablet, please contact your dedicated programme coordinator who will provide you with a cleaning kit.

MEASURE 2: Signage
Signage will be in place throughout the buildings to enforce safe paths and minimum distance between people. Professors are restricted to use a designated teaching space indicated by floor markings.

MEASURE 3: Lecture Hall Capacity
Based on the covid-19 scenarios, lecture halls will have limited capacity.

MEASURE 4: Catering
If included in your programme, catering will still be proposed in compliance with the rules in force in the HORECA sector, please see our adapted service here. Nevertheless, due to the volatility of the epidemic situation, our catering offer might be adapted at any time and without prior notice.
 
MEASURE 5: Digital Learning and Enhanced Flexibility
Numerous programmes are introducing enhanced flexibility to ensure that participants do not get their studies jeopardized due to covid-19 related causes such as illness, quarantine, etc. Contact your programme coordinator to check the specific flexibility measures introduced such as being able to follow courses at distance.
 

Staff, participants and professors have to respect the following 3 golden rules before and when being on the campus:

 

RULE 1: Health check before coming on campus (Scoring) 

Before arriving on campus, everybody concerned must check their health and that of their family/household members by carrying out a health check. You should not come to university buildings if one of the answers to the following questions is ‘yes’:

  •  Do you have cold-related symptoms or a high temperature/fever? 
    If you are at home, stay there and contact your GP immediately. He or she will discuss with you what needs to be done. If you are at work, go home and contact your GP as soon as possible.
  •  Have you tested positive for COVID-19? 
    If you have received a positive COVID-19 test result, please notify immediately your programme’s Academic Director and coordinator. If so, you will have to spend 14 days in home quarantine before you can come back to the university buildings.
  •  Do any of your family or house members have shortness of breath and/or fever? 
    If so, you will not have access to university buildings until 24 hours after the symptoms have ceased.
  •  Has a family or house member or anyone else you have been in close contact with tested positive? 
    If so, you will have to spend 14 days in home quarantine before you can come back to the university buildings. During this quarantine, monitor your health and immediately get tested if you get coronavirus symptoms.
  •  Have you recently returned from a code orange/red country (high-risk country) as designated here
    If travelling back from a country listed in red, you must stay at home during a 14 days’ quarantine and get tested. On the other hand, when travelling back from an area listed in orange, self-quarantine and getting tested are highly recommended before your return on campus. If your scheduled course shall be impacted by a quarantine, professors are requested to deliver de-facto the course online on the prior agreed dates and times (unless covered by a medical certificate).
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RULE 2: Hygiene measures while on campus

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (for 20 seconds), then dry hands thoroughly with paper towels.
  • Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
  • Use a disposable tissue to blow your nose and then throw it away.
  • Do not shake hands.
  • Disinfect your hands upon entering the university buildings (gel dispenser available at the entrance of each building).
  • Try to avoid touching surfaces and materials that can be contact points with other people (e.g. door handles). Wash/disinfect your hands before using shared equipment such as beverage dispensers, vending machines, etc.
  • Do respect signage put in place throughout buildings to ensure safe paths and distance (cf. Measure 3).
 
RULE 3: Mask at all times
 
The basic principle is that SEE staff, professors and participants must be able to work and study in safe conditions. Participants are required to wear a mask (covering nose and mouth) at all times on campus: inside and outside buildings. This rule is also applicable when being seated in lecture halls or when walking in the facility. Upon your first arrival/return to our School, you will receive a Solvay mask that you can wear anytime on the campus. Please, remember to wash it before use.
 

If you need further information, we invite you to check regularly this updated coronavirus webpage as well as the one of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) or contact your dedicated programme’s coordinator. Latest announcement from Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles

Take good care of yourself and especially of others.

The Solvay Executive Education of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.
 

 

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Established in 1903, Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management is a Faculty of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

It currently holds a leading position in Europe for research and education in the fields of Economics and Management. The School‘s core mission is to train business leaders and entrepreneurs and provide them with the ability to adapt to the ever-changing nature of society and to shape tomorrow’s world.