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The VUB sports complex on the Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities campus is the organizational center for the extensive range of sports that students, staff and externals can take part in.
The VUB sports department deals with everything that has a link with sports, exercise and health at the University. The staff at our reception will be happy to help you with all your questions about sport on our campuses.
The sports center itself has accommodations that are suitable for various indoor and outdoor sports. For example, there is a complete fitness center, two large omnisport halls, a dojo and of course our newly renovated swimming pool. And of course there are also facilities that are important before, during or after exercise. There is a large cafeteria with a beautiful terrace, spacious changing rooms with showers and a locker room where you can store your personal belongings.

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Telephone number
02/629.23.11

E-mail
sport@vub.be

Corona update - code orange from 14/10/2020

As a result of the decision of the government, VUB/EHB Sport will switch from CODE YELLOW to CODE ORANGE on Wednesday 14/10/2020 !!

Please read the text below carefully and continue to communicate with the necessary people within your organization so that we can all actively contribute to slowing the spread of the corona virus ... and at the same time remain where possible in a safe way. sports.

WHAT DOES CODE ORANGE MEAN FOR THE SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND THE VUB SPORTS COMPLEX?

  • Indoor sports where no 1.5 meters distance can be kept for +12 year olds are temporarily PROHIBITED. This is the case, for example, for the sports mix activities basketball, indoor football, volleyball, boxing, kickboxing and aikido.
  • Indoor sports, which can take place without contact, can still take place (e.g. yoga, pilates, badminton, dance, ...)
  • Most outdoor sports activities can also continue as has been the case so far since the restart. With the exception of the guideline that there should be no contacts between different sports groups. This means that matches between different clubs or groups are no longer possible.
  • We can continue to work for the swimming pool in accordance with previous communications. We do count on everyone to pay extra attention to following the guidelines to reduce the risk of contamination to a minimum.
  • The changing rooms on the first floor (for indoor sports) and those on the ground floor next to the rugby field (for outdoor sports) will be CLOSED. Toilets will remain available on the first floor in the entrance hall of the sports complex and in the hallway to the sports halls on the ground floor.
  • The changing rooms of the swimming pool remain available in accordance with the guidelines and distribution drawn up for this.
  • The cafeteria 't Complex is CLOSED until 9/11/2020.

Despite this new color code and newly adjusted measures / guidelines, everyone is still welcome in the VUB sports complex!
However, we ask you - now more than ever - to take the necessary security measures and to respect them at all times, so that we can regain control of the bad situation in Brussels so that we can continue to play sports!
It is still mandatory to have a valid sports(punch) card (for VUB students, staff, partners or external parties) or for EHB students a sports sticker to be able to participate in the sports mix and it must BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE.
To swim in the VUB swimming pool you also need to be in possession of a VUB sports card (possibly with swimming sessions on) and you must make a RESERVATION IN ADVANCE.
RESERVATION is done through the new NOVA SPORT APPLICATION, which is free to download for both IOS and Android.

Reservations for your favorite sports session(s) are made via the new NOVA SPORT application, which can be downloaded free of charge for both IOS and Android

What is the Nova Sport app?

Nova Sport is a network for all university / college sports communities in Belgium. Once you have created your account, you can make a reservation to participate in the activities of the sports mix or to come and swim in the VUB pool, but also to get in touch with other people within the VUB / EHB community with whom you have common sports interests. You can also set up / create your own sports activities and invite people to do so.
View the tutorial below on how to download the app and how to create your account.

Tutorial video VUB/Ehb Nova Sport app

Step-by-step plan.How do I download the Nova Sport app and create my account?

GUIDELINES BEFORE SWIMMING:

You must book your swimming session online in advance. Max 1 reservation per person per day.You can book up to 1 hour before opening hours.

Arrive at the starting time of the time block and show your reservation to the staff member of the sports service.If you have to wait in the entrance hall, wear your mask and keep a 1.5 m distance.

Pay your swimming ticket at the kiosk with bancontact or contactless at the reception. Reloading your sports card with swimming sessions can be done at the kiosk.

Disinfect your hands before entering the entrance hall of the swimming pool with the provided alcohol gel.

Scan your swimming ticket/card at the revolving door and push it open preferably with your shoulder/elbow or hip.

Follow the compulsory walking route to the changing rooms. Individual swimmers use the individual changing cabins during public hours.

Disinfect your changing cabin before and after use with the disinfectant cleaning spray and paper provided.

Mouth masks should be worn up to the lockers!

The lockers may be used, but keep in mind the 1.5 m distance rule and wait patiently for your turn.

Before entering the swimming hall, take a shower! Keep in mind the 1.5 m distance and wait your turn if necessary.

GUIDELINES DURING SWIMMING:

A maximum of 6 swimmers per lane is allowed. The maximum number of swimmers per time block(1 hour) is 30.

Choose the appropriate speed of lane, don't overtake another swimmer and try to keep enough distance.

Respect at all times the instructions of the life guards

Do not hang along the shore or on the swimming lines, do not stay in the shallow area and keep a distance of 1.5 m to the pool quays.

10 minutes before the end of your reserved time block the life guard will give a signal. At this moment you leave the pool immediately via the shallow area of the pool

GUIDELINES AFTER SWIMMING:

Leave the pool on time. Showering after swimming is not allowed

Take your belongings out of the lockers (keep your distance!), put on your mouth mask and get dressed as soon as possible in the indicated individual changing cabins. First disinfect your changing cabin with disinfectant spray and paper!

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Leave the building as soon as possible after swimming. Do not stay in the sports complex.

If you or one of your housemates falls ill 7 to 14  days after your visit to the swimming pool, please inform us immediately via sport@vub.be

READ HERE OUR GENERAL HOUSE RULES FOR THE SWIMMING POOL

 

Book your swimming session here

Even in these bizarre corona times, the VUB Sport team would like to welcome you in the VUB SWIMMING POOL!
To ensure a safe swimming and working environment for our visitors and employees, we work by reservation and specific security measures apply, aimed at preventing the spread of the Corona virus as much as possible.
Respect these for the sake of yourself and others.

BOOK FOR YOUR SWIMMING VIA THE NOVA SPORT APP, WHICH IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD FOR BOTH IOS AND ANDROID.

What is Nova Sport app?

Nova Sport is a network for all university / college sports communities in Belgium. Once you have created your account you can make a reservation to participate in the activities of the sports mix or to come and swim in the VUB swimming pool, but also to get in touch with other people within the VUB / EHB community with whom you have common sports interests. You can also set up / create your own sports activities and invite people to do so.
View the tutorial below on how to download the app and how to create your account.

GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF SPORTS HALLS / COURTS

GUIDELINES BEFORE YOUR SPORT SESSION:

  • Before you want to make a reservation, first check the availability of the sports infrastructure via the following link.
  • Make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance via the reservation form.Telephone reservations are not possible.
  • You can book up to 3 times in advance. Anyone who wishes to make more than 3 consecutive reservations is obliged to conclude a user agreement, whereby the payment of the reservations takes place via invoicing.
  • Reservations are initially only possible for our regular users (clubs / associations with a user agreement and sports card holders).
  • If you do not have a sports card yet, you can purchase it - before making your reservation - at the reception of the Sport & exercise department. Payment is only possible with a Belgian bank card (no VISA / MASTERCARD) via bancontact and preferably contactless.
  • After submitting the reservation form you will receive an email with the confirmation of your reservation. Without a confirmation email, your reservation is not valid and you cannot come and exercise.
  • On the day of your sports session, bring the confirmation email with you to the reception of the Movement & Sport service, where you can also arrange payment for your booking. Payment is only possible with a Belgian bank card (no VISA / MASTERCARD) via bancontact and preferably contactless.
  • Wear a face mask from entering the sports complex to the location of your sports practice.
  • Do not arrive too early (max. 10 minutes before the start of your sports session) so that you do not have to wait unnecessarily.
  • The dressing rooms on the first floor are accessible, but take into account the maximum number of people allowed. Preferably change at home.
  • Appoint 1 person who is responsible for your / your sports bubble. Keep a list of the people you come to play sports with so that contact tracing - if necessary - is possible and inform your fellow athletes of our terms of use and the specific security measures against the spread of the Corona virus.
  • Bring your own sports equipment. Disinfect it before and after use.
  • Follow the mandatory walking route to the sport halls/courts. Always keep right.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands before starting your workout.

GUIDELINES DURING YOUR SPORT SESSION:

  • Keep your distance between sports, do not give high fives, hugs, handshakes, ...
  • Always follow the instructions of the personnel
  • Respect the sports infrastructure and the equipment available.

 GUIDELINES AFTER YOUR SPORT SESSION:

  • Disinfect the used equipment (net posts, table tennis table, goals, ...) with the provided products.
  • Take all your own equipment back home
  • Wash and disinfect your hands after the workout
  • You can change clothes and shower in the changing rooms on the first floor. Keep in mind the maximum number of persons allowed per dressing room and do not shower too long. Preferably shower at home.
  • Leave as soon as you have finished exercising (or changing / showering). Do not hang around the sports complex.
  • If you or someone from your sports bubble becomes ill or shows symptoms within 7 to 14 days after your visit, please notify us immediately via sport@vub.be

FAQ's sports at the VUB in Corona times

CAN YOU DO SPORTS AT THE VUB JUST AS IN THE PREVIOUS YEARS?

VUB sport ensures that even in corona times, sports can be performed under comfortable and safe conditions on the campuses where we have sports infrastructure (Elsene and Jette). The sports infrastructure is available and participation in the activities of, among other things, the sports mix is ​​possible, athough always with a “corona sauce” over it. More details can be found on our website.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN AN ACTIVITY?

Corona legislation states that organized sports can be done provided it is organized with a number of extra (safety) measures. One of the measures is that a maximum of participants has been set for each activity. And so reservations must be made in advance (to avoid that, for example, 60 people show up for 30 places). A second measure is to keep an attendance register for each activity, which may then be deleted after two weeks. To make it as easy as possible for athletes as well as for the VUB sports team, we are launching one mobile application for these two actions, reservation and attendance registration: NOVA SPORT. More information about installation and use of the NOVA SPORT app can be found on our website, facebook and instagram ... but can also be obtained from one of our reception staff via 02/629 23 11 in case it really does not work with theapp.

HOW CAN I BOOK FOR A SPOT IN THE POOL?

Corona legislation states that organized sports can be done provided it is organized with a number of extra (safety) measures. One of the measures is that a maximum of participants has been set for each activity. For the swimming pool this amount is maximum 30 swimmers per public hour. And so reservations must be made in advance (to avoid, for example, 60 people showing up for those 30 places). A second measure is to keep an attendance register for each activity, which may then be deleted after two weeks. To make it as easy as possible for athletes as well as for the VUB sports team, we are launching one mobile application for these two actions, reservation and attendance registration: NOVA SPORT. More information about installation and use of the NOVA SPORT app can be found on our website, Facebook and Instagram ... but can also be obtained from one of our reception staff via 02/629 23 11 in case that really does not work with the app.
 

WILL OTHERS SEE MY NAME WHEN I BOOK IN THE NOVA SPORT APP?

Participants who have booked for the same activity at the same time can -  with some difficulty (you have to click on the reservation in your reservation overview) see who else  is coming to the activity. With name and first name in the overview of participants. We think it would be nice that friends can check who of their friends will already be present.
During the start-up phase of this new method, this is the case for all users of the mobile app, but in a subsequent update we will ensure that those who wish to remain anonymous also have that choice in the app.

WHAT ABOUT THE PRIVACY IN THE NOVA SPORT MOBILE APPLICATION?

In the application you can find all information about “Terms and conditions” and “Privacy and Security” under your profile via the settings button. If you use the application you agree in principle with these conditions.
In accordance with the corona legislation, we must register the name, first name and e-mail address and / or telephone number for every organized activity of all participants. This is a minimum of information that we ask for in the app. This information is not accessible to other users of the app, only by the provider, in this case VUB/EhB Sport. And this information will only be used in the first place to comply with the legislation regarding sports in corona times and possibly in the future also to keep you informed about information relevant to you about our sports offer ( eg if a lesson cannot take place, if a fun activity is added that would interest you,…). The data is never commercialized or passed on to third parties. They remain within the application. At this point, other users who book for the same activity as you can see who has booked for the activity on a particular day and hour. This way, friends can quickly know whether they are going to exercise together or not. However, we note that a number of people prefer to exercise anonymously, so we will already provide the option to book anonymously in the next update of the application. In the event of infection with the COVID19 virus, VUB/EhB sport can still draw up a list of the participants' e-mail addresses per activity of the past two weeks to facilitate contact tracing.

WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE A SMARTPHONE AND WANT TO BOOK FOR THE SPORTS MIX OR FOR THE POOL?

In the start-up phase, it was important for VUB/EhB Sport to have a system that is accessible to the majority of our students, staff and ultimately alumni and externals. And in order to be able to manage the resources and employees at our disposal to come up with a workable system for reservation and attendance registration at the start of the academic year, we have chosen, together with the EhB, ULB, Odisee and Luca, to to do this with the help of the mobile application NOVA SPORT. This is currently possible via smartphone or tablet. Which is an easy way of working for most. However, we note that in 2020 there are still people without a mobile connection to the internet. That is why we will also have a PC version of the app ready in a next update, probably by the end of October, beginning of November. This makes this accessible to a few more people.
Tip: do you not have a smartphone but are you coming with friends who do have one or does someone in the family have a smartphone? You can create multiple accounts from the app on one device. So create your account with someone you know… and then print the QR code once. The QR code in the app under your account is your personal unique code. So once you have it, you don't have to bring your smartphone with you to register on site. You have to make a reservation every time via the app under your account.
 

CAN WE PLAY SQUASH?

In accordance with the legislation regarding corona, as a private individual (not in a club or school context) you can play sports where you can keep at least 1.5m away from the others. Swimming, badminton, tennis,… those are sports where that is possible. However, you cannot guarantee this while playing squash. So we cannot allow this for a while. Squash is already available in the Novasport application for reservations at VUB/EHB sport, but without planning. That is ready to launch as soon as this is allowed again.

WHY CAN'T I JUST COME WITH A FEW FRIENDS FOR BASKET OR FOOTBALL?

The law regarding corona currently allows for non-contact sports (and with 10m² space per athlete or 1.5m distance from each other) ... for everyone. Basketball and football, however, cannot be played without close physical contact. These are sports that are only possible in a club and school under strict conditions at the moment.

WHY  SCHOOLS, CLUBS CAN PRACTICE SPORTS AND IS THE SPORTS MIX BEING ORGANIZED BUT  WE CANNOT JUST RENT A SPORTSHALL/COURT WITH A FEW FRIENDS?

The legislation regarding corona currently allows contact during sports only in an organized context, read “club or school. Sports where you can keep your distance and no contact is required such as swimming, tennis, badminton, jogging, ... are therefore allowed for everyone. Sports where that distance is not guaranteed, such as squash, football, basketball, ... is therefore only possible in an organized context. And not “among friends” without a framework. We believe this flexibility has come into play because you always have a trainer or other responsible of the club in an organized form who supervises compliance with the corona guidelines (including keeping an attendance register of the students or club members present per activity). . We hope that a sleeve can be adapted to this so that the permanent groups that are not a club but want to play indoor football or basketball together regularly with friends can experience their weekly portion of sports again with us. In the current situation regarding the virus, we still have to be patient.

WILL THERE STUDENT SPORTS COMPETITIONS BE ORGANIZED THIS YEAR SUCH AS THE FUTSAL LEAGUE OR SPORTS TROPHY?

Yes, specific protocols are being written out for this, which - after approval by the VUB Corona Safety team - will be communicated to the students.

WILL THERE FLEMISH / BELGIAN STUDENT SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS BE ORGANIZED THIS YEAR?
Student Sports Flanders wants to give sporting college and university students the opportunity to continue to meet each other through competitive sports, but every effort is made to ensure that this happens under safe conditions. This means that the competition format is adjusted in such a way that the number of close contacts that the students have in one day is limited, the basic rules regarding corona are respected at all times and are also monitored.
The aim is that 1 person does not come into close contact with more than 50 people at a competition location (1p <50 people). The calendar is drawn up in such a way that competition days in the same sport are at least 14 days apart. The (provisional) calendar of the Flemish / Belgian championships can be found on the website of Student Sports Flanders.