All updates regarding the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Kraket actitivities will be listed below. For updates by the VU, click here.
Keep an eye on this page to stay up-to-date!
Update 8 February 16:01
Last week the government announced that the current lockdown will be extended until at least 2 March. This means that the opening hours of the Kraket room might be different than what you are used to. If you want to be sure that the Kraket room is open we recommend to contact one of the board members or to send a message to the Kraket room. For now, all activities will continue to be online until the COVID-19 measuers are relaxed.
Update 22 September 16:33h
The new measured announced last Friday by the government means that the Kraket activities will, once again, be a little different than in the past. As long as the current measurements are necessary, Kraket will not organize events for more than 50 people. This means that some activities will have a lower amount of available spots than in the past, other activities might be cancelled and substituted for an online alternative. The region Amsterdam-Amstelland is marked as one of the regions with the sharpest increase in coronavirus infections. If more local measures will be announced, Kraket will follow this measures, even when this measures do not apply on a national scale.
To prevent our members from transmitting the coronavirus, all members are required to fill in a coronachecklist before entering an activity. Furthermore, it is also possible that your temperature will be measured with an infrared thermometer. If there is any sign of a possible corona-contamination, access to the event will be denied in conform with the Rules of Procedure.
Update 1 September 13:44h
We as the 48th board have come to the conclusion that sleeping over with 50 people in the same accommodation would be irresponsible considering the increase in Coronavirus cases of the past weeks. This was not a fun decision to make of course, since we know many of you looked very much forward to this weekend. However, we are confident that this is the right and safe decision to make.
But... instead of a Kraket Weekend, we will organise a Kraket Day!
The Kraket Day will take place on Sunday, September 20th. Hopefully you are available for this activity, since that Sunday would have been the last day of the Kraket Weekend. A more exact schedule will follow, but keep in mind that the activities will start in the morning and that we will eat dinner together afterwards.
The day consists of multiple activities during which we will keep 1,5 meters distance between each other at all times. Just like with Kraket Weekend, we will keep the activities a secret!
The cost of the Kraket Day will be €20, instead of €30 for the Kraket Weekend.
If you are in doubt about joining the Kraket Day, or if you feel like you're missing any information, don't hesitate to let us know via email or via WhatsApp.
If you would rather not join the Kraket Day or if you are not able to make it, you can let us know until Monday, September 7th at 23:59. For this, please contact us directly instead of deregistering via de website. Late deregistration may result in a fine. Keep in mind that the capacity will remain the same at 50 participants. If you have registered for the Kraket Weekend, or if you are on the reserve list, this automatically registers you for the Kraket Day (or the reserve list for the Kraket Day, if applicable). If we don't get a deregistration from you, we will assume that you want to come to the Kraket Day!
In any case, we are looking forward to the Kraket Day, and we hope to see you there!
Update 11 June 12:45h
The list of activities has been updated until the end of the academic year. Note that the relaxation of government measurements of July to allow gatherings of upto 100 people is planned, but not yet definitive. So activities may be subject to additional capacity restraints.
Update 13 May 13:33h
Since some coronavirus measures have been changed or relaxed since Monday 11 May, we now know more about what is possible in June and in July. The status of activities set to take place in June and July has been added to the list or might have been changed.
Sunday 29 March 11:28h
Last monday, a new national policy that bans all events until the first of June was announced. This means that more activities that have been cancelled or postponed were added to the list above.
Friday 20 March 15:48h
As of today, the Kraket WhatsApp is back online! In these uncertain times, it is extra important that all members can reach us easily. So in case you have any questions, remarks or concerns, it is now also possible to message us via WhatsApp on +31 6 83169846, just like before.
Tuesday 17 March 21:27h
To follow up on our message from last Friday, here are some more updates regarding the Coronavirus. Please note that all future developments will be communicated via this page. This includes new information on activities that have been postponed or cancelled.
All Kraket activities until Monday 20 April will be postponed or cancelled. This also includes the General Assembly which was planned on Tuesday 31 March. The General Assembly will not take place physically. More information about a solution for the General Assembly will follow.
The Kraket Room will remain closed until further notice. However, you can still order your textbooks to be delivered via kraket.vuboekhandel.nl with the regular member discount!
We do not have acces to the Kraket Whatsapp (+31 6 83169846) nor to our landline (+31 20 5986015) at this moment. In case you have any questions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, thank you for understanding. Stay safe!
Friday 13 March 09:45h
As the Coronavirus is spreading more and more throughout the Netherlands, we as the board of Kraket feel that it is necessary to take precautions for our study association. With these precautions we are following the latest advice from the RIVM and the guidelines of the VU.
To protect our members and to limit the spread of the virus among students, the Kraket Room will be closed. This precaution is in line with the VU's policy to cancel all lectures and exams and the national advice to work from home as much as possible.
The precaution to close the Kraket Room is effective starting Friday 13 March and remains effective until further notice.
Another result of the Corona pandemic is that the EGW (Ectrie Goes Wild) of Friday 27 March will be cancelled. We will keep your informed about the status of other activities in the nearby future.
We will keep a close eye on the developments around the pandemic the coming days and we will keep you up-to-date via our usual channels if anything changes.
In case you have any questions, please let us know.
Thank you for understanding.