Official Statement – COVID19
published on 24.06.20
The Barcelona campus of TBS Business School will remain closed until the situation is regularized, in compliance with the order of the Generalitat of Catalonia to cut the transmission of the SARS-Covid-19 pandemic. The intent of the school is to placate virus transmission as much as possible. For this reason, the Trafalgar campus, the Bailén campus and the library located at 6 Trafalgar street will close their doors until further notice.
Such steps are taken to ensure the safety and well-being of our TBS community, as well as to show the school’s commitment to preventing expansion.
Classes will be taught remotely to ensure compliance with students’ academic programs.
ACCESS TO THE SCHOOL
Until when will the campus be closed?
The closure of the campus is planned until the situation is regularized, still without an official date for the opening of doors.
Can I access other TBS Business School facilities in Barcelona?
No, both the Trafalgar Street campus and the Bailén campus and the Library remain closed until further notice.
What action guide is TBS Business School following in Barcelona?
The TBS Business School team in Barcelona is rigorously following the instructions of the competent organizations with the aim of communicating through the usual channels any news that may affect the TBS community.
Will online classes be available?
The program directors, the pedagogical engineers, the teachers and the information departments of the school are working so that the classes can continue to be completed remotely, in the best possible way. The school will ensure that final exams or pending assessments can be done remotely.
Will I be able to complete my exams online?
From TBS in Barcelona we are working so that all exams and tests can be done in virtual mode.
Will I receive assistance to complete my program?
Teachers, Academic Departments and Practice Departments work together to facilitate the necessary assistance.
Can I meet with my study groups?
The Spanish authorities have decreed the state of alarm and it is advisable, at all times, to practice a period of quarantine that stipulates social distancing. From TBS in Barcelona we recommend the use of virtual platforms to connect as a group, such as Skype, Messenger or Hangsout.
ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR IN MANAGEMENT, MASTER IN MANAGEMENT AND MSc PROGRAMS
Can I continue my enrollment process normally?
Yes, the Admissions department is available to answer any questions or problems you may have with your registration. You can contact the department by email: email@example.com.
I’m a prospective international student and I have an offer for September 2020,, what happens if my travel plans are delayed due to COVID19 travel restrictions and I cannot get to TBS Business School on time for my course start date?
If difficulties arise for international students in meeting the conditions of their intake (for example, if the school remains closed), the International Office will issue specific details for each student depending on their particular circumstances.
I’m in semester Exchange, who should I contact to receive TBS assistance in Barcelona?
TBS students in Barcelona who are in exchange at a partner university can contact Ryan Donno, International Students Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Those who are scheduled to arrive at the Barcelona campus should contact their home university and, subsequently, Ryan Donnno, International Students Coordinator (email@example.com).
BARCELONA SUMMER SCHOOL
Is the start of the Barcelona Summer School program planned?
No, this year’s program will be replaced for the Online Summer Courses.
Who should I contact if I have any questions regarding the program?
The TBS Admissions department in Barcelona will answer any questions you have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For students who are currently doing their internships
Am I authorized to work from home if the company where I do the internship offers me the possibility?
Yes, but you must communicate your personal address to the internship office at email@example.com.
Should I follow the directions of the company?
Yes, as well as from the authorities. If the company does not follow the instructions of the authorities, you have the right of withdrawal. Remember that you should inform the school if this case occurs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I feel insecure, can I finish my internship?
Yes, the school allows you to end your practices unilaterally, suspend them or postpone them until later. Remember that you should inform the school if this case occurs: email@example.com.
- For students who have not yet started their intership
I have already signed my internship agreement, what should I do?
If your internship agreement has already been signed, you should contact your company to find out if it is maintained or postponed to a later date. You must also inform the Internship office, since given that case, the dates in the internship agreement must be modified.
I have found a company to do my internship, what should I do?
You should contact your company to find out if it is maintained given the situation. In this case, you should also contact Marie Attinot (firstname.lastname@example.org) to organize your internship validation interview. During this interview, the content of the internship is validated and it is studied case by case to establish the internship agreement. After this, the Internship office will send you the internship agreement as usual.
- For students who have not yet found their internship
Should I keep looking for a company to do my internship?
Given the situation with COVID19, we invite you to focus your efforts on finding a company to carry out your internships in your country of origin. The Career Starter department will be happy to help you in your search. You can contact Delphine Arnau for this purpose: email@example.com.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or with alcoholic solutions, especially after direct contact with sick people.
- Avoid close contact with people who show signs of a respiratory condition, such as cough or sneeze.
- Keep a distance of approximately two meters with people with symptoms of acute respiratory infection.
- Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands right away.
- Avoid sharing food or utensils (cutlery, glasses, napkins, handkerchiefs …) and other objects without cleaning them properly.
What if I have symptoms?
In case of symptoms, citizens are asked to call 061 first to avoid possible infections and not to saturate the health centers.
Should I inform the school if I have been in a risk zone?
Yes, if you are part of the TBS community and you have visited one of the so-called risk areas (China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Iran or Italy or in Spain: Madrid, the Basque Country and La Rioja) contact the school via email: infocovid19 @ tbs- education.es.
Should I inform the school if I have been with someone infected or who is part of the population at risk?
Yes, if you are a member of the TBS communitiy, contact through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I decide to stay in Spain, should I notify the consulate or embassy of my country of origin?
From TBS Business we strongly recommend that, given the situation, you return to your home countries. If you decide to stay in Barcelona, it is advisable to inform the authorities of your country of origin.
Am I medically covered in case of COVID19 infection?
It seems that some health insurances do not cover students if they get Covid19 abroad. We recommend that you verify this information with your insurance, as it may be an important issue to consider if you decide to stay abroad or return to your country of origin.
- World Health Organitzation: www.who.int
- Departament de Salud de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Health Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya): salutweb.gencat.cat/ca/inici/
- Ministry of Health: www.mscbs.gob.es/
- World Meters Info (Coronavirus): ww.worldometers.info/coronavirus