Campus life

Official (i.e. registered) taxis and delivery vehicles are allowed on campus. We remind you to please inform Reception when you expect a delivery or taxi so that they can inform the security guards at the gate; without this step, no outside vehicle will be allowed through the gates. 

Families wishing to arrange for private drivers to take children to school may do this by informing the reception of the driver and car details.  We encourage families to join together in sharing these drivers to reduce the number of outside cars on Campus.

Outdoor gatherings are now allowed in groups of no more than 10 people, but please continue to wear facemasks and observe physical distancing. Once we gather positive experience, we will consider easing up on indoor gatherings as well. Please act responsibly and use your judgment; even a slight increase in the number of people in a group seriously increases the probability that an infected person is present.

Childcare on Campus

  • The Montessori School operates classes on Campus for three age groups of children, namely 0-3, 3-6, and 6-9. All daycare employees are regularly tested and a nurse monitors the children daily. 
  • We have decided to open access to nannies and visitors under very strict conditions as explained below:

Families living in Blocks 38, 39, 44, 35, and the townhouses may invite a maximum one nanny or babysitter or two (quasi-)family members, totaling no more than two visitors with the following conditions:

  1. a)  All visitors must be registered and receive a temporary ID card or visitor pass, but only after demonstrating a negative RT-PCR test result from within the preceding 14 days.
  2. b) The temporary ID/guest pass will automatically expire when the RT-PCR test is out of date. Visitors and guests must re-test and re-register regularly at their own expense.
  3. c) Details about requesting access were provided in a recent email from HSE; please read communications from HSE carefully to ensure that you are aware of any changes to the rules and processes. 
  4. c) All visitors must strictly follow NU rules and safety protocols, or the visitor pass may be revoked. Hosting families/residents are responsible for ensuring that visitors understand their responsibilities.

The above rules apply, for the time being, to staff and faculty residing on Campus. We will review the situation for students with families living in Blocks 38, 39, 44, and 45. At this time, we are not yet ready to allow visitors to the student dormitories.

With flu season approaching, we strongly encourage everyone to get a flu shot. A conflation of seasonal flu and COVID-19 will cause complications in the diagnosis and treatment of both flu and COVID-19. We are reviewing the opportunity for flu shots to become readily available to the NU Community.

While much has been learned of how to treat COVID-19 over the last 8 months, and fatality rates have come down, a growing number of studies show that COVID-19 can lead to long term damage to body organs, regardless of whether one shows symptoms or not, and regardless of age. Please keep in mind that COVID-19 remains a scary public health issue.

The gym in Block 38 is now open. Please follow the instructions issued by CLC/HSE on the rules governing the gym’s use, which includes proof of a recent negative RT-PCR test. 

The NU Athletic Center (including the pool) and the Gym in Block 38 will be open for use during the day from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm with the cleaning and disinfection breaks throughout the day as follows: 10:00-11:00 and 15:00-16:00 along with the final daily disinfection after the closing at 9 pm.

We implore you to remain vigilant and to maintain proper protocols including wearing masks properly, washing hands, and observing physical distance requirements. 

Here are the current access and use conditions that should be followed all the time at the NU Athletic Center and the Gym in Block 38:

1)  Access is granted only for those with the negative result of the PCR test for COVID-19.

2)  Users are strictly required to have their ID cards, mask in the Gym, and pass the reception during the visit.

3)  Safety precautions should be followed all the time and no warning tapes shall be crossed or removed.

4)  Temporally, to avoid close encounters in the changing rooms, we recommend coming dressed up for exercises to the gym (whenever it is possible).

5)  Users should NOT visit the Athletic Center and Gym if they feel unwell or have cold-symptoms.

6)  A limited number of people (within 30% of regular occupancy) at a time is allowed with mandatory safety measures followed during the visit.

7)  The users should plan their visits accordingly so that no users will be within the facility during the cleaning and disinfection breaks (starting at 10 am and 3 pm).

Access to the NU Athletic Center and Gym is provided with your ID card activated for 2-week access after payment and presentation of negative PCR test results for COVID-19 at the Reception (phone, 70-99-69). No cash is accepted – please, have your NU ID and credit card for payments.

In case you don’t have a COVID-19 PCR test completed within the last 2 weeks, you may register for the testing at the University Health Center on campus and await the confirmation for your appointment (details on PCR testings are above). The result is expected to be ready later the same day or the following day latest. Alternatively, you can have the test at RDC lab or other PCR testing labs: Olymp, Invivo, NRMC, and other authorized labs.

 Resume for the current campus rules

  • Everyone from our USM and contractor staff that work on Campus are tested every two weeks.
  • The canteen in Block 4 will be open for take away orders or delivery. We will test the reopening of food facilities in Block 22 to cater to student needs, of course with proper ground rules.
  • Official (i.e. registered) taxis and delivery vehicles are allowed on campus by informing Reception in your Blocks so that they can inform the security guards at the gate.
  • Some 20 children attend schools outside the Campus. Families wishing to arrange for private drivers to take children to school may do this by informing the reception of the driver and car details. Parents should be vigilant though, as many schools have not adopted rules for COVID-19 testing. 
  • Outdoor gatherings are allowed in groups of no more than 10 people, but please continue to wear facemasks and observe physical distancing.
  • We will test the opening of the children’s playground in Block 44; children and parents must wear masks at all times when accessing the Block 44 playground.
  • Futsal players on outdoor courts do not need to wear masks while playing.

Please act responsibly and use your judgment; even a slight increase in the number of people in a group seriously increases the probability that an infected person is present.