During practica it can be difficult to keep a distance of 1.5 metres from your fellow students and supervisors. However, in times of corona, this is an important condition under which you are allowed to take practical lessons. There are many different situations, each with their own solution, but there are some general guidelines to follow.
Basic rules, also during the practica
- If you have mild complaints related to corona, or have recently been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, stay at home and get tested. Stay in quarantine at home until the results of the test are available.
- Don't come back to the lab until you have tested negative and/or have no complaints.
- Keep a distance of 1.5 metres from other students and supervisors at all times.
- Do not shake hands.
- Cough and sneeze the inside of your elbow.
- Use paper tissues and throw them away immediately.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water (at least 6 times a working day).
Preparation of the practica
- Prepare yourself well. This saves time and unnecessary actions.
- Prepare a Task Risk Assessment of the experiment in advance.
- Be aware of the safety rules in the practical room.
During the practica
- Always follow the instructions of the supervisors / practicum assistants.
- Do not sit/stand opposite each other in the practical room, stick to the places indicated.
- As far as possible, stay in place and do not walk around.
- If you have a question, the supervisor/practicum assistant will sometimes come to you and give you an explanation. The procedure for this is: the student steps aside and the supervisor performs the action as a demonstration. Keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other.
- If intervention is required, the supervisor may wear a face-shield as a practical solution. This will create a short-term barrier between the student and the supervisor in which the 1.5 metres can be exceeded.
- Leave your lab workplace clean and tidy.