Update 24 February 2021
At the press conference on 23 February, it was announced that the current lockdown and associated measures will be extended until 15 March. It is, however, possible to participate in outdoor team sports again as of March 3, if you are under the age of 27.
In the context of the lockdown, it is important to take, or continue to take, the following measures very seriously at this time:
- Currently, no educational activities are taking place on campus, so online education is the norm. An exception will be made for examinations, practicals (such as graduation and design education) and guidance of vulnerable students. With due observance of the measures in force, these activities can continue, even if these activities are planned in locations other than university buildings.
- We expect that all students and staff wear face masks on campus when moving through common areas in buildings (including our labs). This means upon entering, when moving between spaces and when leaving a building. Once you are sitting in a lecture hall or workspace, you may remove your face mask. An exception to this rule are the microbiological, chemical and radiological laboratories, where disposable or personal reusable facemasks are not permitted.
- Keep a distance of 1.5 metres, carefully observe the hygiene measures, and avoid crowded places.
- Keep your visit to the campus as short as possible. Only remain on campus if there is no other option.
- Employees work from home, unless there is really no other option. Employees only come to the campus for location-specific work, e.g. researchers working in a laboratory. Only come to campus in consultation with your manager. There are care-, emergency-, and special leave arrangements for employees.
- Also for visitors goes, only come to the campus unless there’s really no alternative.
- If you yourself or one of your housemates are showing symptoms stay at home. More information on what to do in case of infection and symptoms.
- Students are asked to keep an eye on Brightspace.
- PhD conferral ceremonies and inaugural lectures will take place online and will always be without an audience on location.
- The cabinet has decided to impose an evening curfew from 21:00 in the evening to 04:30 in the morning. For more information click here.
- Employees and students who have been in a country or area with an orange or red travel advice for health reasons are expected to spend 10 days in self-isolation. In doing so, we follow the advice of the Dutch government. For employees, self-isolation and its consequences are at their own risk and expense. Read what these consequences can be. More information about when to go into self-isolation and how this works can be found on this webpage of the Dutch government.
- In order to ensure the best possible implementation of the corona measures, and to be able to guarantee the 1.5 meters distance, monitoring will take place on campus. For example, you can only enter the buildings on campus with your campus card, a rostering system for employees to work on campus will be implemented, and there are cameras on potentially busy places to see if people can keep a distance of 1.5 meters.
- Unfortunately incoming and outgoing exchange programs are cancelled for first and second semester 2020-2021
- Study places on campus are only available to a limited extent. Studying in the university buildings is only possible for vulnerable students, in consultation with their study advisor and with reservation.
- For faculty buildings, the studying possibilities may vary per building; always check the faculty specific measures first.
- Travel policy for staff and students remains tightened. Until further notice, it is not possible to book trips via TU Delft to high-risk areas or countries with a red or orange travel advice. Travel only if necessary and in consultation with your manager.
- Catering facilities are basically closed, only a very limited number of canteens offer take-away options.
- Students and staff may use public transport if this is necessary to get to on-campus educational or research activities.
- Teachers and support staff needed for teaching activities are seen as crucial professions. This means that, as in spring, their children can go to child care, primary schools and extracurricular care.
Finally, this is a complex time for all of us. Know you're not on your own. If you are having a hard time, please seek help. Our employees and students can contact their manager or study advisor at any time.