Guidelines Covid-19 | IE

Prevention measures against COVID-19

General Guidelines

Over the past two years thanks to our COVID-19 health protocols, not only did we comply with the minimum safety requirements, but we devised intricate new measures such as the Liquid Learning model, the COVID-19 Tracer Web App, and rapid antigen testing for everyone who stepped onto campus.

At this time, with the current vaccination rate (85.3% of the Spanish population is fully vaccinated) and the natural immunity generated by infection and recovery, the majority of the population is protected against contracting severe COVID-19. From now on, efforts should focus on protecting the most vulnerable members of society.

It’s important to remember that masks, maintaining social distance, hand hygiene and ventilation of closed spaces continue to be effective in reducing the spread of the virus.

  • Use of face masks

    As of April 20th, 2022, masks are no longer mandatory in most indoor locations. They are still mandatory in all types of public transport, taxis and VTCs and in all health centers including hospitals and pharmacies as well as nursing homes. Despite the lifting of restrictions, it’s always advisable to use your best judgement.

  • Symptoms

    Anyone who experiences any symptoms compatible with COVID-19 should try to stay at home and report to their health center as soon as possible. If you test positive or if you've had a close contact and are waiting on test results, isolate even if you don't have symptoms.

  • Vaccination against COVID-19 in the Community of Madrid

    Getting vaccinated not only protects us, but also the people around us, especially those at higher risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19. Vaccination cuts the chain of transmission to third parties. Please [click here]( to find all the latest information on Spain’s COVID-19 national vaccination campaign that is reviewed and updated on a regular basis given the changing nature of the situation. Please note that the Spanish government may make changes at short notice in regards to the information included in this document.

  • COVID-19 testing

    If you have symptoms or if you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, it is highly recommended that you get tested.