Leiden student associations appeal to all students in the city in a joint letter: keep a distance of 1.5 meters and only seek social contact if you are healthy.
The recent development in Rotterdam, in which several students became infected with the corona virus after they had celebrated a joint party, is the reason for the letter.
“It is of course not easy to keep a distance from one another if student life in Leiden is designed to meet each other. It is of course also human to want to get back in touch with friends and to meet each other on the terrace , in the park or at the association “, write the student associations.
Then they warn about the consequences that the virus can have. “Such a seat of fire (as in Rotterdam, ed.) May not feel dangerous to you, but it certainly is for your parents, your grandfather and grandmother and for the vulnerable people around you. ”
“If we do not follow the distance and hygiene rules, an increase in the number of infections in Leiden and the surrounding area is only a matter of time. A local revival of the virus will turn education at university or university upside down and your favorite close the café or your student association. “
Call also aimed at new students coming to Leiden
With the call, the student associations are also targeting the new group of students coming to Leiden this year. “In addition, it will make the start of student life for a new group of students even more difficult than it already is. Let’s avoid that together. Keep your distance when you get back together with your friends, no matter how difficult. ”
“Only if we all consistently adhere to the rules of thumb can we prevent our city, our studies and our student life from coming to a standstill again. Also 1.5 meters apart we can study together and meet in the city. Also at 1.5 meters distance, Leiden student life is very rewarding “, according to the associations.
The letter was signed by: ALSV Quintus, LSV Minerva, SSR Leiden, VSL Catena, LVVS Augustinus, KSRV Njord, ALSRV Asopos de Vliet, ALSZV de Blauwe Schuit, ELSZWV Aquamania, ALSKV Levitas, Leiden Student Diving Association, SWV Plankenkoorts, NSL Leiden, ESV Ichthus, CSFR Panoplia, VGSL Franciscus Gomarus, AEGEE Leiden, SIB Leiden, SMG Semper Crescendo, LSKO Collegium Musicium, ASV Prometheus, LSSV het Duivelsei, Tuesday Evening Club and Local Chamber of Associations.