The UM is open again: what is allowed and what isn’t?

The UM is open again: what is allowed and what isn’t?

A list of all measures

30-08-2021

COVID-19 regulations for higher education have to a large extent been abandoned, but not completely. Observant has drawn up a list of what is and isn’t allowed.

  • Distance does not have to be maintained at the university. However, there are walking routes, assigned seating in the student cafeteria and adequate ventilation. Anyone showing symptoms should stay at home and have oneself tested.
  • While walking, you need to wear a face mask. You may remove it when you sit down. There will be stewards at hand to remind people to wear face masks.
  • Sometimes, a face mask is compulsory even while sitting. For example, if a tutor explicitly requests this for medical reasons or when distance cannot be maintained between the tutor and members of the tutorial group. It may also be compulsory to wear a face mask when working with test subjects.
  • For lecture halls, library spaces and the student cafeterias, there is a maximum group size of 75 students. After 20 September, exams may be organised for larger groups again. They will have to be held in large spaces, because the 1.5-metre regulation still applies in this instance. Please note: the maximum group size will only be overruled for exams.
  • In principle, all students may come to the campus again, programmes with compulsory attendance may re-introduce this. Exceptions can be made for vulnerable students and students who cannot leave their own country to come to Maastricht because of travel restrictions. They need to contact their student advisor.
  • Everyone is being asked to carry out a self-test twice a week. The self-tests can be ordered via www.zelftestonderwijs.nl
  • For employees who don’t teach, the regulation still applies that they should work from home as much as possible.
  • All UM Sports activities can take place as before. Sports rules apply here. While exercising, you don’t need to maintain distance, but afterwards you do.