Update corona: guidelines Ghent University

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Yesterday, the government announced new recommendations to limit as much as possible any further spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

From Monday 16 March 2020 onwards, all lessons and practicals will be organised remotely. Teaching activities that cannot be organised remotely will be suspended until 19 April 2020. Consequently, students shall no longer come to the Ghent University premises for educational activities or educational guidance until 19 April 2020.

Via UFORA, the lecturers will inform the students by Sunday 15 March 2020 at the latest about the way in which educational activities will be offered. In the course of the following days and weeks, the concrete details will be further developed and will always be communicated via UFORA.

Ghent University hopes that after the Easter break all regular educational activities can be restarted. If this is not the case, you will receive a message  no later than Wednesday 15 April 2020.

The following guidelines apply to Ghent University  staff in the context of current corona issues:

  • Teleworking is the norm. Exceptions to this norm are only possible to assure the continuity of activities or for safety reasons.
  • Colleagues that do not have the possibility to telework and as a result of this have to be physically present at their work place, have to organise their job in such a way that they only have limited contact with one another. This can for instance be done by respecting at least 1 meter distance between people, by working and pausing in shifts and disinfect often used surfaces and equipment.
  • All non-essential meetings and gatherings have to be done online. If this proves to be impossible, these have to be postponed or cancelled. Equally, professional trips abroad and study visits have to be postponed or cancelled.
  • Meetings and gatherings wíth physical presence of the participants are only allowed if this physical presence is required to assure the continuity of activities or for safety reasons.
  • Ghent University staff members can enter Ghent University buildings using their entry tag or badge. Please carry this at any time. In case you encounter problems with entering a building, you can contact toegangscontrole@ugent.be
  • Ghent University continues to monitor the situation closely. Updated policy information and the Ghent University guidelines in the framework of the current corona issues can be found at www.ugent.be/en/coronavirus. Ghent University counts upon the cooperation of everyone to keep the impact of the corona issues as small as possible. 

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