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 internal contact tracing team asap:
if you might have been exposed to a corona contamination
if you have an appointment for a coronatest
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.
Yes. Starting Monday August 24th 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 internal 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 or someone you live with, belong(s) 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).
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 ...)
Elevator use is not recommeded.
Yes, when our new academic year 20-21 starts on Sep 21st lockers will be available again.
Yes, these are operated contactless as much as possible.
Yes, these remain accessible.
Yes, but for the time being only:
Are borrowed materials placed in quarantine?
Yes, returned documents and materials are:
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 face mask (which covers your nose and mouth) prevents:
All educational levels, including higher education, start in pandemic code yellow (medium risk). This means you must wear a mask on campus, unless you remain in your seat AND you’re able to keep your distance (at least 1,5 m from others).
In hallways, common rooms and other public spaces
You must wear a mask at all times.
You must wear a mask, unless you are sitting down and you can keep your distance.
In eating areas (student restaurant, staff canteen, …)
You may take off your mask to eat, but make sure you sit diagonally from one another and keep your distance.
During meetings and group projects
You must wear a mask, unless you are sitting down and you can keep your distance. Make sure you sit diagonally from another.
During practical courses:
You must wear a mask at all times.
Lecturers who are teaching a theoretical course:
You stand in front of the class or move around and cannot keep your distance? You must wear a mask.
You stand in front of the class and you can keep your distance? You may wear a face shield.
You stand in front of the class while the first row is empty and you can keep your distance? You must not wear a mask nor a face shield.
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. This is only required for hard surfaces (e.g. table top, handles ...)
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 after each use.
Written and oral exams are organised digitally and from a distance, wherever possible. In some exceptional cases, examens will take place on campus. More details here.
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: