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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Switch to red code from 26 October 2020

The second wave of propagation of the virus is closer to us and our loved ones, who are the more fragile. It is affecting our activity and life on the campus. Our University, at the heart of a severly hit Wallonia, is subjected to new more strict rules from the Walloon and Wallonia-Brussels Gouvernments.

Here are the new measures which will enter into force from Monday 26 October 2020.


All teaching activities are to be organized remotely and up to 19 November minimum. 

A few exceptions:
  • Some capital practical exercises, necessary to the students and which require equipment (each faculty will inform students and staff in details about which activities are kept on site and in which conditions);
  • In-company or in-lab internships for which the students have to comply with the rules of the hosting organizations;
  • Aggregation or didactic finality interships, which can be held according to the secondary education rules;
  • In-lab research in the framework of an experimental master thesis.
In order to enable this remote teaching shift, pedagogical and technical features are subjected to important investments.  Additional support modalities are being investigated by the TICE-PUNCH cells, the SIU and the IT support staff.  You will soon be informed.  Remote support is guaranteed.


In-lab research activities are maintained with special emphasis on the sanitary regulations.  The presence of staff (as well as master students) is allowed in the framework of research activities.  It is asked to organize the work so that interpersonal contact is limited to the bare minimum.  Attendance certificates are available when necessary during the curfew (not required between 6 am and 10 pm).


To enable student who do not have IT equipment, a connection or a calm place to follow the courses remotely, the BUMP stays open.  IT equipment for students can be borrowed from the VéCU. 

The BUMP will be accessible under conditions which will be mentioned on the BUMP webpages as soon as possible.

Remote working and on-site presence

The Walloon Government has asked remote working to be applied until 19 November (minimum).  For jobs which cannot be done remotely, it is asked that the social distancing rules, wearing a mask and other sanitairy measures be effective and controlled. A consultation about the implementation is programmed beginning of next week. Meanwhile, and to ensure everyone can retrieve files and IT material, a limited on-site presence will be tolerated in the following days.

Psychological assistance

The crisis has been going on for many months and is psychologically affecting us.  Should you need psychological assistance, please refer to the emails your received.

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