The coronavirus (Covid-19) has an enormous impact on our daily life. Since Friday March 13th, we have been forced to close our campuses and have switched solely to digital work and education activities.
On Friday April 24th the National Security Council announced that the corona measures would be relaxed. Contactless work and education activities remain the norm for now, but we have planned a partial restart for some education and exam activities on campus, starting Monday May 18th.
AP has drafted a series of preventive measures to help ensure:
Of course general prevention measures also remain in force:
We count on everyone's citizen sense and common sense when it comes to following these measures on and off campus.
PLEASE NOTE: The information below does not fully apply to our Schools of Arts. Students from the Royal Conservatory Antwerp and Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp will receive customized information via e-mail, Digitap and the FAQ on AP Arts.
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 contamintaed 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.
No. For the time being, our campuses remain closed for the public.
Starting Monday May 18 limited access to our campuses is granted to students, staff and third parties on these 3 conditions:
In short, this means access is granted to:
Education and examactivities which
For example: classes such as labs, practica, ateliers ...
For example: exams which cannot be taken at home:
If you are sick or have disease symptoms, you may not visit the campus.
If you or someone you live with, belong(s) to a risk group, you may invoke force majeure.
Study corners and other seating areas on campus are currently closed off for the general public.
Students who don't have the appropriate space and/or means to study and/or take their exams at home, may apply for:
study spaces on campus NOO (via AP / STUVO)
silent study spaces on various locations in Antwerp (via STAN / Stad Antwerpen)
Use of these spaces is unfortunately limited and under conditions, due to the strict safety measures. Therefore students with the most urgent needs will be given priority. If you'd like to use one of these spaces, please send a motivated request to STUVO of STAN in which you explain your need (home situation, study situation ...)
Our campuses will be opened for a limited amount of people. In addition, we have worked out a circulation plan for each campus, to ensure maximum physical distancing. This entails:
The circulation plan must be followed strictly and is therefore made visible by means of:
Physical distancing depends on the room and the situation. For instance:
Please note: we cannot impose all these measures on every single campus, due to architectural limitations. In such cases, please use your common sense:
Elevator use is not recommeded.
Yes, but only single person lockers.
Yes, these are operated contactless as much as possible.
Yes, these remain accessible.
Yes, but only:
Are borrowed materials placed in quarantine?
Yes, returned documents and materials are:
No. For the time being, we do not offer catering on our campuses.
Yes, due to their smaller scale, these remain open for the time being. But only if the following guidelines are respected:
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:
Wearing a mouth mask is a useful measure. It prevents:
A mouth mask is mandatory during motionary activities (i.e. when you move around campus and (might) come into contact with others, so you can't keep your distance (min 1,5 m). For example:
A mouth mask is not mandatory during stationary activities (i.e. when you remain in one spot and don't come into conact with others, so you can keep your distance (min 1,5 m). For example:
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?
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.
No. All showers and changing rooms (individual and communal) are closed to due hygienic reasons.
Temperature and CO² will not be adjusted. But we will air out the rooms as much as possible. Windows and doors should be left open wherever possible, to allow maximal supply of outside air.
Our standard cleaning activities and procedures have been amplified.
Written and oral exams are organised digitally and from a distance, wherever possible. In some exceptional cases, examens will take place on campus:
The following measures apply to exams on campus:
Before the exam
During the exam
After the exam
Yes, but only if:
These are solely done digitally.
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.
Each campus has its own helpdesk. Check the contact details on ICT-pedia.
Then the circulation plan is dismissed:
During first aid interventions: