Frequently asked questions for students
Everyone must keep to the corona measures. This is vital in order to combat corona and to reduce the pressure on the health-care capacity. How can you apply these rules as a resident of a dormitory? The City has listed the most frequently asked questions.
Can I be in my dorm together with my roommates?
Yes, you can, but do try to avoid social contacts as much as possible. Keep as much distance from each other as you can, where possible 1.5 metres. This also applies to balconies, terraces, and private gardens.
Does the rule for the 1.5-metre distance between persons also apply to roommates when outside?
Yes: since the emergency decree does not consider cohabiting students as a joint household, the normal rules apply: no more than two persons outside together and at 1.5-metre distance.
Can we as a group sit on the sidewalk or the square in front of our house?
The pavement or the square are part of the public space. The required distance of 1.5-metre distance from each other applies to groups of three persons or more. Since the emergency decree does not classify cohabitating students as a joint household, you must observe the 1.5-metre distance in the public space.
Gatherings are moreover not allowed, even if a distance of 1.5 metres is observed, such as organised gatherings or when people agree to meet up. Spontaneous get-togethers can also apply as such gatherings.
Can I use the common areas if I have a cold or other health complaints?
Try to avoid this where you can and in any case always keep to the distance of 1.5 metres.
Do you spend a lot of time together in common areas and does anyone have any health complaints? In that case, also the other residents have to stay at home to prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus, because there are stricter measures for home isolation and family quarantine. For all measures, please go to the RIVM website.
How many visitors am I allowed to have?
As long as no one has a cold or other health complaints, you can have a maximum of three visitors. Please limit the number of social contacts, stick to a small circle of people you know. And again, the 1.5-metre distance rule applies.
Are roommates allowed to have visitors when I’m having visitors?
Yes, but make sure you're in different rooms. Obviously, it’s not a good idea for a house to be filled with people because everyone has three persons visiting who enter common areas. Use common sense to deal with this and keep to the general arrangements about the distance and the ban on gatherings. Enforcement may be applied in cases of excessive abuse.
Can we have a house party with just the people from our own house?
This is not a good idea, because it’s practically difficult to keep to the 1.5 metre distance. If you’re only together with your housemates, you can organise a fun evening for each other. However, for local residents and passers-by who are not aware that you live together with ten students, it may seem as if you’re having a party with visitors. This can cause confusion and irritation, be aware of this and allow for such situations.
Will a fine be imposed if too many persons are visiting?
Yes, police and municipal enforcers may impose a fine of € 390.- if more than three persons are visiting at gatherings who do not keep to the 1.5-metre distance. They will consider the situation on the spot. Police and enforcers will then assess what action to take. Your are urgently advised to show common sense, take responsibility and keep your distance.
Nationwide measures corona virus
The municipality of Amstelveen follows the national measures. The latest information can be found on the website of the Government of the Netherlands.
Answers regarding the Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the page Tackling new coronavirus in the Netherlands.|