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27 November 2020

Novel Coronavirus Advice

We would like to reassure you that CITY College is following closely any announcements (guidance and advice for higher education institutions) from relevant Health Organisations and local Ministries of Health and we act accordingly. This section is updated frequently as CITY College follows the latest updates and guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and the National Public Health Organisation of Greece (eody.gov.gr)

Health and Safety Measures

Learning and Teaching Arrangements

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LATEST UPDATES:

27/11/2020

Extension of online classes until 7 December 2020
Following the latest announcements by the government, CITY College will extend online classes until the 7th of December. All services will continue to be offered online in real-time (synchronous) delivery. CITY College academic staff, student services, library, career and employability staff, and all administration continue being fully operational and remain at our students' disposal.

On 8th of December, our intention is to return to face-to-face classes on campus if the situation allows it, but at the same time we will continue to offer the same classes via LIVESTREAM for students who will not be able to be physically present. By adopting this mixed model of delivery until Christmas break, our intention is to offer the best possible solution to our students to continue their university education under these strenuous circumstances.

 

PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS:

12/11/2020

Extension of online classes until 30 November 2020 
Following the latest announcements, CITY College will extend online classes until the 30th of November. All services will continue to be offered online in real-time (synchronous) delivery. CITY College academic staff, student services, library, career and employability staff, and all administration continue being fully operational and remain at our students' disposal.

 

2/11/2020

Suspension of face-to-face classes until 17 November 2020

The Greek Ministry of Education announced today (2/11/2020) that all higher education institutions in Thessaloniki should suspend both their face-to-face classes and face-to-face services until November 17, 2020, as a necessary measure to control the spread of coronavirus. CITY College has already moved all classes and services on online delivery in real-time and will continue to do so until the situation is resolved.

As a result of today's announcement the library, the labs and the premises of CITY College will not be physically accessible to the students until November 17, 2020.
However, CITY College academic staff, student services staff, library, career, employability and enterprise centre, and all administration continue their work and are available to contact them.

 

30/10/2020

Shifting classes online for 15 days

Following the latest COVID-19 updates and the emergency announcement by the Greek Prime Minister on Thessaloniki going to lockdown, CITY College has decided to move all classes online for 15 days - starting on Friday, 30 October 2020 - to control the spread of coronavirus and protect our community.

Our campus will remain open during the normal operating hours while all academic staff, student services, library, labs, career and employability and all administration will continue to be physically accessible, fully operational and remain at our students’ disposal to support the online classes.

At CITY College we have in place the technology, expertise and experience to offer our top-quality education provision on-line to ensure that our students will be able to continue with their studies online at the highest level, as the virtual classroom will accommodate all features of a normal classroom.

The safety and security of all students and staff remains our absolute priority.

 

24/08/2020

Welcoming you back on campus for face-to-face education 
We are pleased to inform you that the Ministry of Education of Greece announced (24/8/2020) that all institutions of higher education in Greece can return to face-to-face teaching for the new academic year starting in October. All courses will, therefore, be delivered in person in class, and the library and labs will be open and accessible to students.
As always, the safety and security of all is our absolute priority and we will fully implement all suggested safety measures across the campus. We are happy to welcome you all physically back on campus.

 

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

At CITY College are preparing your face-to-face university education on campus, starting with the beginning of the Induction week on the 28th of September and the commencement of classes on the 5th of October. We have made specific arrangements that will allow our students to receive a world-class education in a safe environment, even under the exceptional circumstances that Covid-19 has imposed on all. We are committed to doing everything we can to support our students and staff, and at the same time continue to provide education in full.

The following actions have been introduced for the 2020-2021 academic year to support personal and community safety within our learning environment:

Entering CITY College premises

Mask wearing
Before entering our campus special signage has been placed reminding students, staff and visitors that wearing a face mask is obligatory across CITY College premises.

Non-contact thermometer stations
At the entrance of each building, a non-contact thermometer station has been installed. Temperature checks are mandatory for everyone entering the buildings.

Inside CITY College premises

Disinfection (Decontamination)
A decontamination process of all of our premises is being undertaken regularly by a professional company. One will be carried out over the forthcoming weekend preparing the campus for the return of the student body. Disinfections will also be taking place regularly throughout the academic year.

Antiseptic Stations
Antiseptic stations and sanitisers are available across all CITY College premises. Students, staff and visitors are encouraged to use them frequently.

Enhanced cleaning
Our cleaning staff will be taking extra measures to ensure that surfaces such as door handles, keyboards and restrooms are regularly sanitized.

Air-conditioning and ventilation systems maintenance
The air-conditioning and ventilation system has been well-maintained according to relevant Covid-19 regulations to ensure a healthy indoor environment.

Library and Labs
The Library areas and all labs will be cleaned and sanitized frequently (desks, working spaces, keyboards, mouses etc.). 

CITY Break Cafe 
CITY Break Cafe will continue to serve food and refreshments to students and staff. All regulations for similar establishments will be implemented.

Posters and signage
Posters and signage will be placed throughout our premises informing/reminding students, staff and visitors of policies, guidelines and best hygiene practices (i.e. mask-wearing, physical distance while in common or public spaces, etc.).

Close monitoring of COVID-19 updates
CITY College will be closely monitoring the latest COVID-19 updates and will keep its community up-to-date on any developments. 

 

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING ARRANGEMENTS

Face-to-face teaching in class: All courses will be delivered in person in classrooms. 

Live streaming: Classes will be delivered in live streaming mode to support those students who, for valid reasons, cannot attend face-to-face classes to continue their studies remotely.

Students who can not attend face-to-face teaching for valid reasons: Students who have valid reasons that do not allow them to participate in face-to-face classes (e.g. a student who has a medical condition and belongs to the high-risk group for severe illness from Covid 19 , etc) should contact the Course Administrator of their programme by email stating in detail their reason and the proof they can provide.  The Department will review each case separately and will respond to the student in two days whether the stated reason is accepted as valid or not. Students should submit their reasoning and send their email no later than Wednesday, 23 of September, at 12.00hrs. Formal proof and supporting evidence will be requested at a later stage. 

Classes schedule: Class schedules have been arranged so that all classes do not start at the same time to avoid crowding at the time of arrival or during intervals. 

Library/Labs: Library space has been properly prepared to accommodate students for the new academic year. Social distancing in reading spaces and antiseptic stations have been installed to allow the safe use of the library space and PCs. Antiseptic stations have been installed in all labs.

 

 

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Protect yourself and others

General tips for public and common areas

  • Keep a safe distance
    (at least 1.5 metres from others)
     
  • Wear your mask
    (in public and common areas)
     
  • Wash your hands frequently
    And use a sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol


In the classroom

  • Keep physical distance if/when possible.
     
  • Avoid placing your personal items (e.g., cell phone) on your desk.
     
  • If needed, disinfect your desk/PC station.
     

 

How to wear a non-medical fabric mask safely

 

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