Covid-19

Corporate Housing Factory is committed to the health and safety of all our clients, guests and associates. We believe that the comfort of hospitality is needed most of all in challenging times like these. Some of us may not be able to get back home and are in need of a temporary home with a kitchen, now that restaurants and cafés are temporarily closed.

Do you need help, have a question or should you become aware of any situation that needs our assistance or knowledge, please contact us immediately at +31 (088) 1169 501, at frontoffice@corporatehousingfactory.com or use our contact form at the bottom of this page. Our team is here for you!

Relaxations from 5 June 2021. THE NEW measures are to be applied nationwide UNTIL AT LEAST 30 JUNE 2021 inclusive.

General:

  • You are advised to receive no more than 4 visitors a day at home, and visit no more than 1 other household per day.
  • The maximum group size outdoors will increase to 4 people. This means that you can be outdoors with three other people. Or you can engage in an outdoor activity with 3 other people.
  • Working from home whenever possible will remain the norm. But internal teams will once again be allowed to get together for the purposes of training and development.

Restaurants, cafés and bars

  • Establishments serving food and drink can be open from 06.00 to 22.00. Everyone must have an assigned seat at a table. Sitting at the bar is not permitted. A maximum of 4 people are allowed to sit at a table and they must be seated 1.5 metres apart. This does not apply to children under the age of 13 or people who are part of the same household. A maximum of 50 people applies, excluding staff. The same maximum applies to outdoor seating areas. Restaurants and cafés can serve dinner in a maximum of two sittings per table per evening. A reservation, health check and assigned seat are mandatory.

Alcohol sales and coffee shops

  • Alcoholic beverages cannot be sold between 10.00PM and 06.00AM. Previously, alcoholic beverages could not be sold between 08.00PM and 06.00AM. Cannabis cafés are open for pick-up until 10.00PM. Previously, this was 08.00PM.

Shops

  • All shops can open in accordance with their regular opening times. This means that late-night shopping is permitted again. The amount of people permitted in a shop has also increased to one person per 10 square metres.

Cultural venues

  • Museums and historic buildings may reopen their indoor spaces. Museums may admit one visitor per 10 square metres. Cinemas – including art house cinemas -, pop music venues, and theatres can also open their doors again, subject to certain conditions including reservation, health checks and designated seating. Reservations can be made for up to 4 people.
  • Indoor spaces at amusement parks, nature parks and zoos may reopen. These include, for example, reptile houses and covered attractions. Casinos, play and recreational facilities (for example, laser gaming venues), saunas and spas may also reopen. The maximum number of visitors permitted will be either one person per 10 square metres or up to 50 people in one space, 1.5 metres apart, depending on the nature of the activity, i.e. whether visitors move around or are mainly seated. Reservations, registration and a health check are mandatory. Reservations can be made for up to 4 people.
  • The maximum number of visitors in one space is 50, at a distance of 1.5 metres apart. Large venues with 1,000 seats or more, however, may admit up to 250 visitors, 1.5 metres apart. This applies to all large indoor and outdoor venues like indoor arenas, open-air theatres and concert halls.

Sports

  • Adults may once again do sport in groups of up to 50 people without having to keep 1.5 metres apart, if the sport in question requires people to be closer. The requirement to keep 1.5 metres apart when doing sport had already been lifted for young people and children.
  • Competitive matches for children aged 17 and under may take place again. But no spectators will be permitted as yet. Over-18s may not yet play competitive matches, but matches between members of the same sports club are allowed. Spectators will not be permitted to attend amateur sports matches for the time being. Changing rooms, showers and saunas will reopen, as well as sports clubhouses. Reservations and a health check remain mandatory.

Cultural activities

  • People of all ages can now take part in artistic and cultural activities in groups. This means that orchestras can rehearse together once again, for instance. People do not have to stay 1.5 metres from one another during rehearsals if this is not possible. However, the number of people who can be in one space cannot exceed 50, excluding teaching staff. No audiences are allowed. The other rules for singing, acting, music and dance continue to apply.

‘Coronavirus entry passes’: maximum with 1.5-metre distancing rather than fixed maximum
  • The government has decided to introduce coronavirus entry passes as part of step 3 of the reopening plan. Establishments serving food and drink, cultural venues and organisers of professional sporting competitions can choose to make use of this system. This can help them ensure that they can safely host more people. Venues such as theatres or restaurants that do not use the system can host a maximum of 50 people. If they opt to use the system, they can host as many people as they can accommodate if people are 1.5 metres from one another while seated. Events where guests have an assigned seat, whether indoor or outdoors, are also allowed again. However, these events must take account of local rules and requirements, such as permits.

 

Face masks
  • Wear a face mask in indoor public spaces and on public transport if you are aged 13 or over. Passengers who do not wear a face mask can be fined €95.
  • Passengers will be required to wear a non-medical face mask on trams, buses, water buses, metros and trains. Passengers who do not wear a face mask can be fined €95.
  • For other shared forms of transport, such as taxis, passenger vans and coaches, passengers must reserve and must undergo a pre-travel health check. Non-medical face masks must also be worn.

 

Flight ban

As of 1 June 2021 there is no longer a ban on passenger flights from India, South Africa and countries in Central and South America. However, you should check other points if you do wish to travel or return to the Netherlands.

Negative PCR test result requirement

If you are travelling to the Netherlands by aircraft, ship, train or coach from a high-risk area, you must get tested for coronavirus. The test must be a molecular NAAT test (PCR, RT PCR, LAMP, TMA or mPOCT). You must present the negative test result before departure.

Certain exemptions apply, including for diplomats and lorry drivers. And you do not need to show a NAAT (PCR) test result if you are coming from a country on the EU list of safe countries.

The NAAT (PCR) test result must meet certain requirements and the samples must have been collected no more than 72 hours before your arrival in the Netherlands.

Negative rapid test result required

If you are travelling to the Netherlands by aircraft or ship from a high-risk country, you must take a rapid test shortly before departure, unless you can present a negative NAAT test result, based on a sample collected no more than 24 hours before boarding. Certain exemptions apply, including for diplomats. The rapid test must meet certain requirements.

Self-quarantine

You must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arriving in the Netherlands. You can get tested again on day 5 after your arrival. If the result is negative you can end your self-quarantine. To prepare for your journey to the Netherlands do the Quarantine Check for Travellers. This is a practical checklist of steps to take before and after your journey. You should travel only if your journey is essential.

 

About COVID-19

The virus has officially been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). To contain the coronavirus in the Netherlands the Dutch Government has taken additional measures. What does this mean:

 

Which measures did Corporate Housing Factory take?

As ever, the safety and security of our guests and team members remains our number one priority. We maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to the coronavirus, we have taken additional measures to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous:

covidPlease let us know if there is anything that we can do to give you extra piece of mind!

Are you missing certain information? Let us know by filling in the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Covid-19 FAQ

I am worried about my health. What should I do?

If you have symptoms, get tested as soon as possible and stay at home.

Can I still go grocery shopping or walk my dog?

If you don’t have any symptoms, you can go and do some grocery shopping or walk your dog. If you keep an arm’s length away from others, the chance that others will infect you with COVID-19 or that you will infect others is small. If you have symptoms, get tested as soon as possible and stay at home.

Can I use public transport?

Only use public transport if there is no alternative. Avoid rush hours and keep as far apart as possible.
From June 1 wearing a non-medical face mask will be compulsory when travelling on public transport.

Is it safe to travel abroad?

For current travel advice, please visit the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For more information about travelling by plane, visit the website of Schiphol Airport.

Which additional housekeeping measures do we take?

We made some adjustments to our housekeeping protocol to ensure both your health and safety as well as that of our cleaners. From now on all employees clean the apartments wearing gloves and replace them after finishing each apartment. Also, we ask our housekeeping team to keep a distance of 1.5 meters from residents and colleagues. This means that our staff may ask you to move to another room of the apartment while cleaning. If you stay in one of our studio’s our Service Desk will contact you to make other arrangements.

If you do not want your apartment cleaned due to distance measures please contact our Service Desk and we will make a new appointment.

If you are not feeling well, your apartment will not be cleaned. Please contact our Service Desk to make other arrangements. If possible our staff can provide fresh towels and linen.

I would like to extend, change or cancel my stay with Corporate Housing Factory. How can I do that?

If you have a question about your stay with us it is best to contact us at +31 (088) 1169 501 or at bookings@corporatehousingfactory.com.

important information providers

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

World Health
Organization

The European Center of Disease Prevention and Control

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