Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Lockdown extended: situation at AUAS unchanged

Through 9 February

12 Jan 2021 19:52 | Communication

The lockdown that is currently underway in the Netherlands will be extended through 9 February. Prime Minister Rutte announced this on Tuesday evening. The current situation at the AUAS will also be extended through 9 February. It is uncertain what will happen after that date.

In the coming weeks, nearly all education at AUAS will be held online. There are a few exceptions to this: exams that have already been scheduled and practical education. These are permitted to take place on campus. Employees will work from home unless they are involved in examinations or practical education. Access will also be granted to staff requiring research facilities that are only available on-site at the AUAS.

Students can reserve a study spot at the AUAS Leeuwenburg building (near Amstel Station) if absolutely necessary. They can do so by making an appointment with the Service Desk: (020) 5951403 or via servicedesk-fs@hva.nl. Employees who are unable to work from home can also work at the Leeuwenburg if they have agreed upon this with their supervisor. Everyone who studies or works at the Leeuwenburg will, of course, observe the standard protocol: wear a face mask, keep a distance of 1.5-metres from others, stay at home if you have health complaints, etc. When on campus it’s important to follow the instructions of AUAS staff.

Emergency childcare is available for teaching staff according to the rules of the Dutch government.