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* Last update 24 June 2021* More information about HAS University of Applied Sciences and the coronavirus can be found on this page.

18 June the Dutch cabinet announced further relaxations of the COVID-19 measures. This will also have a positive impact on higher education.

As of 26 June, it will no longer be obligatory to wear a face mask, so staff, students, course participants and visitors will be able to enter HAS University of Applied Sciences again from 28 June without one. This does not apply to situations where 1.5-metre social distancing can’t be maintained, such as during practical training or in lifts. The 1.5-metre social distancing rule will remain in force until at least mid-August.

Self-testing remains crucial both during this phase and after the summer. We recommend students, employees and course participants to test themselves at least twice a week, especially if they have no symptoms. This can help identify an infection in good time, and prevent the virus from being transmitted to others unnoticed.

In mid-August, the cabinet will decide whether 1.5-metre social distancing is no longer necessary. This depends on various factors, such as infection rates, mutations of the virus, and the degree of protection of the population at the time. HAS University of Applied Sciences is preparing for this by assuming there will be both physical and online classes. Where possible, we will provide as much physical education as possible. If necessary, we will scale down physical education and provide more online lessons. We will follow the Dutch government’s guidelines in this regard.

HAS University of Applied Sciences and corona measures

The health of students, staff and visitors is very important for HAS University of Applied Sciences, that is why we are closely monitoring developments related to coronavirus. We are following the guidelines and instructions from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM), the GGD Municipal Health Service, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs relating to the coronavirus. Of course, HAS University is prepared for various scenarios so that we can take appropriate action if we receive guidelines and instructions to do so.

With the protocol 'Working and studying responsibly at HAS University of Applied Sciences' we create space for a safe togetherness at the HAS. Students, staff, and visitors are urged to adhere to the measures and instructions in this protocol (shared upon visit). It is also mandatory to wear a mouth mask within the HAS buildings.

We are sending regular updates to students and employees via our internal communication channels and a special page on our intranet. This page is constantly updated as new facts become known. 

For general information about the coronavirus we refer you to the RIVM website

You can also ask questions calling the special national phone number +31 (0)800-1351.