Responsible attendance strategy

I inform the university of my positive test: here for the students and here for the staff

Since February 2021, UCLouvain has a comprehensive reporting/tracing/testing strategy. This strategy promotes the responsible return of students and staff members to the different sites.

The testing unit has been available in the Hocaille district of Louvain-la-Neuve for almost a year. It is ready to see its capacity increased if the epidemic resumes. In addition, if necessary, a second antenna on the Woluwe campus could be opened quickly. In addition to being a medical solution for international students, the aim of internal testing is twofold: to speed up the process and avoid travel, in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

Students, whether they have been tested at UCLouvain or not, and staff members are invited to inform the university of their coronavirus positivity (via this form for students and via this other form for staff members). This is reporting on a voluntary basis. It allows the university to know the epidemiological situation on its sites (by faculty, institute, service, etc.).

Internal tracing complements testing and reporting: a discreet and specially trained tracing team will contact, via a call centre, students and staff members who have declared their positivity. They trace the positive person's contacts within the framework of his or her activities at UCLouvain. Those whom the decisional algorithm considers to be high-risk contacts are invited by the tracers to be tested and placed in quarantine. UCLouvain thus ensures the safety of people during the academic activities authorised within the framework of the measures in force, in particular practical work and laboratory sessions. Important: UCLouvain's internal tracing does not replace that of the public authorities.

It should be noted that the data collected is progressively destroyed and that the operations mentioned above comply with all the requirements in terms of respect for privacy, including the European regulation nᵒ 2016/679, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).