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Dear students and colleagues,

This is the coronavirus update of Tuesday 4 January 2022.

We hope you had a good holiday and wish you a healthy and happy new year, hopefully with more opportunities for meetings and interesting discoveries. However, we will have to continue to take into account the limitations caused by corona.

Yesterday, the demissionary Cabinet announced (in Dutch) that primary and secondary schools will again be able to provide education on location as of 10 January. Unfortunately, this does not yet apply to higher education. We already assumed this in our coronavirus update of 22 December. For the time being, only practical education and tests can be held on location. Lectures and tutorials will remain online. Teachers will inform students in advance of the (online) alternative. There will be no rescheduling.

The Cabinet will review the coronation measures, including those for higher education, on 14 January. After the press conference, you will be informed about the consequences for our university and about block 3. The timetables for this block may be published earlier. After the press conference, we will know what needs to be changed and the timetables will then be finalised. We assume that during the current block 2 (until 7 February) only practical education and tests can be held on location, and lectures and tutorials will remain online. If the lockdown is eased on 14 January, we will prioritise facilitating small-scale meetings on location. Study programmes may then opt for teaching on campus according to the original timetables.

We wish you the best of luck during the coming weeks of the lockdown, including those who teach and follow online education and those who work from home. We hope that after 14 January, more will be possible on location.

Kind regards,

The Executive Board

Anton Pijpers, President
Margot van der Starre, Vice President
Henk Kummeling, Rector Magnificus
Merel Dekker, studentassessor

P.S. This is the ‘reduced meetings and emails week’ for employees. Due to the importance of this message, we decided to send this email.
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We urge everyone to strictly observe the measures in place when on campus. Do a self-test before you go to the university and do the corona check. Let's get this year off to a safe start.
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