Although on-site teaching and research are allowed on a small scale, we will continue working and studying from home as much as possible. The capacity of the buildings is limited to about 20% because of the need to maintain a 1.5-metre distance. Please come to the UvA only if it's really necessary. This is the only way we can keep the buildings safe and accessible.
The following Amsterdam Science Park buildings are closed:
Staff and students of the Faculty of Science and AUC who cannot work from home can use the above-mentioned Science Park 904 buildings (only accessible via the main entrance!). If you have questions, report to reception in the main hall.
Staff who must enter one of the closed buildings, or sections of SP 904, or must enter in the evening, need to get approval from their supervisor or the institute’s operational manager. They must also follow applicable safety regulations. To get access to Science Park 904 in the evening, staff need to report to reception in the main hall, and sign in and sign out at the Control Room when entering or leaving the building via the night entrance.
Starting from 15 June, the following buildings on Roeterseiland Campus will be open to restricted degree:
Adjusted opening times: 8:00 – 18:00
The following applies to the REC J/K buildings on Roeterseiland Campus that remain closed:
The University Quarter consists of many separate buildings used by many different groups. We have listed which buildings will be open and closed for different groups.
Adjusted opening hours: 8:00 – 18:00
The following applies to all the buildings in the University Quarter that are closed:
University Library (UB)
The University Library will be reopening in phases starting from 25 May 2020. You can find the latest information onuba.uva.nl.
Faculty of Humanities
Starting from 15 June, the following buildings will be open for ongoing research and students and staff who cannot work or study at home:
The following buildings of the Faculty of Humanities will remain closed:
The following buildings will be closed:
There is a security guard present who can grant access to employees coming to collect items.
One security guard will be present who can provide access to staff who want to pick things up.
Allard Pierson Museum
The Allard Pierson Museum is open again from 1 June.
The University Library will be reopening in phases starting from 25 May 2020. Students and staff will be able to submit requests for printed materials again from that date. Picking up and returning materials will be possible from 25 May, from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 16:00.
Concerning study spaces, studying at home remains the norm. Only if you have no other option you can come to the UvA to study in one of the buildings that are partially open. For available study spaces see the overview under the question ‘Which UvA buildings are still open?’
From Tuesday 2 June students will also be able to make use of a limited number of the study spaces at the University Library on Singel, taking the necessary 1.5 m distance into account and solely on the basis of reservations. From 1 June it will be possible to reserve a study place via the Library website. You can find more information on the phased reopening of the University Library on uba.uva.nl. Only come to the UvA if you do not have any cold or flu symptoms.
The mail will still be delivered in the MyPup lockers. If you do not want to receive your mail through these lockers, you can sent an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your PO box number. Your mail will be stored for you.
The availability of parking spaces is very limited at most UvA locations. If you want to make use of an UvA parking space, please discuss this with your supervisor. They can submit a request to the occupational health and safety coordinator of your faculty or unit. They can then see what the options are, together with Facility Services. They will be as accommodating as possible in handling these requests during this period (within the scope of the available space).
The UvA is following the RIVM guidelines when it comes to ventilation and the maintenance of ventilation systems. The ventilation in most buildings complies with these guidelines. In some buildings or spaces there is only natural ventilation. Where this is the case, rooms will be not be available for use or additional user instructions will apply. For example, in an unventilated archive room you will find instructions saying that there is a maximum of 1 person at a time in the room and that the door must remain open. We are reorganising the buildings as a result of the corona measures. The safety of students, staff and visitors is central to this effort. In corridors and other areas, sufficient distance is possible if everyone adheres to the access policy: you have made a reservation or you have made an agreement with your manager. You can put further questions about ventilation to your health and safety coordinator or send them via email@example.com.
The UvA’s buildings have been organised in such a way that you can move about them while still staying at a distance of 1.5 meters from others. Where necessary, routes inside the buildings have been adjusted. You may have to take a detour every now and then to reach your destination. At the entrance you will be asked to disinfect your hands. Facilities such as toilets and printers are being cleaned more than usual. But we also ask you to be responsible for your own safety when using them.
The capacity of the buildings is limited to about 20% because of the need to maintain a 1.5-metre distance. If possible, work and study at home. View the Corona updates page for the latest information.