You can find information about campus safety regulations on our FAQ page about buildings and facilities.
If you have had contact with someone with COVID-19, and you have had contact with someone who has COVID-19, you may also become ill. This applies in the following situations:
Whether you need to be quarantined depends on whether or not you are already protected against COVID-19.
You are protected against COVID-19 if one or more of the following applies:
If you are protected against COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine. However, it is important to monitor your health closely. If you develop symptoms that could indicate COVID-19, then you should always get tested. Never use a self-test if you have symptoms.
In 2021, we will continue to work and study from home for the time being. Everyone should work or study from home unless this is genuinely impossible. To make working and studying from home a little easier, we have listed all the working-from-home tips once again.
These initiatives by fellow students will help you during the lockdown. Per example: UvA Walks, Sports initiatives, Monthly Movie Nights and Virtual study areas.
Vaccination protects you, but ultimately it also protects your family, friends and vulnerable people in your surroundings. The more people who get vaccinated, the harder it will be for the virus to spread. Then the government can scale down the coronavirus restrictions and we’ll get more and more of our freedom back.
When it is you’ll get an invitation from the government, either by letter or email. It will say what you have to take with you (such as your ID). It will also tell you where you can get the vaccination.
For more information about vaccines, we suggest you keep track of developments posted on the Government of the Netherlands website.
You will be contacted by the GGD or by the infected person. The advice of the GGD (after contact tracing) is the deciding factor as to whether you should stay at home. If you have been in direct contact (within 1.5m for longer than 15 min), you will be advised to self-isolate for 10 days. If the GGD advises you to stay at home, employees should discuss work arrangements with their manager. Students should contact their study programme (for example via the study adviser or education desk) about taking courses in an alternative way.
Starting 26 June it is no longer necessary to wear a face mask on campus if it is possible to keep 1.5 meter distance.
You can request the self-test through zelftestonderwijs.nl. You will then receive a test at home through the regular post. That same website also offers instructions on how to use self-tests, as well as instructional videos and frequently-asked questions.
Taking a self-test is voluntary. We will not be check at the door whether you have taken one, nor will you have to show proof of a negative test. However, other measures such as the 1.5-metre measure and face masks will continue to apply.
However, we do hope that you consider taking a test before coming to the UvA. This will allow us all to contribute to a safe campus and possible further relaxations of the measures by the government.