Coronavirus

Coronavirus

In the Face of Adversity

Resilience, Creativity & Flexibility 

We are truly proud of our entire Hotelschool community having transitioned to full online education, including the proctoring of exams. It is heartwarming to see our students and employees show resilience, perseverance, creativity and flexibility in the face of adversity. Qualities that are extremely appreciated by Hotelschool The Hague as well as future employers.

We obviously transitioned to online education to support continuous study progress. We do believe education is more than merely transfering knowledge and skills. It is the combined experience of living, learning, studying, socializing and overcoming obstacles that truly shapes character, strengthens personal values and allows young adults to become the future leaders the hospitality so desperately needs.

It is therefore with great appreciation that as long as circumstances allow, we are still able to offer the Skotel experience to our first year students, which is an integral part of our curriculum.   

Restaurants and Skotel
Our restaurants and hotel rooms in The Hague and Amsterdam are closed until at least 1 March. Check out receptions for latest availability. We look forward to welcoming you again!

What will the new Academic Year look like?

Overcoming great challenges
Despite our complex curriculum, we overcame great challenges the past months, and now offer all our courses online. More than ever, we understand the importance of personal interaction to stimulate motivation, engagement and support study progress in the long run.

First Year Students Living at Skotel
The first year experience living on-campus at Skotel greatly contributes to this sense of belonging and establishing connection with fellow-students. We have implemented all preventive measures and protocols required by the government in both Skotels that were approved by the Dutch health service (GGD) to accomodate our first-year students. 

Being able to offer our complete curriculum online means we can continue education regardless of the regulations in place around COVID-19. Wherever safely possible, we will add on-campus education to the online programme, resulting in a hybrid form of education.

Rules and Regulations
Rest assured we only do this if safely possible and with the utmost respect for the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. Hotelschool The Hague always adheres to the most recent rules and regulations the Dutch government puts in place. Where necessary, we apply even stricter rules. 

The on-campus activities we offer provided they are safely possible and practically feasible are:

  • Practical education for both first- and second-year students. 
  • Educational activities that focus on skills classes, interactive workshops, course introductions, master classes, remedial meetings for the more challenging courses. 
  • Possibility for on-campus teamwork and self-study are possible via reservation system; both scheduled and unscheduled.
  • Social activities among students and staff whenever possible.

Education as of August 2021
By 15 May 2021 the Board of Directors aims to communicate how education at Hotelschool The Hague will proceed as of August 2021. If government regulations allow for it, as they have until now, the new year 1 students will check into Skotel whether theory classes are online or hybrid. We believe education is much more than just conveying knowledge. The social aspect of interacting with fellow students and overcoming adversity together is what strengthens social bonds and develops resilience and character. This is why we consider the Skotel experience an integral part of our curriculum.

COVID-19 Management

How Does Hotelschool The Hague Manage the COVID-19 Situation? 

 

Crisis Management Team
Hotelschool The Hague has a Crisis Management Team [CMT] in place consisting of the Board of Directors, the department heads and the Bachelor Management Team. Besides dealing with instant, urgent crises, the CMT now comes together as soon as the Dutch government announces more restrictive or loosened measures. The CMT then determines which implication this has on education, our students, our employees and the operation as a whole.  

While the CMT does its utmost to provide and continue education the best way possible, its greatest concern is to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of the entire Hotelschool community. CMT takes all factors into consideration when deciding how to proceed. The Board of Directors then informs all students and employees about the practical implications the more or less restrictive measures will have on the study progress and lives of our students and employees. 

Corona Response Team 
The Corona Response Team consists of Hotelschool faculty and students. Their main objectives are to answer or redirect corona-related questions and to support students and employees who tested positive for COVID-19 and students and employees who are in quarantine. When a student or employee tests positive, case managers offer council and support in the process of source and contact research. The CRT also manages the email inbox coronavirus@hotelschool.nl  

Student Support 
Students’ first contact with school is always their tutor, who can help them in case they run into individual, study-related issues. For study progress issues, the tutor will redirect students to one of our study progress coordinators. For personal issues, such as mental health or financial issues, students can reach out to one of our Student Counsellors via the service desk. 

Preventive Measures

These are the Preventive measures in place at Hotelschool The Hague: 
 

  • Study and work online if possible
  • Stay indoors between 21:00 – 04:30 in case of curfew 
  • Always keep 1.5 m distance 
  • Wash your hands upon arrival on campus and repeat regularly. 
  • Sneeze and cough in your elbow 
  • Avoid busy areas
  • Feeling sick? Then stay at home – and get tested. 
  • Tested positive? Reach out to coronavirus@hotelschool.nl 

FAQ

We do our utmost best to inform everyone through our Frequently Asked Questions. Before sending an e-mail, it is advised to take a look at the FAQ first, on the right side of the page. Your question might be answered already. 

In case of any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via coronavirus@hotelschool.nl