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Measures on the coronavirus

August 19, 2020

Measures on the coronavirus

The health and safety of our staff, lecturers, students and partners remain our top priority Since AMS is a vibrant community with many international students and partners, we deliberately choose to apply measures that follow the national and local security guidelines. We want to contribute as best we can to the health and well-being of our AMS community and society as a whole. The only effective way to do so is to reduce risk of transmission.

No face-to-face contact, however, does nót mean no contact whatsoever. In line with global trends and technologies, we have gained considerable experience in digital learning over the past few years. We will make full use of this experience and our strong online infrastructure to provide a high-quality digital alternative in the upcoming period. We will inform all students and participants of the proposed solutions and specifics of their program and group.

We are very much aware of the challenging and unpredictable circumstances and the far-reaching impact of our measures, but we are equally bent on keeping our community as vibrant as ever. So, let’s all continue our learning journey together, looking after each other and contributing wherever we can.

MEASURES

The general hygienic guidance remains valid

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Avoid physical contact when greeting others (shaking hands, kissing…)
  • Keep your distance from others
  • No contact with people who are sick or at risk (elderly).
  • Stay home in case you have symptoms!

Boogkeers Campus

In view of the situation regarding coronavirus COVID-19 and following the governmental measures, De Boogkeers campus will be closed until August 28th at the least.

Educational and learning activities

The Minister of Education & the team of experts decided that all schools can start in pandemic color code yellow with great vigilance.

AMS has several scenarios ready for the various color codes set by the government to indicate the severity of the pandemic. We will teach physical, hybrid (combination of physical and online) or fully online, depending on these color levels. We strive for as many physical lessons / contact moments on campus as possible.

Level yellow allows teaching on campus in small groups, respecting social distancing rules and with mandatory use of face-masks.

In preparation for this, construction works are currently being carried out in our school, including the creation of more & larger classrooms.

Evaluation and Examinations

Part of our programs are the evaluations and examinations: specific plans are being drawn up for each program and course, and the most appropriate examination format will be chosen for each program component. Please rest assured that you will receive all necessary and useful information in time from the concerned faculty and/or program manager.

Staff and researchers working remotely

All employees of Antwerp Management School are working from home until August 28th at the least.

Non-essential meetings and gatherings will be postponed, cancelled, or run as virtual meetings where possible.

Of course, at all times, we have to continue and ensure the daily operations and services with our customers.

In case you are really unable to work from home because of your health condition, it is recommended to consult your doctor by telephone before going for a consultation. There is temporary permission from the government for the doctor to prescribe a ‘doctor's note’ after a telephone consultation.

In this situation you send the digital ‘doctor’s note’ to victoria.hermans@ams.ac.be to confirm your incapacity to work.

Events

All AMS events and events organized by external parties in the Boogkeers are cancelled until August 28th at the least, as the campus is closed.

Students who are currently abroad in the framework of their studies

Students who are currently abroad (any country) are not recalled, while students who take the personal decision to return to their home country are accommodated to the extent possible. In close collaboration with the foreign partner schools, online learning is facilitated to secure continuation of the learning journey. Antwerp Management School is in contact with all students and asks to follow the measures and advice of the local authorities.


Travel abroad in the framework of their studies or work

AMS does not allow planned trips abroad for students and staff until the end of the academic year 2019-2020.


Students/staff who may have been in close contact with a person who is infected with the virus

By isolating patients with COVID-19 and their surroundings, the spread of the virus is contained.
Keep an eye out for symptoms such as fever, coughing and respiratory problems. If you fall ill in the following weeks, stay at home, call a GP/doctor as soon as possible and state your symptoms. Do not go to a waiting room or A&E/ emergency service without prior notification. The doctor can assess the situation and take appropriate measures. This advice is in line with the current advice of the World Health Organization and the Belgian Ministry of Health.

Students contact their program managers, employees contact the HR department.

Further information

FAQ: To prevent unnecessary panic, UAntwerp specialists would like to give you the facts. Depending on how the epidemic evolves, this page will be updated regularly.

AMS follows the advices from:

Any specific questions?

This webpage contains general information, but in case you have any specific questions as a student or staff member, please contact corona@ams.ac.be. The AMS team, which coordinates all questions and measures concerning coronavirus, will help you as soon as possible.

Disclaimer:
AMS will target the continuation of all ongoing courses as much as possible considering the ongoing constraints, but AMS cannot be held liable for sunk costs or extra costs that are triggered because of this exceptional and unfortunate event (force majeure). We thank you for your understanding and we can assure you that we take all possible actions to limit the negative effects as much as possible.

Any specific questions?

This webpage contains general information, but in case you have any specific questions as a student or staff member, please contact corona@ams.ac.be.
The AMS team, which coordinates all questions and measures concerning coronavirus, will help you as soon as possible.

Disclaimer:
AMS will target the continuation of all ongoing courses as much as possible considering the ongoing constraints, but AMS cannot be held liable for sunk costs or extra costs that are triggered because of this exceptional and unfortunate event (force majeure). We thank you for your understanding and we can assure you that we take all possible actions to limit the negative effects as much as possible.

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