Information on the coronavirus (updated: 07.09.)

07.09.2020.
Information on the coronavirus (updated: 07.09.) HU
This article contains the steps taken by the University and other announcements and is updated constantly.

7 September 2020

This BRIEFING sums up all information, obligations and calls concerning the preparation of the Autumn Semester of the Academic Year 2020/2021. It is not allowed to visit the University for those who are infected with the coronavirus, showing symptoms of the coronavirus, or have been in contact with a person in that condition. The compliance of the requirements of personal hygiene (frequent hand disinfection, coughing ethics, maintaining distance) is mandatory for all University citizens. Inside the University, in closed space and for outdoor events of the University, proper usage of the mask is mandatory with covering both the mouth and the nose.

The university prepared for hybrid education in the Autumn Semester of the Academic Year 2020/2021 with the appliance of the principles and views of the Briefing of the ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body that has been published on 29th July 2020. The courses are, as a general rule, carried out by physical presence while others will be held in online form. Autumn break and exam period are held as scheduled in the Academic calendar earlier until contrary provision.

Electronic administration remains in operation at the University. Within the general limits of participation, it is possible to organise scientific, educational and professional events and participate in them. Colleagues working in the administration may conclude agreements with their site managers regarding home office.

BRIEFING of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (7th September 2020)
Temporary Special Regulations of Eötvös Loránd University’s Academic Regulations for Students Pertaining to the Hybrid Education Model Enacted in View of the State of Epidemiological Preparedness

19 August 2020

Procedures regarding the rules of entering Hungary and special medical examination for non-Hungarian students and higher education staff

29 July 2020

BRIEFING of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (29th July 2020)
Temporary Special Regulations of Eötvös Loránd University’s Academic Regulations for Students Pertaining to the Hybrid Education Model Enacted in View of the State of Epidemiological Preparedness

10 June 2020

BRIEFING of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (10th June 2020)

18 May 2020

BRIEFING of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (18th May 2020)

8 May 2020

BRIEFING of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (8th May 2020)

22 April 2020

In accordance with the information received from the maintainer on the 101/2020. (IV. 10.) Government Decree on measurements concerning higher education institutions and students during the emergency situation, on distance organisation of admission procedure and examinations we order as follows:

STATEMENT of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (22nd April 2020)
ANNEX (Supplement for the regulations of training and examination for distance education)

15 April 2020

Certain provisions of the 101/2020. (IV. 10.) Government Decree published during the Easter holidays apply to the questions regarding the final exams and entrance examinations, which are to be held in the higher education institutions. The ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body turns to the maintainer regarding the clarification of certain questions in connection with the organisation of the final exams, formulated in the aforementioned decree, and will make further provisions in light of the standpoint of the maintainer.

The ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body strongly calls the faculties to continue the preparations for the online final examinations and the development and testing of its methodology and making the online examinations a possibility as soon as they can, until contrary provisions are made.

STATEMENT of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (15th April 2020)

23 March 2020

During the emergency situation due to the coronavirus epidemic, information regarding distance education, electronic administrative service, remote working and digital operational processes are collected and published in this menu. Here you can find the interim Regulations of Training and Examination for distance education as well.

BRIEFING of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (23rd March 2020)

Message from Rector László Borhy

15 March 2020

The ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body announced a message to administrative staff members. This was made necessary by the fact that in order to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus, the number of personal encounters must be radically reduced. Because of that, in our university work, we create the conditions of distance learning – not only for the university, but in public education as well – and, at the same time, we change our operating processes, so that the need of personal presence can be limited to the shortest possible amount of time.

Read the full message here

13 March 2020

Publication of the new BRIEFING was made necessary by the emergency announced by the Hungarian Government on 11 March 2020, the publication of the governmental edict on the measures to be taken due to the emergency, as well as the execution of the measures ordered by the Maintainer. With regard to the details related to student matters it contains in a unified structure elements of the call from 9 March 2020 and the briefing from 11 March 2020 in an updated (extended and corrected) list, as well as measures taken due to the domestic and international epidemiological situation.

Details related to students from the BRIEFING of the ELTE Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (12th March 2020)

Practical information for international students from the Department of Erasmus+ and International Programmes of ELTE

11 March 2020

The Hungarian Government ordered epidemiological emergency situation on 11th March 2020, the following measures were taken regarding higher education in consultation with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology. The rector of Eötvös Loránd University orders a break for all students for the days of 12-13 March 2020. All students are under obligatory absence from the University from 12 March 2020 until contrary provision. Hungarian students must leave the student residence halls and travel home (international students and Cross-border Hungarian students are allowed to stay in student residence halls). The Spring break of the academic year 2019/2020 Spring semester, revising the dates published in the Academic Calendar, is rescheduled to 16-22 March 2020 for students. Until contrary provision, the whole University continues its educational activities in the form of distance education from 23 March 2020. Except for the educational activities, which requires the presence of the students, the operation of the university will continue and teachers, researchers, and members of the administrative staff are obliged to continue working during the ordered Rectorial break and the Spring break, as well as in the period following these. Further details can be found in the following document.

BRIEFING of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (11th March 2020)

9 March 2020

The Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (in official Hungarian abbreviation: JOKT), established by the 3/2020 (II.28) Joint Directive of the Rector and the Chancellor of the University, based on its authorisation in the Directive, sums up in this BRIEFING all obligations and calls each University Citizen of ELTE is required to adhere to and consider due to the spread of the new type of coronavirus (henceforth: coronavirus) disease and its confirmed emergence in Hungary. 

This BRIEFING includes, in a unified structure, the updated (amended and refined) list of measures of the call published earlier (5th March 2020), as well as new measures made necessary by the domestic and international epidemiological situation. The Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body of ELTE is going to update this BRIEFING in accordance with the changes of the epidemiological situation. The relevant status of the BRIEFING and its interpretation regarding the details can be followed (downloaded) here:

BRIEFING of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (9th March 2020)

5 March 2020

With regard to the fact that the turning-up of the newly detected coronavirus in Hungary was confirmed on 4th March 2020, the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (in official Hungarian abbreviation: JOKT), authorised by the 3/2020 (II.28) Joint Directive of the Rector and the Chancellor of the University, released the following orders you can download below.

Orders of the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body released on 5th March 2020

28 February 2020

On the 28th February, ELTE established the Epidemiological Operative Coordinating Body (in official Hungarian abbreviation: JOKT) consisting of 7 members and an advisor to coordinate the tasks in connection with the new coronavirus epidemics. Deans, Heads of institutional units and Leaders of the Students’ Union can contact the board with questions and suggestions in connection with the new coronavirus epidemics. As it is communicated in Joint Directive of the Rector and the Chancellor entering into force 29th February 2020, the students and employees of Eötvös Loránd University and other people taking part in the fulfilments of ELTE’s tasks are obliged to pay attention to the information published on the www.elte.hu website.

Joint Directive of the Rector and the Chancellor of Eötvös Loránd University concerning the University measures related to the spread of the new coronavirus disease [nr. 3/2020. (II. 28.), in effect from 29th February 2020]

26 February 2020

The University sent out a Circular on the 26th February calling upon students, employees and guests returning from Northern Italy to stay away from the University community for two weeks. People returning from China, Northern Italy or other infected areas were asked to contact a doctor immediately in case of suspicion of coronavirus infection. The help of ELTE’s occupational health care professional as an advisor was also offered. ELTE urged everybody to follow the instructions of the National Public Health and Medical Officer Service for the sake of their own and their environment’s health; and before travelling ask the Consular Services for information. The University also drew attention to the necessity of the compliance with the sanitary measures and frequent hand-washing.

Information briefing on 26th February

29 January 2020

Eötvös Loránd University took measures on the 29th January 2020 to prevent the disease caused by the newly detected coronavirus. The students and employees were asked to pay attention to the recommendations of the WHO, the National Public Health Centre, follow the sanitary measures, the recommendation to wash hands frequently and other measures that help to prevent epidemic danger. Students and employees returning from China were asked to stay at home for two weeks; their absence is justified by the University.

Information from Eötvös Loránd University on the prevention of illness caused by seasonal flu and coronavirus


Articles and calls related to the coronavirus

Hand washing in 6 steps