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What if you fall sick at AvB?

In case you don’t feel well, please check the symptoms for COVID-19. When you have a temperature, a cough, sneeze, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, or any other complaints however mild, stay at home in your room and self-isolate until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours, and get yourself tested. Inform your RA about this. If there are people you have been in close contact with you in the past few days, all of them will also have to stay home.

All students at LUC are urged to arrange sufficient health care insurance, as explained here. You also should register with a local GP. How to do this is explained here, an example is De Doc clinic. After hours, please contact the Hadoks after hours service on 070 – 346 96 69. In a life-threatening emergency, call 112.

As long as you don’t need care from a medical practitioner, we expect that students will take care of their friends like you would do at home. When you arrive at AvB, you will get to know a lot of new people. Please invest some time in setting up your support network from the start. Save phone numbers in your phone so that you can reach out to friends when you need help. Make sure to discuss with each other how you will care for and support each other in case one of you falls ill, and in case you must isolate. Think about food, laundry, and other supplies. If you have questions or need help in organising this, please contact your RA.

Testing

Anyone who suspects they may have been infected with the coronavirus can get themselves tested at the GGD by calling 0800-1202 or making an appointment on www.coronatest.nl . You don’t need to call your GP first, and the test is free of charge. If your symptoms are very severe, do not call the GGD for testing but call your GP or HADOC first!

Testing for coronavirus

You will receive your test results in 24 hours. During that time, please stay in your room and avoid contact with others. In case you test positive, inform your RA, LUC and Leiden University. The GGD will ask you for the contact details of all people you have met over the past week or two. You will have to self-isolate until you have been free of symptoms for 24 hours. The GGD will advise on what the people you have been in contact with you should do. If you test negative, you can attend on campus activities again, but please keep adhering to the general guidelines. You can access your own test results with DigID. If you don't have a DigID yet, please click here.

If you don’t have symptoms, you can do a self-test at home. For example, on the day you want to attend class on campus, or regularly twice a week. You can order free self-test kits from www.zelftestonderwijs.nl; every two weeks you are allowed to order 4 tests.

Pre-consisting conditions and emergency contacts

We always ask all students to provide the contact details of their family or other emergency contacts. This information will be stored in uSis (the student registration system) and is only accessible to a very limited number of people. The information will be used only in case of an urgent emergency. We will not contact parents in case of non-emergency illness.

You are advised to inform your RA if you have a medical condition that may need specific care from the people around you in an emergency, such as epilepsy or severe allergies, or in case of a covid-19 infection. Of course, you are not obliged to provide us with this information

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