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During the press conference on Friday 12 November, the cabinet announced stricter coronavirus measures, including the maximum number of 75 students per study or lecture room. These measures affect the number of study spaces that the Library can offer per location.

Reducing the number of study places has the most impact on the Roeterseiland Campus location. This mainly applies to the Library Learning Center (REC-H) and the large study areas in REC-A.

Avoid large crowds

The request to students is therefore to avoid busy times of the day as much as possible (between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.) and/or to find a study space at Library locations where the decrease in the number of study places is less noticeable. Think of locations such as Science Park and the University Library at the Singel (open daily until 00:00). Open the overview of all study places in a new window.

Do you prefer to study together online? Join the digital study space Onlinebrary.

Don't take any risks

In all UvA buildings, including the Library locations, it is mandatory to wear a face mask when moving through the building. The face mask can be taken off while seated.

To prevent the virus from spreading it is important that everyone continues to follow the basic rules, even if you have been vaccinated. Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, stay 1.5 metres from others, and ensure a good flow of fresh air indoors. If you have COVID-19 symptoms: stay at home and get tested as soon as possible. 

It is advisable to do a self-test regularly to avoid spreading the virus unknowingly. Self-tests are available via zelftestonderwijs.nl and at some service desks (for example at the University Library at the Singel location).

Any questions?

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