Information regarding the coronavirus

Update 18 June 2021

At this evening's press conference it was announced that more things are becoming possible, subject to the one and a half metre social distancing limit. This is good news and is partly thanks to our own efforts by adhering to the measures.  We are gradually moving towards a phased reopening of our university. 

It is positive that there is a new perspective, also in the shorter term. From 26 June onwards, the opportunities for staff and students will increase again. Exactly how this will work out will become clear next week. Keep checking this site and we advise students to keep an eye on Brightspace.

Until then, we ask you to continue to pay close attention to the following and to keep using the self-tests. These free self-tests can be ordered online. More details can be found on www.zelftestonderwijs.nl.

  • From 26 April onwards, more will be possible in terms of physical education on campus. The exact details will be determined by faculty and study programme and may therefore differ. Examinations, practicals (such as graduation and design education) and guidance of vulnerable students are possible on campus. With due observance of the measures in force, these activities can take place, even when these activities are planned in locations other than the university buildings.
  • There are also more and more (sport) activities possible at X.
  • 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.
  • Working from home if possible remains the norm. Meetings of internal teams for, for example, training, development and education are allowed again. Only come to campus in consultation with your manager. There are care-, emergency-,  and special leave arrangements for employees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Incoming and outgoing exchange programs are only allowed to take place within Europe starting from September 2021. Read more about exchange on our corona information page for students.
  • The number of study places on the campus is still being expanded, not only in the Library but also at Pulse, Science Centre and the Faculties. The places are intended for students who do not have the opportunity to study at home or who cannot study at home due to various circumstances. A list on the website shows the places you can reserve.
  • 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.

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.