QU issues guidance for students at risk of contracting virus
August 30 2020 08:44 PM
A view of Qatar University campus
A view of Qatar University campus

Qatar University (QU) has given special instructions to students who are most at risk of contracting Covid-19 and its complications as the institution gets ready to resume physical learning.

Midterm and the final exams for all courses will be conducted on campus regardless of the teaching method of these courses (online or on campus).

QU will provide students who are most at risk of being infected by Covid-19 and its complications with separate premises and halls prepared with all precautionary and preventative measures. QU will send those students the guidelines and instructions that should be followed during these exams.

Students who are most at risk of contracting Covid-19 and its complications and enrolled in courses conducted on campus should request an exception and a designated committee will review each case, take appropriate decision and notify students.

Students eligible to apply for the exception request, are required to fill in the online exemption from attending classes on campus. The student should attach a health certificate approved by the Ministry of Public Health, which clearly states that he or she is suffering from a chronic disease or a health condition that may make it more likely at risk from Covid-19 or its complications.

The committee will review the applications and take the appropriate decision for each case.The approved period from which the student will be exempted from attending, will be the time mentioned in the medical certificate.

If a student from these categories decides to attend classes on campus without making arrangements with the instructor or does not disclose the health status, he or she will be responsible for safety.

No requests of exemption from attendance due to normal illnesses will be considered. All absences due to normal illnesses will be counted within the maximum limit allowed by the attendance and absence policy.

The period of absence due to infection with Covid-19 or due to quarantine after returning from travel will be counted within the maximum limit allowed by the attendance and absence policy (25%). No student with an Ehteraz status other than green will be allowed to enter the university buildings. The student must apply for exemption from the lectures.

Students who wish to be exempted from attendance are advised to read the Frequently Asked Questions through the Covid-19 updates website to understand the study mechanism and how to compensate for the lectures they will miss.

QU has implemented all precautionary or preventative measures that protect its students from Covid-19 inside study halls and laboratories including maintaining safe distance between seats, wearing masks at all times, providing sterilisers in laboratories as well as other precautionary measures.




Last updated: August 30 2020 09:35 PM


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