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.

24 February 2021

The press conference held on February 23 made clear that no flexibilities are yet possible for higher education. This applies at least until March 15. The next press conference will follow on March 8. With that, our current policy within Aeres University of Applied Sciences with regard to education, examining and working from home unless there is no other option, remains unchanged. We hope for better times!

3 February 2021

The press conference held on February 2 made it clear that, unfortunately, no flexibilities are yet possible for higher education.  With that, the current information in the previous updates remain in place. Of course, we will keep a close eye on the developments. And as soon as an easing is possible for opening up, priority will be given to our education activities.

25 January 2021

Extension of temporary compensation scheme for study costs

The temporary compensation scheme for students in MBO, HBO and WO will be extended until August this year. Students whose studies are delayed due to the corona measures and who obtain their diploma between February 2021 and the end of August 2021 will receive a compensation for study costs directly from DUO. See more: https://www.duo.nl/particulier/measures-coronavirus/compensation-for-students.jsp

Latest updates Aeres in general

February 4, 2021

Distance learning period extended to March 1, 2021

As a result of the extension of the national lockdown the period during which mainly distance learning is given has been extended to March 1. The educational locations remain open for a number of situations:

  • Practical lessons are allowed;
  • Exams, pre-exams and practical exams are allowed;
  • The schools remain open to the guidance of vulnerable pupils;
  • For Aeres VMBO, Nordwin College VMBO-Groen and Aeres Praktijkonderwijs, physical education is allowed for exam classes;
  • Internships continue, provided the host companies have the opportunity to do so.

Presence of employees

The educational locations of Aeres and Nordwin College remain open to employees who must be present for the continuity of education and / or necessary processes. When it is not necessary for work to be on location, the following applies to all employees: work from home if possible. This also applies to employees at office locations.

The exact way in which education is organized may differ per school and / or institution, depending on the possibilities of doing this corona proof. If necessary, the educational locations will inform the parents, pupils, students and course participants about this.

January 14, 2021

Distance learning period extended to February 7, 2021

On January 12th the cabinet announced that the national lockdown has been extended by three weeks. Moreover, the 1.5 meter measures within educational institutes have been further tightened. Below is an overview of the consequences for pupils, students, course participants and employees:

Education

The period in which a large part of physical education has been cancelled, has been extended at all educational locations until February 7, 2021. The current exceptions to these measures remain:

  • Practical lessons are allowed;
  • Exams, pre-exams and practical exams are allowed;
  • The schools remain open to the guidance of vulnerable pupils;
  • For Aeres VMBO, Nordwin College VMBO-groen and Aeres Praktijkonderwijs, physical education is allowed for exam classes;
  • Internships continue, provided the host companies have the opportunity to do so.

Distance rules tightened

Where possible, pupils in pre-vocational secondary education (vmbo) should now also keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other. This rule already applied between mbo and hbo students and between pupils, students, course participants and their teachers. 
Where applicable, the existing RIVM guidelines continue to apply with regard to keeping a distance of 1.5 meters and wearing mouth masks.

Travelling

There will be no travelling abroad for work or study purposes until March.

Presence of employees

The educational locations of Aeres and Nordwin College remain open to employees who must be present for the continuity of education and / or necessary processes. When it is not necessary for work to be on location, the following applies to all employees: work from home if possible. This also applies to employees at office locations.

December 15, 2020

Distance learning within Aeres and Nordwin College from December 16, 2020 to January 17, 2021

To prevent the spread of the corona virus, the cabinet had to take the decision to largely stop physical educational activities nationwide. The measure will run from December 16, 2020 to January 17, 2021.

Below is an overview of the consequences of the measure for pupils, students, course participants and employees within Aeres and Nordwin College.

  • As of Wednesday, December 16, a large part of the lessons at the educational locations of Aeres and Nordwin College will be canceled. Where possible, a switch will be made to distance learning. There are a number of important exceptions to this measure:
    o Practical lessons are allowed;
    o Exams, pre-exams and practical exams are allowed;
    o The schools remain open for the guidance of vulnerable pupils and students and for pupils with parents in crucial professions;
    o For Aeres VMBO, Nordwin College VMBO-groen and Aeres Praktijkonderwijs, physical education is allowed for exam classes.
  • Internships continue, provided the host companies have the opportunity to facilitate this;
  • The educational locations of Aeres and Nordwin College remain open to employees who must be present for the continuity of education and / or necessary processes;
  • When it is not necessary for work to be on location, the following applies to all employees: work from home if possible. This also applies to employees at locations where no education is given;
  • With regard to international travelling, it applies that until mid-March travel is not done for work or study purposes;
  • Where applicable, the RIVM guidelines continue to apply with regard to keeping a distance of one and a half meters and wearing mouth masks.

Aeres and Nordwin College do everything they can to prevent study delay where possible. When a practical exam is planned at another location (for example a company) and cannot take place due to corona measures, we will consult together to see how this can be resolved.

The exact content of the education may differ per school and / or institution, depending on the possibilities for organizing this in a Corona proof way. The educational locations themselves will inform the parents, pupils, students and course participants about this.

General information

Attention: this information has been updated on Thursday January 14, 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

There will be no travelling abroad for work or study purposes until March.

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: