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Covid-19 information

- The information on this page has been updated following the new measures on Friday 14 January 2022 -

This page contains a summary of all the information that students and employees need to know about working and studying during the corona crisis. If you have any questions or suggestions for improvements, fill out the corona contact form or send an email to our central information point info@utwente.nl.

Basic measures

It remains important to follow the basic measures:

  • Wear a face mask everywhere in the UT buildings. This also applies when you are sitting down, for instance, during lectures. Please find an explanation how the face mask obligation works for different situations on the Service Portal page: Wearing face masks at the University of Twente
  • Wash your hands regularly, cough or sneeze into your elbow, do not shake hands.
  • Perform a self-test regularly.
  • Stay home if you have symptoms and test yourself with a self-test. In case of a possible result, get tested at the regional health services GGD.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres where possible.

Educational activities

Education back on campus

The rules for education apply as they did in the period up to 15 December. In short, that means:

  • Educational activities can again be held on campus and in other UT buildings. A maximum of 75 students may be present in a room. There is no maximum limit for examinations.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres where possible. Where necessary, walking routes have been laid out.
  • Take a self-test twice a week. These can still be ordered free of charge at www.zelftestonderwijs.nl.
  • Follow the quarantine guidelines if you have become infected or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • Follow basic hygiene rules.

Study programmes decide which activities can be held physical again

As of Monday, study programmes are allowed to hold educational activities on the campus again. They will decide for themselves whether or not to do so. As the current quartile is still relatively short, for some programmes, the advantages of physical teaching may not outweigh the time it takes to convert the teaching. Some study programmes may also need some time to convert their activities from online to physical.

Teachers inform their students via Canvas about how certain activities are held.

If there are courses with more than 75 students, lecturers make arrangements to ensure that the rule of 75 students in one room is met at all times, for example, by using a signing-in list. This may also mean that part of the group follows the lecture online.

USEFUL LINKS AND TOOLBOXES FOR LECTURERS

To support educational staff with their online education activities, the TELT team has created a special web page with recommended tools for online education. You can also contact them via telt@utwente.nl.

Manuals streaming and recording in lecture rooms

Visit the Service Portal page for manuals regarding streaming and recording

Overview
In light of the corona pandemic, various websites contain relevant information for lecturers. CELT has created an overview of relevant websites (and links) and the sort of information they offer. 

WORK FROM HOME

With regard to working at home, nothing has changed. Work at home when you can. Be critical of whether planned training sessions and meetings on location must necessarily take place now, can be postponed until a later date or can be held online. You can also make use of the labs and other (research) facilities in the coming period. Discuss with your manager how you can continue to do your work in a good way.

Absence through quarantine or infection

The number of infections is expected to rise further in the coming period. This may mean that there will be more staff and students who cannot come to the university because of quarantine. Students will make arrangements with their teachers about how they can follow their courses in an appropriate manner. We ask our staff to discuss with each other, and with their supervisors, how we can guarantee the continuity of education, research and other activities when they are unable to attend due to quarantine.

Events

PhD defences, graduation ceremonies and inaugural lectures can again be held physically

As of today, it is again possible to hold a PhD defence on the campus of the university in the presence of an audience. This is subject to a maximum of 75 people in the room, or possibly less if there is a restriction due to the ventilation capacity of the room.

Sports, Culture and other facilities

Sports and Culture

With the current relaxations, more is also possible in areas such as sport and culture. More information can be found via the website of the Sports Centre and Vrijhof Culture

Catering

Appèl reopens more canteens in the UT buildings as of 18 January. Visit the Service Portal for a current overview of the canteens and their opening hours.  

Library

The library in the Vrijhof is open. You can find the opening hours on the website

Vaccination

You can make an appointment for a Covid-19 vaccination with the municipal health service (GGD) online or by phone by calling 0800-7070. The municipal health services (GGD) has extended the opening hours. Everyone who is registered with the municipality in the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP) can also get the first coronavirus vaccination dose without an appointment. Go to the website Walk-in vaccination centre for more information. 

Go to Rijksoverheid.nl/coronavirus for all the information regarding Covid-19. 

CORONA ACCESS CERTIFICATE 

In principle, the nationally introduced Corona Access Certificate in CoronaCheck does not apply to the UT. However, there may be situations on campus where it is required. Fort instance, for external guests in our Sports Centre, but you also for events or theatre and cultural performances in the Vrijhof. The Theater Café is also covered by the same requirements with regard to these performances. A coronavirus entry pass is required for indoor areas of establishments serving food and drinks. For example the UParkhotel and the restaurant and Grand Café at The Gallery. Please check the websites of these establishments before your visit. 

You can get a Corona Access Certificate if:

  • you have proof of vaccination,
  • you have had COVID-19 and proof of recovery,
  • you have a negative test result of a maximum of 24 hours old.

Your Corona Access Certificate must be on your mobile phone. To obtain this certificate, you can use the CoronaCheck app.

Travel

Request travelling abroad to orange and red countries

UT recognises that in exceptional cases, when urgent necessity requires it, travel to orange coded destinations is desired. In these cases, the UT International Mobility Covid Committee can decide on requests to allow international travel of students, PhD and staff to destinations that are coded orange due to Covid-19. Please do not travel to an area with a negative travel advice (red coded destinations).

Prepare your journey well

Before you leave, check the travel advice on wijsopreis.nl (in Dutch) and reizentijdenscorona.rijksoverheid.nl/en. Please note: Masks are mandatory when travelling on public transport, in a taxi or at the airport.

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