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).
On Friday evening, January 14, there was another press conference. The Dutch government announced relaxations of the corona measures. These relaxations will apply from 15 January for stores, education and sports, but the catering industry and cultural sector remains closed until at least January 25. At home we can receive 4 people over 13 years old. Read all about the relaxations here.
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*.
- Keep a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- Do not shake hands with other people. Greet each other without touching.
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly.
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
- Wear a face mask when required.
- Make sure you let fresh air into your home.
- Stay home as much as possible.
- If you must visit one other household, go at most once per day.
- Before receiving guests or visiting others, take a self-test.
Compliance with these rules is very important to us. Please also speak to each other as colleagues when rules of conduct are not followed. Together we have to solve this.
*Did you have contact with someone who has corona? 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. All other people must quarantine for 5 days after close contact with an infected person and then be tested at the GGD. The quarantine rules for people in crucial professions will also change. The exact meaning of these rules will not be announced until later. The new rules will then apply from 21 January.
- Office: Work at home! As much as possible. Meetings also take place online through Teams. You only work in the office unless there is absolutely no other option. Always with keeping enough distance. Also the rules around face masks have been tightened when moving or if you can’t keep 1,5 meters away. Wear a face mask at work.
- Cleaning: We are talking to clients about alternative activities, such as periodic cleaning. If your work location is closed, you will hear from your manager. If you're healthy, we desperately need your help. It is possible that activities change or activities are moved to other clients. This way everyone keeps his/her job. And we can (temporarily) meet the challenges of staff shortages at other clients. Your manager will inform you about this if this applies to you. Also the rules around face masks have been tightened when moving or if you can’t keep 1,5 meters away. Wear a face mask at work. Where a disposable face mask. Preferably no fabrics or homemade mouth masks.
How should we greet each other at CSU?
Our current policy is to 'greet without touching'. This means avoiding shaking hands and avoiding other direct contact between people, which significantly reduces the risk of transmission via hand contact.
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).