Announcement following press conference of 14 December

On Monday evening, 14 December, Prime Minister Rutte announced a further lockdown with consequences for higher education. The measures concerned will take effect on Wednesday, 16 December.

The situation for offering education on our campus will return to that of June, which means that only distance learning can be provided. In-person education will only be possible for testing and examinations, practical training and for vulnerable groups. For all other forms of education, insofar as this has not already been done, there must be an alternative offered that does not require a physical presence. In order to offer our students and our employees as much peace and stability as possible, The Hague University of Applied Sciences has decided to organise its education in this way anyway until the end of the first semester, that is until 8 February 2021.

In practical terms, this means that all in-person lessons that were planned from Wednesday morning, 16 December and that do not fall under the heading of practical training cannot take place. What this means for each individual subject will be determined and communicated by the programme. Tests and practical lessons will continue according to schedule.

From Wednesday, students should therefore only come to our locations if practical lessons have been scheduled, or if an in-person test has been offered. From that date it is no longer possible to use the general study areas at our locations, only our study areas in the library in the main building, and only by reservation. The number of study places we can offer there is limited, so we ask our students to only make use of this option if it is really necessary.

The THUAS sports facilities (with the exception of sports education will be closed immediately), until at least 19 January .

We realise that this lockdown, after having lived with Covid-19 measures for almost 9 months, is again a serious setback for all our students and staff. Everyone has worked hard under challenging under challenging circumstances, and many of you have had to cope with challenges in your private life. That is why we ask you: to look out and care for each other and stay healthy. Only together can we get through this period.

More information about the impact of Corona on our organisation can be found on our special Corona-pages.

On behalf of the Crisis Management Team

Elisabeth Minneman