Coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak UPDATE

News March 12, 2020

COVID-19 info and guidelines

There is currently an outbreak of coronavirus worldwide. On this page, you'll find up-to-date information on how events at the Orpheus Institute may be affected. Several public events have been postponed.

Last update: 18 March, 9.30

The Orpheus Institute is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and is following the guidelines of the Belgian government and the World Health Organization.

Several upcoming events at the Orpheus Institute have been postponed as a measure against the further spread of the coronavirus. We will inform everyone who already registered personally. In the event the situation changes and additional events are cancelled or postponed, we will contact everyone involved personally and announce it on our website.

More information:

Postponed events:

  • 26 March: Afterwork concert #1 PROMETHEUS - Imagining Sounds
  • 8 May: Première Erard documentary and CD launch
  • 28 - 29 May: Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2020 - Imagining the Non-Present

New dates will be announced soon.

Prevention: what can I do?

Take the following measures regarding the transmission of virus:

  • Apply the social distance rules.
  • Cough hygiene: if you sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable handkerchief and then throw it away.
  • If you do not have a disposable handkerchief, sneeze against your arm, not in your hands.
  • Do not shake hands when greeting others.
  • Apply good hand hygiene: wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or disinfect with an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Be alert for symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc. Contact your doctor by telephone if such symptoms occur.
  • If you are sick, stay at home and away from people with possibly reduced resistance (from 60 years of age, the sick, people with a chronic disorder, etc.)