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Updates on coronavirus

The information in these updates can also be found in the FAQs, where the information is organised by subject, via the main uva.nl/corona page. UvA staff and students can also find the latest information in the weekly UvA newsletters.
You can also read the updates from 2020.

Results: 1 - 20 of 20
Results: 1 - 20 of 20
  • Teaching at building JK on Roeterseiland Campus moved as a precaution, first rooms reopened
    8 Oct 2021
    The amount of air being blown into lecture rooms at the UvA is systematically and periodically checked. In recent weeks, measurements have been taken in the JK building on the Roeterseiland Campus (REC JK). On Friday ...
  • 5 questions on ventilation in UvA buildings
    6 Oct 2021
    Making sure there is enough fresh air is one of the four basic rules designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But what about the ventilation in the UvA’s buildings? This article sets out some key points.
  • Events at the UvA and the coronavirus entry passes
    27 Sep 2021
    Many coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands have been scrapped. At the same time, the coronavirus entry pass has been introduced and capacity restrictions continue to apply for certain locations. In this update ...
  • Last measures in higher education to be dropped
    16 Sep 2021
    The last measures in higher education will be withdrawn on 25 September and ‘normal’ education on the campus is getting closer. We are pleased with this news, but also understand that some people might find it ...
  • New academic year: safe return to campus
    1 Sep 2021
    We can all help to ensure the safest possible return to campus at the start of the new academic year next week. This update contains details on what you can do and what the UvA is doing to make sure that everyone ...
  • Update on the attendance requirement, examinations and more
    25 Aug 2021
    On Friday 13 August 2021, the UvA learned that the 1.5-metre rule will cease to apply in higher education settings with effect from 30 August 2021. This means that face-to-face education on campus can resume in the ...
  • Conditions for lifting 1.5 metre rule determined
    16 Aug 2021
    As announced during the government COVID-19 press conference on Friday, 13 August, the 1.5-metre social distancing regulation will no longer apply to higher education institutions as of 30 August. As a result, we ...
  • End of 1.5-metre distancing for higher education
    13 Aug 2021
    During the press conference on Friday, 13 August, the government announced that the 1.5-metre distancing rule will be dropped at higher education institutions from September. The UvA is looking forward to a new ...
  • Opportunity to order free self-tests extended
    2 Aug 2021
    Due to ongoing infection rates, the opportunity to order free self-tests via www.zelftestonderwijs.nl has been extended. Below you can read more about why and when you can take a self-test, and how to order them.
  • Preparation for academic year 2021-Information on orientation events, self-testing and more2022 without measures continues
    16 Jul 2021
    Earlier, we wrote that we are preparing for an academic year in which we will abandon the 1.5-metre rule. The exact measures will become clear on 13 August. In this update, we provide more clarity on orientation ...
  • Preparation for academic year 2021-2022 without measures continues
    24 Jun 2021
    The number of coronavirus infections is falling. More and more people have been vaccinated or are able to schedule an appointment, and we are preparing for a new academic year without restrictive measures. Below you ...
  • Academic year 2021-2022: Return to campus
    3 Jun 2021
    The end of the academic year is approaching, and so we look ahead to the new academic year - a year in which education will once again take place on campus. Expectations are that the circumstances towards the end of ...
  • Self-tests now available to order online for free
    6 May 2021
    Recently, more education on campus became possible within limits. In order to keep the number of infections as low as possible, it is important for everyone who comes to campus to perform regular self-tests. These ...
  • Easing of restrictions for universities from 28 April
    22 Apr 2021
    Tuesday night it was confirmed that universities will be able to offer more educational activities on campus again from 28 April, in conjunction with making self-testing available and enforcing common coronavirus ...
  • We are preparing for more physical activities on the campus
    14 Apr 2021
    We are hoping for an announcement next week that students in higher education will be able to return to the UvA more often from 26 April onwards, but the government has postponed its decision on the matter. In the ...
  • Possibility of easing restrictions on higher education at end of April
    24 Mar 2021
    Unfortunately, the government did not announce any immediate easing of the restrictions on higher education at last night's press conference. However, universities may be able to deliver more face-to-face education ...
  • Academic year 2021-2022 and reduction on tuition fees
    25 Feb 2021
    Any relaxation of the measures for higher education is not to be expected in the short term, as also became apparent yesterday at the government's press conference. For the new academic year, we are assuming that ...
  • Reimbursement childcare and extra leave
    27 Jan 2021
    Due to the corona crisis the workload has increased substantially. Especially for those that have to combine their work with home schooling their children. Therefore, there are three schemes geared towards ...
  • Impact of curfew on the UvA
    22 Jan 2021
    The government has announced a number of measures to tighten the coronavirus lockdown, including a curfew from 21:00 as of Saturday 23 January. All activities should be stopped at least an hour before the start of ...
  • Extension of coronavirus measures, Keep in Touch campaign
    13 Jan 2021
    The current coronavirus measures will be extended by three weeks. This means that the measures currently in place for teaching at the UvA will also be extended until (at least) 9 February 2021. Below you can read ...