COVID-19

COVID MEASURES UPDATE

Madrid Academy of Art urges every member of its community to be fully vaccinated before coming to the academy in October.

The health and safety of the MAA community remain among our top priorities as we prepare to welcome students to the academy and in-person teaching in October. Our COVID-19 protocols will respond to the status of the pandemic in Spain and the public health measures mandated by Madrid’s regional government. At present, we will continue to require mask use and social distancing on the academy, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff. 

The health and safety of the MAA community remain among our top priorities as we prepare to welcome students to the academy and in-person teaching in October. Our COVID-19 protocols will respond to the status of the pandemic in Spain and the public health measures mandated by Madrid’s regional government. At present, we will continue to require mask use and social distancing on the academy, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff. 

AT THE ACADEMY

MAA continues to require you to:

  • Wear your face mask.
  • Maintain at least 1.5 meters of distance from others.
  • Practice hand hygiene.
  • Assist with ventilation (open windows between classes, etc.).
  • Monitor your health.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have COVID-19 related concerns, please email or call:

  • Madrid COVID-19 Information Number: +34 900 102 112
  • Let us know ASAP: send us an email to – admin@madridacademyofart.com

 

COVID SITUATION IN MADRID

The following public health measures are currently in effect throughout the Madrid Province

  • Social distancing (1.5 meters), indoors and outdoors, is required.
  • Mask use is mandatory indoors and in enclosed spaces, including in restaurants/bars, only to be removed at the moment of eating and drinking.
  • Mask use is also mandatory outdoors when social distancing (1.5 meters) cannot be maintained.
  • Restrictions have been placed on hours of operations of restaurants, bars, theaters, and other social venues.
  • Restaurant seating remains limited to 6 persons per table indoors and 8 persons per table outdoors.
  • Occupancy limits and ventilation regulations are in place for commercial establishments, places of worship, and sports facilities.
  • Recommended: no outdoor public gatherings – in parks, on streets – of more than 6 persons.
  • Recommended: no social/family visits to other households, except to provide care to a third person.

VACCINE INFORMATION

MAA urges every member of its community to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible. Spain has implemented a four-stage COVID-19 vaccination strategy. Information on COVID-19 vaccinations for the Madrid Province is available here. The COVID-19 vaccine is not available via Multi Sanitas medical insurance or through private health care services in Spain. Students who do not have access to Spain’s national health care system should arrange to get vaccinated in their home countries with vaccinations that has been approved by the European Union.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Vaccinated tourists from most countries may enter Spain; unvaccinated travelers may need appropriate documentation, including entry visas, certificates of enrollment, valid passports, a negative diagnostic test taken within 48 hours of arrival in Spain or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19, etc. All travelers to Spain upon arrival must present a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health portal. Entry requirements may change; consult the Spain Travel Health website for most current information prior to traveling to Spain.

Restrictions related to COVID-19 vary widely by region in Spain and across Europe – indeed, around the world. Travelers must monitor the information specific to their country of departure and their destination.

COVID-19 QUESTIONS

Will MAA require that I am vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending? 

As of June 11, 2021, Spain and the European Union are not requiring vaccinations for students to initiate or continue their studies. Therefore, MAA does not currently require that students get the COVID-19 vaccination.

The burden of staying safe on the academy is largely vested in our student population and their commitment to protecting our community. If you are eligible, please consider getting one of the COVID-19 vaccinations that has been approved by the European Union (Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Jansen/Johnson&Johnson, Sinovac or Sinopharm).

Can I travel to Spain under current travel restrictions?

Travel restrictions change constantly, and the Spanish government updates a list of high-risk countries and travel restrictions every 15 days. Always check restrictions in both Spain and your country of origin.

Spain Travel Safe website

If in-person classes cannot be conducted in the fall as planned, what is MAA’s contingency plan?

MAA programs included both online components as well as in-person classes.

We are confident that we can hold in-person classes in this fall but have a contingency plan in place in the event that local or national restrictions prevent us from holding in-person classes.

If in-person classes cannot be conducted, we will give you the option to continue with the program online or, if you prefer, we will refund the tuition costs corresponding to the classes not taken.

Can I get a refund on my fees and tuition paid if I am incapacitated due to COVID-19 illness or travel restrictions in Spain or my home country?

Yes. Students who formally drop any program due to covid-19 illness or mandatory quarantine (duly justified) will be eligible for a full refund of the difference in tuition costs.

Any other concerns?

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