Updated: 30 April 2020
The strict lockdown measures to confine the coronavirus pandemic in Cyprus and safeguard public health will gradually be lifted in several phases by the Cyprus Government, in accordance with the recommendations of the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO) – the first of these two phases will begin on 4th May and 21st May respectively. During these phases, Alexander College administration services will be available as before, and classes will continue to be conducted online until further government updates.
4th May (Phase 1)
- Small retail shops, markets, street vendors and bazaars to re-open under safety and health protocols. Department stores and shopping malls however, will remain closed until further notice.
- Organisations in the public sector (healthcare, dental services, postal service, public transport, phone/electricity/water board etc) will be open to serve but under strict social distancing rules.
- Re-opening of tourist and travel offices
- Personal exercise is permitted (jogging, swimming in the sea, bicycling etc.) outdoors, walkways in parks ( no more than two persons). Parks, playgrounds and other open spaces, will remain closed until Phase 2.
- Essential daily outings (movement) will be increased from one to three times a day which will need to be approved via the mobile text message, as before.
- The curfew will remain in place but will now start from 10:00pm until 6:00am
21st May (Phase 2)
- All restrictions on movement will be lifted
- Restaurants, cafes and bars with outdoor facilities will re-open
- Hairdressers, barbers and beauticians will re-open
- Visit to parks, open space playgrounds, squares, marinas etc. will be permitted, provided there are less than 10 persons gathered at any time.
1st June (Phase 2 continued)
- Operation and access to organised beaches will be permitted.
- Ports will begin full operation, excluding the disembarkation of passengers from cruise ships.
- Public libraries, museums, archaeological, and historical sites will reopen.
Please note, the above has been summarized to provide only the information that may be relevant to our students. You can see the full Government Press Release here: https://www.pio.gov.cy/en/press-releases-article.html?id=13439#flat
Covid-19 College Measures
Online Learning Platforms & Emails
Our dedicated teaching staff are continuing to conduct lectures to students via online via the VLE Aristotle platform (Moodle) and the video communications platform, “Zoom”. Both platforms can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Also your lecturers must be able to email you for any college-related issue. For this reason, it is very important that your college email is active and working correctly. If you have any technical issues, please contact I.T. Support (Contact info can be found on the bottom of this page).
Business Administration & Finance Students
Students currently registered on the BSc Business Administration & Finance course will resume their lessons from 27th April 2020 via the online platforms as mentioned above.
The current semester will be extended by four weeks to cover the classes that were cancelled from 10th March 2020 due to the Covid-19 protective measures set by the Cyprus Government. Classes will now end on Friday 26th June 2020 and the final examination period will take place during the first week of July 2020. Please note that these dates may change due to circumstances beyond our control.
Online classes will not be available during the following holidays
17thApril until 26th April 2020 (Easter break)
1st May 2020 (Public Holiday)
Other College Services will only be closed from 17th – 21st April 2020
The management and staff are working very hard to make sure that you have access to all the necessary services, tools and guidance to continue your studies during the current situation. The college continues to pay salaries and other operating expenses for this to remain possible so, it is very vital that students do not fall behind with their tuition fee payments.
You can make payments to the College in any of the following ways:
- You can visit the College Accounts Office in person between the hours of 9:00 – 1:00 from Monday to Friday however, it is recommended that you call us first.
- You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a link from us which will allow you to make a payment online directly to the college
- You can also make payments with a money transfer by following the steps below.
- Arrange for your money transfer to be made to the following bank account:
Account Name: Alexander College Education Ltd.
Account Number: 314-01-864864-02
IBAN Number: CY11 0050 0314 0003 1401 8648 6402
Bank: Hellenic Bank
- Make sure your money transfer clearly mentions your name and student number.
- After your bank transfer is made, send an image or scan of your bank transfer receipt to our Accounts Office at one of the following emails and make sure to include your bank transfer reference number:
Available Departments and Services
The Call Centre will remain available to the public from Monday to Friday and the College will continue to offer the following services to students:
- Student Affairs Office: for info on government grants and general student affairs contact Ms. Eleni Georgiou at email@example.com
- IT Support: for issues relating to emails, passwords, VLE-Aristotle (Moodle) and any other issues contact Mr. Evangelos Evangelou at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Accounts Office: for tuition fee payments via bank transfer or credit card, balance enquiries and other information about your account, you can contact Vasiliki Riga at email@example.com or Nikoletta Karagiorgi at firstname.lastname@example.org
- International Office: for information or services regarding courses, tuition payments, visas etc, contact Mr. Robert Georgiades at email@example.com
- Call Centre: For any other enquiries or information, please call 24532373.
As always, every effort will be made to keep students and staff updated with new developments. Please check back on our website regularly. Contact us if you have any questions or queries. In the meantime, stay safe.