The coronavirus (Covid-19) has an enormous impact on our daily life. In addition to the general prevention measures, AP has drafted a series of custom preventive measures to help ensure:
PLEASE NOTE: The information below does not fully apply to our Schools of Arts. These students will receive additional custom information for the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.
To make sure we can closely monitor all corona contaminations (both suspected and confirmed), please report to our in-house tracing team asap:
if you have to stay in quarantine
if you have an appointment for a corona test
We count on your co-operation to closely follow these measures.
The coronavirus (Covid-19) is highly contagious and spreads from human to human through small droplets. When you cough or sneeze the virus transmits by air onto nearby items and surfaces. Others can become contaminated when they breathe in these droplets or transmit them with their hands onto their eyes, nose or mouth. Therefore, extra measures are necessary.
The less people are on campus, the less risk for further spread of the virus. Therefore, we have switched to digital work, education and exam activities from a distance, wherever possible. Yet, for some activities, fully digital alternatives are unfortunately not available. Thus, we have provided a limited restart under strict conditions.
Limited access to our campuses is granted to students, staff and third parties on these 4 conditions:
In short, this means access is granted to:
We ask that you only remain on campus for the duration of your activities and leave as soon as possible once they are finished.
It's important that we keep a close eye on all (possible) corona contaminations, so we can take action asap when needed.
In addition to corona tracing by the government, AP has launched an in-house contact tracing cel to monitor (possible) corona contaminations within our university college. This allows us to personally contact and advise our students and staff.
When should I contact the AP Corona Tracing team?
How should I contact the AP Corona Tracing team?
If you are sick or have disease symptoms, you may not visit the campus.
If you belong to a risk group, you may invoke force majeure.
Short stay in Belgium (e.g. you live abroad and commute for your studies)
Short travels for work and study activities are considered as essential travel. This means the quarantine rules do not apply.
A longer stay in Belgium
You must follow the government's travel advice and rules on testing and quarantine (see previous question: return from green / orange / red zone).
There are still some study spaces available on campus, but due to the circumstances these are off course limited. Therefore, registration is mandatory. More details can be found on the intranet.
Elevator use is not recommeded.
Yes, are available, but.
Yes, these are operated contactless as much as possible.
Yes, these remain accessible.
Yes the front desks on campus remain open according to the usual contact hours.
Yes, these remain operational according to adapted arrangements and strict safety measures. More details on the intranet.
Yes, due to their smaller scale, these remain open for the time being. But only if the following guidelines are respected:
Meetings on campus are temporarily not allowed.
Several activities (e.g. front desk, enrolment of new students, consults ...) require face-to-face meetings.
The risk for coronavirus contamination is minimal during mail processing. Follow this approach:
Yes, for those (who need to be) present on campus, we provide:
Unfortunately, our stock is rather limited, due to the big demand. So:
Wearing gloves sometimes gives a false sense of security. Therefore, this will not be generally required.
Gloves are mandatory:
Replace your gloves:
Everyone near and on campus must wear a face mask at all times.
In eating areas (student restaurant, staff canteen, …) you may remove your face mask temporarily to eat and/or drink. Just make sure you sit diagonally from one another and keep your distance.
Since October 1st, 2020 a mask is also mandatory within a 200 m radius of all school entrances and exits in the Province of Antwerp.
How to put on a mouth mask?
How to wear a mouth mask?
How to remove a mouth mask?
How to wash and store a mouth mask?
We don't expect you to clean the entire classroom. Naturally, this is done by our cleaning crew. We only ask that you disinfect your work spot and/or materials BEFORE each use.
Yes, off course.
What if you've run out of soap or paper?
This might happen, since all of us are washing our hands (even more). We ask all of you to keep an eye out. All out? Report this to the front desk of your campus immediately.
Yes, when the new academic year 20-21 starts on Sep 21 2020 showers and changing rooms (individual and communal) will be available again. These will be cleaned frequently.
Our standard cleaning activities and procedures have been amplified.
We do ask that you disinfect your work spot and/or materials before each use.
Yes, but only if:
These are done digitally as much as possible.
If physical presence is required for the follow-up, this may proceed if the following conditions are met:
Yes, this mandatory. Materials may not be exchanged, so you must bring your own (e.g. writing utensils, calculator, headset, paper tissues ...)
During labs, students need to perform tests or measurements. This requires handling of materials and/or equipment.
We are forced to organise the majority of the exams digitally from a distance. In some cases it might be decided that exams can take place on campus. More details can be found in the FAQ Digital Exams.
Each campus has its own helpdesk. Check the contact details on ICT-pedia.
During first aid interventions: