SARS-Cov-2 Coronavirus



Information and measures for the SARS-Cov-2 Coronavirus

The University of Crete closely follows the coronavirus situation, the instructions provided by the National Public Health Organization, and the decisions of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education affecting the functioning of the University.


Exchange Students & Staff Visitors

The University’s International Office provides information for exchange students and staff on current coronavirus measures and contact information of IO staff.


 3-11-2020 Announcement


of the Rector's Office for the operation of the University according to the new Ministerial Directive [69863/2020, Government Gazette Issue B '4829 / 02-11-2020]

As from 3 November 2020 until further notice the following measures will apply:

- Education will continue electronically through remote course teaching and distance learning.


- Suspension of any educational process with physical presence, except for the laboratory and clinical modules of final year first cycle degree programmes (Bachelor and Medicine), during which all the necessary protective measures will be taken.

- Suspension of examinations requiring physical presence.

-Suspended operation of the University of Crete libraries, common computer rooms, reading rooms and sports facilities.

- Prohibition of workshops, conferences and events of all kinds within the University of Crete.

- Internships will be conducted in accordance with the measures applicable to host institutions as defined in the Ministerial Directive 69863/2020.


02-10-2020 Maximum number of students per classroom

Following the Joint Ministerial Decision of 2-10-2020, we inform you that the maximum number of students per classroom is fifty (50) in both Rethymnon and Heraklion, with the strict condition of observing all security measures (masks, distance 1.5 meters between students, etc.).



11-09-2020 University of Crete Senate: Announcement

During the previous semester, the University of Crete managed to meet the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and successfully complete the academic year. The aim of the University is to return fully to teaching with physical presence, as soon as conditions allow. During the current academic year 2020-21, the goal of the University is to remain open, while protecting the health of the members of the University Community.

Course teaching will be done either remotely, or with physical presence, according to the terms and conditions set out in the Ministerial Decision published on 4-9-2020. Distance learning will take place based on the Regulation No. 5496 / 04-06-2020 as well as the individual relevant regulations of the Academic Departments. The Senate recommends that teaching staff organize, in parallel with distance teaching, tutorial classes with physical presence, observing all the necessary conditions as set out in Ministerial rulings. Laboratory and clinical modules will be performed with physical presence, observing the necessary conditions.

It is recommended to the Departments and the Schools to take special care for the reception and information of the first year students (through the organization of special events, etc.), observing the existing provisions.

The classes of those teachers who belong to vulnerable groups, or have another legitimate reason that does not allow their physical presence, will be conducted remotely throughout.

Each Academic Department will present to the Senate a reasoned decision on the exact way it plans to implement its educational programme.


Please note: the information on these pages is subject to change anytime, depending on new measures announced by the authorities and the development of the pandemic.

The full archive of SARS-Cov-2 Coronavirus measures and information documents are available here (in Greek)


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