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.
10 May 2021
Starting this month, the Dutch government is making self-tests available to staff and students in higher education so they can test themselves preventively for Covid. Self-testing in education is part of a broader introduction of self-testing in Dutch society as an additional tool to gain insight into the spread of the coronavirus and its control.
How do you get a self-test and do you have to pay for it?
Every employee and student can request a set of self-tests free of charge through the website www.zelftestonderwijs.nl. There you will find information, an application portal and frequently asked questions and answers. Also available in English.
Is taking a self-test mandatory in order to attend school?
No, taking a self-test is not required to come to school. Because it helps to further open up our society, we appreciate it when people take a self-test, but we do not enforce it.
We emphasize that in case of complaints it is important to do a PCR test at the GGD and not a self test. These are for preventive use only.
We understand that the national website www.zelftestonderwijs.nl in some cases gives an error, Aeres University of Applied Sciences can not help this unfortunately. Please try again later.
21 April 2021
Classes on location again after the May holidays
Higher education will reopen from April 26 for the possibility of physical education on location for up to one day a week. This became clear yesterday in the press conference. We are very happy about this! For Aeres University of Applied Sciences it applies that the classes on location start after the May vacations or the week after. Per faculty there will be communication about the exact implementation per location.
There is a lot of talk in the media about the self-test. Preventive use of self-tests can help to suppress the number of infections. That is why they are being introduced. "It is voluntary, but incredibly important to get tested," said Lyle Muns, president of student union LSVb. "We have to take our social responsibility. By self-testing we keep track of the virus, which makes more physical education possible."
Self-testing and working and studying at Aeres University of Applied Sciences
The self-testing is voluntary. You do not need to show a negative test result to gain physical access to classes. Remain responsible for yourself. Do not come to school if you have symptoms or if you have been in contact with an infected person. Get tested in a GGD test lane. Everywhere keep 1, 5 meters distance, wear a mouth mask and wash our hands regularly.
Working at an internship
If you do your internship in a company or school, the specific rules of your employer apply in addition to the general corona rules. For our students who are doing an internship in a VMBO or MBO school school, the rules may be different from how they are at the University of Applied Sciences. Always be alert to the rules that apply to your employer.
How do you get a self-test?
The self-tests are free and can be ordered by employees and students online. The tests will become available to all students and staff at higher education institutions in early May. As soon as the ordering method is clear, we will let you know here on the website. And again: the self-test does not replace the test of the GGD. Everyone who gets complaints that could indicate the coronavirus, should immediately make an appointment to be tested at the GGD.
Why are staff and students in higher education being asked to self-test?
Now that higher education has partially reopened, it also means that a large group, about 1 million students, are more mobile again and that brings with it an increased risk of infection. This risk can therefore be contained by the mass use of self-testing. Students also consistently indicate in the corona crisis that they would like to be part of the solution in countering the pandemic. And if we are successful in reducing the number of infections, through vaccination and among other things through the use of self-testing among students, then more prospects for education may be offered more quickly.
Taking the test is voluntary. It is not monitored by the institutions of higher education. Therefore, it remains important that the other corona measures in the schools are maintained and that each student and employee takes his or her own responsibility.