COVID-19 Updates: Everything is ready for the return of the students

At Johan Cruyff Institute, we are ready to resume our classroom activity. We have adapted our own facilities and we make use of other facilities in the environment. The team is ready and prepared to offer everyone at Johan Cruyff Institute a safe study environment. Our activity has not stopped and is now coming back stronger than ever.

The programs of Johan Cruyff Institute are analysed based on numbers, dynamics and content to decide the best measurements per progra. Some of the programs can be offered online as ‘back-up’, other programs have the space in the schedule to postpone classes.

How have we prepared?

Facilities and people, ready for the new stage

We have – regarding offering a safe learning environment – chosen for the use of an external accommodation: the Frans Otten Stadion. On this location spaces will be available where sufficient distance can be offered and where safety measures can be ensured. We are working closely with the Frans Otten Stadion to live up to all measures and offering a safe environment to the students. At all times, the maximum capacity will not be exceeded and we will keep an eye on the students living up to the measures.

Health and prevention

Social distance

In general, the physical safety distance is set at 1.5 meter. We expect all students and visitors of Johan Cruyff Institute will live up to this distance and respect this measure.

A mouth mask is not mandatory in The Netherlands so we don’t obligate students at Johan Cruyff Institute either. Of course, students are free to use a mouth mask if they want to.

We ask all the students to keep the 1,5 meter distance from all other students, but also from all other visitors at the accommodation. Physical contact and sharing materials/phone are not allowed.

Disinfection of facilities, environments and materials

At the end of each day, all areas used are disinfected to leave the facilities ready for the next day.

Other personal hygiene and protection measures

We try to ensure that all persons entering the facility are very careful about washing their hands. Everyone must disinfect their hands at the entrance of the campuses with hydroalcoholic solution. We recommend that they do so frequently during the day.

The facilities are frequently ventilated to facilitate air renewal. Information on the convenience of using air conditioning does not indicate that it is a factor of risk, and therefore it may be used.

All students will have their own material and should try not to share it. At the beginning of the course each student will be provided with a welcome pack.

We will not give out photocopies or other material, all of which will be delivered digitally or provided in advance. We recommend that students bring a laptop to carry out their work, which will be entirely digital. Desks and common surfaces must be left free of any material at the end of the class, to allow for cleaning.

Drinking directly from the water fountains will not be allowed. Each student must bring their own bottle of water, which can be refilled at the taps.

The teachers will leave the work surfaces (mainly tables) of the classrooms and other spaces in the facilities completely clear after use, so they can be cleaned. The delivery and correction of exercises or work will always be done digitally.


Any person showing symptoms compatible with Covid-19 or who has been in close contact with a case of Covid-19 in the previous 14 days will be expected not to report to the center and is asked to inform the management staff of Johan Cruyff Institute immediately.

In case a student tests positive on Covid-19, we will inform the rest of the group and we will consider the period of time this student has been in contact with the group. In case this is within the contamination term, we will ask the group to respect a 10 days-quarantine. The classes will then be offered online o they will be postponed.

Protect yourself and others

Protecting you is protecting us, and vice versa. In companies, in society and in all areas of life, now more than ever, our individual actions have an effect on the common good.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
[spoiler title=”Should I plan to arrive in Amsterdam earlier in case of a possible mandatory quarantine?” open=”no” style=”covid” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Yes, if possible, to avoid missing the first sessions, although Johan Cruyff Institute will be flexible and offer online connection to those who cannot arrive early enough.[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”What happens if I miss one of the deadlines in the admissions process?” open=”no” style=”covid” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]We will be carrying out a continuous admissions process so you should not worry if it is not possible for you to meet the deadline and it takes a few days. Just keep us informed. We understand that unexpected delays can occur due to disruptions caused by Covid-19.[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”How will the issue of seating work? Will we be divided into groups?” open=”no” style=”covid” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The spaces will be adapted to ensure that the classes can be held in person and with all the students, always respecting the protection measures in accordance with the established protocols. For those students unable to attend in person, Johan Cruyff Institute offers the possibility of connecting to the Virtual Campus 24/7.[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”Will group work continue or will individual activities increase?” open=”no” style=”covid” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The volume of group work will be the same as always. In this respect, it should be remembered that group work is an essential component of the educational philosophy of Johan Cruyff Institute and will be fundamental to all academic activities, regardless of their format (online or on campus).[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”What is the contingency plan in case of a new outbreak of the pandemic?” open=”no” style=”covid” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The protocols published by the health authorities and the government and any additional measures that ensure maximum health security for all will be implemented.[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”What if my program, scheduled for September, cannot be started in person due to coronavirus restrictions?” open=”no” style=”covid” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Johan Cruyff Institute has foreseen all possible scenarios, including a resurgence of the pandemic. In this case, your program manager will contact you to inform you whether your program will start online or if it will be postponed for a time while we offer you additional content.[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”What if my program has started on campus but then has to be stopped because we are confined again?” open=”no” style=”covid” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]In that case, your program manager will contact you to let you know if your program will go online or if it will be postponed for a time while we offer you additional content.[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”I’ve had the virus. Can I go back to class?” open=”no” style=”covid” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]You may return to the classes of Johan Cruyff Institute if 14 days have passed since symptoms disappeared. We expect our students to have been given medical clearance. [/spoiler] [spoiler title=”What if I start to feel bad on campus?” open=”no” style=”covid” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]If you have symptoms that are compatible with Covid-19 and you are on Johan Cruyff Institute premises, you should immediately notify your program manager. In that case, we will further inform you on the measures that will be taken. [/spoiler]

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