A socially-distanced queue to get into a Psychology lecture would stretch from Groningen to Zwolle
In the new academic year, the University of Groningen will no longer keep to the one and a half meter rule and maximum group sizes designed to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. The University of Groningen has too few staff for socially-distanced education, reports University paper the UKrant.
As reported by the GIC, the Ministry of Education had, among other things, asked the universities to take into account two scenarios: one without measures and one based on social distancing, and with a maximum group size of 75. It will only become clear on 13 August which scenario will be used.
If it is decided to go ahead with the distanced option, the RUG will not be able to take part: there is not enough capacity among schedulers and teachers to prepare for that scenario.
If the one and a half meter rule continues to exist or if group sizes are limited, the University of Groningen will have to scale down lectures, with some education to then again take place online again. If the rules are abolished, education can take place without restrictions.