The coronavirus has a large impact on the world. The measures have been tightened up again. We would like to keep you informed, because we can only get the corona virus under control together. Therefore, keep a close eye on your e-mail, and carefully follow the guidelines of Workstead and the company you work for. We trust you will take the advice seriously and try to prevent the virus from spreading as much as possible. You can trust us to do that too.
Coughing, shortness of breath or a fever?
Please contact your Workstead location directly. We will then discuss together what you can do best, for example request a corona test from the GGD. Do not keep walking around with your complaints for too long, otherwise the chance that you will infect colleagues or housemates is very high.
In any case, take the following measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap, for at least twenty seconds.
- When sneezing or coughing, do so in your elbow.
- Do not shake hands.
- Keep a distance of 1.5 meters from others.
- Stay home as much as possible and avoid social contact.
- Provide sufficient fresh air in your home.
Do you work less hours than normally as a consequence of the coronavirus, and you are worried about your income or the future? Then contact a jobcoach. We want to see what we can do for you. We can for instance see if it’s possible that you work at another client who has more work.
The safety of our employees is our priority. We count on your efforts and hope that with these measures we can prevent spreading the virus.
Latest update: 13-01-2021
The measures applicable until 9 February:
- Keep 1.5 meters distance.
- Wear a mouth mask in the car, on public transport and in public indoor areas.
- At home you can receive a maximum of 2 people per day. Always keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other.
- Outside you’re allowed to be with your household or with maximum 2 people.
- Non-essential shops are closed. Supermarkets, pharmacies and petrol stations, among others, will remain open.
- After 20:00, alcohol may not be sold and consumed in public places. An alcohol prohibition applies.
- Non-medical contact-based professions, such as hairdressers, nail stylists and tattooists, cannot carry out their work. Only medical and paramedical contact-based professions, such as dentists and physiotherapists, can continue to carry out their work.
- All indoor sports venues, including gyms, are closed. Sports can only be played outdoors with a maximum of two people at a distance of 1.5 metres.
- Schools, childcare facilities, museums, zoos, theatres and amusement parks are closed.
- Stay at home as much as possible.
- Do not book any foreign travel until mid-March at the earliest and do not travel abroad.
- When you come from an orange area, you must be in home quarantine for 10 days.
If you do not comply with the measures, you run the risk of being fined by the police.
What should I do if I have complaints that fit the coronavirus?
Do you suffer one or more of the complaints below?
- Have a cold
- A sore throat
- A fever (above 38 degrees)
- Tightness of the chest or shortness of breath
Report your complaints directly to Workstead and contact your jobcoach to discuss the situation. In consultation we will advise you to do a corona test at the GGD. If the result is negative, there is nothing to worry about. When the result is positive, we will discuss the options for temporary home quarantine.
Only call the doctor if your sickness gets worse or you need medical help, for example when you have high fever or have trouble breathing. Do not go to the doctor or the hospital, but call the doctor.
A chauffeur from Workstead brings me to work. How will this go now?
In case a chauffeur from Workstead normally brings you to work, this will go slightly different now. People from other houses will not be picked up anymore. You are in the bus with a maximum of 2 housemates. If you show complaints that fit the coronavirus, our chauffeur can refuse to transport you. This way we try to prevent the spread of the virus to different houses.
- The driver will provide mouth masks that you have to put on in the car.
What measures should I take in my house?
We want to ask you to keep your house clean, together with your housemates. This will limit the chances of the virus spreading.
- Wash your hands with water and soap multiple times a day.
- Clean the objects that are touched often, such as the door handle, the water tap and the dinner table, extra well and more often.
- Provide sufficient fresh air in your home.
What happens if I am infected, or one of my housemates is infected with the coronavirus?
The better you and your housemates stick to the measures, the smaller the chances that one of you gets infected. Do you suffer from a cold, a sore throat, coughing, fever and/or difficulty breathing? Stay away from your housemates as much as possible and contact a jobcoach to discuss this. Together we decide what is best to do.
Are the symptoms so intense that you are likely to carry the virus with you? Then we have the possibility to put you in quarantine in another house.
- Do you suffer from a cold, have a sore throat, a fever, and/or difficulty breathing?
- Avoid contact with your housemates.
- Contact a jobcoach from Workstead.
- Together we discuss what is best to do.