UNNC Epidemic Prevention and Control Procedures

23 April 2020 | Announcements Staff Students

The health and safety of our students and staff is our overriding priority. UNNC is strictly following the full health and safety procedures from local authorities to ensure the smooth recommencement of face-to-face teaching on campus.

Please take note of the regulations of the local authorities as well as those of the University. These regulations aim to ensure the efficient delivery of epidemic prevention and control on campus and lead to a sound environment for your return.

Before students return

  • A requirement for universities to reopen is that we have to be able to report on the daily health status of our students. To achieve this, we have developed a WeChat mini programme which you have seen the details already. Students should cooperate with the University and Student Support Advisors (SSAs) to update accurate information via the WeChat mini programme. Once all requirements are met, students should strictly comply with the arrangements of the University when returning to the campus. An early or delayed return is not advised.
  • Students should provide daily health updates via the WeChat mini programme, and in the case of any developed symptoms such as fever (>37.3℃), fatigue, dry cough, difficulty breathing or other discomforts, should suspend their return to campus and seek medical treatment.
  • Students should complete the student return registration via the WeChat mini programme to provide their full travel arrangements.
  • Students should bring clinical thermometers along with sufficient masks, tissues, alcohol-disinfectant wipes or water-free hand sanitizers and freshness protection packages (for mask disposal).

While travelling

  • Wear masks correctly when returning to the University, and travel as little as possible by public transportation. Keep hands clean, reduce or avoid touching public facilities and try to avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose.
  • Keep your travel documents, such as train or flight tickets, for necessary checks from customs and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • We are following the test and isolation regulations from the local health authorities. So students returning from key areas affected by COVID-19 should cooperate with the local health department and take nucleic acid and serum tests and medical observation once arriving in Ningbo. The latest requirement is that students from Hubei, Heilongjiang and Guangdong are required to take nucleic acid and serum tests. Students from Hubei will undertake a 14-day self-isolation in LA hotel.

Campus access

  • The Campus will be open to the first group of returning students from 8 AM on 26 April.
  • External visitors without prior approval from the University are not allowed to enter campus during the period of epidemic prevention and control. Parents, other relatives and private cars (unregistered) cannot enter the campus. Students should show campus cards (or ID cards) and a green health code as well as undergo a temperature check to enter the University.
  • Students are not allowed to leave campus during the period of epidemic prevention and control except for essential purposes such as medical treatment. Students must gain approval from SSAs to leave campus and should return by a specified time. Under no circumstances should students remain off-campus overnight.

Daily health inspection

  • Student should check their body temperature and health conditions twice a day and report via the WeChat mini programme. Report to UNNC Clinic (dial 88180120) and Student Support Advisors immediately in case you or people nearby show symptoms such as fever, fatigue, dry cough and breathing difficulties. People with fever should wear masks as soon as possible.

Health and safety protocols

  • Keep hands clean all times. Wash hands before and after meals, after using the toilet and after sneezing or coughing.
  • Keep dormitories clean and tidy. Daily ventilation is recommended (at least twice a day for more than 30 minutes). Do not visit or gather in other dormitories.
  • Animals are not allowed inside the student halls of residence. Avoid all contact with wild/stray animals.
  • Please walk up the stairs if you live on or below the 5th floor. Wear a mask when taking an elevator and wash hands after touching the elevator button.
  • Reduce unessential travel and do not participate in any large-scale activities or gatherings.
  • Eating meals in a group is not allowed. Please take food away to eat elsewhere if there are not enough free tables in the canteens.
  • Please comply with personnel flow restriction regulations in public areas on campus (e.g. library, sports centre) during the epidemic prevention and control period and maintain a social distance within these areas.
  • Please wear masks in crowded or poorly-ventilated areas such as classrooms, library, and stores in the living area.
  • Please wear masks while speaking at a close distance or having close contact with others.
  • Please wear masks when entering the Clinic, observation rooms, and temperature measuring points.

Student affairs management

  • Please take part in online assemblies delivered by Student Support Advisors and pay close attention to important notices and tips for your return.
  • The Free Talk service is available and prioritised for students from key areas affected by the epidemic.
  • Please keep your mobile phones on and your University email box accessible in case of important messages.
  • Student activities that physically take place on campus are suspended during the period of epidemic prevention and control.
  • It is highly appreciated that all returning students comply with the University’s epidemic prevention and control protocols. Any violators will likely face disciplinary action.

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