The PThU closely monitors all developments concerning corona virus. For location Amsterdam we are in close contact with VU, for location Groningen with RUG. Please find the most current information on corona virus on the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
Latest news - 1 April
PThU has decided to follow government policy and will keep its buildings closed for physical activities until 28 April. As announced earlier, education will remain long-distance until 29 June.
Read earlier news
RIVM remains most important source of information
RIVM is monitoring the situation in the Netherlands and has created a Frequently Asked Questions page about the corona virus. Here, you will find answers to questions like:
- When are you at risk of catching the new corona virus?
- When should you stay at home due to the corona virus?
- My roommate has returned from an area where COVID-19 is widespread, and has health issues. Should I stay home as well?
The PThU will follow RIVM's advice and is closely monitoring them, for location Amsterdam in cooperation with VU, and in cooperation with other universities (RUG in Groningen).
How does the corona virus impact working and studying at PThU at this moment? Below you will find answers to frequenly asked questions. If you are a student or employee of the PThU and your question is not among them, please contact one of the following:
- Students: Bastiaan Kobes and Annemarie Goosens
- Availability by email: email@example.com
- Availability by phone: +31 20 59 847 36
- Students abroad and for international travel advice: Albert Nijboer
- Availability by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Availability by phone: +31 20 59 846 69
- Employees: Margot Hinderink, HR-advisor
- Availability by email: email@example.com
- Availability by phone: +31 6 22 45 39 04
Frequently asked questions and answers
Answers to requently asked questions will be updated with new information where available.
The government has created a number to call with questions about the corona virus: 0800 - 1351. International information can be found on the website of the World Health Organisation.
Students and employees who are set to travel abroad in the near future are advised to consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Dutch) for current travel advice. Does study or work require you to travel to a land or region with a negative travel advice because of corona virus? Employees are asked to contact their direct manager for advice.
How can people help prevent the spread of corona virus?
The most important measures people can take to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are straightforward. These basic hygiene measures apply to all viruses that can cause the flu and colds:
- Wash your hands with soap regularly
- Cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow
- Use paper handkerchiefs
New measure: stop shaking hands.