Presential activities at ESTG
Academic year 2020/2021

Valid from May 26th, 2021

The regulatory measures now set out are intended to minimize the problems arising from the pandemic situation generated by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. Therefore, we request for your understanding and collaboration of all those who use the facilities of the School of Technology and Management (ESTG) for compliance, as well as the adoption of responsible behaviors, hygiene practices, respiratory etiquette and social distancing, highly recommended by the competent authorities.


Whenever there is a suspicion of a case related to COVID-19 in our community, the Student / Staff Member must contact the SNS 24 line (808 24 24 24) and stay at home. If you are on campus, you should go to a Security Guard office to be directed to the isolation area, where you can contact the SNS 24 line (808 24 24 24).


These measures are valid and must be applied and complied within all ESTG buildings


We appreciate the collaboration of all, as well as the sense of responsibility shown by our community. We are available for any clarification that seems necessary.

Timetable for School of Technology and Management’s Buildings

From April 19th, 2021
  Building A Building B Building D Building E Building C
Monday to Friday 07:15 às 00:30 08:30 às 20:00 07:45 às 00:30 08:00 às 00:00 Restricted access to authorized user
Saturday 08:00 às 20:00 Closed 08:00 às 18:15 Closed
Sunday and Holidays Closed Closed Closed Closed

 


Rules for the Use of Facilities

General Rules

  1.  The use of mask is mandatory in all closed spaces on campus and, in open space, whenever the physical distance of 2 meters between people cannot be guaranteed;
  2.  You should proceed to hand sanitizing at the entrance and exit of buildings, classrooms, and laboratories, using the alcohol gel dispensers in those spaces;
  3.  The circuits of entry, exit and circulation in the buildings must be fully respected, in order to minimize the concentration and gathering of people. Circulation must always be done on the right side;
  4.  The permanence in the common areas of the buildings must have the minimum duration indispensable for the intended action. At the end of classes and during breaks, students should go out quickly and orderly outside;
  5.  When entering the classroom, students should start by occupying the places furthest from the door to the places closest to it. The exit should be made in reverse order, that is, from the place closest to the door to the most distant;
  6.  Only places that are not marked with the red sticker with the indication “Não usar – Don’t use” or similar identification must be occupied;
  7.  The information on the capacity of each room will be posted at the respective entrance and must be respected.;
  8.  The doors of the buildings must remain open;
  9.  Spaces (classrooms and laboratories) should be ventilated, keeping doors and windows open whenever possible;
  10.  Eating in classrooms, laboratory spaces, corridors and hallways is not allowed;
  11.  Toilet facilities can be used by only one person at a time
  12.  The elevator should be used only in exceptional situations, and it can only be used by one person at a time;
  13.  Whenever a situation of potential risk to community health is identified, it must be reported to the nearest security guard or through the internal contact of the person in charge of the campus (+351 969 103 397).

Common Spaces

  1.  Access to common spaces is made only for the purpose of circulation and access to specific spaces, being conditioned and reduced to the minimum necessary;
  2.  The minimum safety distance of 2 meters must always be maintained and respected;
  3.  The circuits defined for circulation within buildings must be respected;
  4.  You should always circulate on the right side;
  5.  Vending machines can only be accessed by one person at a time and after prior cleaning, done by the user, through a vaporizer available on site;
  6.  The entire academic community must contribute to the cleaning of common equipment, using the materials and consumables available for this purpose.

Access to spaces by the Students

For classes
  1.  Students can only access the rooms during the period in which the classes are taking place (according to the schedule of the curricular units (UC) in which they are enrolled);
  2.  The registration of entrance in the classrooms is done on the attendance sheets. Thus, it is of particular importance that attendance records occur at the beginning of all classes according to the procedure defined by the professor;
  3.  All classrooms and laboratories have a maximum capacity, properly posted at their entrance, which must always be respected. This number includes the teacher, students and, where applicable, laboratory technicians.

For evaluation moments

Students who do not have the conditions to carry out the assessment tests that take place at a distance must communicate the situation to the curricular unit professor so that a place at ESTG can be made available for this purpose.

  1.  Locations:
    Locations will be defined and communicated on a case-by-case basis. Only workstations prepared and marked, in accordance with the authorization granted, must be used.
  2.  Procedure:
    Prior authorization from the Board is required, and the following must be considered:
    1.  Student
      •  Makes the request to the UC professor as far in advance as possible, and it is not guaranteed to respond to requests that are not sent to the Board with 48 hours in advance.
    2.  Curricular Unit professor
      •  Analyzes the request (in articulation with the responsible Professor, with the Course Coordinator and with the Department Coordinator);
      •  Forward the request to the School Board (estg@ipleiria.pt), with the information considered convenient, with the knowledge to the responsible Professor, the Course Coordinator and the Department Coordinator.
    3.  School Board
      •  • Decides and communicates the decision to all those referenced in the request.

Work in Laboratory Spaces (outside class hours)
  1.  Access to Laboratory Spaces outside of class hours for academic and research tasks is highly conditioned by the preparation and conduct of classes. For this reason, its use outside of this context is limited and authorized by the Board according to the evaluation carried out by the Lab Managers, the Responsible Professor, the Course Coordinators and the Department Coordinators;
  2.  Procedure:
    Prior authorization from the Board is required, and the following must be considered:
    1.  Student
      •  Makes the request to the UC professor as far in advance as possible, and it is not guaranteed to respond to requests that are not sent to the Board with 48 hours in advance.
    2.  Curricular Unit professor
      •  Analyzes the request (in articulation with the responsible Professor, with the Course Coordinator and with the Department Coordinator);
      •  Forwards the request to the respective Lab Responsible.
    3.  Lab Resposible
      •  Analyzes the request in articulation with the Course Coordinator and with the Department Coordinator;
      •  Prepares the list with the scale of use of the laboratory by the Students;
      •  Forward the request to the School Board (estg@ipleiria.pt), along with the scale of use of the laboratory and other information deemed relevant.
    4.  School Board
      •  Decides and communicates the decision to all those referenced in the request.

NOTE: Only students on the list with the scale of use of the laboratory approved by the Board may access the laboratories, within the established times. The specificity and the capacity defined for each laboratory should be considered.


To attend classes that take place online at the School

Students may request the assignment of a workstation at School whenever it is necessary to use the School’s facilities to attend classes online, either because the Student has classes in person and online on the same day, or because the Student does not have the technological means to do so from his own residence.

  1.  Procedure:
  2. Prior authorization from ESTG’s Board is required, and the following must be considered:
    1.  Student:
      • Makes the request to the Board, as far in advance as possible. Requests that are not presented with a minimum of 48 hours in advance may not be attended. The request must contain the reason and justification for the use of the workplace, as well as the time of use.
    2.  ESTG’s Board
      • Analyzes the request, considering the occupation already authorized for the classroom.
      • Decides and communicates the decision to the student.

NOTE: Only workstations prepared and marked and in accordance with the authorization granted must be used.


Study rooms

Study rooms will not be available at ESTG. It is suggested that, for this purpose, the existing spaces in the José Saramago Library be used, according to the rules specific to that space.


Access to facilities by Staff members

  1.  Staff members access the School’s spaces to carry out their work activities. However, access is conditioned to the number of people present in the space they wish to access;
  2.  The workstations of the offices must be configured in such a way that none of their occupants is sitting face-to-face, in a direct line, less than a distance of 2 meters. In cases where this occurs, the tables must be offset or placed in such a way that the occupants of the cabinet do not face each other;
  3.  Teaching Staff should, whenever possible, agree on times for exclusive use of the office, avoiding as much time as possible to share the same space at the same time;
  4.  The use of spaces must be strictly necessary for the performance of the activity to be performed.

Access by Workers of Service Providers

  1.  Regular access for the purpose of normal activities;
  2.  Mandatory use of a mask and compliance with other rules of access and permanence in ESTG spaces.

Procedures to be adopted for Service

  1.  Contact with the Professorss should be made, whenever possible, via email or via the digital platform defined between the Student and the Teacher. The attendance in the office depends on previous scheduling in order to guarantee the security conditions inside the office;
  2.  Whenever possible, contact with ESTG Services must be made by email or telephone;
  3.  Presential services at ESTG Services depends on prior scheduling, so that it is possible to comply with specific rules for access to spaces.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  1.  The School will continue to provide some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to members of its community, specifically social masks and, in cases already identified, gloves. Social masks can be lifted at GEAP (door to the right of the Academic Services);
  2.  PPE is for individual use and cannot be shared;
  3.  In the practical-laboratory component of curricular units where there is the use of shared material / equipment, in addition to the obligation to use a mask and, where applicable, gloves, students must also wear a gown and visor. The purchase of gowns and visors is the responsibility of the student;
  4.  Gowns should never be left at school and should be washed frequently. There will be no place for loaning gowns. In cases where the use of a gown is mandatory, the presence of Students who do not have the gown properly washed and sanitized will not be allowed.

Cleaning and Hygene

  1.  Equipment for specific cleaning will be made available, in the following locations:
    •  Entrances to buildings,
    •  Laboratory spaces with authorized access,
    •  Vending machines;
  2.  Shared spaces will be cleaned and sanitized frequently, according to the daily cleaning schedule;
  3.  Specific equipment for shared use will be cleaned and sanitized frequently, according to the specific cleaning scale;
  4.  Keyboards and the handling surfaces of the printers are protected with protective film and must be sanitized before and after each use by the user. Films are replaced whenever damaged.