Corona/COVID19: rules

If you are positive or fear an infection, contact your doctor immediately and send an e-mail to Let us know if you are ill or have to go into quarantine. Of course, you can also ask us questions about the measures. 

EhB encourages vaccination to ensure the safety of staff and students. Read more about it on our Get vaccinated page. An absence in order to get vaccinated is a legitimate absence, which you need to report in advance and substantiate with your vaccination certificate afterwards. 


  • The campuses are open full time. This applies to lessons, practicals, labs, etc. 
  • All campuses (Brussels, Leuven, Diest) require masks, both in the corridors and in the classrooms.
  • We put maximum effort into the ventilation of the classrooms and the use of CO2 meters. Dress accordingly so that you do not get too cold during lessons.
  • Disinfect your hands regularly with the hand gels we provide. The classrooms are also disinfected regularly.
  • Social distancing where possible remains appropriate
  • The restaurants are open and follow the prevailing rules of the catering industry.

In connection with your lessons

  • Internships and suchlike can continue, just check the rules at your employer's.
  • Exams will also resume as normal.
  • Other rules may apply during class trips, your teacher will inform you.
  • Always consult Canvas for any specific agreements per programme. 
  • The government has decided that in certain circumstances you can ask for your learning account back. These are the most recent rules.

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
  • in case of a low-risk contact: see this document (Dutch only)
  • in case of a high-risk contact: see this document (Dutch only)
  • In case of a confirmed infection with the coronavirus: check this step by step info. 

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.