Information on the coronavirus (Covid-19)

This page was last modified on: 03.04.2020 at 10.22 hours.

Conservatorium Maastricht follows the guidelines of the government, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM), the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (travel advice) and the Vereniging Hogescholen (association of Dutch universities of applied sciences).

After careful deliberation with Zuyd Hogeschool, we want to update you about the current situation and the appropriate measures that will be in place the coming time. 

Usage Conservatorium Maastricht Buildings
Together with Universities (of applied sciences) across the Netherlands, the decision has been made to extend the period of providing online education till June 1st. What this means for the usage of the buildings or exceptional cases is yet to be decided. Since March 13th, no more education takes place at both locations of Conservatorium Maastricht. This applies to both educational activities and on-site examinations.

The decision has been made to no longer facilitate the option of individual studying. Both buildings will be closed for students to use. If you wish to collect your personal items that are at one of the buildings, send an email to: facilities.conservatorium@zuyd.nl to make an appointment. Colleagues can use the office to work at the Bonnefantenstraat between 08:00-16:00 until further notice but we ask colleagues to work from home when possible.

Online Education
There is a broad range of online apps and facilities to support your online education. When you feel comfortable with certain application: great!
In addition you could read the following guidelines that can support the workflow regarding tools for online education hence to the situation at hand.
Please be aware that the effectiveness depends on various influences like technical circumstances and worldwide peak capacities.
 
Exchange of documents/regular communication
• Zuyd mail
• Whatsapp
Exchange of assignement/presentations:
• Zuyd mail
• Moodle Activity: Assignment
Exchange of videos:
• Wetransfer
• Moodle Activity: Assignment
For admitting webseminars:
• Moodle via label
For video conferencing/streaming webinars:
• Microsoft Teams (via Chrome or Edge)
• Whatsapp (one to one)
• Bluejeans

Please refer to this Zuyd page for instruction and in-depth information (also in English): https://www.zuydnet.nl/algemeen/coronavirus/online-onderwijs

(Entrance) examinations
Teamleaders and the Educational Affairs Offices and are in close contact to work on the continuation of the entrance examinations, all candidates have received e-mails about the online procedure.
The Examination Office is looking into the possibilities regarding the upcoming examinations.

Internships
As primary and secondary schools are closed, the internships of Music in Education students are no longer able to continue the educational internships.

Events
All events (masterclasses, workshops, concerts a.o.) will be postponed until further notice. For now, this applies to the events that were planned to take place until June 1st. 

Contact and Information

  • In the case that you (student, colleague or teacher) are contacted by a journalist for a statement in person, by phone or email, do not give an answer but forward them to communicatie.conservatorium@zuyd.nl or +31637417684.  
  • Questions about the measures, education and examinations can be directed to your team leader. 
  • Chats on Facebook and Instagram, as well as the communicatie.conservatorium@zuyd.nl email will be active every day in order to answer all questions.
  • For technical support, contact marc.rutten@zuyd.nl.

Students and colleagues can consult Zuydnet for regular updates on the Coronavirus and the FAQ section on this page. On Zuydnet you will find information on the measures we take in connection with the further outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), and which measures you have to take yourself to prevent spread. Consult this page regularly and also keep an eye on the reports of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Public Health Service (GGD).

Relevant contact details and websites