COVID-19 Measures

All information concerning our COVID-19 approach.
Last update: 21st of January 2022

Modified organisation of education and evaluation activities in the second semester

The upward trend in COVID-19 infections forces the UAS to take additional preventive measures.


Modified education regulations

Every department decides which educational activities take place online and which are better organised on campus.



Evaluation and examination activities on campus are organised with an occupancy rate of maximum 50% of the total capacity of the room. Evaluations and examinations can be organised digitally as well.



Telework is applied as much as possible, provided this does not cause any problems for the limited activities on campus.


General face mask requirement

To ensure a healthy environment on campus, we focus on three important forms of prevention: face masks, ventilation, and internal contact tracing. From the 28th of October 2021, a general face mask requirement applies on all Artevelde UAS campuses.


We recommend to wear an FFP2-mask as these provide an even better protection. Students and staff members who prefer to wear such a mask can obtain one at the reception of their campus. 


Students and staff members are to wear a face mask during activities on campus (lessons, meetings, events, etc.), even when seated. This applies everywhere on campus (classrooms as well as practice rooms, meeting rooms, libraries, circulation areas, ...). You can only remove your face mask when you are eating in the cafeteria.


Lecturers are not required to wear a face mask during educational activities if they are able to keep at least a 1.5-meter distance. Staff members are allowed to remove their face masks at their workplace provided they can keep a safe distance.


The departments will inform their students and staff of any specific exceptions to the requirement.


Internal contact tracing


We use a central registration form to enable efficient contact tracing. Fill out this form if you had a COVID test at your doctor's, in a test centre, or in hospital.


If you had a positive test result, you will be contacted by our internal H&S Office. They will check if any other persons in the UAS must be informed or have to get tested.

Central contact point: coronavirus core team

You can send all your corona-related questions to

A team of staff members from different domains is at your service. Someone is always available to answer urgent questions, even during the weekend. These may concern:

  • Internationalisation / students abroad
  • Education / internship
  • Student support
  • Staff members
  • Prevention and health

What does this mean in practice?

What to do in case of (suspected) infection?

You should inform the university of applied sciences as soon as possible. We will make sure this information is treated confidentially. You can find the complete reporting procedure on My Dinar (accessible for students and staff). With these guidelines, we comply with GDPR legislation.

  1. Call us, or complete the online form.
    By telephone: call your department secretariat or the general number (09 234 90 00). When you call, one of our staff members will run through a report form with you to get all useful information.

    You can also notify the UAS by filling out this online internal report form.
  2. After an internal consultation with our Health and Safety office and your Head, you will be contacted by your department to make further arrangements.