Updates Coronavirus

Updates Coronavirus

Update: March 23


Dear members,

due to measures of the Dutch government and the University of Groningen, we are forced to cancel all our activities until the 1st of June. Should the government or the university relax their measures, we do not rule out that certain activities will be reintroduced. Ofcourse, this depends on the developments regarding the Coronavirus and we will keep you informed about this. 

What can we do now?

Besides staying at home as much as possible, of course.
We came up with some possibilities for online activities. First of all, we want to let you know that we will do online boardroom hours! Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 12:00 to 14:00 you can meet us via Houseparty. You can find this app in Google Play Store or the App Store! You can add us via the following user names:

  • Avin: avinghafor
  • Nena: nenaxwillemsen
  • Nicole: nicolettarm
  • Chantal: chantal_buursema

Furthermore, we have scheduled our first online activity! Next Wednesday, April 1st, we will host a long distance movie night with Netflix Party! Keep an eye on our Instagram Stories, because you can vote which movie we will watch together! 

Do you think you will still be bored? Next week we will also start a challenge among our members via our Instagram Stories. Stay tuned... 

Do you have any concerns or questions about the situation, or do you want to talk about something completely different than the Coronavirus? You can always contact us! We want to let you know that we are "here" for you during these bizarre days. 

Besides, we are always open for suggestions so please contact us if you have any ideas for online activities! 


The 31st Board

Update: March 23


Dear members,

unfortunately the Coronavirus-situation has become worse in the past week. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that all trips abroad should only continue when necessary. Besides, Spain and other countries within Europe are in a lockdown. This, ofcourse, has consequences for our trip to Valencia and the Hitchhike weekend. 

Hitchhike weekend (April 17, 18, 19)

Due to the measures concerning the Coronavirus, we are forced to cancel the Hitchhiking Competition. The committee responsible for this activity is in contact with the hostel and will inform the participants as soon as they have more information about the costs for the weekend. 

If you have any questions regarding this activity, feel free to contact the committee via activicee@svcommotie.nl 

Trip abroad to Valencia (May 6 to 11) 

The trip abroad to Valencia is unfortunately no longer feasible, since we don't expect the situation in Spain to be resolved within a few weeks. We consider your and our own health the most important and have therefore made the decision to cancel the trip. 

Right now we are looking at the possibilities to rebook the trip to next year's dates, but at the moment we have no certainty that this will work out. Both the committee and the board are trying everything they can to reduce the costs for the participants. At the moment it seems that all participants may be charged for one of the flight tickets and/or the hostel. The reason for this is that not all costs already made will be refunded by the companies and of course Commotie itself can't pay for all costs on its own. We will inform you as soon as there is more clarity about this. 

Next year (2021), the current participants will have an earlier possibility to indicate if they want to join the trip abroad to Valencia. Only after the committee has heard from you whether you want to join the trip or not, the registration will open for other members.

If you have any questions regarding this activity, feel free to contact the committee via travelcee@svcommotie.nl

Update: March 15

Dear members,

Due to the policy around the Coronavirus from the RUG, we have decided to cancel all our activities until the 15th of April 2020. We as the board do not want to put the health of our members and ourselves in danger, which means all activities with less than 100 participants are cancelled as well. 

We’re very sorry and we hope the inconveniences will be over very soon. If you have any concerns regarding the Coronavirus feel free to contact the board. You can also check the RUG website for more information and updates around the virus. 

The following activities have been cancelled so far:

  • Boardroom hours, every Tuesday and Thursday 
  • In-house day at NOS and Beeld&Geluid on March 13th 
  • Latin Night: Bachata workshop on March 16th
  • Career Event on March 17th 
  • Alphabet Party on March 19th 

In the meantime we are busy discussing the situation regarding our Hitchhike weekend and our Trip abroad to Valencia. We are in contact with both committees who are responsible for these events and we will update the participants as soon as we know more about the situation and the guidelines for travelling to these countries. 

If you have any concerns about Hitchhike weekend or the Trip abroad, feel free to contact us. 

For now, stay safe and please try to avoid social contacts as much as possible.
Kind regards,

The 31st Board of Commotie