Guidelines for behaviour in connection with on-site teaching and access to campus


Teachers and students are encouraged to help spread the word about the guidelines, and to help make sure that everyone adheres to them on campus. 

We also ask that teachers ensure that classrooms and lecture halls are sanitised between and after classes. Students have been informed that their teachers may ask them to do this.

If you find that it isn’t possible for you to adhere to the hygiene and social distancing guidelines in a teaching situation, interrupt the class. Contact the local administrative centre (studies administration or building operations and maintenance) if necessary in order to rectify the situation.

Students have received the following guidelines via their study portals, and this information is also available on the COVID-19 site FAQ for students.

Before class:

  • Students should arrive at the classroom no earlier than ten minutes before class starts.
  • Everyone is urged to sanitised their hands when entering buildings and rooms.
  • Avoid crowding – we ask everyone to practice social distancing, and to avoid congregating on stairs, in hallways and other places where queues tend to form.
  • Walk to the right on stairs, in hallways and other cramped spaces.
  • The next class should wait to enter a classroom/lecture hall until after the previous class sanitises the room and exits it. 
  • The first students to enter the room should seat themselves farthest from the exit, so that others can find a seat without having to push past them.
  • Always keep an eye out for local guidelines that might be printed on posters, on the floor or other surfaces in the buildings you enter.

When class is over:

  • Let the people seated closest to the exit leave first.
  • Teachers may ask students to help sanitise the room. This is especially important in relation to contact surfaces, for example tables, chairs, light switches, door handles, etc.
  • Make sure to air out the room – create cross-ventilation if possible.    

Between classes on campus:

  • Everyone should practice social distancing in communal areas, both inside and outside.

Use of group rooms, study spaces, etc.

  • Adhere to the guidelines for the maximum number of occupants in the room.
  • Don’t move tables, chair, etc.
  • Sanitise contact surfaces around seating areas before leaving the room (for example, armrests, table and other contact surfaces).
  • Air out the room frequently – and always during breaks. Create cross-ventilation if possible.  

Use of face masks:

Students are allowed to use facilities on campus, but they should leave campus no later than 18:00/6pm, unless they are participating in academic activities or scheduled orientation week activities involving a teacher or tutor, or activities arranged by students associations in accordance with AU’s guidelines.

For the time being, no parties may be held on campus.

AU encourages students and employees to use the official contact tracing app smitte|stop, which can assist with contact tracing in the event of an outbreak.