Via this page we inform you about the corona virus and what you should do. To do so, we ensure that we are constantly informed of the latest information and how we can respond to possible situations in the Netherlands. The health of our employees is priority NR 1. We understand your concerns and feel responsible to inform you properly and to ensure a safe workplace. We follow all regulations from the government, GGD and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). We instruct you on the basis of their guidelines. We put you and our customers first.
Answer to your questions
We have already put the most important questions and answers on paper. You can find this below under the link "Q and A (question and answer)".
It is possible that your question is not listed. In that case, send an e-mail to email@example.com and we will ensure that you receive a quick answer to your question.
Follow the news yourself and view general information via:
- RIVM - Corona virus general information
- Questions and answers RIVM about corona virus
- View the stricter measures to reduce the spread of the virus here.
The government has a special telephone number for questions: 0800-1351.
CSU guidelines for your own work situation can be found in these Q and A (question and answer).
In the Netherlands, corona vaccination is available to anyone who wants it. This is how we protect ourselves, vulnerable people and regain freedom. The government pointed out the importance of vaccination. It called for people to get a a first, second or booster vaccination as soon as possible. We, as Company Board, wholeheartedly support this. It is also understandable if you have questions. You can find information about the vaccine and make an appointment on the government website. Questions about vaccination can also be found in the Q and A above.
- If you have symptoms, stay at home and get tested at the GGD. You must get tested even if you have already been vaccinated!
- If you test positive for COVID-19, please self-isolate at home and stay away from others – even if they have already been vaccinated.
- If a housemate is infected, he or she goes into isolation. All other (protected and unprotected) housemates are quarantined*.
- You should still avoid shaking hands with other people; greet each other without touching.
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly.
- Remember to cough and sneeze into your elbow.
- Keep your distance from others and wear a face mask where necessary.
- Make sure you let fresh air into the room you are in.
*The quarantine obligation expires for those who have had a booster shot more than a week ago. Or if you have had a positive corona test at the GGD in 2022. Not sure if you should quarantine? Then do this quarantine check and get personal advice immediately.
- Office: The advice to work from home changes to work half at home. Also our policy is 50% at home and 50% at the office. That should help to prevent everyone from being in the office at the same time. We urge you to coordinate your return to the office with your manager. Are you at the office? From 25 February you no longer have to wear a mouth cap or keep one and a half meters away. Meetings with groups, including training courses, are also possible. We do advice to still make (external) appointments that can take place online, through Teams.
- Cleaning: With the removal of the one and a half metres and the requirement to wear a face mask, our cleaning at various locations will become incredibly important. We can resume our regular and day-to-day cleaning, and we ask you to focus in particular on these contact points and locations. Your supervisor will inform you about your work and whether the requirement to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres and wear a face mask still apply at your location. That is because both of those requirements depend on the number of visitors in a building.
Rules for testing and staying at home in case of complaints
Do you have corona-related complaints? Then you will be asked to stay at home and be tested for the corona virus. So that people who you have been in contact with can be warned quickly to take measures to prevent the virus from spreading further. Children with complaints should also stay at home and be tested. On this page you will find an overview of age groups and measures for testing.
Most questions about the situation in the Netherlands have been answered here.
What can you do yourself?
For yourself, but also for your environment: ensure good hygiene!
Below again the most important hygiene measures. We advise everyone to always take the most important measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus. These measures apply to everyone and have been drawn up by RIVM. They apply to all viruses that can cause flu and cold. It is therefore always important to follow this up. It concerns the following:
- Wash your hands often (see also the (Dutch) CSU hygiene procedure)
- 20 seconds with soap and water, then dry hands thoroughly.
- Before you go out, when you come back home, after blowing your nose, and of course before dinner and after going to the bathroom.
- Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
- Use paper tissues to blow your nose and then throw it away.
- Then wash your hands.
- Do not shake hands.
View the focus areas for cleaning here (in Dutch).
What can you pay extra attention to during work?
View contact points and areas for attention for cleaning in a care environment here (in Dutch).