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Returning to “Campus de Campolide” | Covid-19

Our community is our most important asset. It is through it that we grow, work and learn by challenging ourselves every day.

The context experienced in the last few months has forced us to a physical distance but which, in turn, has also helped us to grow and to experience a future that, if in any way was uncertain, already gives us some scope to imagine it.

So, in this new context that we live in and because your safety is our priority, we want to work with you to keep life on campus as fluid as possible.

NOVA IMS Contingency Plan and Regulation

The compliance with the rules defined by the public health authorities and the compliance with the Contingency Plan requires a commitment of responsibility. See the NOVA IMS Contingency Plan here as well as the NOVA IMS Regulation in the context of this pandemic situation.

Contacts

Anyone who is at NOVA IMS facilities and has criteria compatible with the definition of a suspected case of COVID ‐ 19 disease - or who identifies someone in these circumstances - should contact immediately by email: covid19@novaims.unl.pt or through one of the NOVA IMS focal points defined for this purpose:

  • Pedro Bernardino – Executive Administrator (963900820)
  • Sara Ribeiro – Student’ Support Office (928099528)
  • Filipe Palma – Colégio Almada Negreiros (969415164)

NOVA IMS distinguished with Covid Out Recognition

NOVA IMS has been audited by ISQ (Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade), an institution recognized both nationally and internationally, and as a result NOVA IMS was assigned with the “COVID OUT” seal.

Dashboard Cotec-NOVA IMS

In an innovative partnership, NOVA IMS and COTEC developed COVID-19 Insights. This daily updated dashboard allows you to follow the national and international situation of the pandemic.

Other important information

Know the contacts of the competent Public Health Units in the respective areas, by clicking here.

Nova Contingency Plan

Click here to see the NOVA Contingency Plan.

Nova IMS Contingency Plan

Click here to see the NOVA IMS Contingency Plan.

Dashboard COTEC - NOVA IMS

In an innovative partnership, NOVA IMS and COTEC developed COVID-19 Insights. This dashboard allows everyone to follow the national and international situation of the pandemic, with daily updates of the situation.

COTEC has just launched a new Dashboard, COVID-19 Insights, with prospective indicators to support decision making by the business community, the academic community and the general public. This project resulted from a partnership between COTEC Portugal and NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

The project integrates multiple variables representing different economic, social and epidemiological aspects, which are analyzed using advanced analytical methods.

COVID-19 Insights provides information, updated daily - or weekly, for some indicators – at the international level, the situation in Portugal, economic analysis (available soon), risk index, mobility and epidemiological models. All indicators are available both in absolute terms and in terms of the population of the several countries.

More COVID-19 insights here.

"COVID OUT" Recognition

NOVA IMS has been audited by ISQ (Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade), an institution recognized both nationally and internationally, and as a result NOVA IMS was assigned with the “COVID OUT” seal. This is a recognition that means that all the needed measures are already in place to assure that everyone will be able to work well in our facilities under maximum levels of safety, therefore protecting the health of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

We are very proud to be one of the very first Higher Education Schools to obtain this seal of trust and distinction.

This is a seal of trust that we can use from now on, with facilities ready to go for an exciting 2020/2021 academic year.

Regulations NOVA IMS at Pandemic Context

To consult the regulation, click here.

FAQS COVID-19

  • What is a Coronavirus?

    Coronaviruses are a family of viruses known to cause disease in humans and are quite common worldwide. The infection may lead to mild symptoms, nonspecific symptoms such as cough, fever, or transient breathing difficulty, or present as a much more severe, pulmonary and systemic disease.

    COVID-19 is a new coronavirus strain identified in Wuhan City (China) in December 2019.

    The disease's recognition as the new coronavirus (COVID-19) as a Pandemic by the World Health Organization occurred in March 2020.

    The incubation period of COVID-19 is 3 to 7 days, the infection ending after two weeks. This means that if a person remains symptom-free one week after contacting someone confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, they are unlikely to have been infected and are also unlikely to infect others beyond 14 days.

    After exposure to someone infected with COVID-19, the following symptoms may arise:

    • Loss of smell or taste;
    • Fever and complaints of general malaise;
    • Cough;
    • Difficulty breathing.

    In general, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with more fragile immune systems, older people, and people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, arterial hypertension, cancer, and respiratory diseases.

  • How is COVID-19 transmitted?

    From what is known about other coronaviruses, Covid-19 transmission is most likely when there is close contact (within a 2-meter radius) with an infected person. The risk of transmission increases when the time of contact with an infected person is longer.

    Droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes (respiratory secretions containing the virus) are the most important route of transmission.

    There are two ways in which a person can become infected:

    • Secretions can be directly expelled into the mouth or nose of the people around them (within a radius of 2 meters) or can be
      inhaled into the lungs;
    • A person may also become infected by touching surfaces or objects that may have been contaminated with respiratory
      secretions and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes.
  • How is the transmission of the infection prevented?

    There are several vaccines against COVID-19 already. However, given the limited and phased access to vaccination so far, its administration in Portugal follows the priorities defined in the vaccination plan. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure to the virus.

    There are general principles that anyone can follow to prevent the transmission of respiratory viruses:

    • Wash your hands frequently – with soap and water, or rub your hands with alcohol gel if you can't wash your hands.Washing should be for a minimum of 20 seconds;
    • Maintain a safe distance from anyone;
    • Wear a mask inside buildings and outside, whenever physical distancing is not possible;
    • Cough and sneeze into the elbow fold, or a tissue that should be thrown away. Do not cough or sneeze into the air or hands;
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth without having washed your hands;
    • Clean and disinfect common use objects and surfaces often.

    People who experience symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should stay at home and not travel to their work or study place and immediately contact the SNS24 Line: 808 24 24 24:

    • At the same time, contact the NOVA IMS FOCAL POINT. They must not travel to any health facility directly;
    • Consult information on www.dgs.pt regularly.

    Traveling
    The limitations or conditions of travel, national or international, are updated continuously, so it is suggested to consult the information in force on each date relevant to this purpose.

  • What to do if a student or employee has symptoms suggestive of COVID 19 and is on the Campolide Campus?

    All students and employees should report their health status to the focal point if they have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 or if they have had contact with a confirmed positive case.

    Any student or staff member with criteria compatible with the definition of a suspected case of COVID-19 disease should immediately inform the Focal Point. If the student or employee is on the Campolide Campus, the following steps will be followed:

    • The person will be referred to the isolation room, which is room 118 at Colégio Almada Negreiros;
    • Contact the SNS24 Line808 24 24 24  and explain symptoms in detail. All guidelines given shall be followed;
    • The suspect case should wear a surgical mask if their clinical condition permits;
    • Avoid touching people, surfaces, and objects;
    • The room or office designated for the social removal of the suspected case shall be ventilated and shall be cleaned and
      disinfected after the person has abandoned it;
    • If the suspect case needs to use sanitary facilities, they should use a separate bathroom, if available.

Contacts

Anyone who is at NOVA IMS facilities and has criteria compatible with the definition of a suspected case of COVID ‐ 19 disease - or who identifies someone in these circumstances - should contact immediately one of these one of the NOVA IMS focal points defined for this purpose:

  • Pedro Bernardino – Executive Administrator (963900820)
  • Sara Ribeiro – Student’ Support Office (928099528)
  • Filipe Palma – Colégio Almada Negreiros (969415164)