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The current coronavirus measures will be extended by three weeks. This means that the measures currently in place for teaching at the UvA will also be extended until (at least) 9 February 2021. Below you can read what this means and what the most important other developments are.

Support for working from home

In 2021, we will continue to work and study from home for the time being. Everyone should work or study from home unless this is genuinely impossible. To make working and studying from home a little easier, we have listed all the working-from-home tips once again.

Keep in Touch

The mandate to study from home has put a strain on social contact between students, at a time when we just might need each other more than ever. The Executive Board is aware of this issue and has allocated funding to help the UvA promote socially distanced social interaction between students in 2021. We are doing this through the Keep in Touch campaign.

Study associations can submit ideas for consideration. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2021. Read more about Keep in Touch here.

Childcare for key workers

Teaching and support staff required for teaching activities are considered key workers. This means that, just like in the spring, their children can attend childcare centres, primary schools and out-of-school care. If the childcare centre or school asks for proof of your position send an email to or call 020 – 525 1404

Building opening hours

The Maagdenhuis is closed, but many other buildings are open (with adjusted opening hours). Click here for an overview of all UvA building opening hours.

Vulnerable students

Study places for vulnerable students are available in the University Library. The places can only be used if you book in advance. Find out whether you are eligible for one of these here. If you have any other questions, please contact the University Library.

Library and student information desks

The University Library on Singel is open for returning and borrowing books. The information desk on the first floor is open daily from 09:00 to 18:00. The other University Library branches are closed.