Advice and information
We are closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation and following advice from the Dutch government. On this page you will find information and updates for current and future students.
The latest government advice is available on the website of the RIVM(opens in new tab).
- Current students can contact the International Office(opens in new tab).
- Prospective students can contact their programme of interest:
Global Project and Change Management(opens in new tab) or International Business(opens in new tab).
Are there any conditions (entry tests, vaccination) to be allowed to participate in education?
No. It is not compulsory to be vaccinated or to do a self-test before coming to the campus. To prevent the spread of corona, however, it helps if as many people as possible are vaccinated or take a self-test before going to school.
Can I come to campus if a housemate has tested positive?
If you are immune, you don’t need to go into quarantine. You are advised to get tested at the GGD on day 5 after the last high-risk contact and/or if you have any symptoms.
If you are not immune, you go into quarantine for 10 days. To end this quarantine, get tested on the fifth day after the last high-risk contact and/or in case of complaints.
I have been in contact with someone with corona. What should I do?
Different rules apply in different situations. The government’s online quarantine check(opens in new tab) helps you decide what to do.
Should a whole class be quarantined if a lecturer or classmate tests be positive?
No, only those who were within 1.5 metres for more than 15 minutes of the individual who tested positive, are considered close contacts. The quarantine rules are different because of potential immunity.
If three or more related infections are found in a room/situation, transmission is likely to have taken place within the classroom. In that case, the GGD and Windesheim will discuss the approach to be taken.
When is a person regarded as immune?
You’re considered immune if you
- completed a vaccination series with Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca 14 days or longer ago, OR
- received one dose of these vaccines 14 days or longer ago after previously having had corona, OR
- received the Janssen vaccine 28 days or longer ago, OR
- had corona less than 6 months ago.
What are the measures taken by Windesheim?
We have taken all kinds of measures in our buildings to be able to study and work as safely as possible. These measures are based on the guidelines of the RIVM. Do you have a positive corona test? Please report this(opens in new tab). That way, we can keep an eye on the infections.
How do we keep Windesheim safe?
- We set a maximum number of people who may be present at any given time. This means that most of our staff works from home and there is less teaching.
- All buildings are signposted with mandatory walking routes, always keeping to the right as much as possible and keeping 1.5 metres distance.
- Contact points such as door handles, taps, banisters and light and lift switches, are professionally cleaned several times a day. The sanitary facilities and the tables and chairs in the canteens are cleaned at least twice a day.
- Good ventilation with fresh air is recommended. At Windesheim all systems that only ventilate fresh air are set to the maximum setting.
How can you keep Windesheim safe?
- You must wear a face mask in all 'public' places. These are the areas in which you walk and move from one place to another: the corridors, stairwells, canteens, etc. A face mask is not obligatory in the classroom, during (sports) lessons or in an office.
- Regularly wash your hands and sneeze or cough into your elbow.
- Do not stick around after your class or assessment, but go home
- Do you have a cold and/or (little) complaints? Then stay home and get tested.
- Use the stairs as much as possible and the lift as little as possible. If you do use the lift, make sure that there max. two people in it.
What does our education look like?
We are able to teach on campus. This does not mean that 'online' will disappear completely, because it also has some advantages which we'll use where it has a clear added value for your education. What we're working on now is an ideal mix of education on campus, online elements and learning in practice. The optimal learning and guidance of our students is at the core of this. And that happens mainly through personal contact.
- Are there any conditions (entry tests, vaccination) to be allowed to participate in education?