City of Utrecht Students and coronavirus

The number of infections and hospital admissions is on the rise. If we are not careful, we will be back to square one in the near future. This is why the Cabinet has made the rules even stricter. As it turns out, things are primarily going wrong in private, behind closed doors. For instance, at meetings, birthday parties, drinks and within circles of friends. At present, these contact points are the source of most of the infections.

What rules apply to students?

  • Check the basic rules that apply to everyone.
  • Check the information for MBO students (in Dutch).
  • Check the information for HBO and university students (in Dutch).
  • Many educational institutions, homeowners and student associations also have their own regulations and protocols.

Important issues

  • A student house is not a 'common household' like a family. Even if you share a house, try to keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other.
  • This also applies in your garden and public spaces. If you go to the park with your housemates, keep a distance of 1.5 metres.
  • Receiving visitors or potential housemates? You are urgently advised to limit the number of people you receive at home to a maximum of 3. Make sure there is enough space, as the 1.5-metre distancing also applies to visitors. Make sure that your visitors can keep this distance. Ask ahead of time whether everyone is free of symptoms.
  • The 3-visitor maximum also applies to the garden, balcony, gallery or rooftop terrace (if these belong to the student house and are only used by residents).