Covid-19 Updates: Everything is ready for the return to the classrooms

August 27, 2020

Covid-19 Updates

At Johan Cruyff Institute, we are ready to resume our classroom activity

We have adapted our facilities and trained our teams so we can continue offering you an enriching and, above all, safe experience. Our activity has not stopped and is now coming back stronger than ever.

All Johan Cruyff Institute programs have established mechanisms that allow for maximum flexibility and adaptability, depending on each student’s personal situation and possible mobility problems as a result of the pandemic. We are prepared to switch to a 100% online study mode in case of force majeure.

How have we prepared?

Facilities and people, ready for the new stage

We have prepared our facilities and our teams to return to the campus gradually, with the flexibility that the moment requires. The campuses are ready to return to face-to-face activity. And so are we.

Seating capacity

The capacity, schedules and protocols for each of the classrooms, offices and other spaces in our facilities have been carefully defined. The service will be adapted to the occupancy at all times. The maximum capacity will be controlled and the safety distance within the spaces will be ensured.

Covid-19 Updates: Everything is ready for the return to the classrooms

2020 Master in Coaching Kick-off in Amsterdam.

Health and prevention

Social distance

In general, the physical safety distance is set at 1.5 m. If the safety distance of 1.5 m between people cannot be maintained, the use of a mask is mandatory.

A mask is compulsory for all persons entering the center, when moving around inside the buildings and in any space or activity, provided that the minimum safety distance of 1.5 m cannot be ensured and there are no safety screens. Persons with breathing difficulties that may be aggravated by the use of a mask or for whom a mask may cause a behavioral disturbance are exempted.

We recommend using the stairs and not the lifts, except in case of necessity or reduced mobility.

We ask that you refrain from any greeting or display of affection involving physical contact and that you do not share materials or telephones.

Disinfection of facilities, environments and materials

At the end of each day, all areas used are disinfected to leave the facilities ready for the next day.

Other personal hygiene and protection measures

We try to ensure that all persons entering the facility are very careful about washing their hands. Everyone must disinfect their hands at the entrance of the campuses with hydroalcoholic solution. We recommend that they do so frequently during the day.

The facilities are frequently ventilated to facilitate air renewal. Information on the convenience of using air conditioning does not indicate that it is a factor of risk, and therefore it may be used.

All students will have their own material and should try not to share it. At the beginning of the course each student will be provided with a welcome pack.

Barcelona students Welcome pack.

Barcelona students Welcome pack.

We will not give out photocopies or other material, all of which will be delivered digitally or provided in advance. We recommend that students bring a laptop to carry out their work, which will be entirely digital. Desks and common surfaces must be left free of any material at the end of the class, to allow for cleaning.

Drinking directly from the water fountains will not be allowed. Each student must bring their own bottle of water, which can be refilled at the taps.

The teachers will leave the work surfaces (mainly tables) of the classrooms and other spaces in the facilities completely clear after use, so they can be cleaned. The delivery and correction of exercises or work will always be done digitally. Teachers will not collect or hand out material (papers, assignments, notebooks, or school material), to avoid possible transmissions.

Gradual incorporation of management staff

Shifts and schedules have been established for the management teams of the programs that will be gradually incorporated to meet the needs of the in-person training activity, while always taking into consideration their particular family situation, promoting flexible hours for employees and trying to avoid crowding.


Any person showing symptoms compatible with Covid-19 or who has been in close contact with a case of Covid-19 in the previous 10 days will not report to the center and is obliged to inform the management staff of Johan Cruyff Institute.

The contingency plan will be activated in the event that a student tests positive in Covid-19. This protocol contemplates the reinforcement of the disinfection of the spaces where he/she has been, and the convenience of establishing a quarantine for your group will be considered. At all times, we will follow the instructions of the health authorities to proceed.

Protect yourself and others

Protecting you is protecting us, and vice versa. In companies, in society and in all areas of life, now more than ever, our individual actions have an effect on the common good.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Should I plan to arrive in Barcelona earlier in case of a possible mandatory quarantine?
Yes, if possible, to avoid missing the first sessions, although Johan Cruyff Institute will be flexible and offer online connection to those who cannot arrive early enough.
What happens if I miss one of the deadlines in the admissions process?
We will be carrying out a continuous admissions process so you should not worry if it is not possible for you to meet the deadline and it takes a few days. Just keep us informed. We understand that unexpected delays can occur due to disruptions caused by Covid-19.
How will the issue of seating work? Will we be divided into groups?
The spaces will be adapted to ensure that the classes can be held in person and with all the students, always respecting the protection measures in accordance with the established protocols. For those students unable to attend in person, Johan Cruyff Institute offers the possibility of connecting to the Virtual Campus 24/7.
Will group work continue or will individual activities increase?
The volume of group work will be the same as always. In this respect, it should be remembered that group work is an essential component of the educational philosophy of Johan Cruyff Institute and will be fundamental to all academic activities, regardless of their format (online or on campus).
What is the contingency plan in case of a new outbreak of the pandemic?
The protocols published by the health authorities and the government and any additional measures that ensure maximum health security for all will be implemented.
What if my program, scheduled for September, cannot be started in person due to coronavirus restrictions?
Johan Cruyff Institute has foreseen all possible scenarios, including a resurgence of the pandemic. In this case, your program manager will contact you to inform you whether your program will start online or if it will be postponed for a time while we offer you additional content.
What if my program has started on campus but then has to be stopped because we are confined again?
In that case, your program manager will contact you to let you know if your program will go online or if it will be postponed for a time while we offer you additional content.
I've had the virus. Can I go back to class?
You may return to the center if 14 days have passed since symptoms disappeared once you have been given medical clearance and provided that the medical services advise you to do so.
What if I start to feel bad on campus?
If you have symptoms that are compatible with Covid-19 and you are on the Johan Cruyff Institute premises, you should immediately notify your program manager. We will put our contingency plan into operation.
What should I do if one of my classmates tests positive?
If one of your colleagues tests positive at your same center, our contingency plan is put in place. If it is detected outside our facilities, access to management staff will be gradually limited, and your program will be continued online or postponed for a period of 14 days.

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