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!


New rules
until at least 15 MARCH 2021 inclusive

The new measures are to be applied nationwide.

General:

  • Work from home, unless this is really not possible.
  • All establishments that serve food and drinks must close. Take-away will still be possible.
  • All locations with a continuous flow of people, such as cinemas, museums, theatres, amusement parks and zoos, will be closed.
  • Fitness centers, swimming pools and saunas will be closed. Sports activities are only permitted outside, with a maximum of two people keeping a distance of 1.5 metres.
  • No alcohol or soft drugs will be sold or delivered and you may not drink alcohol, use soft drugs or have them on your person in public spaces between 08.00 pm and 07.00 am.

Relaxations from 3 March 2021:

  • Non-essential shops will be able to receive customers by appointment. Shops will be able to receive 2 customers per floor at a time. Customers must make an appointment at least four hours in advance. Each customer slot must be a minimum of 10 minutes.
  • People performing contact-based professions, such as hairdressers and masseurs, will be able to practise again. Customers must make a reservation.
  • People aged 26 and below will be able to train outside at sports venues in groups of more than two people. Although competitions are still prohibited, they will be able to train with their own team from the same club. This was previously possible only for people aged 18 and below.

Groups:

  • At home you may have no more than one visitor per day, not counting children under 13. Moreover, you are only allowed to visit one other huosehold per day.
  • Outside homes, no more than 2 people or 1 household can go somewhere or do something together, not counting children under 13.

Schools:

  • As of Monday 8 February primary schools, special primary schools and childcare centres will reopen fully.
  • Daycare and out-of-school care centres will remain closed.
  • From 1 March, secondary schools and institutions of secondary vocational education (MBO) will partially reopen. In practice, this means that all secondary school pupils will attend school at least one day a week, subject to certain conditions. For now, MBO students will attend one day a week.
  • Higher professional education institutions (HBO) and universities can offer exams and practical training on site.

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.

 

CURFEW

Saturday January 23 a curfew across the Netherlands will come into effect. This means that everyone must stay inside between 9.00 pm and 04.30 am. In principle, the curfew will remain in force until 04.30 am on 15 March 2021. Curfew violations will be fined at 95 euros plus any administrative costs.

There will be some exceptions to the curfew:

  1. In the event of an emergency;
  2. You need urgent medical assistance, your pet needs urgent veterinary assistance or someone needs your urgent assistance;
  3. Your employer requires you to leave your home for work;
  4. You are travelling abroad or returning to the Netherlands;
  5. You are going to or returning from a funeral and can prove this;
  6. You are travelling in connection with a summons issued by a court or public prosecutor, or in connection with a court hearing in objection, judicial review or appeal proceedings, and you can prove this;
  7. You are walking a dog on a leash. You do this on your own.

If it is necessary for you to go outside during the curfew, you must take a ‘curfew declaration’ with you. If you have to go out for your job, you must also be able to produce an employers declaration. In certain cases, no declaration is required. More information will follow soon.

 

TRAVEL BAN AND RAPID TESTS

A ban on flights from the United Kingdom and a docking ban for ferries from the United Kingdom is in force. A flight ban is also in force for passenger flights from the following other countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. The ban will be extended until at least Thursday 4 March, or until planned legislation on mandatory quarantine rules for travellers is in place.

In addition, all passengers travelling to the Netherlands by air or sea from high-risk areas must be able to produce a negative result of a rapid COVID-19 test performed shortly before their departure. The test must not have been performed more than four hours prior to boarding the aircraft or ship. This requirement is in addition to the existing mandatory negative test result for a PCR test performed no more than 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands. These measures also apply to people travelling to the Caribbean parts of the Netherlands.

 

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:

covid whitepaper

Please 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

latest news about Covid-19

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