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In response to the announcement by Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday 14 December 2020, the Board of the University has decided to limit all in-person activities to an absolute minimum from Wednesday 16 December 2020. The limitations on activities means that the UG buildings are, in principle, closed.

As from Wednesday 16 December, lectures and seminars, tutorials and exams must in principle be held online. As from Monday 15 March, both vulnerable and non-vulnerable students will be able to reserve study spaces via LibCal. Spaces are available in the University Library and at various other locations, including the Faculties of Behavioural and Social Sciences and Economics and Business/Spatial Sciences, as well as at Oude Boteringestraat 18 (the former public library) Read more on study spaces

Location-specific research, such as necessary lab research, may continue to take place. Faculties may decide which research activities are necessary and location-specific. Office tasks do not fall into this category.

As of Wednesday 21 October 2020, everyone is required to wear a face mask when moving through UG buildings, or when queueing (for instance at the University Library, the Aletta Jacobs Hall and/or other busy locations). As of 1 December 2020 this is compulsory by law, and not wearing a face mask in a public indoor space is a finable offence in the Netherlands.

For information about ventilation in UG buildings, see My University.

Additional measures due to the curfew

The curfew will come into effect on 23 January and will be in force each night from 10.00 p.m. until 4.30 a.m.

All UG buildings will close at 6.00 p.m., except those in which lengthy experiments, practicals and exams are held. These buildings will close at 8.00 p.m.
This means that all in-person teaching activities, such as practicals and exams, must end at 7.00 p.m.

In-person exams scheduled to begin after 6.00 p.m. will be rescheduled during this exam period.

We will provide employer’s declarations for staff members who need them. These declarations will be granted by the Faculty Board or the Managing Director of the service unit concerned.

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