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Update: Teaching on location at Leiden Law School from 30 Augustus

19 August 2021

Fortunately, from 30 August we will be able to teach more often on location. This must be done in a safe and responsible manner and we will need your help to achieve this. The most important consequences of our reopening are set out below.

Safe reopening at the faculty

The University is only a safe place if everyone takes proper responsibility. This means, for example:

  • Stay at home if you have symptoms of a cold, get tested and Sign out in Brightspace for education.
  • Get tested if you have been in contact with someone who has been infected with the coronavirus.
  • As a preventive measure, take a self-test twice a week. Students and staff at our university can order self-tests free of charge via Zelftestonderwijs.nl. Remember that you may have to wait a few days for the tests to arrive.
  • Stick to the Campus Protocol and follow all instructions when in the buildings.
  • If you have any concerns, please contact your study adviser.


  • The maximum number of students participating in educational activities is 75 excluding the lecturers or any supervisors present. This applies to all activities related to teaching (instruction, lectures, workgroups, moot court etc.).
  • All up-to-date information about teaching (starting Monday 6 September 2021) will be available on Brightspace from Monday 23 August. Due to limited capacity, a registration/allocation system will be used.
  • The maximum size of groups does not apply in corridors and other passing areas.
  • The restaurant in the Kamerlingh Onnes Building will be used as a restaurant again. The study spaces can be used before and after lunchtime and no longer have to be reserved via SharedDesk.
  • It is still necessary to reserve a study place in the library via SharedDesk.

Walking routes and the 1.5-metre distancing rule

The 1.5-metre distancing rule will no longer apply as of Monday 30 August. This means that in our buildings you no longer have to keep to that distance. This applies to both students and staff. The walking routes have been clearly set out so follow the direction of the arrows in the buildings and give other people room to pass.

Face masks compulsory again

From 30 August, it is once again compulsory to wear a face mask when moving from one teaching activity to another or when moving around in the buildings. You can remove your face mask if you are sitting at a fixed spot and during educational activities.

Ventilation & cleaning

In the university buildings:

  • The (mechanical) air ventilation are functioning properly and air is not recirculated: the indoor air gets blown outside.
  • Classrooms, including the furnishings, will also be carefully cleaned. Hand sanitizing gel is available at lecture rooms for extra hygiene.

In addition, it is advisable to Ventilate rooms by (regularly) opening the doors.


It is expected that at the beginning of September everyone who so wishes will have had two vaccinations. Vaccination is and remains a key part of the strategy to fight the coronavirus. Students and staff can get vaccinated at a number of GGD vaccination locations without having to make an appointment beforehand. See www.prikkenzonderafspraak.nl or make an appointment via www.planjeprik.nl or by calling the GGD.

Opening events and diploma presentations

The maximum number of 75 persons in one space also applies to diploma presentations and other activities. Diplomas will be presented in the coming weeks as follows:

  • First-year and bachelor’s diplomas via the desk at the Onderwijs Informatie Centrum (OIC).
  • The presentation of master’s diplomas will be done at the Academy Building with a limited number of guests present and with due observance of the protocol.
  • The graduation ceremonies of the Advanced Master’s students will go ahead, adjusted in line with government (RIVM) guidelines.

Stay informed

The current rules on the coronavirus will always be guiding for the University in its teaching and research. The most recent update is available on the website: Coronavirus updates

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