The Dutch government suggests that students and staff tests themselves once a week
Students and employees of all universities, hogeschools and higher professional education institutions in Groningen can request a self Coronavirus test free of charge via a special website. The free tests are an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
Students at the university and colleges have been able to receive physical education one day a week since April 26, and to help keep universities open, the Dutch government advises students and staff to take a self-test every week. By providing every student and employee with free self-tests, infections can be detected quickly, reports the GIC.
Younger people are more likely to be asymptomatic (ie. not having any illness themselves) and can therefore pass the Coronavirus on to others unnoticed. The use of these preventive self-tests can lead to an infection being detected (earlier), thus preventing the virus from spreading unnoticed.