Coronavirus measures FAQ and guidelines

Measures and guidelines as from February 24, 2022.

Nederlandse versie/Dutch version

The university board, together with the student representatives of the student homes, has developed a protocol that includes specific measures and guidelines that have to make life in the halls of residence as safe as possible, 

These measures and guidelines are subject to the loosening or hardening of the public interventions. The university relies on common sense and good citizenship of every resident and trusts that everyone will comply with the measures and guidelines. Checks will be carried out, and infringements will be sanctioned.

 

    Stick to all preventive measures:

    • Keep your distance
    • Wash your hands
    • Air your living unit regularly
    • Air your shared kitchen and sanitary facilities regularly

     

     

    You are no longer obliged to wear a mouth mask. Of course, feel free to continue to use your mouth mask as a precaution.

     

    The Belgian Government can require self-quarantine upon your arrival in Belgium, depending on the country from which you travel and the information you provide in the mandatory Passenger Locator Form. You will receive a message on your mobile phone if quarantine is needed. The period of quarantine starts as soon as possible after arrival in Belgium.

    To see which measures apply to you:

    go to the webpage "What to do when you arrive in Belgium"? 

    and check the heading "I do not live in Belgium".

    If you have to self-quarantine, follow these guidelines:

    1. Make the necessary arrangements to get tested

    2. Inform the home manager of the Housing Office via

    3. Apply general corona measures.

    When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue. Discard the tissue immediately. If you don't have a tissue paper handy, cough or sneeze into the crease of your elbow, the inside of your sweater... Wash your hands thoroughly several times a day (at least 30 seconds) with soap and water. Do this every time after coughing or sneezing, after every toilet visit... Open the windows of your room for 15 minutes several times a day.

    4. Avoid contact with other people, including fellow residents.

    • Self-isolation means that you stay indoors. You are only allowed to leave your room for essential trips (this is an obligation for countries with code red and highly recommended for countries with code orange). Essential trips are limited to urgent medical care; the purchase of basic necessities, such as food and medicine (but only if no one else can provide them), and to settle urgent legal/financial matters.

    • Stay in your room as much as possible and do not use the shared facilities.
    • You may not use the shared kitchen facilities. Contact your home manager who, if desired, can provide you with a microwave so that you can cook in your room. If friends are shopping or cooking for you, or picking up prepared meals, avoid contact (again). Have the items delivered to the door of your room. Avoid sharing cooking and eating equipment. At least wash it thoroughly before using it. Do your dishes in your sink.
    • You may not use the shared showers. Because the nebulization in the shared shower area is too large, the virus can spread too easily. Temporarily make use of the sink in your room.
    • -> Your home manager will assign you a toilet (if applicable). When using; use seat protection paper. Close the WC lid after a bowel movement, flush and wait 5 minutes. Then clean the toilet with the cleaning agent that will be given to you. Disinfect the door handle (s) after every toilet visit.


    5. If you feel ill, consult a doctor.

    Please contact your general practitioner or a student doctor by telephone. Isolate yourself as much as possible before you have spoken to a doctor. You also discuss how long you need to isolate yourself and if you have to get tested in consultation with your supervising doctor. The contact tracers will contact you for a follow-up.


    6. Are you infected?


    7. Do you feel blue?

    You probably have a lot on your mind. But did you know that you can get help, no matter how small or 'innocent' it seems?

    Check out:

    Do you have any questions about this? Then please use

    Self-quarantine, following these guidelines:

    1. Make the necessary arrangements to get tested

    2. Inform the home manager of the Housing Office via

    3. Apply general corona measures.

    When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue. Discard the tissue immediately. If you don't have a tissue paper handy, cough or sneeze into the crease of your elbow, the inside of your sweater... Wash your hands thoroughly several times a day (at least 30 seconds) with soap and water. Do this every time after coughing or sneezing, after every toilet visit... Open the windows of your room for 15 minutes several times a day.


    4. Avoid contact with other people, including fellow residents.

    • Self-isolation means that you stay indoors. You are only allowed to leave your room for essential trips (this is an obligation for countries with code red and highly recommended for countries with code orange). Essential trips are limited to urgent medical care; the purchase of basic necessities, such as food and medicine (but only if no one else can provide them), and to settle urgent legal/financial matters.

    • Stay in your room as much as possible and do not use the shared facilities.
    • You may not use the shared kitchen facilities. Contact your home manager who, if desired, can provide you with a microwave so that you can cook in your room. If friends are shopping or cooking for you, or picking up prepared meals, avoid contact (again). Have the items delivered to the door of your room. Avoid sharing cooking and eating equipment. At least wash it thoroughly before using it. Do your dishes in your sink.
    • You may not use the shared showers. Because the nebulization in the shared shower area is too large, the virus can spread too easily. Temporarily make use of the sink in your room.
    • -> Your home manager will assign you a toilet (if applicable). When using; use seat protection paper. Close the WC lid after a bowel movement, flush and wait 5 minutes. Then clean the toilet with the cleaning agent that will be given to you. Disinfect the door handle (s) after every toilet visit.

    5. If you feel ill, consult a doctor.

    Please contact your general practitioner or a student doctor by telephone. Isolate yourself as much as possible before you have spoken to a doctor. You also discuss how long you need to isolate yourself and if you have to get tested in consultation with your supervising doctor. The contact tracers will contact you for a follow-up.

    6. Are you infected?

    7. Do you feel blue?

    You probably have a lot on your mind. But did you know that you can get help, no matter how small or 'innocent' it seems?

    Check out:

    Do you have any questions about this? Then please use

     

    If a fellow resident is ill and has symptoms linked to COVID-19, follow the advice below to avoid the spread of the coronavirus in and outside the room.

     

    1. The person isolates himself/herself as much as possible in his room, in accordance with the advice of the attending physician. As a fellow resident, you can support him or her by keeping digital contact and providing the sick person with necessary items. You do not enter the room, but turn everything off in front of the door.
    2. The person does not use the shared facilities. He/she eats/cooks in his/her room and – if applicable – gets a separate toilet room. He/she does not use the communal showers.
    3. Do not prepare meals with the person. If you go shopping for him or her, or cook for him or her, or pick up meals, avoid (again) contact. Leave the items in front of the door of the room. Avoid the shared use of cooking and eating material as much as possible. At least wash it thoroughly before using it.

    If you have further questions, please use

    Self-quarantine, following these guidelines:

    1. Make the necessary arrangements to get tested

    2. Inform the home manager of the Housing Office via

    3. Apply general corona measures.

    When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue. Discard the tissue immediately. If you don't have a tissue paper handy, cough or sneeze into the crease of your elbow, the inside of your sweater... Wash your hands thoroughly several times a day (at least 30 seconds) with soap and water. Do this every time after coughing or sneezing, after every toilet visit... Open the windows of your room for 15 minutes several times a day.


    4. Avoid contact with other people, including fellow residents.

    • Self-isolation means that you stay indoors. You are only allowed to leave your room for essential trips (this is an obligation for countries with code red and highly recommended for countries with code orange). Essential trips are limited to urgent medical care; the purchase of basic necessities, such as food and medicine (but only if no one else can provide them), and to settle urgent legal/financial matters.

    • Stay in your room as much as possible and do not use the shared facilities.
    • You may not use the shared kitchen facilities. Contact your home manager who, if desired, can provide you with a microwave so that you can cook in your room. If friends are shopping or cooking for you, or picking up prepared meals, avoid contact (again). Have the items delivered to the door of your room. Avoid sharing cooking and eating equipment. At least wash it thoroughly before using it. Do your dishes in your sink.
    • You may not use the shared showers. Because the nebulization in the shared shower area is too large, the virus can spread too easily. Temporarily make use of the sink in your room.
    • -> Your home manager will assign you a toilet (if applicable). When using; use seat protection paper. Close the WC lid after a bowel movement, flush and wait 5 minutes. Then clean the toilet with the cleaning agent that will be given to you. Disinfect the door handle (s) after every toilet visit.

    5. If you feel ill, consult a doctor.

    Please contact your general practitioner or a student doctor by telephone. Isolate yourself as much as possible before you have spoken to a doctor. You also discuss how long you need to isolate yourself and if you have to get tested in consultation with your supervising doctor. The contact tracers will contact you for a follow-up.

    6. Are you infected?

    7. Do you feel blue?

    You probably have a lot on your mind. But did you know that you can get help, no matter how small or 'innocent' it seems?

    Check out:

    Do you have any questions about this? Then please use

     

    What are the opening hours of the reception desk?

    Opening hours of the reception desk are from 8 to 12 a.m. and from 1 to 8 p.m.
    Contact the Ghent University Emergency Centre for urgent interventions (24/7).

    Where can I find information about the Coronavirus?

    For more information, check de updates on https://www.ugent.be/en/news-events/coronameasures.htm

    For additional questions, mail to

    If you have a question about measures in Ghent, please visit the website of the city of Ghent.