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Covid-19 information

TTK University of Applied Sciences (TTK UAS) relies on the instructions of the Government of the Republic of Estonia on the prevention of the spreading of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the recommendations of the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, and on the guidelines of the Estonian Health Board.

Our intention is to ensure the health safety of all people at TTK UAS and the organization of work and studies as normal as possible with a purpose of avoiding the total transference to distance learning while being prepared for more flexible study forms in the event of the increase of infection risk.

To minimize the infection risk and prevent the spreading of the virus, it is important to:

  • keep good hand and respiratory hygiene;
  • keep close contacts to a minimum;
  • stay at home in case of symptoms or close contacts;
  • use self-protection equipment (masks, visors);
  • inform the TTK UAS of the positive result of COVID-19 test or close contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

The use of self-protection equipment at TTK UAS’ premises is highly recommended. Students have to take masks with them and be prepared to use them in case dispersion in the classroom/lab is not possible. The body temperature of all people entering the university’s premises will be automatically taken.

 Organization of studies and support services

Green scenario: Usual in-person studies and support services

  • No restrictions on the number of people participating in in-person studies
  • If possible, use of bigger classrooms for dispersion
  • Registration of people participating in in-person studies to detect close contacts in case of confirmed COVID-19 case.
  • Library open as usual.
  • Breaks in case of good whether in the university’s yard and keeping distance in the cafeteria.
  • Events and meetings in smaller groups with registration.
  • Avoidance of trips outside Estonia. The restriction of movement in accordance with the instructions of the Estonian Government applies to people coming from risk countries.

Yellow scenario: Partial distance learning and remote work

  • Studies will be partially reorganized to distance learning following case-by-case assessment and in accordance with the decision of the director of the institute/centre or Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.
  • In case of confirmed infection case, the infected student and the close contacts will be subject to distance learning for 14 days.
  • TTK UAS staff or students who have been in close contact with COVID-19 positive person must remain in self-isolation for 14 days, working and studying remotely.
  • The schedules will show the study format (in-person, distance learning or hybrid class)
  • Events and meetings should be postponed or organized online.
  • Staff and students belonging to risk groups can work or study remotely.

Red scenario: Full distance learning an remote work

  • If an outbreak is detected among TTK UAs staff and students, the transference to full distance learning and remote work will be decided by the Estonian Health Board in cooperation with Ministry of Education and Research, taking into account the epidemiologic situation of the region.
  • Support staff will work remotely, if possible.
  • Public events must be cancelled or postponed or, if possible, organized online.

Communication

  • TTK UAS must be immediately informed about a positive COVID-19 test result or of close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Erasmus exchange students should inform Erasmus coordinator (erasmus@tktk.ee) who will pass the information on to the pertinent parties to ensure the safety of TTK UAS’ staff and students.
  • TTK UAS will inform the staff and students about the positive COVID-19 case without mentioning the name or other data of the affected person.
  • All official communications to students will be sent through the study information system TAHVEL to the e-mail address registered.

Maintenance and disinfection of rooms

  • TTK UAs will provide hand disinfectants on all public premises (hallways, cafeteria, library, lobby and rest areas).
  • All rooms on the premises are cleaned daily.

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