Buildings and facilities

Is it compulsory to wear a mouth mask at Fontys? (17-01-22)
Within Fontys, as from January 15, 2022, you will always and everywhere wear a mouth mask. Not only when moving around, but also when sitting down. Do not wear a cloth mask, but a disposable mask, whereby the medical type II mask is preferred. This also applies to other indoor areas (whether external or not) that Fontys uses for educational activities.

1. If wearing a mouth mask forms an obstacle for a teacher or researcher in the care of an educational or research activity and 1.5 m distance can be kept. For example, when giving a presentation
2. If wearing a mouth mask forms an obstacle for a student when participating in a teaching or research activity and 1.5 m. distance can be kept. The lecturer or researcher may in that case decide that a student may temporarily remove the mouth mask.
3. The above applies, but keeping a 1.5m distance is not always possible. Only in cases of sport, dance, song and/or theatre or where safety is at stake. For example when working with safety goggles on machines.
4. When eating/drinking and having a fixed seat/standing place and being 1.5m away from others.
5. In office spaces where 1.5 m distance can be maintained and you are seated.
6. In examination rooms where a distance of 1.5 m can be maintained and you are seated.
7. If you are unable to wear a mouth mask for medical reasons. You can then submit an 'own statement except for compulsory mouth mask'.

Now that physical education is possible again, can I eat and drink something on campus? (16-01-22)
Now that more students and staff are back on site, the food and beverage facilities, including all coffee machines and restaurants, will also reopen as soon as possible. This opening and the offer will differ per location.

There is a lot of talk about ventilation and indoor climate in buildings? How is that regulated at Fontys? (19-05-21)
All locations have been tested on the proper functioning of the mechanical ventilation systems. The RIVM requires that (the ventilation system of) buildings comply with the Buildings Decree of the national government. The test of the ventilation systems at Fontys shows that we comply with this national building decree. Fontys therefore complies with the requirements set. Moreover, we have made arrangements for extra checks on our ventilation systems, which will be in continuous operation to ensure optimum air circulation.

As a student, can and may I reserve a space in the building again? (09-09-21)
Yes, provided the institute facilitates.

Do you have to make reservations to study on location and how do you do this? (09-09-21)
For the media centers, you need to make reservations in advance or on site. For other workplaces you can check this with your own institute because the possibilities differ per institute.

Will Fontys work with self-testing to gain access to its buildings? (30-04-21)
For questions and answers around ordering and using self-tests, see Q&A in the security section.

I see that the walking routes are not respected in all buildings. What does Fontys do about this? (09-10-20)
Our buildings are corona-robbed and the walking routes have been determined to keep the spread of the virus as small as possible. However, this can differ slightly from building to building. Students and employees are regularly asked to follow the walking routes. So in your and our interest, please feel free to speak to someone who ignores the walking routes.

How does Fontys take care of the hygiene in the buildings?
Disinfectants are available at the entrances, certain classrooms and the vending machines. In addition, we provide sufficient paper towels and soap on the toilets and extra cleaning of faucets and contact surfaces. Teaching staff are also provided with cleaning products to clean extra between each lesson or test. The workplaces are Corona-proof and are extra cleaned. With placemats you indicate whether a workplace is used and cleaning is desired or necessary. For any interim cleaning of desks, cleaning agents and disinfectants are provided.