The most important measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus is to maintain distance. For most people, this will influence whether and how they carry out their work. More information for the various professional groups is provided below.

Not all the information on our website has been updated according to the press conference on 27 May. We will update our information as soon as possible.

Contact professions

It is now possible for most contact professions to resume work. These are the professions where there is frequent and close contact with others within a distance of 1.5 metres. Of course, people in these professions must be able to work as safely as possible and it must also be safe for clients. The following measures are important when resuming  work:

  • The work is organised as much as possible from a distance of one and a half metres.
  • Work is carried out by appointment, whereby the entrepreneur/employee and the client discuss whether the visit poses a risk by means of a health check.

A general advice document has been drawn up for the sector associations/sectors. They can draw up protocols based on this document. These protocols offer the entrepreneurs guidance on how to restart their company/practice in the so-called 1,5 metre society. For more information, see the website

Teachers and educational staff

As of 11 May, all schools in primary education, special education and special primary education have reopened their doors, including child care and BSO. More information can be found on the website

Frequently asked questions from parents, schoolchildren, schools and childcare organisations about the novel coronavirus (Dutch only).

Healthcare professionals

Guidelines and roadmaps for the novel coronavirus are available for healthcare professionals. On our webpage for healthcare professionals (Dutch only) you can find information for healthcare workers within the hospital and outside the hospital. Information for healthcare professionals about reprocessing medical disposables in English is available.

Healthcare professionals include care providers within GP care, district care, WMO,  disabled care, nursing home care, ambulance care, residential centres, small-scale housing care and mental health care (GGZ).