• COVID-19 latest advice

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

    Due to the fact that Bialystok is in the Red Zone since October 17, 2020, wearing masks is required in all public spaces, both outside and inside buildings. You may be fined for not wearing masks in public places.

    You can read more about the temporary limitations for the different zones here: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations

    What should I do if I suspect that I 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 send it to the e-mail rodzinny@poczta-usk.pl

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

    • Under no circumstances use public transport or taxi – this way you expose others to infection. 

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

    • Fill out the forms available at www.umb.edu.pl/forms (if you haven’t done it before) 

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

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

    • Inform the appropriate dean's office (e-mail, telephone) about hospitalization in connection with suspected infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as about quarantine or sanitary observation. Dean's office should immediately forward this information to the Student Affairs Department; 

    • Under no circumstances use public transport or taxi – this way you expose others to infection. 

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

    The General Practitioner will decide whether you have to be tested or not.

    Where can I get tested on COVID-19?

    The General Practitioner will guide you where is the nearest point to get tested on COVID-19. 

    Is it enough to have one negative test result before I can return to MUB?

    You will be informed by your doctor whether it is possible for you to come back to MUB or not.  

    How would staying at home affect passing the classes?

    MUB didactic staff will treat every case individually. We will try to do our best to help you pass the exams and to complete the academic year. 

    How long do I have to be quarantined?

    The quarantine lasts 10 days starting from the day of your test result or the day of the last contact with an infected person. If you don’t have any symptoms, the quarantine is automatically off without a test. If you do have symptoms, please call the University’s General Practiotioner on 85 831 89 53 or 85 831 89 50 and they will decide what to do next.

    What should I do if I have any further questions?
    • If you have questions or doubts, call the National Health Fund hotline:  (+48) 800 190 590 (24-hour service). Information is also available in English. 

    • Also, you can check the website of the Republic of Poland regarding obligatory limitations: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations 


    If I am unable to attend classes due to suspected coronavirus infection and existing symptoms, will the absence be excused?

    Yes, the general practitioner, after examining each individual case, will issue a certificate of leave for the time of absence from classes in justified situations. 

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

    If you have been in contact with an infected person call the nearest sanitary and epidemiological station immediately and tell about your exposure. 

    Phone: (+48) 85 740 85 41, 85 740 80 00 (from 7:00 to 15:00); 606 353 615, 607 635 881 (24/7)); 

    What should I do if I'm quarantined
    1. Under no circumstances leave your home. If you need groceries you can do it online and have it delivered to your address. Here we listed examples of places that offer such deliveries:
    2. You will be supervised by police and you will be obliged to stay at home and install the "Kwarantanna domowa" app:
      please follow the instructions. 
    3. You will be released from the quarantine automatically after 10 days if you haven't experienced any symptoms. If you start having symptoms in the meantime, contact the general practitioner as indicated on the infographics above. 
    What can I do to avoid getting infected?

    Remember about:

    • social distancing,
    • wearing a 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.


    To watch your safety we also recommend downloading the STOP COVID - ProteGO Safe app where you can register how you feel (potential symptoms) and you are warned if there are cases  of infection in your surroundings. You can download the app here:



    I'm feeling anxious. Who Can I talk to?

    Medical University of Białystok offers counselling available for English Division students at no charge to the student.

    If you need an appointment, please send an e-mail with a request to: student.counselling@umb.edu.pl


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


    Our school counsellor: Dr hab. Barbara Polityńska-Lewko is a fully trained clinical psychlogist and a native speaker of English.