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Housing and Covid-19

A communal household/student house is a group of at least three people cohabiting, who have deliberately chosen to form a single household despite there being no family or romantic relationship between them. A communal household of this kind is considered to be a permanent household.

This webpage provides you with more information on how you can prevent yourself from becoming ill, how to avoid spreading the virus, what you need to do if you show symptoms and what to do if someone in your household shows symptoms

PREVENTING BECOMING ILL OR SPREADING THE VIRUS

These are the most important measures you can take to prevent yourself from becoming ill or spreading coronavirus (guidelines set by the RIVM (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment)):

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNAL HOUSEHOLDS/STUDENT HOUSES (RIVM GUIDELINES):

   Make clear agreements about this with your housemates.

ADDITIONAL ADVICE FROM THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS (LKVV)

· In order to avoid spreading of the virus as much as possible, you are urgently advised to limit travel from the parental home to your student house to a minimum. You should also only travel to your parental home or your student house if both households are free of symptoms. When you use public transport, try to avoid rush hour. It is mandatory to use a face mask in public transport.

· If you are in a relationship, try as far as possible to live in just one of the two households if you want to see each other. Treat this person as part of the household and not as a visitor. Only move to the other person’s household if both households are free of symptoms.

ADDITIONAL ADVICE BASED ON HOUSING PROVIDERS  

The only way of putting Covid-19 behind us as quickly as possible is for everyone to stick to these measures. UT students live in various different places. Some live in large communal buildings (IIH = ”ITC-hotel”, Stadsweide, UPark) or in rooms owned by the major room providers (Camelot, SJHT, Veste, XIOR). You can find more information regarding these housing on this web page. 

Others live in student rooms let by private individuals. For tenants in private student houses, we ask students to make agreements with each other based on the information in this document.

· Call each other to account if you feel that the guidelines are not being properly followed or contact the accommodation provider.

· On campus, campus security is making regular checks to ensure that the guidelines are being followed!