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.

16 September 2021

Easing of rules

On September 14, the corona rules were eased again. This means that as of September 25:

  • mouth masks no longer have to be worn in the school; of course you can if you feel more comfortable;
  • the maximum group size of 75 people in one room will lapse;
  • the 1.5 meter measure no longer applies outside the school either.

Corona is not gone yet, keep it safe for everyone

We want everyone at our school to feel comfortable. Therefore, we explicitly ask all students, staff and external guests to take into account the general rules around corona. In doing so, please take responsibility:

  1. Hygiene: wash your hands often, sneeze/cough into your elbow.
  2. Stay at home in case of complaints, get tested at the GGD and comply with the quarantine rules;
  3. Test yourself regularly preventively when you come to school. Make use of the free self-tests you can order at https://www.zelftestonderwijs.nl/ or buy them at supermarkets/drugstores/pharmacies.

And: until September 25, the current rules apply, so wear a mouth mask in the school when you move around!

23 August 2021

Hooray, we're starting up again!

Starting Monday, August 30, students, faculty and staff at universities of applied sciences will no longer have to maintain a 1.5-meter distance in buildings. This will open up more opportunities for physical education. This is very good news!  It's nice that after this long period of working from home and homeschooling, we can meet at our locations more often again.

Which Corona measures will remain?

We are not abandoning the rules entirely. There are certain additional measures nationwide that we must abide by. We want to provide a safe and responsible environment for students, faculty and staff. In the coming period, the following measures will (continue to) apply at all colleges:

  • First, of course, the prevailing hygiene and health measures. Wash your hands often, sneeze into your elbow.
  • Stay home in case of complaints and get yourself tested.
  • Follow the walking routes at school.
  • Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory when moving around, for example, in the building, in the lecture hall or in the classroom. At a fixed seat and during a teaching activity, the mouth mask can be taken off.
  • Make use of the free self-tests that you can order for free from https://www.zelftestonderwijs.nl/.
  • Going to college? Get vaccinated!
  • Outside the school keep 1.5 meters distance from each other. Here the usual rules for the whole society apply.

Latest updates Aeres in general

September 15, 2021

Further relaxation of corona measures as of September 25, 2021

The central government has announced important relaxation of the corona measures within education with effect from 25 September. The relaxation is partly possible because the vaccination rate in the Netherlands has risen sharply in recent months. Within Aeres, the relaxations mean the following:

  • The rules still in force regarding keeping a distance of one and a half meters will expire at all locations;
  • Wearing a face mask in the corridors, canteen and other traffic areas is no longer mandatory. The obligation had already expired for teaching situations;
  • Within Aeres MBO and Aeres University of Applied Sciences, the maximum group size of 75 students per independent space where educational activities take place will be abolished.

Stay vigilant

Aeres is happy with the new relaxations but remains vigilant, because the risk of corona infections still exists. Therefore, it still applies:

  • In case of cold complaints: stay at home;
  • The advice to employees, pupils, students and course participants to test themselves twice a week;
  • Extra attention is paid to good ventilation at the locations.

In addition to the increased vaccination rate, continuing to comply with the corona measures that are still in force, helps to strengthen the feeling of safety. Aeres continues to follow the advice and instructions of the central government and calls on everyone to remain vigilant and to continue to follow the directions where necessary.

General information

Attention: this information has been updated on Monday August 23, 2021.

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

Aeres also follows the advice of the Dutch government with regard to its travel policy. As a result, it is currently possible to travel for work or study to countries designated by the government with the codes 'green' or 'yellow' at the time of departure. There is no travel to countries with the red or orange codes. An up-to-date overview of the color codes per country can be found here.
For students who are staying abroad, or who have booked a trip, they themselves bear the risk with regard to any costs when the code of a country changes from green or yellow to red or orange.

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: