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University of Alicante limits access to essential services only

Pursuant to the Decree-Act published on 29 March, a decision was made by the UA Governing Council to restrict access to the university facilities to essential services only 




Alicante, Wednesday, 1April 2020

The University of Alicante has tightened access restriction to all its facilities since the publication of a decree-act on March 29 limiting the mobility of citizens to the maximum and increasing containment measures to control the COVID-19.

This decision limits access to university facilities except for those workers providing essential services. The second section of this decision provides the services that are considered essential. In this sense, these workers must report all the information required for the development of these services electronically through the means available for this purpose.


The activities that are considered essential for the University of Alicante are detailed in the document containing the decision, which are the following: security service with its regular activity as at weekends; computer services for cyber security, maintenance and issues management of the UA network connection to provide the basic operation to work online; basic maintenance of subsistence irrigation of outdoor and indoor plants, feeding animals on the campus; water treatment plant; maintenance and repair works of facilities and buildings where a sudden and unforeseen alteration appears; feeding and maintenance service at the animal lab, research technical services, Science II Liquid N2 Tank and the greenhouse; maintenance of insects, fungi, microorganisms of research projects of agricultural, livestock, pharmacological and/or biotechnological relevance; tasks related to the development of research projects related to the fight against the pandemic caused by COVID-19; cleaning service adapted to the presence of workers; medical service for emergencies on campus; essential services for the management and forecast of meteorological or seismic emergencies and any other service that may be considered essential by the Vice President for Campus Facilities and Technology. 

Likewise, the Vice President for Campus and Technology will issue individual authorizations from the workers’ residence to the university for those workers considered essential while giving instructions to access the university facilities and reporting the UA Medical Service for the adoption of the necessary healthcare and hygienic measures through the Maintenance and Services Office. As for the companies contracted to provide maintenance support for essential services, this decision states that they should issue the corresponding reports to guarantee that their workers can commute from and to the workplace.

The measures, as indicated in the document, will be valid from 30 March to 9 April 2020, both inclusive, with a possible extension. 

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