The activities of Science Academy - Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation are adapted to the current health context at all times, especially in reference to the Covid19 pandemic. The safety and health of the people involved in our programs (participants, researchers and staff) is a priority and we take it very seriously. All programs ensure the well-being and maximum safety of the activities that take place there, regardless of format and location.

In all cases, the measures proposed by the health authorities are strictly followed and we have specific safety and hygiene protocols, which will be informed to the people involved in advance.

You can follow the updated SARS-Cov-2 data in Barcelona and Catalonia here.

If you need more information do not hesitate to contact us via email at contact@biysc.org.

COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES

Science Academy-Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation has Action Plans within the framework of the Covid-19 pandemic, drawn up with the aim of maximising the safety of the people participating in the different science programs. This Plans are designed in accordance with the regulations and containment plans prescribed by the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) and PROCICAT, to prevent the risks of transmission and favour the containment of the infection.

The Action Plans cover both the Foundation's own facilities and the spaces belonging to third parties where all or part of the activity of each of the programs is carried out.

Although we cannot foresee the situation regarding the pandemic in July 2022 in Barcelona, we are cautiously optimistic and we count on a reasonably positive perspective. We expect to have a quite normal and controlled situation by July 2022, thanks to science and high percentages of vaccination in the population in Barcelona.

As a precautionary measure, and while waiting to know the exact context and measures that may be in place during the implementation of the program, we maintain for the time being the forecast of the measures described below.

Prevention and personal hygiene measures

Whenever possible, and following the regulations and recommendations of the health authorities, the corresponding individual protection measures shall be complied with, especially with regard to interaction among participants, maintenance of social distancing and the use of masks.

Hand washing shall be mandatory and frequent. Multiple hand washing points shall be provided and water-alcohol solution dispensers shall be available.

Cleaning, disinfection and ventilation

Frequent ventilation, cleaning and disinfection of all spaces, surfaces and materials shall be carried out.

Health and safety officer

All activities will have a person in charge of Health and Safety, who will have the certificate of training on prevention and hygiene issued by the Directorate General of Youth and will ensure compliance with the measures set out in the specific Action Plan.

Formation of groups

If necessary, activities will be carried out in groups, whenever possible, and contact with people outside this group will be minimised in order to contribute to the safety of the group and to allow good traceability in case of contagion.

Outdoor activities

Priority shall be given to outdoor activities or activities in open spaces with natural ventilation.

Transport and travel

When travelling by public transport, all persons must wear a face mask. Where occupancy levels permit, the maximum separation between users should be ensured.

Traffic flows

To avoid overcrowding, circuits shall be established and circulation shall be organised at specific times and places.

Symptom control

The temperature will be taken daily and the absence of symptoms associated with Covid-19 will be checked. In the case of having symptoms or having been in contact with affected people in the last 14 days, it will not be possible to participate in the activities.

Case management

In the event of a positive case, the protocol established by the health authorities will be followed.

This information is an extract from the general Covid-19 Action Plan, which is available on request by e-mail from the program, together with the specific sheet of specific measures for each programme.

Update of the Action Plans

Action plans will be updated and adapted to the context and regulations affecting the programs, and will be informed to the people involved in advance.