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Coronavirus: information for students and staff

Coronavirus updates

This information is updated regularly.

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A message from the Executive Board

It looks as though we will have to continue our efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus for the foreseeable future. According to the government, we will, for the time being, have to get used to living in a ‘one-and-a-half-metre society’ and will have to strictly obey the rules. We are following the information closely.

We will continue to work and study remotely in the coming period. Within the Central Crisis Team we are trying to help as much as possible by providing online teaching and assessment, by providing websites with information for lecturers, researchers and students, and by providing information about working from home and other measures.

Much is happening and much has already been achieved, but we also realise that this situation is lasting for a long time and asks a lot of students and staff. In addition to practical problems, there are other concerns. What will the future look like? Will we stay healthy? When will children be able to return to school? This is also a difficult time for our international students and staff, who may be feeling alone now, far from home.

These extraordinary times require shared responsibility and solidarity. Let’s continue to come up with good solutions to all the challenges and continue to support and help each other. Also on behalf of Rector Carel Stolker and Vice-Rector Hester Bijl, I would like to say how enormously proud we are of what has been achieved so far. We are grateful to every single one of you. We hope we can continue to count on your support and commitment to bringing this difficult situation to a good end. But please do not forget to take care of yourself and each other, and above all: stay healthy!

If you have any questions, please follow the updates on the website, read the FAQs or contact us by email.

Martijn Ridderbos
Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of the University

Chairman of the Central Crisis Team (CCT)


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