TORQUE 2020 and Corona Virus

This page aims to provide information for participants in the TORQUE2020 conference about the measures taken to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. The information mostly relies on external sources, so we encourage participants to periodically check the information pages of the Dutch Government and WHO for up-to-date advice.

Please note that the organizing committee is closely monitoring the situation in the Netherlands. The situation in the Netherlands at this moment is not critical.

Therefore we see no reason to make any drastic decisions, in other words, at this moment there is no reason to cancel TORQUE2020. 
We will only make the tough decision to cancel TORQUE if we are advised to do so by the Dutch government and TU Delft health and safety authorities.

That being said, TU Delft currently does follow a stricter protocol that prescribed by the national authorities. Visitors to TU Delft must adhere to the same hygiene measures as TU Delft employees and students and stay at home preventively if they show any symptom, meaning respiratory complaints, coughing, shortness of breath and/or fever. Prescribed hygiene measures are:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water on a regular basis
  • Use hand alcohol if water and soap are unavailable
  • Cough and sneeze in your elbow, not in your hand
  • Use paper tissues and throw them away immediately
  • Do not shake hands (TU Delft extra measure)


Participants can consider waiting to register until closer to the conference date for more up to date information.
If you already know that travelling to the Netherlands is not an option, please let us know as soon as possible via .

Travel information

The frequently updated website of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment provides information about the recent COVID-19 developments, including links.
General information about the Corona virus can be found on the WHO website.

Conference venue

TU Delft will follow at least the guidelines of the Dutch Government and has its own set of FAQs you can find here.
Please visit this page for updates.