More regulations were imposed by Dutch PM Mark Rutte at a press conference yesterday
Good news for the organisers of the Groningen introduction ‘KEI’ week for incoming new students in Groningen. These activities may continue, albeit in a slimmed-down form, after the Dutch PM held a press conference yesterday in the face of rising Coronavirus figures.
The KEI week can still include a number of physical activities, reports the GIC.
Prime Minister Rutte announced on Thursday evening that introduction weeks should take place online as much as possible. Physical activities can only take place in small groups and at 1.5 meters.
Also, only informative activities may be organised, meaning that the KEI week information market can proceed. No alcohol may be served during the activities and there is now to be a hard end-time of 22:00.
Hazing by student associations will also be prohibited. All student association activities aimed at recruitment and induction are prohibited. It is not yet clear whether guided tours can take place within the KEI weekly programme, though any tours will certainly have to adhere to small groups and 1.5-metre social distancing regulations.
For many student associations, this means that parties and camps go ahead. A number of associations had already set up a largely online programme.
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