As of the second term, which begins on November 1, all UvA education activities will take place on campus. Although, according to the current rules, this should already be possible as of next week. According to the UvA it is not possible for all courses to schedule everything on campus.
Since the first term has already started, the timetables for this teaching period can no longer be changed, the university announces. ‘Whether programs can adjust the options for physical education differs per program,’ says a spokesperson.
There are, for example, programs that used to work with a registration of up to 75 people, for a lecture hall with a larger capacity. That registration may stop after September 25,’ she says. Other studies, which have timetabled with rooms that can hold exactly 75 people, cannot scale up. They will continue to offer partly online education in the coming weeks.
However, the UvA is looking at whether the exams for the first term, which take place at the end of October, can take place on campus. It is not yet certain whether this will be possible in all cases.
Many lecturers and students were concerned about the spread of the coronavirus prior to the return to physical education. How many UvA students and employees have tested positive for the coronavirus in the first two and a half weeks, the university does not know, the spokesperson says. Although students and employees are asked to state when reporting sick whether or not they have Covid-19, this is not registrated centrally.