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Health complaints

If you, as a staff member or student, have a fever of 38 degrees or more, have respiratory problems such as coughing and tightness of the chest/have either been in a high-risk area or had contact with someone infected with the Coronavirus, stay at home and get tested. From 1 June 2020, anyone with complaints that fit the novel Coronavirus can be tested. For more information visit If you are worried, contact your GP, family doctor, or the local GGD by phone.Report it directly to your course director or immediate manager if you are infected and have been placed in quarantine for that reason.

The loss of daily structure, being at home much, working from home, and less freedom of movement can cause health problems, physically and mentally. Hint provides tips and help to support your health. In addition, you can contact the long-term employability consultants for advice with regard to physical and mental complaints as a result of the working from home situation.

You call in sick in the usual way so that your manager is informed. Report to the advisor long-term employability, RUAS Health services (Arbo), that you are infected or in quarantine. In this  flow chart you will find the complete process of reporting (the suspicion) of an infection.
Are you sick or quarantined? Please read the Basic Rules advised by the RIVM.

According to the regular sickness notification procedure. You can find this on the hint page disease and recovery.

It has been agreed with the occupational health and safety service that all planned appointments with employability consultants and company doctor will be converted into a telephone appointment.

From 1 September, the employability consultants and the company doctor will work at the locations again. The RIVM guidelines are of course taken into account. Everyone is asked to come alone as much as possible and only as short as possible before the appointment.

Depending on the situation, a telephone consultation remains possible.

RIVM has drawn up guidelines on how employers can deal with vulnerable employees who run a greater and more serious risk of contracting Covid-19 and/or live together with a housemate who belongs to the risk group.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences adheres to these guidelines. Moreover, as a Good Employer, we want to make sure that we manage and comply with these specific rules appropriately within our organisation. Managers have been expressly informed of these guidelines.

In case an employee belongs to the group of vulnerable persons, it is advisable that the manager and employee reach good agreements with each other, in accordance with the guidelines, about the way in which the employee can (continue to) carry out the work (on location). 

No, the government has decided that only primary and secondary school teachers will be given priority when making an appointment for testing.

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