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.

30 June 2021

Order your self-tests still for free before July 31!

It is important to make sure you are not carrying Corona, even if you do not have any Covid-related symptoms. In this way you prevent unintentionally infecting others. If you have no complaints and for example have an appointment with several people or a lesson at school you can do a self-test. We would greatly appreciate it if you would do this. In this way you contribute to reducing the spread of the virus.

You can order a free set of self-tests until July 31st at https://www.zelftestonderwijs.nl/. After that you can of course buy them at various stores and pharmacies.

23 June 2021 

Relaxations in Corona policy starting Saturday, June 26 

The press conference last Friday, June 19, brought us much good news. A nice prospect with a well-deserved summer vacation ahead of everyone! We list what this means for Aeres University of Applied Sciences:

Letting go of one and a half metres in higher education 

The most important piece of good news is that the 1.5 meter measure in higher education will in principle no longer apply from 16 August. On August 13th, the Dutch Government will take a final decision on this based on the situation at that time.  

We are preparing for a 'normal' start of the next academic year without corona restrictions. Should the 1.5 meter rule still remain, the currently applicable 1.5 meter scenario with regard to classrooms and rostering will apply.  Until the summer break, the 1.5 meter scenario will remain in place anyway.

Mouthmasks no longer mandatory at school from June 26 unless... 

The government announced that as of Saturday, June 26, the obligation to wear a mouth mask will only apply in situations where the 1.5 meter distance cannot be maintained. This includes public transport, airports and railway stations. In our school, wearing a mouth mask from June 26 until the summer vacations is no longer mandatory, except in situations where the 1.5 meters cannot be maintained: think of practical education and in the elevators. Students and staff can of course choose to wear a mouth mask themselves. That is fine. For now, we are assuming that after the summer vacations, the requirement to wear a mouth mask will also be dropped if the 1.5 meter rule is abandoned.  

 Keep on using self test 

It is important that students and staff test themselves using self-tests after vacations and at the start of the new academic year. We would like to call on everyone to continue using the self-tests, especially after returning from vacations abroad and at the start of the academic year. Students and employees can request free self-tests through SURF, www.zelftestonderwijs.nl, until the end of July. Self-testing is also important if you have introduction days, a fieldwork activity or excursion at the beginning of the new school year.  

We hope that developments surrounding the virus and vaccination rates continue to evolve favorably so that we can all start enjoying a well-deserved summer vacation!  

21 May 2021

Take advantage of the free self-tests

As previously communicated, it is possible for students and staff in higher education to request free self-tests. Preventive testing helps to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

You can request a free set of self-tests through the website www.zelftestonderwijs.nl. There you will find information, an application portal and frequently asked questions and answers. You log in with your school account, which unfortunately sometimes seems to go awry. Just continue to fill it out, the transmission seems to go well. A self-test is not required to come to school. But we do appreciate it, it helps to further open up our society.

The self-test is for preventive use. In case of complaints you still go to the GGD for a PCR test.

The corona policy on foreign internships

With corona infections declining and the number of vaccinations increasing, the ability to travel internationally is again being eased somewhat by the Dutch government, as well as in other countries. As always, we remain in line with government policy. And while there is easing, there is also uncertainty. Travel advice is linked to color codes green, yellow, orange and red and these can change in the meantime. On this site you can always see the current codes of the countries. Countries with green and yellow travel advice are in principle allowed again as a travel destination. At the same website you will find per country the current COVID measures; please inform yourself and adhere to these.

What does this mean for an internship abroad?

If, according to the government, travel to green and yellow areas is allowed again, you as a student may choose to do an internship in one of these countries. However: if the situation changes in the preparation for the internship or during the internship and when a student is abroad, the risk and the costs of, for example, returning to the Netherlands will be borne by the student. Aeres University of Applied Sciences is not responsible for this.

10 May 2021

Self-tests

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.

Self-tests

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.

Latest updates Aeres in general

June 14, 2021

Travel to countries with code 'green' or 'yellow' possible

With regard to its travel policy, Aeres follows the advice of the Dutch government. As a result, it is currently possible to travel for work or study to countries designated by the government with the codes 'green' or 'yellow' at the time of departure.
There is no travel to countries with the red or orange codes. An up-to-date overview of the color codes per country can be found here.
For students who are staying abroad, or who have booked a trip, they themselves bear the risk with regard to any costs when the code of a country changes from green or yellow to red or orange.

April 21, 2021

Classes on location after the May holidays

Students in higher education can again follow physical education on location from April 26, for a maximum of one day per week. This became clear in the cabinet's press conference on April 21. For Aeres Hogeschool, this means that the lessons start on location after the May holiday or the week after. There will be communication per faculty about the exact details per location.

General information

Attention: this information has been updated on Monday June 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

With regard to its travel policy, Aeres follows the advice of the Dutch government. As a result, it is currently possible to travel for work or study to countries designated by the government with the codes 'green' or 'yellow' at the time of departure.
There is no travel to countries with the red or orange codes. An up-to-date overview of the color codes per country can be found here.
For students who are staying abroad, or who have booked a trip, they themselves bear the risk with regard to any costs when the code of a country changes from green or yellow to red or orange.

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: