The government's ban on gatherings and the closing of universities has been relaxed


Today the government's ban on gatherings and the closing of universities was relaxed. It is great that Iceland has reached this point and we look forward to slowly return to a more normal situation in university operations.

Nemandi á gangi í Háskólanum í ReykjavíkStudents can apply for a limited number of study spaces in the Sun and teachers may apply for student-access to equipment and data at the University, for example in laboratories and the library. Teaching, exams, and three-week courses will be conducted in the manner previously announced. RU will tread carefully in the reopening of the University's facilities and prioritize access to those that need it the most. Students who need access to study spaces or other facilities can send an application for access to Students working on final projects, students graduating in June, and those who need study-space due to conditions at home will be given priority.

Most RU employees will work from home for the remainder of the spring-term but those who need access to the RU building have been split into two groups, and each group has access for one week at a time.

The main entrance in the Sun is accessible through an access card, for those who have been granted access. Much emphasis is put on cleaning and disinfection in the building but responsible behaviour is still the best defence against the virus. Everyone using the RU building are asked to honour the 2 m rule and to wash hands regularly.