Testing and security
Do I need to be vaccinated to gain access to the buildings? (17-08-21)
In line with the campaigns of the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and the national government, Fontys encourages students and employees to get vaccinated, without any obligation.
Do I have to wear a mouth mask in Fontys buildings? (23-09-21)
Wearing mouth masks will no longer be mandatory in the Netherlands as of September 25, 2021, except in public transport. In line with this relaxation, wearing mouth masks when moving around our buildings and when moving around during tests is also no longer mandatory. Of course, students and staff may continue to wear mouth masks whenever they wish.
Are self-tests available for new students? (05-07-21)
For the benefit of our new students, a supply of self-tests will be available at the institution for the introductory period and the start of the new academic year. The call is to at least test yourself before the first day of introduction week. For first-year students who unexpectedly do not have self-tests, a supply is available on site. International first-year students who cannot order the four self-tests in time can also make use of this possibility.
When will I be eligible to get a vaccination in the Netherlands? (30-06-21)
You do not need to be a Dutch national to get a vaccination in the Netherlands. You do however need to be registered in the Basisregistratie Personen (BRP or Municipal Personal Records Database) or RNI.
How do I register in the BRP (Basisregistratie Personen)? (30-06-21)
At Fontys helps you can find all information: https://fontys.edu/Student-guide-Fontys-helps/Your-stay-in-the-Netherlands.htm.
I am planning a short stay visit (< 4 months) to the Netherlands but still want to get a vaccination. What to do? (30-06-21)
If you are moving to the Netherlands for no more than 4 months, you can register as a non-resident with the Personal Records Database (BRP). To do so, you have to register with a RNI-municipality in the Non-residents Record Database (RNI). You will be given a citizen service number (BSN) once you have registered. You need to register in the Netherlands and once you left your email address you will receive information about the possibility to get a vaccination in the Netherlands. However all depending on your age group and if you are still in the country when it’s your turn.
I am registered in the BRP but I have not received an invitation yet? (30-06-21)
In the Netherlands invitations for vaccinations are sent out by age groups. Also you have to be registered for in the BRP before the automatic procedures have been set in place. Here you can check when certain age groups are invited: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-vaccinatie/volgorde-van-vaccinatie-tegen-het-coronavirus When your age group is being invited and you are eligible to get a vaccination in the Netherlands you do not have to wait for the invitation but you can go online and plan.
How can I make an appointment online? (30-06-21)
If your age group is invited you can also go to https://coronatest.nl/ to make an appointment. You do however need a DigiD to make this work. The website https://coronatest.nl/ does not work when you are abroad, it can only be accessed when you’re in the Netherlands. If you do not have a DigiD you will need to wait for the invitation which holds a telephone number to make the appointment.
Why do I have to get a DigiD? (30-06-21)
DigiD (short for Digital Identification) is a form of online ID that allows you to access many services and government websites in the Netherlands. It's like a digital version of your passport or driving licence. The DigiD consists of a username and password that are linked to your personal public service number (BSN). You can request a DigiD for free on the DigiD website by clicking the button that says "apply" (aanvragen). The online application form has three steps and is only in Dutch.
I had my first vaccination in my home country can I get the second one in the Netherlands? (30-06-21)
In general we expect people to get their second vaccination in the country where they had their first one. This to make sure the interval between the shots is correct and you get the correct vaccination. In the Netherlands we have work with AstraZeneca, Janssen, BioNTech/Pfizer en Moderna all depending on time delivery. Exceptions will occur and the Dutch government is looking into these situations.
Do I still need to do a self-test if I am vaccinated? (20-05-21)
Yes, doing a self-test is also useful if you have been vaccinated. The vaccination ensures that you will have fewer complaints if you are infected with the virus, but does not rule out the possibility that you could transmit the virus to others.
How do I get hold of the self-tests? (30-04-21)
In addition to the existing corona measures, the government will make free tests available to students and employees. The tests can be ordered at http://www.zelftestonderwijs.nl/ Do a preventive self-test every time you come to Fontys. If you have no symptoms, use the tests before coming to Fontys. If your self test is negative then you are welcome. If your self-test is positive, we will have to ask you to go to the GGD to be tested. You will stay at home until the results of the tests are in. If you do have symptoms or if you have been in contact with an infected person, you can go to the GGD test street.
Can I use a self-test for something else? (19-04-21)
The self-tests distributed are not intended to be used for testing for complaints or for testing for access to an event.
What happens when stricter measures are announced in a region/place where Fontys is located, e.g. in the event of a large outbreak of infection? Or in case of a partial lockdown?
Fontys will then comply with the regional/local measures and guidelines. In that case, consult with your supervisor or SLB employee if this prevents you from fully practicing or following work or study. If education is shut down by the government or if Fontys decides to do so itself, teams are formed within the affected institutes to map out the consequences and reschedule where possible. Information about safety around Corona will follow as soon as possible.
Are there new rules of conduct?
All buildings have been designed in such a way that they can be used for work and education. There are appropriate signage to guide the attendees safely through the building.
Are the rules of conduct maintained?
Yes. We are jointly responsible for making the start up as safe as possible. It is therefore also necessary that we speak to each other and point out if someone does not follow the rules.