UG takes extra measures against corona
All UG buildings on lockdown
Only the most essential departments will continue to operate. Faculty boards and department directors will issue further instructions.
This measure comes after an earlier announcement late last week that all classes and meetings were cancelled. ‘This is unfortunate, but it’s in line with the most recent measures affecting universities from the government’, the board of directors said on Sunday evening.
The lockdown goes into effect on Monday, March 16 and will last until April 10. The board said it wants to limit all activities as much as they can.
No PhD ceremonies
The lockdown means that all PhD and graduation ceremonies have been cancelled until April 10, even when the number of attendees is limited. The UB building itself closed down last week, and its services will now also be limited. Working at the uni is only allowed when absolutely necessary.
UG students and staff who are currently abroad and having trouble returning to the Netherlands due to, for instance, the decrease in available flights, can call on the UG for support.
The ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up an emergency hotline, which is available 24/7: +31 247 247 247.