Communique of the Inter-university Council of Catalonia
Decision of the Inter-university Council of Catalonia for the temporary adoption of measures to switch from on-site theoretical teaching at Catalan universities to online format.
All the Catalan universities have worked hard to be able to start the 2020-2021 academic year ensuring observance of and compliance with all the measures adopted to guarantee that they are safe spaces. However, in light of the evolution of the indicators of the pandemic in recent days, the Health Department has recommended the university system of Catalonia, while respecting university independence, to take rapid and robust action to limit student mobility, and so be able to contribute to containing the COVID-19 infection rate in Catalonia.
Consequently, the Inter-university Council of Catalonia has adopted the decision to switch from on-site theoretical teaching in Catalan universities to online format between 15 and 30 October, both inclusive. The other activities, with the established protective measures, will remain in place. The presence of teaching and administrative and services staff will be in line with the needs as determined by the activity of the universities.