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On this page you will find all information about practical matters and facilities around the campus, hygiene and events in times of the coronavirus.

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The self-tests are free and can be ordered by students and staff from 5 May 2021 at 10:00. Visit this website: www.zelftestonderwijs.nl

It also tells you how to order self-tests if you live abroad. Employees and students living in Germany or Belgium can request tests by sending an e-mail to serviceteam@zelftestonderwijs.nl with their full address details.

These self-tests are voluntary and therefore not compulsory. However, the Executive Board strongly advises everyone to use the self-tests to ensure that you do not unknowingly infect others when you are physically present on campus, or when you want to use public transport to get to campus. Students and employees are advised to do a self-test twice a week, even if you have been partly or fully vaccinated.

The self-test is easy to administer, as they do not require entering the nose deeply. The instructions for administering each test will be included in the instructions manual. In order to contribute to the careful administering of the self-tests, nationally developed instruction material will also be made available on how to use them. This material will be available in both Dutch and English.

In higher education, self-tests are used preventively for both students and employees. This means that they are tests that can be taken at home as a precautionary measure without any corona symptoms. Students and employees are advised to do a self-test twice a week, even if you have been partly or fully vaccinated.

It is not the intention to do a self-test only if you already have corona symptoms. If you have symptoms or if close contact comes to light from source and contact investigations, you should, as before, have yourself tested at a GGD test centre.

If the result of a self-test is positive, it is advisable to take another test at a GGD test centre as soon as possible to check the results and, until then, to avoid contact as much as possible.

No, self-tests are tests that can be taken at home as a precautionary measure without there being any complaints.

It is not desirable to do a self-test when there are already complaints. In that case, the regular testing procedure in a GGD test centre should be used.

Since this academic year, students can once again follow courses on the campus, where the physical presence of lecturers is essential. Careful consideration of the RIVM guidelines and central government regulations remains important. Should problems arise in individual cases, please contact your superior.

For employees who support the education, their physical presence can also be important, as it is expected that more students will be present on campus. Think, for example, of employees at the student service desk. Ask your manager if/when you are expected on campus.

For the time being, employees charged with other work that can be carried out from home will do this from home as much as possible. This situation may change as soon as the recommendations issued by the Dutch government and RIVM change. Therefore, you should still keep an eye on the further reporting by the EUR.

From 25 September 2021, the advice of the RIVM/Government to work at home as much as possible has been changed to:

  • Work at home if you can and at the office if you have to;
  • Employers and employees make their own arrangements for a good division between work and home.

The EUR will provide further information on this later on.

In order to be able to (continue to) work and teach safely on campus, it is important to follow the guidelines of the RIVM and the national government. In addition, you can follow the tips mentioned under the question "Do we have to keep 1.5 metres distance on the campus".

In addition, we give you the following tips to further reduce the risk of infection:

  • If you want to get vaccinated and have not yet done so, you have several options:
  • Take a self-test twice a week (available for free at Zelftestonderwijs). This applies even if you have already been vaccinated;
  • If you feel comfortable or if requested by others in the room, keep a face mask on during lectures or meetings. You are free to do so or not. Assess what suits you best and consider whether it is possible to accommodate others; For an update, see: "Do I have to wear a face mask on campus?".
  • You may ask students to wear a face mask during a lecture or meeting. Emphasise that this is on a voluntary basis; For an update, see: "Do I have to wear a face mask on campus?".
  • Observe the walking routes and other hygiene measures;
  • Keep as much distance as possible from others;
  • Avoid large groups (outside the lecture halls);
  • If you are not giving a lecture: When working, keep a distance of 1.5 metres from colleagues where possible; For an update, see: ”Do we have to keep 1.5 metres distance on campus?”.
  • Work at home as much as possible when you don't have to teach a class or have other appointments. For an update, see: “As a teacher of teaching support staff, am I obliged to be present on campus?”.

  • Inform students about the most important COVID-19 rules at the start of the lecture on campus. For this purpose, refer to the rules on this subject within the EUR;
  • Speak to students about their responsibility and explain that education is only possible if we all follow the applicable rules and advice (see the information from the national government and the EUR corona page for this). In this way, together we can ensure that it is safe to work and study at the EUR;
  • As a teacher you can make additional agreements with your students about the way things are done during lectures/meetings. It is important for lecturers to be cautious in this respect. A seemingly noncommittal request from a teacher to students to wear a face mask during the lecture (sitting down), for example, can still come across as coercion on a student. You can make such a request, but emphasise that it is on a voluntary basis; For more information see: "Do I have to wear a face mask on campus?".
  • In addition, as a teacher you can choose to wear a face mask when giving a lecture, if this does not interfere with the teaching; For more information see: "Do I have to wear a face mask on campus?".
  • Also, as a teacher, you can ask students to keep 1.5 metres distance; For more information see: ”Do we have to keep 1.5 metres distance on campus?”.
  • If you have coronavirus-related symptoms, stay home (check the document 'Am I allowed go to campus' before you come) and get tested for corona;
  • If a student is in the college with coronavirus-related symptoms, it can make other students and teachers feel unsafe. Therefore, inform students of the rules within the EUR and ask them to go home.
  • In the event of an escalation or unsafe situation, the teacher can call security via telephone number 010 408 1100.

In short, you can:

  • Point out to students prior to and during physical education the applicable rules of conduct and hygiene and the importance of (self-)testing and vaccination;
  • Ask students (if desired) to keep their distance from the lecturer during the lecture; 
  • If the room is large enough: ask students to sit at a distance from each other as much as possible;
  • If you find it comfortable, ask students, on a voluntary basis, to wear a mouth mask during the lecture; For more information, see: "Should I wear a mouth mask on campus?". 
  • Asking students to keep to certain walking routes when entering and leaving. 

You may not ask students for a vaccination, test or recovery certificate or ask them if they have any corona-related complaints. 

As of 25 September, the one and a half meter distance has been eliminated. This will allow most forms of teaching, such as workgroups, to take place physically from the start of the academic year.

Note: where possible, we keep our distance from each other! Follow these tips:

  • Leaving a hall or office space only when there is enough space in the corridor.
  • Using elevators as little as possible (unless this is not possible for health reasons, even if otherwise stated).
  • Trying to minimize the number of movements during the day.
  • Take into account the changing moments of lectures and workgroups.
  • To follow the walking direction during changing moments on the corridors and to leave the corridors soon.

The number of stewards is at the desired number. The stewards make rounds over Campus Woudestein. Outside and inside the buildings, they talk to students, staff and visitors to comply with the measures.

At the moment, the childcare centre Partou is (also) open on campus.
For more information, visit the EUR-page of Partou.

The university library remains open to collect books and as a study place for students who need it most:

  • International students
  • Students with disabilities
  • Students acting as caregiver
  • Students who have absolutely no opportunity to study at home.

More information about the Library. You can reserve a study place in the University Library here.

When moving around in the corridors and buildings, it is compulsory to wear a face mask, this is not necessary when seated in a teaching room/at your desk.

After 25 September, it will no longer be compulsory to wear a face mask when moving around. Wearing a face mask in public transport is still compulsory, please remember this when coming to the campus by public transport.

As soon as the recommendations from the Dutch government and RIVM change, this situation may change. So keep an eye on the further reports from the EUR.

There is an exception for people who cannot wear face masks due to functional impairment or illness (visible or invisible). It has been established nationally that you must demonstrate yourself that you qualify for the exception requirement. See the website of the Dutch government for more information.

The coffee machines will be working again.

Yes, Erasmus Sport is open. See for the latest information the Erasmus Sport website.

Some EUR locations may have additional or different rules, for example Erasmus MC, EUC, ISS. Our advice is to check with the organisation concerned which rules apply. The recommendations of the RIVM and the national government are also taken into account at these locations.

All the buildings on campus Woudestein are meeting the relevant regulations. RIVM’s advises that by law, all ventilation system in all buildings must operate according to the provisions of the Dutch Building Code. The applicable provisions depend on the building’s construction year and the building’s function. Ventilation refers to both air extraction and supply of fresh outdoor air. As we have had our system inspected, we can inform you that all buildings on campus Woudestein comply with the Building Code.

For all classrooms (designated as priority buildings) it was investigated whether they comply with the ventilation guidelines drawn up by the RIVM. An independent expert has drawn up a report on this.

CO2 meters are also used in the measurements. These are installed in new buildings and major renovations, and currently 80% of the classrooms are already equipped with such a meter. In addition, mobile (multi-)meters have been ordered to examine specific rooms in a very targeted way.

Finally, rooms are visually inspected as a random sample to determine whether there are any barriers to ventilation (e.g. taping, improper use of the room).

In case of signals or complaints about inadequate ventilation, both systematic and random checks are made in the room in question. If the situation is indeed not as it should be, technical measures are taken. These can only take place within the possibilities of the building or air-conditioning system in question. Should there indeed be a limitation in this area, then the room will be improved during the next renovation.

During physical classes, these rules apply:

  • Fill a room from back to front, sliding as far as possible so that all available seats are filled.
  • Leave a room in an orderly fashion, first the people closest to the door.
  • Leave a room only when there is enough space in the hallway.
  • Postpone the use of the toilet until alternating moments and don't linger.
  • Leave the campus after school or find a suitable place to study.

Only Erasmus MC students may study at the Education Centre for now.

The number of people who enter Erasmus MC through the so-called “Passage” needs to be limited as much as possible. Contrary to Campus Woudestein, the Education Center is also closely linked to patient care and for this reason too many people simply mean a higher risk at being exposed to the coronavirus. That is why access to our Education Center is no longer possible, except for Erasmus MC students, and we actively check student IDs.

We hope that you understand this decision and that we can count on you all. Thank you very much in advance!

  • All lecture halls are cleaned in the morning between 07:00 and 09:00.
  • The surrounding sanitary facilities around the lecture halls will be cleaned after 09:00 hours
  • There are no intermediate cleaning rounds in the lecture halls
  • Equipment in the lecture halls (heatsets, screens, etc.) is not cleaned by Asito
  • Asito carries out result-oriented cleaning, and therefore also cleans non-usable areas if they are dirty
  • The office spaces are cleaned as much as possible in the morning
  • In the office space desk cards with a green and red side are used. Asito places the card on the green side after the cleaning has been done. The user has to put the card on the red side when he/she has used the desk
  • The study areas are cleaned as much as possible before 09:00. At UB, Polak and Sanders Studielandschap several rounds per day will be performed
  • Waste bins are emptied once, and if necessary several times a day. If a waste bin is ¾ full, it is emptied
  • Asito has extra focus on contact points during the cleaning rounds

A starter pack has been delivered per floor:

  • Bucket with sanitising wipes
  • Pump dispenser with hand sanitiser

If extra items are needed in the starter pack, faculties have the option to order products themselves via the order form. The Lyreco range is included in the ProActis purchasing system.

Yes. RIVM has published guidelines on its website with a focus on preventing the further spread of the virus. This advice includes drying your hands with a clean, dry single-use cloth. A cotton towel dispenser meets this hygiene guideline.

Cotton towel dispensers offer a ‘hygienic single-use towel solution’ for drying hands. A cotton towel dispenser incorporates a 2-chamber system, ensuring that the clean and used parts of the cotton towel roll are separated physically from each other in the cabinet.

To be certain that no section of cotton towel is used more than once, the cabinet features automatic retraction of each used towel roll section. This guarantees that every new user receives a clean section.

The used towel rolls are cleaned chemically by the supplier, which destroys any bacteria or virus particles.

Changing rooms and showers can be used again.

One-day (business) events and multi-day (business) events without an overnight stay may take place under certain conditions. You can find all the information on the government's website.

Promotions and orations will take place.
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