Last update: 26-01-2021
Community: take care of each other
An appeal to all: many of us are currently working mainly from home. Sometimes with different working hours because they also take care of children during the day. Other colleagues, think of colleagues from abroad, are on their own. Therefore, on behalf of the MT of the faculty, an appeal to everyone who is part of our faculty community: seek regular contact with each other and care for each other. Tips for 'virtual coffee breaks' with your team can be sent to email@example.com.
Despite most of us working from home, it can happen: as a lecturer, you see that your students are (unintentionally) too close to each other at the coffee machine. Or you notice that a colleague is getting too close. We have no reason to assume that this happens a lot, but we have heard that there are questions about it. So what does TU Delft actually expect from you? And who can you call in to help? TU Delft's protocol 'regulating access to buildings' contains this escalation protocol:
- If you see that someone is structurally not keeping to the 1.5 metre distance (guideline: the person regularly exceeds the 1.5 metre distance within 15 minutes, even if the location is spacious enough), we ask you to address this person in a friendly manner. Incidentally, this applies to everyone, not just to lecturers who address students.
- If the person does not listen, please call G4S, the security company on +31 15 278 8888. The staff member who will then come to help will ask the person to abide by the rules again or to leave the building. At that time, the details of the person in question will also be noted.
- In serious cases where the rules are grossly violated, the complex manager (Dean) can take extra measures appropriate to the situation, for example a formal denial of access to the building.
- In very serious cases where people do not want to leave the building despite the formal denial, the security guard may call the police.
- In the case of structural violations of the corona rules, the cause will be further analysed and, if necessary, reported. TU Delft's Traffic Flow Control Coordination Team will then advise the Executive Board on how things can be improved.
How – on earth - do they do it?
Due to the Corona crisis many of us had to switch to online working overnight, while -some- at the same time are home-schooling their children and worrying about staying safe and healthy. We asked some of our colleagues how – on earth – they do this.