Corona virus update

This email is to inform you that one of your colleagues has a confirmed coronavirus infection.

In the case of an infection by the coronavirus, the GGD (Municipal Health Service) takes control and a standard protocol comes into effect. A contact investigation will be initiated to find out who the infected person was in contact with in the days leading up to the positive test. This is vital to identify the possible spread of the virus.

All the people with whom the person had contact during the infectious period may be approached by the GGD. This means that the GGD may get in touch with you.

 Important: if you personally are not approached by the GGD, then you do not belong to a risk group.

During the next 2 weeks, closely monitor your own health. This is the incubation period for the coronavirus.  If you get symptoms of illness and you were personally approached by the GGD, you should immediately get in touch with the GGD. If you are not personally approached but have symptoms, you should get in touch with your family doctor by telephone.

The symptoms of coronavirus resemble the symptoms of flu. Most people experience the following symptoms. Pay extra attention to these over the coming weeks.

  • Dry cough;
  • Fever (body temperature above 38 degrees Celsius);
  • Shortness of breath;
  • Sore throat.

Please note: If you experience symptoms, this does not automatically mean that you yourself have also been infected.

It is vital that you keep to the rules for hygiene. In this way, together we will keep the virus under control as far as possible. That is:

  • Wash your hands regularly with disinfectant soap;
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow;
  • Use paper tissues;
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes as much as possible;
  • Regularly clean door handles;
  • Ventilate your workplace;
  • Avoid contact with people who have flu-like symptoms;
  • Maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres.

If you have any questions, get in touch with your contact person at Timing or Persoonality. If you don’t know who that is, then get in touch with one of our branch offices in your neighbourhood.