Corona/COVID19: rules

Corona updates: on these pages we provide regular updates on the guidelines that apply at our college. 

Mail to if you:

  • are ill
  • have questions about the measures. 

Most recent updates

27 April 2023: No more compulsory isolation after positive corona test.

Those who take a positive corona test will no longer automatically have to spend seven days in isolation. From now on, a covid infection will be approached like a flu.

People with respiratory symptoms, such as coughing and fever, should stay at home as long as the symptoms persist and contact their GP in case of severe symptoms.

An oral mask does remain indicated in case of symptoms, especially when contacting elderly or vulnerable people. Other hygiene measures to reduce the transmission of respiratory infections, such as hand washing and good ventilation, are recommended.

In residential care homes, measures are determined by the coordinating physician, supported by the care team. For hospitals, it is up to the hospital hygiene committee to determine the rules for possible isolation.

We started the academic year 2022-2023 without specific measures.

In case of change, you'll read it here. Don't forget the rules below in case of a contamination!

Useful documents in case of (suspicion of) contamination

  • Do you fear you may be infected? Then fill in this questionnaire (available in Dutch, French or German). Depending on the result of this questionnaire, you will receive a code with which you can make an appointment at a testing centre or a pharmacist.
  • In case of a confirmed or suspected infection, contact your family doctor immediately and send an email to
  • iin case of a low- or high risk contact: see these pages
  • In case of a confirmed coronavirus infection: see this step-by-step plan.
  • In order to identify high-risk contacts as well as possible, you can use this contact sheet.

Rules for incoming students and staff

  • International students or staffmembers who have been vaccinated in another country are asked to bring the necessary documentary evidence. Depending on that information they qualify for vaccination in Belgium.
    • A person who has not or not fully been vaccinated will follow the applicable quarantine and quarantine and PCR testing rules, and will be given the opportunity to be vaccinated afterwards. The vaccination details are entered into Vaccinnet, which creates an EU Digital Vaccination Certificate.
    • A person who has been fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine (including CoviShield or another vaccine approved by Belgium) can enter the vaccination data relating to him/her on the basis of his social security number (INSZ) in Vaccinet, by or under the supervision of the student doctor. Then an EU Digital Vaccination Vaccination Certificate is created. The post-arrival quarantine stops after this entry, provided the person in question has been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days and at least 14 days and has not tested positive.
    • A person who has been fully vaccinated with a vaccine not approved by the EMA vaccine follows the applicable quarantine and PCR testing rules, and will subsequently be offered the opportunity to be vaccinated again. The vaccination data is entered into VaccinNet, as a result of which an EU Digital Vaccination Certificate is created.
  • Any vaccination in Belgium will be registered by the vaccination centre Vaccinnet on the basis of the INSZ. The student can download the EU Digital Vaccination Certificate via the CovidSafeBE-app and on websites like, My Citizen Profile, or MyHealthViewer, after authentication via one of the means available in the Federal Authentication Service (FAS).This can be a Belgian electronic foreigner card, an eIDAS recognised authentication means of his/her country (currently the Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Luxembourg, Latvia, Portugal and Slovakia), an Itsme account granted after one-time authentication at a bank, a digital key created after one-time authentication at a local registration office or a Helena key after a one-time registration with a general practitioner.