Updated measures at AUC
Last updated: 22 August 2022
As the effects of booster shots, vaccinations and acquired immunity reduce hospitalisations in the Netherlands, the Dutch government has taken major steps in relaxing many of the coronavirus measures in place. As of 23 March 2022, nearly all measures have been lifted and only basic advice applies.
Adjusting to education as restrictions ease
As we adjust to education amid easing restrictions, it remains important for us to keep showing consideration and understanding for each other. We also kindly ask that you keep the following in mind:
- If you have COVID symptoms, please stay home and get tested.
- Follow the rules regarding self-quarantining.
- Continue to follow the basic advice for everyone.
Current AUC students should continue to check their email and monitor announcements on the Student Information Canvas environment for more information and relevant updates.
Vaccinations & boosters against COVID-19 in the Netherlands
Like our fellow universities and colleges, we underline the importance of vaccinations. You can find more information about how to get vaccinated or receive a booster shot against COVID-19 on the Dutch government's website via the link below.
Basic advice for everyone in the Netherlands
You can find the basic advice that the Dutch government has issued for all residents in the Netherlands via the link below.
- Self-quarantining in the Netherlands
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home and do a test
If you have symptoms, avoid infecting other people.
- Stay home and do a self-test or make an appointment to get tested by the municipal health service (GGD).
- Even if your symptoms are only mild, like a runny nose, sore throat or cough.
- Stay at home while you are waiting for your test result.
- If you test positive for coronavirus: stay at home and avoid contact with other people, even if they’ve been vaccinated. Self‑isolate at home.
- If your self-test result is positive: get tested by the GGD as soon as possible to confirm the result.
- If someone you live with has coronavirus, you do not need to self-quarantine if you received your booster vaccination at least 1 week ago, if you had coronavirus less than 8 weeks ago or if your employer has deemed your presence at work essential, in accordance with agreements made between staff and employers. But only if you do not have any symptoms.
- If you want to know if you need to self-quarantine, do the Quarantine Check on quarantainecheck.rijksoverheid.nl.
What to do if you test positive for COVID-19
If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow the official medical advice that is given to you by your doctors or medical staff. Continue self-isolating and inform your close contacts that they need to self-quarantine in case you have infected them. Follow the advice of the GGD or your doctors with regard to when you can end your self-isolation once you have recovered.
You are also kindly requested to inform AUC directly by emailing Prof. Martin van Hees and the College Secretary via firstname.lastname@example.org. AUC will treat your case confidentially and will not do anything with (nor disclose) any information you provide without your consent.
If you are too sick to participate in educational activities for any reason (including common things such as nausea or stomach bugs), please report this to your tutor and your teachers.