Dear colleagues and students of the University of Maribor!
On 13 May 2020, the Slovenian Government issued the Decree on the temporarily banned gathering of people in institutions from the field of education and teaching (hereinafter Decree): https://www.uradni-list.si/glasilo-uradni-list-rs/vsebina/2020-01-1025/odlok-o-zacasni-prepovedi-zbiranja-ljudi-v-zavodih-s-podrocja-vzgoje-in-izobrazevanja, in which Article 1 excludes universities and higher education institutions from the temporary ban of gathering people in institutions from the field of education and teaching due to the containment and control of the COVID-19 epidemic. From 18 May 2020, students therefore regain the permission to enter the buildings of the University of Maribor, however, only to conduct urgent activities that cannot be performed remotely.
In accordance with Paragraph 3 of the Decree stating: "In carrying out their activities, institutions from the field of education and teaching, universities and independent higher education institutions shall take into account recommended guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the Slovenian National Institute of Public Health for preventing the infection with the virus SARS-CoV-2 that are published on the web page of the Ministry of Health (https://www.nijz.si/sl/sproscanje-ukrepov-covid-19).", it shall be considered that we are returning to the facilities of the University of Maribor gradually, at first only to perform urgent duties.
On 14 May 2020, the Slovenian Government issued the Decree on the cancellation of the epidemic of the infectious disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No 68/2020) by which the epidemic is cancelled in the Republic of Slovenia and the stated Decree shall become applicable from 31 May 2020. Based on Article 2 of the Decree on the cancellation of the epidemic of the infectious disease SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), the general and specific measures adopted on the basis of the Communicable Diseases Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No 33/06 – official consolidated text and 49/20 – ZIUZEOP) in accordance with the Decision on the application of measures laid down in the Communicable Diseases Act, in case of the COVID-19 epidemic (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No 23/20), shall remain applicable when professionally justified.
Workers shall return to the working process gradually as agreed with their superiors. Students shall be regularly informed about the activities that they shall attend in the buildings of the University of Maribor.
I would also like to ask you to observe the prescribed safety measures during work and your presence in the buildings of the University of Maribor. This way you take care of yourself, students and colleagues.
Safety Protocol for Conducting Work in the Facilities of the UM Rectorate.pdf
Best regards and stay healthy,
Prof. dr. Zdravko Kačič
Rector of the University of Maribor