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Update press conference 13 October


Yesterday the cabinet announced a semi-lockdown to reduce the spread of covid-19 which means that current measures remain unchanged for the higher education sector. However, as of Monday 19 October it will be mandatory for students and colleagues to wear a face mask in all of our buildings. The measure is still awaiting approval by the Council of Inholland (University of Applied Sciences). Until then the urgent advice to wear a face mask still applies.

The advice to wear face masks is applicable inside all building such as the hallways, the corridors and the cafeterias of Inholland. It does not apply in lecture halls, offices and conference rooms. If you feel more comfortable to wear a face mask please do so. The guideline in practical education classes where wearing a face mask was already mandatory remains the same.

Only attend scheduled educational activities
Studying from home remains the norm unless this is really not an option for you. Under the tightened measures the situation of our education activities remain unchanged: education will continue as planned. Only head to the university to attend scheduled educational activities. The commute is deemed as essential travel and therefore permitted by the government.

The following guidelines remain unchanged:
Kindly help, remind and address each other of those guidelines.

  • Study at home.
  • If you are at the university please adhere to the rules stated in the buildings to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Keep 1.5 meter distance.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Symptoms? Stay at home.
  • In case of infection, please report to study programme.
  • Wear a face mask outside the classroom, and in certain situations, inside the classroom.

Let’s ensure a safe and comfortable environment together.

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