After consultation between the university colleges, the universities, virologists and the Minister of Education, it was decided to remain in code red at least until 1 March. This means that until then, the current organisation of our education and research will be maintained. Your teachers will inform you about what this means for the lessons of the second semester.
The virologists are formal: even with the start of the vaccination programme and the decreasing number of infections, constant caution will still be needed throughout the academic year, certainly in view of the specific role of student life in the evolution of the pandemic. A third wave must be avoided. Moreover, by maintaining the measures for a longer period of time, we want to avoid successive changes of rules and measures and create more stability.
We are aware that 1 March still seems a long way off. No matter how difficult it may be: please continue to respect the measures, for yourself and for others. We realise these are challenging times. However it is important that we persevere. This is the quickest and most effective way to a normal situation.
Take care of yourself and those around you.
Code Red Phase
Main artistic practice on campus
Only the main artistic practice will be organised on campus from next week onwards. In the course of the next few days, the teachers involved will continue to communicate about the practical arrangements. Most of the activities will take place the way they did in colour code orange. The class schedules remain the same.
Buildings will reopen
Our campuses and buildings reopen in colour code red during normal opening hours. We also resume the evening and weekend arrangements. What activities can take place on campus?
- Attending the educational activities that are again allowed to take place physically.
- The lending services are operational.
- The libraries are accessible by appointment. Book a time slot in advance via ASIMUT. Based on your reservation, you will be allocated a numbered place in the library. You can reserve a maximum of 2 times 1 hour per day. The Kunstenbibliotheek offers 10 places per hour. The Conservatorium library has 5 places per hour.
- The student restaurant on the Bijloke campus provides take-away meals. The student restaurant in the Wijnaert will remain closed, as will the KASKcafé and MIRYcafé.
- The student's office is open during office hours. You can pick up courses and syllabi.
- Students who are unable to study in suitable conditions at home can still use a study place at school. For more information about this, please contact your study and learning track counsellor.
Internships and extramural courses
- Extramural activities are not possible.
- Internships and Arts in Practice projects can take place in accordance with applicable legislation and agreements with the external partner.
Examination period January
We are currently looking at how to organise the January examination period. In order to make as few last-minute changes as possible, we will use as much remote evaluation as possible. Only a limited number of exams will be organised on campus. The examination schedule will be communicated in detail within two weeks at the latest.
Contact tracing, quarantine and notification of infection
The fact that we are allowed back on campus does not mean that the virus is gone. It remains extremely important to follow the measures strictly: keep a distance, wear a quality mouth mask, wash your hands regularly, ensure adequate ventilation and disinfect the work surfaces.
The HOGENT corona tracing system Savitas enables us to react fast when necessary. Use it as much as possible.
Reporting quarantine and infections also remains important. Are you infected, do you have coronary symptoms or is someone in your immediate vicinity infected? Report the infection (if any) as soon as possible with this form.