UG tightens work-from-home regulations

Situation too dire to meet with people

UG tightens regulations, working at uni not allowed

As of last Thursday, UG staff and students have gone back to working from home, unless there is absolutely no other way. The university announced this after the national corona regulations were tightened.
19 October om 13:53 uur.
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Giulia Fabrizi

Door Giulia Fabrizi

19 October om 13:53 uur.
Laatst gewijzigd op 22 November 2020
om 16:22 uur.
Giulia Fabrizi

By Giulia Fabrizi

October 19 at 13:53 PM.
Last modified on November 22, 2020
at 16:22 PM.
Giulia Fabrizi

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The new rules were announced by prime minister Mark Rutte last Tuesday, and they’ve also put an end to the option of getting together with colleagues in university buildings once a week.

Initially, the UG wanted to facilitate face-to-face contact between colleagues as much as possible. Even though the policy was to ‘work from home, unless…’, people were allowed to meet once a week. But now, the university has decided the situation is too dire to continue to allow this.

Exception for education

Apart from people no longer being allowed to meet, nothing much will change at the university. The government is making an exception for educational institutes when it comes to crowd sizes and public transport, which means that in-person teaching and on-site research will continue as long as the university makes sure people keep their distance and buildings are properly ventilated.

The UG’s policy on wearing face masks won’t change, either. While the government is looking for a way to legally enforce the use of face masks, the university will continue to ‘urgently recommend’ that people wear them inside university property.

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