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PPLE and Covid-19 in the 2021-2022 academic year

On Friday, 14 January, the Dutch government announced the re-opening of higher education and universities have been welcoming their students back on campus.

Return to on campus teaching 

For PPLE this means that, after a transition week from 17-21 January, classes can take place on campus again starting on Monday, 24 January.

From Monday, 7 February, all classes will be taking place on campus. We are expecting students to return to campus, but offer some hybrid options for those who, due to Covid-related health problems, quarantine or other personal circumstances, cannot participate in on campus teaching. Should you experience symptoms, be infected with Covid or have to quarantine, please inform your tutor directly. In case of other personal circumstances, consult your Study adviser.


We are very happy to return to campus, but would like to ask you to comply with the following:

  • wear a face mask in all UvA buildings at all times
  • self-test at least twice a week, preferably before coming to campus (you can order self-tests here)
  • stay home if you're experiencing symptoms and get tested
  • stay home if you've been infected
  • quarantine if someone in your household tested positive (you don't have to if you've tested positive in the past eight weeks and no longer have symptoms or if you had your booster vaccination in the past week)

Vaccinations and tests 

Finally, we would like to repeat the government’s and the UvA’s strong recommendation to get vaccinated. By now nearly everyone above 18 can make an appointment to get a booster vaccination. Vaccinations and self-testing are our strongest assets to ensure a safe campus and ease the pressure on the health care system. Find more information about how and where to get vaccinated in Amsterdam here.

Here you can find an outline of the basic rules currently in place in the Netherlands.  



Behaviour guidelines and resources 

Code of Conduct

At PPLE, we remain committed to collectively creating an environment where we are considerate of each other and where everyone can feel safe while studying or teaching. What we do and how we behave will affect our friends, our fellow students, and university staff members. Therefore, we would like to bring to your attention the PPLE College community norms summarised in our Code of Conduct.

Three scenario’s for teaching at PPLE

To make it more predictable what measures will apply at PPLE as the situation changes, we set up three scenarios at the beginning of the academic year. With the rules currently in place, we are in the red scenario.