FAQ Corona

Dear employees

You are all familiar with the Corona virus, like everyone else we find it very sad that this is happening to all of us.

Veritec would like to inform you about the guidelines we use and answer some common questions.

There are no signals from our government that it isn’t possible to work, so if you are healthy you need to go to your work.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The situation right now in the Netherlands is still controllable. We follow the rules of the government and the RIVM. The Dutch government wants to control the virus by creating group immunity. They don’t want to do a total lock down like other EU countries. For recent information you can check the following site: https://www.rivm.nl/en/news/current-information-about-novel-coronavirus-covid-19. Since this is the Dutch rules, we are asking you and all others to keep working. Many scientists and institutions advise the Dutch government, so we follow their advice and doesn’t take measures on our own.

Yes, our clients are still open and are on a tight schedule. Our clients count on us and you to provide the necessary skills to finish their projects. We can’t let them down!

If you feel that you have fever, flu or need to cough a lot, stay at home. The normal sickness rules apply. So, if you want to report sick, do it by email. And if you stay sick longer than two days, we need to have a doctor’s statement. Otherwise we can’t report you sick to the insurance. Yet again, these are the rules from the Dutch government.

To prevent sickness and contamination of the coronavirus, you can do the following things:

  • Don’t shake hands anymore.
  • Avoid contact with other sick persons, even if they only have the flu.
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly (40 to 60 seconds).
  • Stay home when you feel sick.
  • Cough or sneeze in the inside of your elbow or in a paper towel.
  • Use paper towels after washing your hands.

If the Netherlands will also be in lock-down and you can’t leave the Netherlands anymore. Veritec will do everything to be the best agency as possible. Like you are used to, Veritec always tries to be the best employer. So, in case if we do need to live in quarantine, Veritec will still provide the housing for our employees. Furthermore, you will also receive financial compensation when the Netherlands goes in lock down. But this only happens when you remain working in the Netherlands the coming period.

The reason you don’t get a temperature check is because it is everyone’s own responsibility to keep out of touch with other people when you feel sick or have temperature. Again: We follow the rules of our government. They understand more from this disease then we do. Our clients also follow the rules of the government, so when the government tells them that it isn’t necessary to have a temperature check, our clients won’t do it.

There is a new rule from the Dutch government. Only three people are allowed in the same car if they live in the same household. Since you are driving in the same car with the same people you live with, this rule also applies for us. We will send a letter to everyone with information who is allowed to drive with each other. Keep this letter in the car at all times. So, when you do get pulled over by the police, you can show them that you are allowed to be in the same car together. In addition, always keep your ID with you, because the police needs to confirm that the names in the letter are also the people that are in the car.

The Dutch government has announced a reopening strategy for the Netherlands. The coronavirus is slowly reducing it’s impact on the Netherlands. Therefore, they announced several approaches and dates with new rules. You can find them below

From 11 May 2020

  • Outside non-contact sports, stay 1,5 meter away from other people
  • It is possible to go to the hairdresser, physiotherapy etc.
    • If you want to go to the hairdresser or physiotherapist you must first make an appointment.

From 1 June 2020

  • The restaurant terrace will open
  • The cinema will open (max 30. persons)
  • Restaurants/cafeteria will open(max 30. persons)
  • Museums will open (max 30. persons)
    • Everything is appointment-based

From 1 July 2020

  • Campsites and holiday parks will open
  • The cinema capacity will increase (max 100. persons)
  • Restaurant /cafeteria capacity will increase (max 100.persons)
  • Museums capacity will increase (max 100.persons)
  • Organized meetings are possible(max. 100 persons)

Conclusive note:
We understand the concerns, but there is no reason for panic! No one ever solved anything by Unnecessarily panicking. The rules and regulations our clients and we follow are according the Dutch government and institutions, which are supported by various scientists and researchers. I’m sure they know more than we do about how to control the disease.

Our government took precautions really quick, so the situation in Holland is certainly not out of control. Even though the people who get sick every day is increasing, we still have it in control, our hospitals still have enough capacity.

We count on you to remain at your work and finish the job!

Thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us:
033-299 7687

Or contact George Lionte:
+31 6 83 95 76 34