LIVING TOGETHER SAFELY IN TIMES OF COVID-19 – 10 RULES OF THUMB
1. Consciously choose which people are part of your inner circle and who you have a close relationship with depending on your own personal situation and circumstance.
Which people do you spend most time with; your friends, roommates, study buddies, …? Based on your own situation, consider your ‘main circle’ (the people at home or at your student flat) and base your movements and activities around this set-up.
If you live at a big student dorm with separate living units, try to avoid contact with other units than your own, as they form a different bubble.
2. Set some clear rules with the other students living in your building: organize yourself and your unit in such a way that you can avoid meeting with other social bubbles in your student flat, so you can safely retain covid measures.
3. At your student room, keep visitors to a minimum and only allow people who are part of your main circle.
Don’t organise any activities in your student room, not even with your main circle.
Don’t receive external visitors. When your landlord plans a dorm visit with a candidate-tenant, it’s best if you’re not present in your room. (you have to allow visits from potential tenants to your room. The landlord has to contact you beforehand to make an appointment. Preferably you are not present during the visit. If you are present, you have to adhere to the safety measures.)
4. Always wear a face mask throughout the building when you’re uncertain if you’ll be able to maintain a safe distance (1,5m) from others.
5. Don’t organise dorm parties. By this we mean: every kind of gathering with dormmates (if they don’t belong to your main circle) – if not with food, drinks, and music – in the dorm.
Don’t organise any group activities in open air areas at your dorm unless you can safely use the space, and only with a limited circle of people and the mandatory social distancing rules in mind.
6. Never organise group activities without notifying your landlord and getting their permission.
7. Open the windows in your room several times a day for 30 minutes. Ventilate common rooms (kitchen, living room, …) often.
8. When using shared sanitary facilities:
9. When using a shared kitchen:
10. Practice basic hygiene rules:
All information and questions regarding covid: www.info-coronavirus.be
If you want us to contact your landlord for you or if you have any other specific question please send an email explaining your situation and including your rental agreement as a pdf to your contactperson in Antwerp.