May 19, 2021

Suspension of On-Campus Extracurricular Activities and Campus Facility Use from May 19

As a result of the rapidly increasing number of people in Oita Prefecture infected with the highly contagious coronavirus variants, both Oita City and Beppu City have asked residents to avoid all non-essential, non-urgent outings. In light of the requests for cooperation from the local governments, APU has decided to suspend face-to-face extracurricular activities from Wednesday, May 19 to Sunday, June 20 in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus on campus. During this period, clubs and circles will not be permitted to use campus facilities and both the Gymnasium and Multipurpose Ground will not be able to be reserved for individual use.

There are no restrictions with regards to club and circle activities that are held online, however, it is imperative that members taking part in online activities do so from their own residences.

We all know by now that the coronavirus does not discriminate - everyone is equally susceptible to infection. Please continue to take thorough measures to prevent infection both as a club/circle and in an individual capacity.

Please note that clubs and circles will still need to submit a health check sheet for the 14-day period prior to an activity for all participating members once face-to-face activities recommence. Clubs/circles planning on holding an in-person activity once the suspension period is over should continue to collect the necessary data from their members.

If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to the Extracurricular Activities Team in the Student Office.

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