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

  • People who share the same address are exempt from the rule that they must keep 1.5 meters distance whilst at home. For example: at a student house.
  • If you are registered at the same address, it is also not mandatory to keep a distance of 1.5 meters outside the home.
  • The above also applies to people who share a common front door and facilities such as kitchen or bathroom.
  • Cohabiting students therefore cannot be fined if they do not keep 1.5 meters distance in their own home or on their balcony. Still, stay alert to limit possible contamination of roommates. This applies to indoors and outdoors.
  • Receiving visitors or potential housemates? You are urgently advised to limit the number of people you receive at home to a maximum of 1. 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 1-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).