Update following the press conference of 14 December: no additional measures for Higher Education
During the press conference on Tuesday 14 December, the Dutch government indicated that the current corona measures that apply to higher education will be extended, and that no additional measures will be added. This means that at this point for THUAS everything will stay as it is. We can continue to provide on site education, even in the evenings.For a while, there was talk of possibly extending the Christmas holidays. As it turns out, this will not be the case for higher education. And so the holiday period will remain as previously planned: starting Saturday 25 December and lasting up to and including Sunday 9 January.
For primary schools, however, the decision was made to add a week at the beginning of the holiday period, which will now start on Monday 20 December and last 3 weeks. This of course will have an impact on all our colleagues (and students) who have young children.
This may result in some classes being offered online rather than on campus during the last week before the holidays. Given the exceptional situation, we ask for your understanding.
It goes without saying that we will continue to follow the government guidelines for education:
- Are you displaying symptoms? Then please get tested and do not come to the campus. For more information on where to get tested, or to make an appointment to get tested, go to www.coronatest.nl/en/
- Regularly take a self-test (at least twice a week). Free self-tests can still be ordered via www.zelftestonderwijs.nl
- Wear a face mask when moving through campus. This is mandatory. Of course, should you want to keep wearing your face mask in the classroom, this is allowed.
- Keep your distance from each other. Even though the 1.5-metre rule does not apply for education, we still ask you to observe it where possible.
- Ensure good hygiene, wash your hands frequently.
- Ventilate rooms as often as possible.
By sticking to these measures, we can keep THUAS safe and accessible together.
We would like to thank you all again for your efforts and flexibility in these turbulent times. We wish you the best of luck with the last stretch before the holidays, and wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season.