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2021-11-17 10:02:34

Coronavirus – latest updates

For the sake of health of the entire academic community, Rector of University of Business in Wrocław extend the formula of online classes to the end of summer semester 2019/2020

Until June 28, 2020 all collective events are cancelled as well as academic exchange and business trips to other countries. It’s a difficult time that requires joint effort and extraordinary actions. Below are the necessary information and tips. Rector's ordinance

Special solutions for foreigners (update)

In connection with the current epidemiological situation, the act providing, inter alia, special solutions for foreigners in Poland, entered into force on 31 March 2020. The regulations will allow people who want to pursue their current purpose of stay or cannot leave Poland due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus to stay legally in the country.

On 7 April, the Council of Ministers adopted a draft of another act establishing, inter alia, extension of the legal stay of foreigners residing in Poland on the basis of visa-free travel or Schengen visas – more information HERE.

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Information from the Office for Foreigners: 

There is an epidemic condition in Poland. 

The obligation to cover the mouth and nose comes into force from April 16.

Everyone in a public place will have to wear a mask, scarf or handkerchief.

The government also extended the following restrictions until April 19:

  • the principle of social distance applies – a minimum of two meters from the other person, this also applies to families and loved ones;

  • any person under 18 years of age can leave the house only under the care of an adult guardian;

  • hotels and other accommodations are closed;

  • parks, boulevards and beaches are closed;

  • city bike rental is prohibited;

  • the activities of hair and beauty salons and tattoos are suspended;

  • all customers must shop in disposable gloves;

  • from 10:00 to 12:00, shops, pharmacies and service outlets are only accepted and served by people over 65 years of age;

  • persons who are quarantined will be completely isolated for two weeks, also from their family.

1. Restriction on movement except:

  • going to work and returning home;

  • going out for shopping or to the pharmacy;

  • necessary visit to a doctor;

  • volunteering in the fight against coronavirus;

  • walking the dog.

2. Total ban on gatherings of more than two people, including any meetings and events. You can only meet members of your immediate family, as well as people with whom you are in a constant relationship.

3. Restrictions on public transport – the maximum number of passengers is seating divided by two. Passengers must keep a distance.

Restrictions apply until April 11. Everybody must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them. Penalties up to 30,000 PLN are punishable for their violation, and in some cases even a prison.

So, stay at home, don’t leave without need. If you meet with others, you make the virus spread and the number of patients increases. There are not so many beds, respirators, doctors and nurses for everyone to receive help.

Remember, staying at home you save the lives of others!

Please check frequantly for updates of important informations for foreign students on dedicated website Ready, Study, Go! Poland

Now, the special info line NAWA in English about Covid-19 is available: +48 22 390 35 00

Students’ Parliament of the Republic of Poland opened a help desk for foreign students – they speak 10 languages –

Learn more


Earlier the Polish government has introduced many restrictions on the rise of the coronavirus epidemic:

  • the control was restored at the borders with EU countries – initially for 10 days with the possibility of extension;

  • international passenger transport is suspended (planes, trains, ferries);

  • you can enter Poland only by car or bus through appointed border crossings.

Poland is closed to foreigners, except for:

  • spouses and children of Polish citizens,

  • people with a Pole’s Card,

  • foreigners with the right of permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Poland or a work permit

All persons who return to Poland must be quarantined for 14 days.  

For violation of quarantine, there is a penalty of 30,000 zł.

Restrictions on trade and services:

  • the activities of shopping malls were limited, except for grocery stores, pharmacies, drugstores and laundries located on their premises;

  • all restaurants, pubs, clubs, bars and casinos are suspended for 14 days with the option of extension;

  • it is possible to order take-out food from restaurants and bars;

  • stores and banks remain open


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  The Chief Sanitary Inspector urges that time off from class should not be a pretext for intensifying social contacts. This is a time of wise health choices. We are all responsible for our own health and that of our loved ones. Let us behave responsibly.


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Amount of infection with the 2019-nCoV coronavirus from Wuhan in Poland increase. Since foreign students may come from regions affected, the authorities of University of Business in Wrocław decided to take extra precautions. The security of the entire university community is most important to us.

  • We have asked students coming from countries where the virus is present to come to the university campus 2 weeks after arriving in Poland if they had no symptoms.

  • We have sent students information about the precautions they should take to reduce the risk of infection.

  • Stickers on how to wash your hands effectively will appear in toilets.

  • Dispensers with hand disinfectant will be suspended at the University.

  • Employees receive a computer keyboard cleaner at the reception. Everyone does it on their own.

  • We have introduced disinfection of door handles, handrails and elevator buttons on our University.

The incubation period for the coronavirus 2019-nCoV is from 2 to 14 days. The virus spreads typically via saliva droplets, respiratory system or contact.

What are the initial symptoms of coronavirus 2019-nCoV infection?

  • fever;

  • shakes;

  • fatigue;

  • cough;

  • pain in muscles, joints and headache;

  • gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, stomachache, diarrhea) are less common.

Full disease syndrome

  • dyspnea;

  • severe pneumonia;

  • acute respiratory distress syndrome;

  • generalized inflammatory reaction;

  • multi-organ failure.

What can you do to prevent infection?

 The World Health Organization (WHO) recalls recommendations that can help reduce the risk of infection.

  • Avoid contact with people who cough and have a fever.

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based disinfectant.

  • Use disposable tissues when sneezing or coughing. After use, throw away the handkerchief and wash your hands thoroughly.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • In case of developing an illness with fever,

visit a doctor and if you have been abroad, please inform him.

  • Stay away from markets with live animals or unprocessed meat.

  • Do not eat raw meat, dairy products or products of unknown origin.


Where can I track information about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus?

We advise you to track information coming from official sources and reliable sites:


If you want to know how the virus is spreading at the moment, check out this interactive map:


The World Health Organization has announced a state of a global public health threat in connection with the spread of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.

WSH in Wrocław authorities keep following the unfolding events and the official announcements in case further measures are needed to be taken.