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Coronaproof second semester at Archaeology

27 January 2022

We are happy that the cabinet has decided that universities may open again for education on campus from 15 January. A maximum of 75 people are permitted per group and facemasks must be worn in all areas. In this message we summarise the most important changes. For specific programme components you will be informed through Brightspace. For staff, the advice to work from home still applies, but for education and supervision purposes as well as labwork you can come to the University.

We have to prepare for education on campus for the coming semester starting on 7 February. This means that we will ask students, including international students, to come to Leiden in so far as this is possible and to be present in person where this is permitted. 

The main changes for the Faculty of Archaeology

  • There is a maximum group size of 75 students for each separate room. Courses that have more student registrations than 75 will be split in two groups (either on campus or remote). Check the status of your courses on Brightspace before the semester starts. Please note that it is not possible to swap groups. Teaching staff has been informed about this separately.
  • In all our buildings, a distance of 1.5 metres from one another must be observed where possible.
  • Work from home as much as possible. If you have a good reason to come to the office, discuss this with your supervisor.
  • Facemasks must be worn within University buildings at all times, and when you are seated less than 1.5 metres apart. Disposable facemasks (type II) are preferred.
  • As a preventive measure, we request our staff and students to take a self-test twice a week. Students and staff at our University can order self-tests on line free of charge via Zelftestonderwijs.nl.
  • It is important to make sure that rooms have enough fresh air. All teaching areas at the University are ventilated in line with the requirements of the RIVM and the building regulations. Almost everywhere this is managed centrally via mechanical ventilation which is switched on early in the morning. Not all work areas and meeting rooms have mechanical ventilation, particularly in the older buildings.  It is important in these areas to ensure adequate ventilation by opening the windows.
  • We urge everyone to have vaccinations/boosters to protect against the coronavirus. Students and staff in Leiden can arrange this via the GGD Hollands-Midden health authority.
  • Only together can we beat the coronavirus in the Netherlands. Therefore, follow the basic rules and adhere to the quarantine guideline.

Do you have any questions about teaching in times of corona? Students may contact the study advisors (bastudyadviser@arch.leidenuniv.nl and mastudyadviser@arch.leidenuniv.nl), while staff may contact the Education Office.

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