Bulletins

Free COVID-19 tests at U.Porto return in September

As part of the prevention and control measures for SARS-CoV-2 infection, the University of Porto will resume its COVID-19 testing program  on  September 13, 2021. All the University of Porto students, teachers, researchers and staff members can now schedule a free COVID-19 test, whenever they want, at https://testesrapidosantigenioup.youcanbook.me. The U.Porto testing centre is located in […]

COVID-19 testing program extended until the end of July

The COVID-19 testing program at the University of Porto will be extended until the end of July. Any member of the academic community is able to schedule here their free COVID-19 test until July 31st. The U.Porto testing centre is located in the Abel Salazar Building (Largo Abel Salazar, 2, close to Hospital Santo Anónio), […]

Free COVID-19 tests at U.Porto

As part of the prevention and control measures for SARS-CoV-2 infection implemented by the University of Porto, from June 7th, any member of the academic community will be able to schedule a free COVID-19 test at https://testesrapidosantigenioup.youcanbook.me. The new U.Porto testing centre will be installed in the Abel Salazar Building (Largo Abel Salazar, 2, next […]

Screening for COVID-19 at the University of Porto

Following the recommendations of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the University of Porto will implement, from April 12, a COVID-19 screening program among students and staff, in anticipation of the in-person activities return set for April 19. Over the next few days, all members of the academic community will receive an email […]

Academic activities in the second semester of 2020/21

We reproduced the message sent by the Rector of the University of Porto to the academic community, regarding the academic activities in the second semester of the academic year 2020/2021. Dear Members of the Academic Community, The Council of Deans of the Faculties of the University of Porto have unanimously decided that distance learning, starting […]

Recommendations from the U.Porto COVID-19 Task Force

Decree no. 3-C/2021 of 22 January [text only avaiable in Portuguese], which stipulates the suspension of in-person academic and non-academic activities at higher education institutions, exempts exam periods already underway. Activities at U.Porto facilities have complied with all the current health regulations and have not posed an increased risk of infection. This has been demonstrated […]

Examinations at the University of Porto

The University of Porto’s Council of Deans held a special meeting this morning in order to examine the terms of Decree no. 3-C/2021, of 22 January, [text only available in Portuguese] which amends the regulations of the state of emergency decreed by the President. After careful and considered analysis of the Decree, which stipulates the […]

New measures under the State of Emergency (January 2021)

Following the recommendations issued today by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (available in Portuguese), which directs the implementation of temporary measures under the State of Emergency at Higher Education institutions, the University of Porto will immediately take the following actions: ensure that all exams considered urgent go ahead in secure conditions, bearing […]

State of Emergency rules in effect on January 15

The decisions taken by the Council of Ministers on 13 january 2021 will not result in changes to academic activities or other activities in line with the University of Porto’s institutional mission, all of which may go ahead in accordance with the current legislation as well as the recommendations from the health authorities, as has […]

Recommendations for Holiday Season

We’re at the end of the first semester of an academic year that has tested the resilience and perseverance of the academic community as we deal with COVID-19. Thanks to our collective efforts, we were able to avoid outbreaks of infections at the University of Porto and our academic activities were able to go ahead […]

New pandemic mitigation measures in Portugal

In light of the Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 92-A/2020 dated the 2nd of November [full text in Portuguese] and the statement released by the Office of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education [full text in Portuguese], the U.Porto COVID-19 Task Force would like to highlight the following: 1. Students, teaching […]

Serology test for COVID-19 available for all the students

The University of Porto is promoting a Serology Test Program to identify specific antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The serology test is now available for all the students of the University of Porto. These tests can detect the presence of antibodies of the IgG and IgM classes to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and, thus, confirm if […]

Travel restrictions in Portugal from 30 October to 3 November

Resolution no. 89-A/2020 of the Portuguese Council of Ministers, which restricts citizens from travelling outside of their municipality of habitual residence between 00:01 on the morning of October 30 and 06:00 on the morning of November 3 2020, does not apply to “travel for the purpose of professional activity or equivalent” or “students travelling to […]

Return to activity after clinical discharge or end of isolation

On October 14th, the Portuguese Health Authorities updated the criteria for the clinical discharge and the end of the isolation measures for patients with COVID-19 (Ruling 004/2020). It is noteworthy from this ruling that in cases of mild or moderate illness the end of the isolation measures can be determined as 10 days after the […]

State of Calamity declared in Portugal

The Portuguese Government has declared the “State of Calamity” for all the Portuguese territory, with effects from today, the 15th of October, onwards, and which has introduced new rules and contention measures of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these measures have a direct impact on the life and the activities of citizens and institutions, namely: […]

Home support for people in isolation for Covid-19

The University of Porto is launching a new project named “Home Support – COVID19”. This project aims to support the academic community – students, researchers, or staff – who are in isolation or quarantine or at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of many volunteers, the University of Porto can provide support on […]

University of Porto situation update

The U.Porto task force for Covid-19 is in permanent contact with the national health authorities. We’re monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in our community. In the last few days we’ve registered a growing number of confirmed cases among the students of the University of Porto. The infection is not related to any […]

Message from the Rector to the U.Porto students

We copy here the email sent today by the Rector to the studentsof the University of Porto, regarding the evaluation modalities to be implemented in this second semester of the academic year 2019/20. Dear Students, I hope you have had a few days of rest during the Easter holidays and that you are now healthy […]

Emergency Allowance for Students

The University of Porto created a new emergency grant to support students who are suffering from serious economic and social needs caused directly by the COVID-19 Pandemic, namely unemployment, illness or other situations of social fragility. The U.Porto’s COVID-19 Emergency Allowance consists of a single instalment of 350 euros to support accommodation and food expenses […]

Psychological Support Line for the University of Porto

[Update: The Psychological Support Line has beens deactivated. However, the University of Porto continues to provide the platform Psic.ON – Online Psychological Support for the entire academic community.] At a time when a large part of the population is in social isolation, the University of Porto launches a telephone line for psychological support, available to […]

Recommendations to International Students

International students who are considering a possible return to their home country during the period in wich the University of Porto has suspended indefinitely all face-to-face teaching activities, should make his or her decision individually, in a thoughtful way, consulting their respective families. Nonetheless, when deciding, we ask that you take into consideration the following […]

International students on mobility at U.Porto

The University of Porto has suspended all face-to-face academic activities, starting from 12th March 2020 until further notice. This suspension of activities also applies to all international students, including those including those under mobility programs. To overcome this period, the faculties of U.Porto are implementing distance learning solutions that involve the application of new information […]

Special measures for staff of the University of Porto

Following the latest decisions by the Council of Ministers (on March, 12) and Minister for Modernization of the State and Public Administration, the Minister for Labor, Solidarity and Social Security and the Minister for Health (Order No. 2836- A / 2020 of March 2), the University of Porto, under its Contingency Plan, adopts, from now […]

Classes suspended at the University of Porto

The University of Porto has always guided its procedures regarding the COVID-19 epidemic by the recommendations and determinations of local and national health authorities. However, in view of the rapid escalation of the situation and given the growing doubt and social alarm that prevents the normal continuation of school activities, it is determined: – the […]

Statement from the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities

The Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities (CRUP), meeting in plenary session on March 10, 2020, at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), issued a statement analyzing the evolution of the situation regarding COVID-19, as well as the indications expressed by the national health authority. The aforementioned statement says that “the permanent interaction with the […]

University of Porto maintains regular activities

Classes on campus have been suspended. More information available on the news release on March, 11 2020. Following the instructions of the local and national health authorities, at this time, the University of Porto maintains its regular activities. The exceptions are the known cases of the closure of the ICBAS / FFUP facilities and the […]

Residents in Felgueiras and Lousada should not attend U.Porto

Classes on campus have been suspended. More information available on the news release on March, 11 2020. Following the latest recommendations issued by the Directorate-General for Health no. C160_79_v1 of 03/08/2020, it is recommended to all students, teachers, researchers, technicians and other employees of the University of Porto who are living in Felgueiras or Lousada to […]

FMUP: classes of Medicine suspended

Taking into account today’s ruling of the Hospital São João Board of Directors that imposes the suspension of training activities with patients or professionals of that hospital, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) decided to: 1) immediately suspend all teaching activities of the Integrated Master in Medicine; 2) extend this suspension […]

ICBAS/FFUP closed: guidelines for students and staff

Following the closure of the FFUP/ICBAS complex, determined by the National Health Authority, the University of Porto, in coordination with health authorities established today, March 8, 2020, the following procedures: 1 – The facilities shared by the Faculty of Pharmacy (FFUP) and the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS) at Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira […]

ICBAS/FFUP is closed

One of the people who tested positive today (March, 7) for coronavirus has been confirmed as a student of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Porto. The information was confirmed by the Portuguese Directorate-General of Health. The affected student has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, not related with […]

What to do if you had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

Besides from basic hygiene, the person shall: Self-monitor for symptoms, namely: Measure and record body temperature twice a day, in the morning before leaving, and at night after arriving (check annex 2: Self-monitoring model for body temperature and symptoms); Remain in preventive isolation for 14 days, certified by the Health Authority, and inform the responsible […]

Travel advice to the U.Porto community

According to the evolution of the global COVID-19 epidemic and the level of risk in different countries, the decision to travel should take into account the following: Destination: to date, the affected areas, that is, those with active community transmission, are:  44 regions of Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia, Pietmonte, Veneto); China; Iran South Korea (Daegu and […]

Events: advice to the U.Porto community

Due to the need to preserve the core activities of the University of Porto, and taking into account the degree of uncertainty regarding the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is discouraged the holding of public or mass gatherings events by the U.Porto or in its facilities. Small-scale events that are essential to teaching or […]

What to do if you returned from an affected area in the past 14 days?

Besides from basic hygiene, the person shall: Self-monitor for symptoms, namely: Measure and record body temperature twice a day, in the morning before leaving, and at night after arriving (check annex 2: Self-monitoring model for body temperature and symptoms); Keep any teaching or professional activities as long as no symptoms are experienced; Socially, avoid remaining […]

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

COVID-19 is transmitted by close contact with people infected by the virus, or contaminated surfaces and objects. This disease is transmitted through droplets released by the nose or mouth when we cough or sneeze, which can directly reach the mouth, nose and eyes of those close to us. Droplets can be deposited on objects or […]

COVID-19: University of Porto has implemented its Contingency Plan

In view of the recent developments related with the COVID-19 epidemic in Portugal, the University of Porto has implemented a Contingency Plan in line with the guidelines of national and international health authorities. The Contingency Plan will produce immediate effects on all schools and offices of the University of Porto. This document, prepared by a […]

Returning citizens from an area with active community transmission of the new coronavirus

These are the most recent recommendations (dated 27 February 2020) given by the Directorate-General of Health about COVID – 19. You can check the document here. Students, staff, and professors of the University of Porto who, under these recommendations, decide to stay at home, will not be penalized for any absence. “DGS INFORMATION 005/2020 To children, […]