A "yellow code" back-to-university protocol has been established by the Minister of Higher Education, which implies that a return to face-to-face teaching is permitted, but subject to restrictions.
The main rules to be respected to ensure this return to in-presence teaching are :
- masks are compulsory at all time;
- compliance with safety distances (min. 1m);
- presence in our lecture rooms is limited in most cases to one out of every two seats.
The protocol is intended to be flexible enough regarding laboratory sessions and practicums, provided masks are worn at all times, and equipment is systematically disinfected.
Different formulas are put in place to allow the organization of courses in the best possible conditions, considering these constraints:
- face-to-face lectures for all, spread over two sessions;
- face-to-face lectures for a group of students while the others can follow remotely (live broadcasting and recording of the class);
- distance learning lessons with shorter face-to-face activities organized in sub-groups.
The most suitable formula will be chosen for each course and will be communicated to the students as soon as possible.
A "code yellow" for the school year's opening is forecasted, given the current epidemiological situation. A deterioration of the situation could lead to a changeover to code orange or red, which would be much more restrictive. Broad support to all the rules implemented inside and outside of our University (wearing of masks, respect of protective measures, participation in the screening ...) is the best guarantee of maintaining a favorable situation. It will contribute to make this year serene and allow humane, stimulating, and exciting exchanges.
The University of Liège organizes from the beginning of the academic year screening tests for SARS CoV-2 (Coronavirus) for all students and staff members.
This free weekly screening, based on a self-sampling of saliva, will be done on a voluntary and anonymous basis. It represents an exceptional tool for monitoring the epidemic, which will allow a rapid and targeted response to any worrying increase in the number of cases.