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Corona measures Aletta Jacobs Hall

Various measures have been taken to ensure that both exams and lectures can safely take place in the Aletta Jacobs Hall. The measures taken by the RIVM and the general rules of the University of Groningen also apply in the Aletta Jacobs Hall. In addition to these measures, there are a number of general rules for the Aletta Jacobs Hall, everyone is expected to adhere to the walking routes and each visitor must carry out a health check beforehand.


Updates

2021-03-22 Planning on coming to the University? Then you can get tested.

As from Monday 22 March 2021 all students can take a rapid test prior the the exam at the UG rapid testing facility at the Zernike Campus. Read more information and use the link for making a rapid testing appointment. Teachers, invigilators and other support staff can also be tested prior to the examination.

2020-12-10 Updated corona measures

The measures for taking exams or attending lectures in the Aletta Jacobs Hall have been updated. The most important changes are:

  • Visitors to the Aletta Jacobs Hall are urgently requested to travel to the examination hall on foot or by bicycle;
  • It is not permitted to leave the lecture hall during lectures, not even during any breaks;
  • Reminder: Please check in advance via the schedule in which hall you are expected and inform yourself about the walking route to be used;
  • Reminder: When necessary, it is strongly recommended to use the outdoor toilets.

We would like to draw the attention of all potential visitors to the Aletta Jacobs Hall to all of the corona measures below. Please read these carefully before entering the Aletta Jacobs Hall.

2020-10-21 Wearing face masks

As of Wednesday 21 October 2020, everyone will be required to wear a face mask when walking around inside UG buildings or when standing in line (eg. at the University Library, the Aletta Jacobshal and at other busy locations).

General rules Aletta Jacobs Hall

The measures in the Aletta Jacobs Hall are summarised into six general rules. The general rules apply to all those present in the building. Because many students are present in the Aletta Jacobs Hall at the same time, it is important that everyone adheres to the rules so that it remains safe to take exams and attend lectures.

Sixgeneral rules in the Aletta Jacobs Hall.
Sixgeneral rules in the Aletta Jacobs Hall.

Walking routes and traveling

Walking routes

In order to ensure that it is possible to keep a distance of 1.5 metres throughout the building, walking routes have been installed. Each lecture room and exam hall has its own walking route. For the lecture rooms, the entrance on the water side is being used. The exam halls can be reached with the entrance on the side of the bicycle shed.

There are two separate entrances for the exams and lecture halls.
There are two separate entrances for the exams and lecture halls.
Each examination and lecture hall has its own walking route.
Each examination and lecture hall has its own walking route.
Travelling to the Aletta Jacobs Hall

In order to relieve the pressure on public transport, every visitor to the Aletta Jacobs Hall is urgently requested to travel to the examination hall on foot or by bicycle.

Health Check

Every visitor to the Aletta Jacobs Hall is required to perform a health check beforehand. If one or more of the questions from the check are answered 'yes', the visitor must stay at home and is not allowed to enter the Aletta Jacobs Hall. When answering all questions with 'no', the visitor is allowed to enter the Aletta Jacobs Hall.

Get tested for COVID-19

The University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences and Noorderpoort have set up a rapid testing centre at Zernike Campus (Blauwborgje 8). By setting up rapid testing, we can make in-person meetings safer for one another. We also hope to soon be able to facilitate in-person teaching again with this procedure. We kindly ask you to consider getting a test, but of course you can decide this for yourself.

You may only get a rapid test if you have no symptoms and if you need to visit a University building for an exam, lecture or seminar or to study. You can book a rapid test up to seven days in advance. If you do indeed have coronavirus symptoms, please book a regular test via the Municipal Health Service (GGD). If you are an employee of the UMCG, you will follow the testing policy that applies there.

Answers to questions such as: How long is the test result valid?; How do I get the test result?; When should I get tested?; can be found on the Q&A rapid testing centre page.

Measures for Lecture Rooms and Exam Halls

Measures Lecture Rooms

All general rules apply in the lecture rooms. Also within these rooms everyone should keep 1.5 metres distance. It is only permitted to take a seat on the seats marked for this purpose. It is not permitted to leave the lecture hall during lectures, not even during any breaks. It is not allowed to use the toilet during lectures. To enter the lecture room, make sure to use the right walking route. When leaving the room, use the doors marked for the exit purpose. After leaving the room, continue using the walking routes. After a lecture, the toilets outside the Aletta Jacobs Hall can be used.

Measures Exam Halls

All general rules apply in the examination halls. In order to keep as much distance as possible and to create a safe situation for taking exams, the following these measures:

  • Please check in advance via the schedule in which hall you are expected and inform yourself about the walking route to be used.
  • The examination hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the exam. You have 25 minutes to take a seat within the room. Make sure that you have taken your seat 5 minutes before the start of the exam.
  • Please keep 1.5 meters distance when entering, within and leaving the examination hall
  • Use the rearmost free and available seat in one of the rows for your exam.
  • Disinfect your tabletop, keyboard and mouse using the alcohol wipes both at the beginning and end of the exam. Use the trash bin at the entrance of the room to throw away the alcohol wipes.
  • Put your student card on the table next to you.
  • If you have a question during the exam, raise your hand. The invigilator will ask you to wear a face mask or move 1.5 meters to the side to safely help you.
  • When necessary, make use of the outdoor toilets before or after the exam. It is not allowed to use the toilet during the exam. Please ask the supervisor in case of an exception.
  • You may only exit the exam room after the first hour.
  • Immediately leave the building using the walking routes.
  • If you need to use the toilet when you leave, use the outdoor toilets.
Disinfect your tabletop, keyboard and mouse.
Disinfect your tabletop, keyboard and mouse.

Information per target group

For each target group, information is available for the measures in the Aletta Jacobs Hall. In this way, we ensure that lectures and exams can take place safely.

Students

As a student, you will be informed about the measures taken in the Aletta Jacobs Hall through your lecturer. This can be done during a lecture, via an announcement on Nestor or via an email containing a PDF with the measures. You can also consult this PDF via the button below.

Teachers

As a teacher, you will be informed about the measures in the Aletta Jacobs Hall by email. In this email we draw your attention to the following points:

  • Teachers and supervisors are requested to be present 45 minutes before the start of the exam.
  • During the period of 25 minutes students are able to enter the room, teachers and supervisors are requested to actively assist students in taking a seat in the exam hall.
  • Teachers are asked to inform students and possible supervisors or student assistants about the measures taken in the Aletta Jacobs Hall. An information package for teachers has been compiled for this purpose. This package consists of:
    - Slides to use during a lecture;
    - A text for a student announcement in Nestor;
    - A PDF with the measures for students;
    - A PDF with the measures for supervisors and student assistants;

    - PDF with instructions for playing the corona audio instruction in the examination rooms.

Supervisors / Student Assistants

As a supervisor or student assistant, you will be informed of the measures taken in the Aletta Jacobs Hall via the lecturer or Dito contact person within your faculty. The PDF that the lecturer or contact person shares with you can also be consulted via the button below.

Welcome Back Hosts / Stewards

As a Welcome Back Host / Steward, you will be informed about the measures in the Aletta Jacobs Hall through your manager. You can also consult the PDF with this information via the button below.

Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the answers to a number of frequently asked questions about the corona measures in the Aletta Jacobs Hall. If you have any other questions, please contact your teacher or the exam coordinator of your faculty.

What is the best way to travel to the Aletta Jacobs Hall?

If you have the opportunity to travel to the Aletta Jacobs Hall by bike or on foot, this is highly recommended. This is in order to avoid crowded public transport.

What about ventilation in the Aletta Jacobs Hall?

The recirculation in the Aletta Jacobs Hall is switched off and mechanically ventilated. Outside air is continuously supplied so that the ventilation in the building is as optimal as possible.

Are there face masks worn in the Aletta Jacobs Hall?

As from 21 October mouth masks are mandatory when moving through UG buildings or queueing. In the Aletta Jacobs Hall the same rules apply as for the entire University of Groningen. Supervisors and student assistants who assist during the exam have to wear a face mask when they cannot keep 1.5 meters distance from students.

Is it possible to keep a distance of 1.5 metres throughout the whole building?

Yes, measures have been taken throughout the Aletta Jacobs Hall so that a distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained at all times. A checkerboard pattern is used in the exam halls, so that there is also a distance of 1.5 metres between all tables. Student assistants and invigilators may come closer than 1.5 meters. They will wear face mask.

Can I take a rapid test prior to an exam?

From Monday 22 March 2021 onwards, students, lecturers, invigilators and other support staff will be able to undergo testing prior to an examination. Read above for more information on how the rapid testing works.

Last modified:30 March 2021 2.29 p.m.
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