Students may travel during peak hours in September

Students may travel during peak hours in September

Starting September 1, students will once again be allowed to travel by public transport during peak hours, prime minister Mark Rutte announced on Wednesday.
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With this move, the government responds to the complaint issued by the rectors of Dutch universities. Universities will also be allowed to teach on-site classes starting September 1, as long as everyone keeps their distance from each other.

Relaxations

The relaxations announced on June 15 allowed research universities and universities of applied sciences to teach on-site labs and classes if teaching them online was prohibitive. The only condition was that these classes had to be scheduled between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. or after 8 p.m.

This was to make sure students only used public transport outside peak hours. Since the rules for public transport are being relaxed and more seats will be available after July 1, there will be more room for students.

On-site education

While the new rules provide the university the opportunity for more on-site education, the UG will have to keep social distancing rules in mind. That means that only a small group of students will be able to attend on-site classes in the new year.

How the new rules will affect the UG remains to be seen. So far, the board of directors is going for a hybrid form of education, where online classes will be incorporated.

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