In order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus disease, measures concerning employment have been introduced at the University of Szeged until further notice of the management.
With the exception of Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Centre and the Faculty of Dentistry, as a general rule, no employment relationship (public service employment, regular employment, service contract, volunteer contract) may be established at the University of Szeged starting on March 18, 2020 until further notice. In exceptional cases, in order to ensure the basic operation of the University, or given the current state of emergency, having regard to virological duties the University needs to perform, the Coronavirus Operative Committee may authorize the establishment of employment relationships. Heads of units with the right to establish employee relationships shall request the permission of the Coronavirus Operative Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, after having sent a brief professional argument.
Provided that the nature of their tasks and the technical conditions permit, public service employees may perform their occupational duties, in whole or in part, remotely while their individual entitlements remain unchanged. The form of remote work order can be downloaded here.
It is a priority for the University of Szeged to maintain employment relationships with those employees, too, who experience significant difficulties or an increased risk in going to work (especially those who have no one else to supervise their children younger than 12, who live with senior persons in the same household, who have a higher health risk due to a chronic disease or pregnancy). In their case, superiors are highly encouraged to order remote work. If the conditions are lacking and the employee cannot be present at their place of work, the employee may take paid leave and request the rescheduling of their rest days. In addition, the employee may take unpaid leave or, having regard to the state of emergency, may be released from their work and availability obligations as justified, unpaid absence.
Measures imposed on healthcare workers, traveling abroad and missions abroad remain in force.
Useful links and other resolutions:1/2020 (II.26.) Rector-Chancellor Circular regarding measures in connection with the spread of the coronavirus infection
General procedure on coronavirus issued by the National Public Health Service of Hungary here.
Informative video on coronavirus of WHO here.
WHO advices on hand washing here.
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