The University of Luxembourg has announced that it is preparing for a full return to in-person teaching as of Monday 8 November 2021.
The Luxembourg health authorities have approved the University of Luxembourg’s special protocol for the resumption of on-campus teaching, meaning that classrooms will be used again at their full capacity from next month.
In-person access to classes will be possible for all students and will not be conditional on CovidCheck or similar certificates. The health authorities have recommended that students and professors use self-tests twice a week; test kits will be distributed at reception desks at the university. Masks will remain mandatory, with the exception of fully vaccinated professors who will have the option of teaching without wearing a mask.
New safety protocols will be used if one or several persons in a class tests positive. Guidelines will be updated shortly.
The Luxembourg Learning Centre (LLC) is also preparing for expanded visitor access. Seating capacity will be increased from 300 to 800 and upfront reservations will no longer be required.
“We have waited for this moment to happen”, commented Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University of Luxembourg. “While social interactions won't be perfect in this new protocol, this is an important milestone in our return to normal life. It will allow to increase the level of personal interaction that is such an important stimulus for a vibrant university atmosphere. I thank all our staff for making this possible".