COVID-19: continuity programs guaranteed

TIAS responds to the Covid-19 pandemic by offering online and hybrid education. In this way the continuity and high-quality design of all our programs are guaranteed: interactive, flexible, personal and challenging.

For each program TIAS will determine the best and most responsible teaching methods, looking at the feasibility, effectiveness and quality that each choice entails. Participants who cannot attend physical in-class education will have the opportunity to attend their classes online.

Health check

You are very welcome at TIAS if you answer all the questions below with “No”.

  • Are you experiencing cold-like symptoms, such as a sore throat, a runny nose, sneezing, a mild cough or fever, or sudden loss of taste or smell?
  • Do you suffer from severe fatigue?
  • Have you (or any other member of your household) tested positive for COVID-19, or are you (or any other member of your household) currently awaiting COVID-19 test results?
  • Have you (or any other member of your household) recovered from COVID-19 during the last two weeks?

If you answer one of the questions with “Yes”, we urge you not to come to TIAS. If you are able to follow the program live online remotely, please contact the Program Manager of your study program.

Advice and measures

The basic rules

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
  • 1.5 meters is a safe distance.
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and get tested.
  • Make sure there is fresh airflow in indoor spaces.

Working on campus

  • In all teams, a start has been make with hybrid working. As of November 3, the 
    advice to work from home has been tightened: employees are to work from 
    home at least 50% of the time. Exceptions may apply to employees who need 
    to be on location more often due to program execution (e.g. faculty and 
    program managers). Please consult with your colleagues and supervisor on how
    best to organize your work in a hybrid way.
  • Keep 1.5 meters distance. Organize your work and meeting in a way that 
    warrants the 1.5 meters distance.
  • The 1.5 meters distance is not necessary inside the lecture halls during educational activities. 

Face masks

  • Per November 6, the mask mandate will be reintroduced. This means that
    people must wear facemasks when moving around inside the university 
    buildings and may take them off when seated in a lecture hall or behind their 
  • From November 6, the mask mandate also applies in the shops on campus.

QR check

  • The QR codes of COVID certificates must be checked at events mainly 
    initiated by and/or aimed at external audiences.
  • PhD defenses, public lectures, and graduation ceremonies are categorized as 
    education/research. Checking QR codes is not required.
  • The QR check continues to apply in Grand Café Esplanade and the Faculty 
    Club. However, as of November 6, it will also apply to their outdoor seating 
  • In the catering facilities and lunchrooms on campus, e.g., the (Mensa) 
    Restaurant and the lunchrooms in Cobbenhagen and CUBE, no QR check 
    applies as these facilities are not subject to the rules for the catering industry. 
    When moving around the Restaurant or a lunchroom, or walking to your table, 
    you must wear a face mask until seated.


  • Desinfection columns: when entering the building, everyone will be asked to disinfect their hands at the designated disinfection columns.
  • Catering: Once your program commences at TIAS, you will receive further information on a number of relevant matters such as the use of our facilities (e.g. coffee and tea, lunch arrangements, etc.). Hygiene wipes are placed near the coffee machine. We request that you clean the display of the coffee machine after use.
  • Cleaning: Chairs and tables will be cleaned after each lecture. However, should participants wish to clean their chair and tables in between as well, disinfection materials are readily available and at everyone’s disposal.
  • The climate systems: The climate systems (i.e. air-conditioning and ventilation) at our Tilburg and Utrecht locations comply with the Program of Requirements for Fresh Schools 2015 (RVO NL) / Climate Class B and therefore meet the RIVM guidelines. This means that our ventilation system blows 100% fresh (outside) air into our buildings while completely extracting the indoor air.
  • Extra cleaning of facilities: all of our facilities will be cleaned thoroughly and more frequently throughout the day. In particular, extra attention and care will be given to restrooms, door handles and other physical contact points.
  • Restrooms: of course, you can make use of the restrooms. Please take into account the following guidelines: make use of the toilets nearby the lecture room, preferably not during breaks.
  • Social distancing and working from home: we also follow the guidelines of RIVM and the national government with regard to working from home. This means that you can only meet TIAS employees personally on the campus in Tilburg and Utrecht if they have a necessary program or location-related task.  
  • Self-testing: remains important, we ask you to take a self-test before coming to the TIAS location. Access to educational activities is not conditional on taking a self-test.
  • Events: we want to ensure a safe environment for everyone and use the space responsibly. We therefore choose to use the CoronaCheck app in conjunction with identification for events and some larger gatherings. We do this for all events with external guests, promotions, speeches, recruitment events, graduation ceremonies and meetings with a social character where external parties are invited. For this type of gathering, we follow the same line as the hospitality industry applies to events in the public sphere. 

The complete range of programs

Check out the complete range of all our programs. Do you have a question about a TIAS program? Contact our program advisers on +31 13 466 8641.

Further information about the Coronavirus

TIAS School for Business and Society and Tilburg University are closely following the developments surrounding the Coronavirus. Updates will be provided via the Tilburg University website. They are in contact with the GGD and RIVM. 

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