Read frequently asked questions and answers about the coronavirus in relation to Aeres below. They have been updated on Thursday April 2.

Are all Aeres locations open?

Until the May holidays, no classes are offered at the schools of Aeres VMBO and Aeres MBO. At Aeres Hogeschool, there will be no educational activities on location until the summer holidays. Aeres buildings will remain open to staff, students and exam candidates. Education is given on remote. Keep an eye on our website in the coming period for more information.

Will events be cancelled?

Aeres cancels all events until June 1. Examples of events are: open days, congresses and information sessions.

Do I have to inform Aeres if I am infected or if someone I live with is infected?

If you are personally infected, or infection is suspected, please contact the educational institution (pupil/student) or your supervisor (employee) by phone and report sick in accordance with the usual procedure. In accordance with privacy laws, you don’t have to say why you are reporting sick, but please do so in this case to prevent the virus from spreading further. In addition, we recommend that you contact the doctor by phone if necessary.

Please also contact us by phone if someone you’re living with is infected, or infection is suspected. We will then discuss together what this means.

Do I have to stay home if I don't feel well?

Students, trainees and employees are supposed to stay at home when they show flu or cold symptoms.

Government measures were announced until April 28. What happens next?

In the week before April 28, the government will announce whether it is necessary to extend the measures. This depends on the situation surrounding the coronavirus at that time. We follow the instructions we receive from the government.

Trips abroad

Aeres follows the guidelines of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, whereby certain zones are indicated with colour codes (green, yellow, red or orange).

Can I travel to an area where avoiding travel is recommended for private reasons?

The RIVM strongly recommends you to not do this. You must be aware that you can endanger the health of colleagues, pupils/students and others by travelling to these areas.

Can I still travel abroad for work or study?

Aeres follows the instructions and advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding travelling. Aeres' policy is that all forms of foreign travelling and excursions are suspended until further notice. This measure applies to both staff and students. Travel for internships abroad is also covered by this measure. It is currently unclear how long the measures will be needed. We will of course monitor the situation closely and report any changes. 

I am currently abroad for study internship or a work trip. Do I have to return?

We are in contact with all our students abroad and we are discussing possible returns. We will map out the consequences of cancelling the internship or study abroad as soon as possible. This is currently also discussed nationally.