GENERAL MEASURES

covid measures

GENERAL MEASURES
CLASSES

All classes are on campus in full capacity.

WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF ILLNESS?

Are you infected, do you have coronasymptoms, is someone in your immediate surroundings infected or are you in quarantine? In order to give the virus no chance, we ask you to report a (possible) infection or quarantine as soon as possible via this form. Please also report your absence in iBaMaFlex (https://ibamaflex.hogent.be).

Students with a positive test or specific questions should contact the Head of Department of Prevention, Environment and Welfare, Frank Claeys, at frank.claeys@hogent.be or the prevention advisor/occupational doctor, Mathieu Versée, at mathieu.versee@cohezio.be.

Do you have a cold or other symptoms? Don’t take any risks: stay at home and follow the lessons online. That way, we take care of each other.


MOUTH MASKS NO LONGER MANDATORY

From Monday March 7 onwards, mouth masks are no longer compulsory in the buildings and in the lessons.

If you feel comfortable wearing a mouth mask, then of course you can.

Good air quality remains important, so continue to pay attention to adequate ventilation.

Are you showing symptoms or are you potentially infected? Be on the safe side and protect your fellow students by not coming to class. Make arrangements about this with your teachers.


VENTILATION ESSENTIAL

Good ventilation remains an essential preventive measure against corona. The school closely monitors the indoor air quality:

  • In the coming period, fixed CO2 meters will be installed in classrooms, exercise rooms, studios, meeting rooms and the restaurant.
  • In office spaces, the quality is monitored with mobile CO2 meters.
  • In risk settings, additional measurements are taken with an aerosol meter.

The data from these meters will be monitored centrally. In the rooms with CO2 meters, you can also read the values yourself via a QR code on the meter. The action and alarm values are 900ppm and 1200ppm. When the teacher notices that the value is sporadically too high, a ventilation break can be inserted.

The timetable also takes into account ventilation breaks of 30 minutes after each 2-hour lesson block. In addition, for lessons longer than one hour, teachers will also provide a ventilation break during which all windows and doors are opened.

The ventilation instructions are listed in each classroom. Always keep to the maximum lesson time and the ventilation breaks. Pay attention to open windows and doors where necessary. But do not forget to close windows and doors again at the end of the day.

For classrooms with less good ventilation, there may be additional safety measures.


STUDENT FACILITIES

All student services (care, housing, catering, sports) are back to normal.

The Care department will again organise physical consultations by appointment, but online consultations will also remain possible.


MOBILITY: INTERNSHIPS AND STUDIES ABROAD

In principle, a traineeship or study abroad in Europe can go ahead unless the coronagraph measures in Belgium or the country of destination prevent this. In principle, an internship or study outside Europe can NOT take place. However, an exceptional procedure can be requested. Please contact frauke.velghe@hogent.be.


CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS, LECTURES, CINEMA

The general rules of the government for the cultural sector apply here. From Monday march 7, this means no mouth masks, full capacity and no Covid-safe Ticket