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Coronavirus: updates and guidelines

Corona updates: on these pages we regularly provide updates on the guidelines that apply at our university of applied sciences. Do you have a question about this? Send an e-mail to corona@ehb.be.

Updates

2 July 2021

The corona mailbox will be opened less frequently between 10 July and 15 August 2021. If you have an urgent question or communication in that period, you can call our corona coordinator Carine Meeus on the mobile number 0486/71 21 67. 

We also remind you of these useful websites with the latest corona measures and updates (e.g. on travel, corona certificates, roadmap for colleges, event organisation...):

14 June 2021

The current exams and the exams in 2nd session are organised according to the measures that were also in place in June last year and January this year. On canvas you can find the info for your course. Also read the rules about vaccinations on exam days below.

Furthermore, we follow the summer plan of the government for the presence of students and teachers on campus. Via the link you can read what that means. 

Next academic year in code green :-)

Just like other higher education institutions, we are preparing to start the new academic year in code green, i.e. with maximum contact education and presence on campus. This intention will be re-evaluated by the government before the start of the academic year.

Self tests and CO2 meters

On all campuses, the self-tests that the government provided for free were delivered. The teachers received extensive information about this. Self-tests are an additional means of preventing the spread of the coronavirus. They contribute to keeping our college open safely. 

The college has purchased CO2 meters. All campuses are provided with a number of them so that they can be used to check the air quality in the rooms. Of course, the ventilation rules still apply. 

Do you have any questions about this? Mail to corona@ehb.be.  

Update 21/05/2021

If a student misses an exam because of a corona vaccination at the same time, we consider this a legitimate absence. This must be reported and substantiated in accordance with Article 11 of the examination regulations. The vaccination certificate serves as proof. Legitimate absences during the examinations entitle the student to a catch-up exam according to the modalities stipulated in Article 12 of the examination regulations.

If the student is ill the day after the vaccination and therefore misses an exam, this is also considered an excused absence. The vaccination certificate will suffice as proof and no additional doctor's bill is required. Notification, justification, and the right to a resit exam are also done here in accordance with Articles 11 and 12 of the examination regulations.

 

General info

(Suspicion of) Infection?

Basic rules:

  • Social distancing: when moving, keep a distance of 1.5m; a circle of approx. 7 m² is provided for each seat.  
  • Hand hygiene:  The EhB provides hygienic material for hand washing, to be used:
    • when entering the campus
    • after visiting the toilet
    • before meals
    • before leaving the EhB
    • after coughing or sneezing
    • before and after operating machines, instruments,...
  • Personal protective equipment:  
    • Mouth masks or face masks are mandatory for everyone and are kept on on campus throughout your stay.  
    • Cleaning personnel wear mouth masks and gloves  
  • High-risk groups: we take these precautions concerning those who are sick or belonging to a high-risk group:  
    • Sick students and staff remain at home. Suspected sick students and staff members will be sent home.    
    • Students who belong to a high-risk group can continue to follow digital education.  
    • Staff members belonging to a high-risk group are advised to continue working from home. If working from home turns out to be impossible, these staff members can benefit from a force majeure scheme.

Whether or not you belong to a high-risk group is determined by your GP.

EhB's corona safety policy

It should be clear that the safety of all students and staff is an absolute basic requirement when using our campuses. 

  • We provide measures for physical safety and mental well-being.  
  • We aspire to provide the safest possible EhB environment, while trying to minimise the risk of contamination. 
  • Social distancing is always and everywhere the rule. 
  • Mouth masks and mouth coverings are a crucial part of the safety policy.  

Guidelines are distributed for people who are present on campuses on the one hand, and for personnel who have to schedule the activities that require physical presence on campuses on the other. These guidelines are based on the guidelines of Education Flanders.

The organisation of the activities that require presence on the campuses is based on risk analyses per location. 

  • EhB is supported and advised by IDEWE's external service for prevention and protection. The risk analysis is drawn up by the EhB board in cooperation with the internal prevention service and the external prevention service, with reporting to the CPBW. 
  • The local prevention staff are involved in the organisation of the restart. 

In the risk analysis and when taking prevention measures in addition to physical safety, we also take into account the mental wellbeing of staff and students.

  • For the students, the student counsellors are the point of contact and, in the second instance, the Stuvo department. 
  • Through the HR department, agreements have been made with the psychosocial well-being department of IDEWE's external service. 
  • When restarting, we take into account the long period in which students and the EhB staff have not seen each other (also in the context of complying with social distancing just after the restart). 

We foresee regular interim evaluations and, if necessary, adjustments of the risk analysis and the implementation of the prevention measures.

  • EhB ensures regular consultation with the various internal services, departments and training courses in order to know what is going on within EhB. Sufficient supervision will be organised to ensure that all measures are complied with.  
  • We have made clear agreements with third parties (cleaning, suppliers, ...).  
  • We foresee measures to exclude non-essential third parties (visitors) as much as possible.  
  • Sufficient time will be set aside for the reception of students and staff during the restart.

Coronavirus mailbox

The university college closely monitors the situation and follows up the official reporting. We also work out procedures in consultation with all departments involved. In addition, we are prepared to deal with concerns and questions. 

We are prepared to receive your reports... To this end, an e-mail address corona@ehb.be has been created to notify us of the following after consulting your GP:

Our services, such as STUVO, tutoring and student administration also remain available to you online. Don't hesitate to contact them if you have any questions.

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