Latest updates locations Aeres UAS

In this section you can read the latest specific updates for all locations of Aeres Hogeschool (Almere, Dronten en Wageningen). Below these updates you will find the latest general updates and general information that apply throughout Aeres.

August 28, 2020

Financial compensation for students because of Corona - message from the Dutch Ministry of Education

Some of the students who are in the final phase of their studies may be delayed due to the corona measures. As a result, they experience negative financial consequences. For example, they will have to pay tuition fees for a longer period , while the (when applicable) right to the basic grant and/or supplementary grant expires. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science makes money available to help these students financially. Dutch Students who qualify for this receive a personal payment notification from DUO. For international students who feel this situation applies to them, please contact the international office to look into the situation and receive personal advice.

August 17, 2020

Corona and the start of the new school year

Just before the summer holidays, we were hoping for a further weakening of the coronavirus, but over the past few months, covid-19 has just picked up again. What does that mean for the coming period?

The agreements we made before the summer about education, introduction and working from home as much as possible can remain as planned because they are already based on the guidelines that still apply. The small-scale introductory activities that we are organising because we would still like to offer first-year students an introduction within the current possibilities have been submitted to the security regions and will, of course, only take place if they have been approved. All students and staff have been informed about this.

We abide by the rules

It should be clear, we stick to the rules: one and a half meters away from each other, stay at home and get tested if you have (slight) complaints and regularly wash your hands and sneeze or cough in your elbow.

Of course we hope at some point to get more room for learning and working, as we were used to before the corona crisis. But for the time being, unfortunately, this is not an option.

Ventilation in the buildings of the University

In the media there is a lot to do about the possible spread of covid-19 via ventilation systems. The corona situation has made it clear that good air quality is important in spaces where people learn and work. In order to be able to teach safely at the educational locations, Aeres University of Applied Sciences is extra focused on this. We follow the guidelines of the RIVM.

A group of scientists at the World Health Organization (WHO) and at national institutes such as RIVM has emphasized that the role of aerosols (small drops) in the spread of the coronavirus must be taken seriously. However, following epidemiological, virological and modelling studies, the RIVM concludes that the risk of infection via aerosols is much lower than via large droplets (e.g. from coughing and sneezing) or touch.

RIVM specifically discusses the role of ventilation systems and maintains its earlier position that there is no reason to tighten up the standard for ventilation. There are no indications that ventilation systems contribute to the spread of the virus. However, RIVM does emphasise the role of ventilation; good ventilation is necessary for air renewal and contributes to a pleasant and healthy indoor climate. RIVM does advise to prevent recirculation of air.

The situation at Aeres University in Almere, Dronten and Wageningen

Each building has its own ventilation options. Where air treatment takes place, outside air is sucked in and filtered, after which it is extracted again and discharged to the outside. So there is no recirculation of 'used' air. The mechanical ventilation is set in such a way that it runs 24/7 at full power. Locations without air treatment have the option of opening windows. The advice is to regularly open a window in order to ventilate sufficiently. These measures ensure a continuous supply of fresh outside air and rapid removal of used air, which is important to prevent any possible spread of viruses.

Addressing each other

The way in which we are going to provide education is responsible, provided that people keep to the basic agreements. Everyone is responsible for that. All staff, students and any visitors. This means that we have to be able to call each other to account if someone - consciously or unconsciously - fails to abide by the rules. In a pleasant and mature way, of course. We do this to help each other. To create a safe learning and working environment for everyone.

So stay at home if you have a cold or other (mild) complaints and get tested for the coronavirus. You can make an appointment via the national number 0800-1202. You can also make an appointment online with your DigiD.

Back from abroad

Have you been on holiday abroad? Check on the website of the Dutch government whether you need to spend ten days in quarantine. This applies to countries with code orange, but also to some countries with code yellow. Please take the advice seriously. Do you have to go into quarantine? If so, report this to the international office and make agreements about how you can do your work.

Travelling abroad

It is not allowed to make work or study trips to countries with the codes orange or red. If you are travelling to a country with a yellow travel advice, you will need permission from the International Office.

Latest updates Aeres in general

August 27, 2020

Much attention to ventilation

The situation around corona has made it clear that good air quality is important in spaces where people learn and work. Aeres focuses on this topic in order to provide a safe working climate at the educational locations.

Each building has its own ventilation options. Where air treatment takes place, incoming air is filtered, after which it is also extracted and discharged outside. So there is no recirculation of "used" air. The mechanical ventilation is set in such a way that it runs at full power 24/7.
Locations without air treatment have the option of opening windows. Here the advice is followed to open windows regularly to provide adequate ventilation.

With these measures, Aeres ensures a continuous supply of fresh outside air and a rapid removal of used air, which is important to prevent possible virus spread.

July 7, 2020

Until 1 September 2020, there will be no internships, excursions or study trips for students within Aeres, even to countries for which the travel advice has been relaxed. As of September 1 it is only in certain cases possible to travel for work or study purposes. We always follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in our travelling policy. This means that it is not allowed to travel internationally to countries that are marked as a red or orange zone for travel. If you would like to travel to a country that is designated as a yellow zone for travel, you will have to discuss this with your teacher. 

In case of a lockdown of a country Aeres will not be responsible for costs of return or other costs that are related to the lockdown.

General information

Attention: this information has been updated on Tuesday July 7 2020.

In December 2019 the outbreak of the coronavirus started in the Wuhan region in China. Since then it is detected in many countries and measures are taken worldwide to prevent the coronavirus from further spreading. Aeres is following the national guidelines of the Ministery of Foreign Affairs (travel advice) and the RIVM, the national Institute for Public Health and the Environment.

Important information about the coronavirus and, more specific, the measures Aeres takes in case of emergency, will be shared on this page. All Aeres schools and locations follow these guidelines and measures.

Contagiousness and symptoms

Patients infected with the coronavirus have a fever and respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, shortness of breath and pneumonia. 

Prevent infection or virus spreading:

  • wash your hands on a regularly basis;
  • sneeze or cough in your elbow, not in your hands;
  • use paper tissues;
  • don’t shake hands;
  • stay at home when you show cold or flu symptoms.

Contact your GP (doctor’s office) if:
you have a fever above 38 degrees with respiratory symptoms (coughing or shortness of breath)

DO NOT visit the GP (doctor’s office) but contact them by phone and follow their instructions.

Visit the website of the RIVM for more information.

Travellers

Until 1 September 2020, there will be no internships, excursions or study trips for students within Aeres, even to countries for which the travel advice has been relaxed. As of September 1 it is only in certain cases possible to travel for work or study purposes. We always follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in our travelling policy. This means that it is not allowed to travel internationally to countries that are marked as a red or orange zone for travel. If you would like to travel to a country that is designated as a yellow zone for travel, you will have to discuss this with your teacher.

In case of a lockdown of a country Aeres will not be responsible for costs of return or other costs that are related to the lockdown.

Questions

Check out the sites mentioned above for more information. In case of any Aeres-related questions, please contact inlichtingen@aeres.nl. For study-related questions, you can contact your Aeres institution directly at: