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.

January 17, 2022

Education on location allowed again 

We are very happy to announce that we will be able to meet again at school starting Monday, January 17. Teaching may again take place on site. 

In order to provide safe education, the following nationwide rules apply to all staff and students:

  • Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory, even when seated. A mouth mask may only be removed when eating or drinking. 
  • Use disposable mouth masks and preferably the more protective medical mouth masks, type II. Read more about them here;
  • Urgent advice to keep as much as possible 1.5 meters distance
  • The urgent advice remains to do a preventive self-test twice a week.
  • Self-tests can be requested free of charge by staff and students via www.zelftestonderwijs.nl/zelftest
  • There is a maximum group size of 75 people, except for examinations and exams;
  • Open days are educational activities and are therefore permitted under certain conditions. Time slots are used so that the 1.5 meter distance can be kept. The wearing of mouth masks is mandatory for everyone. Both when moving around and sitting down.

Tests and examinations

  • Only while taking the exam, the mouth mask may be removed. 
  • Take your responsibility and do NOT come to school if you have any symptoms or need to be quarantined or isolated. Not even if you have an exam.

Precautions for all Aeres locations

  • The following applies to workplaces and meeting rooms: keep a distance of one and a half meters. In addition, check with regard to meetings whether they can also be held online;
  • Maximum ventilation and/or airing is provided in the buildings;
    There are special walking routes to give each other space;
  • Classes on location is again possible. In addition, for other work, the general advice is to work at home. If you have good reasons to work at school, you may. The starting point is everyone's own careful consideration;
  • Wearing mouth masks is mandatory for everyone;
  • Aeres calls on everyone to continue to observe the basic rules:
    - Stay home if you have flu or cold symptoms (and test yourself or get tested);
    - Wash your hands regularly;
    - Cough or sneeze into the elbows;
    - Do not shake hands.

Please note that all staff and students by location have received a supplemental email notification from the Faculty Director. Please read it carefully for any location-specific exceptions.

January 5, 2022

Based on the press conference on Monday 3 January 2022 and reports from the “Vereniging Hogescholen”  the following rules apply:

  • Our buildings are open, from 8.00 to 17.30 hrs. 
  • Planned practicals can take place on location.
  • Planned theory lessons will be offered online.
  • Scheduled 1 on 1 (counselling) sessions between a teacher / mentor and student can take place on location if this is important for the quality of the session. Teacher and student determine this in mutual consultation. 
  • Examinations take place on location according to the schedule.
  • The general advice is to work at home, but if you have good reasons to work at school, you may. Starting point is everyone's own careful consideration.
  • Students are also advised to preferably study at home, but we offer the possibility to study at school. It is not the intention to make this a group activity! Again, we count on everyone's careful consideration.

When you come to school, please carefully observe the known measures:

  • wear a mouth mask when you move around the building
  • cough / sneeze into your elbow
  • wash your hands regularly
  • keep a distance of 1.5 metres
  • do a self-test twice a week

And if you have symptoms, stay at home and get tested. It helps if you report a possible infection.

Latest updates Aeres in general

January 15, 2022

Resumption of physical education at Aeres MBO and Aeres University of Applied Sciences from 17 January 2022

Aeres MBO and Aeres Hogeschool will resume providing physical education on Monday 17 January. This follows from the cabinet decision to reopen all educational institutes. There are a number of additional measures.

Aeres MBO and Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres UAS)
Physical education will resume at Aeres MBO and Aeres UAS from 17 January 2022. The locations will communicate the details to the students themselves. The following principles apply:

  • An urgent advice to keep 1.5 meters distance as much as possible;
  • Wearing face masks is mandatory, also on the fixed seat. The face mask can be taken off during exams where 1.5 meters distance is possible. The advice is to use disposable face masks (type II), available in supermarkets and drugstores;
  • There is a maximum group size of 75 people, except for exams;
  • Open days are possible. Time slots are used for group sizes above 75 people. Wearing a mouth cap is mandatory and where possible, a distance of one and a half meters is kept;
  • The urgent advice to staff and students remains to do a preventive self-test twice a week.

Aeres VMBO and Aeres Practical Education
Aeres VMBO and Aeres Praktijkonderwijs have resumed physical education on 10 January. The following precautions still apply:

  • Adults keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other;
  • Face masks must be worn in the corridors, canteen and other traffic areas;
  • The urgent advice to employees and students remains to do a preventive self-test twice a week;
  • Parents stay outside the school and there are therefore no open days.

Precautions for all Aeres sites

The following applies to workplaces and meeting rooms: check whether these can also be conducted online;

  • Maximum ventilation is provided in the buildings;
  • There are special walking routes to give each other space;
  • Physical education is possible again. The following applies to employees for other activities: work at home, unless there is really no other option;
  • Face masks must be worn in the corridors, canteen and other traffic areas;Aeres calls on everyone to continue to observe the basic rules:
    o stay home if you have flu or cold symptoms (and test yourself or have yourself tested);
    o wash your hands regularly;
    o sneezing and coughing in the elbows;
    o do not shake hands.

January 4, 2022

From January 10, 2022, physical education will resume at Aeres VMBO and Aeres Praktijkonderwijs. Adapted program for Aeres MBO and Aeres University of Applied Sciences.

On January 10, 2022, primary schools, secondary schools and schools for special (secondary) education will reopen in the Netherlands. For Aeres, this means that from that date physical education for students of Aeres VMBO and Aeres Praktijkonderwijs will be resumed.
It is not yet known when physical education can be resumed within secondary vocational education and universities of applied sciences. The cabinet will reconsider this on 14 January 2022. Below is an overview of measures within Aeres:

Physical education at Aeres VMBO and Aeres Praktijkonderwijs, with precautions

  • When resuming physical education within Aeres VMBO and Aeres Praktijkonderwijs as of January 10, the following precautions apply:
  • Adults keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other;
  • Face masks must be worn in the corridors, canteen and other traffic areas;
  • Physical education will resume. The following applies to employees for other activities: work at home, unless there is really no other option;
  • The urgent advice to staff and students remains to do a preventive self-test twice a week. This urgent test advice applies to everyone, including those who have been vaccinated;
  • Parents stay out of school and there are therefore no open days.

Adapted program Aeres MBO

Aeres MBO will partially switch to distance learning from January 10, 2022. The locations will communicate the details to the students themselves. The following principles apply here:

  • Students in a vulnerable position (including MBO levels 1 and 2) and students who have to take interim and final examinations are allowed to physically attend the educational institution;
  • Practical lessons can take place;
  • Students who are allowed to physically come to the institution, keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other and from employees where possible. Employees also keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other;
  • The urgent advice to staff and students remains to do a preventive self-test twice a week
  • Practical internships remain possible, provided the host company provides the opportunity.

Adapted program Aeres University of Applied Sciences

The following principles will apply to education at Aeres University of Applied Sciences from 10 January:

  • The buildings are open from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm;
  • Planned practicals can continue on location;
  • Planned theory lessons are offered online;
  • Planned 1-on-1 (supervision) conversations between teacher/mentor and student can take place on location;
  • Exams take place according to the schedule, on location;
  • Students are advised to preferably study at home, but Aeres offers the option of studying (as much individually as possible) at school;
  • Students who are allowed to physically come to the institution, keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other and from employees where possible. Employees also keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other;
  • The urgent advice to staff and students remains to do a preventive self-test twice a week.

Other precautions for all Aeres Sites

The following applies to workplaces and meeting rooms: keep one and a half meters away. In addition, with regard to meetings, check whether these can also be conducted online;

  • Maximum ventilation and/or ventilation is provided in the buildings;
  • There are special walking routes to give each other space;
  • Aeres calls on everyone to continue to observe the basic rules:
    o stay home if you have flu or cold symptoms (and test yourself or have yourself tested);
    o wash your hands regularly;
    o sneezing and coughing in the elbows;
    o do not shake hands.

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: