• COVID-19 latest advice

    Where do I have to wear a mask (cover my mouth and nose)?

    Bialystok has been  the so-called Red Zone since October 17, 2020, and face masks are mandatory in all public spaces, whether indoor or outdoor. You may be fined for not wearing a mask in a public place.

    Read more about the restrictions applicable in the particular zones: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations

    What should I do if I suspect that I may have COVID-19?
    • Stay at home; 

    • Fill out the forms available at www.umb.edu.pl/forms

    • Take a photo of the filled forms and e-mail it to rodzinny@poczta-usk.pl

    • Call a doctor. Dial (+48) 85 831 89 50 or (+48) 85 831 89 53;   

    • Never use public transport or taxi, to avoid the risk of spreading the infection. 

    What should I do if I test positive for COVID-19?
    • Stay at home

    • Fill out the forms available at www.umb.edu.pl/forms (unless you did this before) 

    • Take a photo of the filled forms and e-mail it to rodzinny@poczta-usk.pl

    • Call a doctor. Dial (+48) 85 831 89 50 or (+48) 85 831 89 53;   

    • Notify the competent Dean's office (by e-mail, telephone) if you are hospitalized for a SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, or if you are in quarantine or under sanitary observation. Dean's office should immediately forward this information to the Student Affairs Department;

    • Never use public transport or taxi, to avoid the risk of spreading the infection.

    Do I have to be tested if I have the symptoms of COVID-19?

    A GP (first contact healthcare provider) will decide whether or not you need a test.

    Where can I get tested on COVID-19?

    The GP will guide you to the nearest COVID-19 testing point.

    Can I return to MUB when I get just one negative test result?

    You will be informed by your doctor whether you qualify for returning to school.

    How would my staying at home affect my course of study?

    Teachers at MUB will consider your individual case. We will try to do our best to help you pass your exams and complete your courses for the year.

    How long do I have to stay in quarantine?

    Quarantine lasts 10 days from the day of a positive test result or of your last contact with an infected person. If you don’t have any symptoms, your quarantine expires automatically off without testing. If you do have symptoms, please call the University GP office at 85 831 89 53 or 85 831 89 50 and let them decide what to do next.

    Where do I go with any further questions?
    • If you have any questions or you are uncertain about something, call the National Health Fund help line:  (+48) 800 190 590 (24-hour service). Information is also available in English. 

    • Also, you can check out the Polish Government website  for the applicable restrictions: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations 

     

    Will I be excused from class if I cannot attend due to a suspected coronavirus infection and symptoms?

    Yes, the GP will examine you and issue a certificate of leave for the duration of your absence from class where necessary.

    I had contact with an infected person, but I feel fine, I have no symptoms of COVID-19. Do I need to take a test?

    If you had contact with an infected person, call the nearest disease control (SANEPID) immediately and report the exposure. 

    Phone: (+48) 85 740 85 41, 85 740 80 00 (7:00 AM to 3:00 PM); 606 353 615, 607 635 881 (24/7)); 

    What do I do if I'm in quarantine?
    1. Never leave your home. If you need groceries you can shop for them online and have them delivered to your address. Below you have some online shopping proposals:
      https://glovoapp.com/en/qyy/
      https://www.pyszne.pl/en/
      https://dodomku.pl/
      https://e-spar.com.pl/
      https://delikatesydomowe.pl/
      https://www.auchan.pl/pl/dla-klienta/Przyjemne-zakupy
    2. You will remain under police supervision. You are under the obligation to stay at home and you will need to install an app called "Kwarantanna domowa": 
      https://apps.apple.com/pl/app/kwarantanna-domowa/id1502997499?l=pl
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.nask.droid.kwarantannadomowa
      Follow the instructions on screen.  
    3. Your quarantine will be lifted automatically after 10 days if you haven't experienced any symptoms. If you start having symptoms in the meantime, contact the GP as shown above.
    What can I do to avoid an infection?

    Follow the rules about:

    • Social distancing,
    • Wearing a face mask wherever required,
    • Washing your hands often.

     

    Due to COVID-19 infections at the University, we also advise against participating in larger meetings and events, going to clubs, cinemas, etc.

     

    For your safety, we also recommend downloading STOP COVID - ProteGO Safe app where you can register your status (infection symptoms, if any) and you will be warned of any  cases of infection in your vicinity. You can download the app here:

    https://apps.apple.com/pl/app/protego-safe/id1508481566?l=pl

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.gov.mc.protegosafe

    I'm experiencing anxiety. Who can I talk to?

    The Medical University of Bialystok offers counseling, available for the English Division students free of charge.
    If you need an appointment, please e-mail your request to: student.counselling@umb.edu.pl

     

    Please note that this is not an emergency service and you may have to wait 3-4 days for a reply. Only the counselor has access to the e-mail service.

     

    Our school counselor: Dr Barbara Polityńska-Lewko is a fully trained clinical psychologist and a native speaker of English.