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Update 22 January: curfew exemption for exams

22 January 2021

On Saturday 23 January a curfew came into force in the Netherlands. From 9.00 p.m. to 4.30 a.m. no one is permitted to be outside without a valid reason. This stringent measure is designed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by ensuring that fewer people meet.

A number of exceptions to the curfew have been made and one of these applies to students who have to sit exams. Students who have to take an exam and staff who have to work on location for that reason are allowed to be outside after 9 p.m. However, they must be in possession of both a personal curfew exemption statement and a curfew exemption statement from Avans. Read more here: Lockdown measures tightened in response to concerns about new variants of virus

Curfew exemption for students

Due to the recent uncertainty about the curfew and whether an exception would made for exams, Avans took the decision to move its evening exams to an earlier time slot. Most exams will now run until 6.35 p.m. with only a few exams running to 8.20 p.m. at the latest. This will enable most students to be home by 9 p.m. If this is not feasible, for example, due to the travel time involved, then the student needs both a personal curfew exemption statement and a curfew exemption statement from Avans. Any student outside after 9 p.m. in order to attend an exam must have both statements with them. The statement from Avans can be obtained from the exam invigilator. The Events and Preliminary Examinations Scheduling department (RET) will make these statements available to the invigilators on Monday 25 January, along with the necessary instructions. Students are responsible for completing their own curfew exemption statement, using the form which can be downloaded from the government’s website at this page.

Curfew exemption for staff

Staff who work at an Avans location during curfew (between 9 p.m. and 4.30 a.m.) or who are travelling to or from work during curfew need both a personal curfew exemption statement and an employer's curfew exemption statement to show that they have a valid reason for being outside. Staff members are responsible for completing their own curfew exemption statement, using the form which can be downloaded from the government’s website at this page.

Staff members can request the employer’s curfew exemption statement by sending an email to the HR Desk at hrdesk.dpo@avans.nl and copying in their supervisor. This email should be as specific as possible about the dates and times that the staff member needs to be outside for work after 9 p.m. The statement will be drawn up as soon as possible and sent to the staff member by email. Any staff member outside after 9 p.m. in connection with their work must have both statements with them.

Opening hours for Avans buildings

As a result of the curfew, our buildings will close earlier. The new opening hours for the week beginning 25 January are as follows:

Location

Opens

Closes 

Parallelweg 64 (Hooge Donken), ’s-Hertogenbosch 

CLOSED 

 

Parallelweg 21-23 (EKP building), ’s-Hertogenbosch 

8.30 a.m. 

5.30 p.m. 

Hervenplein, ’s-Hertogenbosch 

CLOSED 

 

Stationsplein, ’s-Hertogenbosch 

CLOSED 

 

Prof. Cobbenhagelaan, Tilburg 

8.00 a.m.

7.00 p.m. 

Onderwijsboulevard 215, ’s-Hertogenbosch 

7.30 a.m. 

7.00 p.m. 

Statenlaan, ’s-Hertogenbosch 

8.00 a.m. 

6.00 p.m. 

Hogeschoollaan, Breda

7.00 a.m.

Mon/Weds/Fri 7.00 p.m.

Tues/Thurs: 8.30 p.m. 

Quadrium, Breda 

CLOSED 

 

Bijster, Breda 

CLOSED 

 

Beukenlaan, Breda 

8.00 a.m. 

6.00 p.m. 

Mill Hillplein, Roosendaal 

8.30 a.m. 

5.30 p.m. 

Lovensdijkstraat, Breda 

8.30 a.m. 

6.30 p.m. 

We will let you know the opening hours for the week beginning 1 February at a later date.

Last updated on 25 January 2021.