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.

November 26, 2020

Use of mouth mask mandatory from December 1

We would like to draw everyone's attention to the fact that the use of a mouth mask in public areas is mandatory throughout the Netherlands from December 1st. So also at the locations of Aeres University of Applied Sciences. Mudguards, bandanas or shawls do not legally fall under the definition of a mouth mask.

The rule remains the same: Wear a mouth mask when walking around at the locations of Aeres Hogeschool. This also applies if you can't keep a 1.5 meter distance somewhere. Once you are in a classroom or at your workplace, you can take off the mask. We assume that you take care of your own mouth mask.

Binding Study Advice postponed

This week the staff of Aeres University of Applied Sciences and all first year students will be informed about the recent information about the Binding Study Advice (BSA). There will be noises about abolishing it. That is not an issue right now.

However, the BSA has been postponed for the first year students who started in this academic year 2020-2021. The information about this has been provided by mail to the students to whom it relates.

October 14, 2020

Press conference 13 October 2020

The situation regarding Corona is serious in the Netherlands. It is therefore important that we all follow up on the measures announced yesterday by Prime Minister Mark Rutte.  We are pleased that we can continue to provide education on location. Nothing will change now in the current agreements on timetables and exams.

To ensure that Aeres University of Applied Sciences can continue to keep its locations open for education, we would like to ask all employees and students the following:

  1. Urgent advice to wear a mouth mask in the school
    Wear a mouth mask when walking around the locations of Aeres University of Applied Sciences. And when you can't keep a 1.5 meters distance somewhere. Once you are in a classroom or at your workplace, you can take off the mask. We assume that you take care of your own mouth mask.
  2. Keep 1.5 meters distance
    We cannot emphasize it enough: always keep 1.5 meters distance from each other. And please remind each other of this.
  3. Only come on location for education or when it is really necessary for your work
    It is already in place, but the emphatic request to all staff and students to come to school only when necessary. In this way we limit the number of travel movements and social contacts.
  4. Do not come to school with complaints that may indicate Corona or if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.
    Adhere to the rules issued by the RIVM regarding Corona. If you have complaints, check the decision tree to see what to do.

For the sake of clarity, nothing will change for students in terms of education and the same applies to students who use public transportation. We hope we can keep it that way.

Above all, we closely follow national and regional developments, in line with the guidelines of the RIVM. Should this mean that adjustments are necessary in the agreements mentioned above, these will be made and communicated to staff and students via this page.

Latest updates Aeres in general

November 30, 2020

Face masks mandatory at educational locations

As expected, as of December 1, 2020, the national government will make the wearing of a face mask mandatory in public spaces as well as within educational locations. The measure will initially apply for a period of three months, with the option of extension.

As a result, the following applies within Aeres and Nordwin College:

  • From December 1, 2020, it is mandatory to wear a face mask at all Aeres educational locations. In principle, this obligation only applies to places outside the normal teaching situation. This includes corridors, the auditorium, the entrance and exit of canteens, and so on. In principle, the obligation applies for a period of three months, with the option of extension.
    For locations where no education is provided, such as the Administrative Office, there is no obligation, but an urgent advice to wear a face mask when one is not at the fixed work or meeting place.
  • Also in practical lessons where the 1.5 meters between teacher / lecturer/ employee and pupil / student / course participant cannot be guaranteed, the obligation to wear a face mask applies.
  • The face mask can be removed as soon as a fixed seat has been taken, for example at a workplace, in the classroom or in a conference room.
  • The rule to keep 1.5 metres apart remains in full force at all places where it already applied.
  • The face mask aims to prevent the spread of viruses and other germs. The national government indicates that a scarf or bandana is not sufficient for this. A transparent face shield is also not seen as an allowed face mask, because it does not completely cover the mouth and nose.

Work at home or on location

The policy on working from home or on location has not changed. Aeres' educational activities will continue as we do to date. Where this takes place at location, the teaching staff and the necessary support staff are present. For other employees, who do not necessarily need to be present for the primary process, they work from home unless there is no other option.

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: