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These are the High Tech Campus corona measures (November 17)

Nov 12, 2020 10:54:13 AM. By: Ingelou Stol

The health and safety of our High Tech Campus residents and visitors is our main priority. We do everything in our power to make the Campus safely accessible in our new 1.5 meter society. We take the advice of the RIVM very seriously and that's why this blog is continuously being updated. Please respect your own company policy when you're allowed to return to work

What's new in this blog?

  • AH to go will close again from Monday 16 November until unknown date.
  • The staff in all the restaurants will now wear masks. Also in our Conference Center our staff will wear mouth masks when they walk through the building. 
  • We have introduced a counting system at the entrances and exits of our restaurants. This way we ensure that there are not too many people inside at the same time, and we can guarantee the 1.5 meters. 
  • In the Campus Wellness Center, the changing rooms and showers are closed. We have lockers in the main hall where you can store your belongings. Only virtual group lessons are offered.
  • The maximum number of people per meeting room in the Conference Center is 30 people.

Read more about it below!

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The complete overview of the corona measures at High Tech Campus Eindhoven 

Basis rules of the RIVM during the covid-19 crisis:

  • Keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds, then dry your hands thoroughly
  • Use paper towels
  • Don't shake hands
  • Cough or sneeze in your elbow
  • Work from home if possible
  • Only use public transport if necessary. As of June 1, wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in public transport
  • In case of a fever, sore throat or runny nose, please stay at home. If you have a fever and/or are you short of breath? Then your roommates have to stay at home too. An exception to the rule are people who work in crucial professions. 

Extra guidelines 

  • Try to travel outside rush hours
  • Keep right (at the stairs, when walking at The Strip etc)
  • If you would like to use an elevator, please pay attention to the signing how many people are allowed in the elevator
  • The same goes for the toilets. Please pay attention to the signing how many people are allowed in the toilets
  • Use your own tools and don't borrow cell phones
  • Communicate by phone, tablet or computer where possible
  • Don't take a break with everyone at the same time
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Please follow the rules as indicated per location (restaurants, supermarket).

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What measures will be taken at the High Tech Campus when you return to work? 

As High Tech Campus Eindhoven we are doing everything in our power to make it comfortable for our residents to return to work. Below a list of all the measures that are taken at the Campus. We also call on everyone to take their own responsibility to adhere to the basis rules of the RIVM. 

Companies of the following buildings will provide their own measures: Philips, Signify, TomTom, TMC, Brunel, NXP, Shimano, NorthC, TWICE and ASML. Please respect your own company policy. 

Parking garages
If you travel to the Campus by car, you will immediately notice a change in the parking garages. You will find the general rules of the RIVM and the High Tech Campus guidelines in the new 1.5 meter society. Please follow the signing on the floor, and keep right as much as possible. 

A new corona policy will be introduced in the parking garages:
  • Between 6:30 AM and 2 PM, the stairs may only be used down, and the elevator for anyone who wants to go up.
  • Between 2 PM and 8:30 PM, the stairs may only be used up, and the elevator down only.
If you cannot walk stairs, you can of course take the elevator. We always make an exception for this.

At the bicycle parking spaces in the garages there will also be an information leaflet.

The Strip (outside)
Keep right when walking on The Strip, but also on for example the stairs and elevator. When the population of the Campus increases and keeping right isn't enough anymore, we will also indicate a walking route how to get from A to B. In case of an emergency, please follow the signs of the escape route, and not the COVID-19 signing. Please take your own responsibility when moving around the Campus.

The benches on The Strip will be removed so that there is enough walking space for everyone. We are going to make two large terraces, where you can have lunch with colleagues at 1.5 meters. You will find the terraces at High Tech Campus 1A by the water, and at the Food Lab.

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Restaurants
The following restaurants are open at the Campus: 

High Tech Campus building 5

  • Tlab 
    Opening times: 08:00 - 16:00 hrs
  • Brave New World
    Opening times: 11:00 - 14:00 hrs
  • Okinawa 
    Opening times: 11:00 - 14:00 hrs
    You can also make reservations in Okinawa for lunch, diner or drinks.

High Tech Campus building 1B

  • LOKL 
    Opening times: 07.30 - 15.00 hrs

High Tech Campus building 1D

  • Subway
    Opening times: 11:00 - 14:00 hrs
  • Daely 
    Opening times: 11.00 - 14.00 hrs

High Tech Campus location 1F

  • Foodlab 
    Opening times: 11.00 - 14.00 hrs
    Magioni Pizza, Love my Curry and Roby's

All facilities have extra hygiene measures and follow the guidelines of the RIVM. In addition, our employees wear a mouth mask during work to provide extra safety and hygiene in our restaurants.

Counting system in restaurants
Also, High Tech Campus Eindhoven and The Strip have introduced a counting system at the entrances and exits of the restaurants at The Strip. These systems count how many people are inside to ensure that there are not too many people inside at the same time, so we can guarantee safety and the 1.5 meter distance. 

The following restaurants at The Strip work with a counting system:
HTC 5: Brave New World, Okinawa & Tlab
HTC 1B: LOKL
HTC 1D: Daely / Subway

The locations at The Strip are allowed to let 130 guests inside since these locations are indoor spaces with a flow of visitors during lunch time, and a health check is done upon arrival (QR code – survey).

The restaurants are regularly thoroughly disinfected and cleaned. Each restaurant will have one entrance and one exit. In the restaurant, please follow the route arrows on the floor to find your way. You will find disinfectant to clean your hands. Parts of the tables and chairs are taped, nobody is allowed to sit here. Food is prepacked, and our staff wears gloves where there is direct contact with food. In addition, they wash their hands every 15 minutes. In the restaurants we provide spacious paths and there will be plexiglass at the checkouts. 

If you don't feel comfortable to visit The Strip for lunch, we can also bring you food! Check our food delivery service. And our catering facilitator Eurest can also deliver special breakfast, lunch and snack boxes to your office. For more info contact: saleshtc@compass-group.nl

Conference Center
Our staff at the Conference Center will wear a mouth mask when they walk through the Conference Center to provide extra safety and hygience. 

The maximum number of people per meeting room in the Conference Center is 30 people.

All measures taken by the Campus are in force at the Conference Center. That means: a maximum number of people in the Conference Center, meeting room setups keeping 1.5 meter distance, clear signing, disinfectant to clean your hands, packaged food and drinks from disposable cups.

Conference Center High Tech Campus has drawn up a protocol for meetings in the new 1.5 meter society. 

Capacity
All our rooms have a maximum capacity based on the number of square meters. The required 1.5 meter will be quaranteed. Read more about it here.

Parking
Our parking facilities offer enough space for participants to keep 1.5 meters distance from each other. Parking garage P0 is the closest to the Conference Center. Follow the route as indicated from the parking garage to our location.

Arrival & departure
In order to properly regulate our guests during meetings and to ensure safety, the Conference Center contacts the organization of a meeting one week before hand, to discuss details: arrival times, program, breaks, number of participants, general rules and hygienic measures. There will be clear signing to make sure you know where you can enter or leave the building. There will be also signing on the floor to help you find your way.

We have a special meeting & events hostess walking around, to remind participants to keep 1.5 meters distance from each other and to explain where the meeting or event will take place.

Toilets
The maximum amount of people that can be present in the toilet will be indicated by clear signing. We ensure that the breaks of your events are favorable, so that there are no unnecessary queues at the toilets. We do ask for some flexibility from the organizations regarding the program. 

Twice a day there will be an extra cleaning round of the toilet groups. 

General areas 
We will arrange our rooms with a fixed arrangement of chairs and tables in such a way that the 1.5 meters are guaranteed. Clear signing will indicate how you can walk to the rooms. Where possible we prefer one-way traffic, so that participants do not have to pass each other. Hygience and rules of conduct are visible through clear signs in the building. 

Safety in tooms
In every room, near every chair, you will find a postcard to emphasize the general and hygienic rules. At small meetings, participants can make their own arrangement about how to leave the Conference Center. If you organize an event in the auditorium, our meeting & events hostess will help you. 

In every meeting room you will find hygienic products to wash your hands. And if you prefer you can also clean the attributes you touch, such as the table, clicker of beamer. And we also ask people to bring their coats and bags into the room.

Breaks and lunch
Break and lunch times should take place at different times than other meetings, as much as possible. This will be discussed in advance with the organizing parties.

The coffee and tea buffet will have the hygienic resourses so that participants can wipe the device clean before each use.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us via conferencecenter@hightechcampus.com or via +31 40 230 5700. 

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Multi-tenant buildings
The management of the High Tech Campus is responsible for the common areas in our multi-tenant buildings. That's why - with RIVM guidelines in mind - we are taking the following measures: 

  • Disinfectant will be available at every entrance of the buildings, and next to the reception desks
  • Reception desks will be provided with plexiglass, disinfectant and hygienic wipes. A maximum of two visitors is allowed at the desk. To ensure the 1.5 meter distance between people, there will be clear signing on the floor
  • Next to the coffee machines of the multi-tenant buildings you will find hygienic wipes
  • A maximum number of people will be allowed to enter toilets, meeting rooms, the elevator and stairwells. We will clearly indicate this by signing
  • We will provide the basis rules and guidelines of the RIVM on posters at every entrance
  • We will indicate walking routes, so you can travel from A to B in a safe way
  • If the emergency response team has to evacuate the building in times of crisis, the 1.5 meters will also be preserved
  • House installer Strukton always ensures that the climatic installations (ventilation, air filters and air handling units) complies with legal standards. All climate installations are maintained, perform optimal and are technically in order. The air quality is optimal. There is no recirculation of air in the multi-tenant buildings. 
  • To ventilate as much as possible, the time programs of the ventilation have been extended (from 4 o’clock A.M. to 8 o’clock P.M.). Buildings are well ventilated now before and after office hours. The buildings with 24/7 ventilation are unchanged and all toilet groups are 24/7 ventilated.

At the smoking area's near the buildings outside, there will also be an information leaflet.

Campus Wellness Center (High Five) & outdoor sport facilities
Based on the latest government measures regarding covid-19, we are pleased to report that the government also considers working on health so important that the gyms can remain open. However, the existing protocol has been tightened and we would like to share this with you: 

Maximum number of people per room
The maximum number of people per room is 30 people. The main rule always applies that the 1.5 meters distance must be kept. 

Changing rooms and showers
The changing rooms and showers are now closed. We have lockers in the main hall where you can store your belongings

Group lessons
Group lessons inside the gym are not seen as a team sport, and so they can continue under the new corona measures.  Group lessons therefore have a maximum of 30 participants, whereby the main rule is always to keep 1.5 meters distance.

New rules do apply to outdoor activities! These have a maximum of 4 people excluding coach!

General rules and measures

  • High Five controls the visitor flow
  • A maximum number of visitors is recorded, which may be present at the same time
  • Training is done by appointment only (training time can be booked in the same way as group classes are usually booked)
  • To book a lesson or an individual fitness session, you need to download our High Five Connect app (Apple Store or Play Store). Log in in with your email and make reservations. Go to ‘club rooster’/ club schedule. Here you can switch between ‘Fitness/Gym’ or ‘Group classes’
  • It’s not possible to train without a reservation.
  • Participants are informed about rules in rooms with posters
  • Visual support to monitor the 1.5m, if necessary. routing where necessary.

Our outdoor sport facilities (cricket field, football field, tennis field and beach volleyball field) are open again. Due to the RIVM guidelines, the dressing rooms are closed. Keep 1.5 meters apart during exercise.

Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is available again for all Campus residents. If you need treatment to recover from physical complaint or advise for your work settings at home, Fysio Company Care located in HTC 1 and 5 is happy to help you out.

For people who are not able to visit the HTC yet, Fysio Company Care offers video consults combined with custom made online exercise programs. If you want more information or an appointment, you can call 040 2376838 or send an e-mail.

Public transport
Please follow the general rules of public transport:

- Only travel by public transport if necessary
- Wear a non-medical face mask
- Keep sufficient distance in the vehicles, even when getting in and out
- Avoid crowds, travel outside rush hour as much as possible.

You can find more information by transport company Hermes here. For current departure times, check 9292.nl.

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Companies of the following buildings will provide their own measures: Philips, Signify, TomTom, TMC, Brunel, NXP, Shimano, NorthC, TWICE and ASML.

If you have any questions about the High Tech Campus measures in the covid-19 crisis. Send an email to: corona@hightechcampus.com

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Ingelou Stol
Ingelou Stol

Communications Manager
ingelou.stol@hightechcampus.com

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