Kalibra’s approach to the corona virus is based on the guidelines of the ENGIE Group (Paris). We therefore follow the guidelines of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. Because the situation surrounding the coronavirus changes daily, the national guidelines may be changed regularly. Please consult this page frequently.
Last update: 24-03-2020
Mandatory guidelines for KALIBRA employees
To minimise the risk of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the following guidelines apply:
Working from home
Work from home if possible
Take a critical approach when it comes to appointments: if it is not strictly necessary to meet each other in person, always discuss matters by phone or online. The KALIBRA offices will remain open.
In case of complaints, stay home
Following the advice of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment we ask everyone to stay alert and remain at home in case of a cold, cough, sore throat, or fever. Always call your doctor if symptoms get worse.
Obligation to stay at home
The mandatory stay at home rule applies if:
A colleague may have the coronavirus
In the event a test is or has been taken, you should stay at home until the results are available.
If corona is diagnosed, then:
In case one is not tested, one must stay at home in case of complaints and/or if this is indicated by the GGD or a GP (see point 2). One may continue working with colleagues with whom one has been in contact with.
Meetings, gatherings, and events
The guidelines for organising and participating in meetings, gatherings, and events have been tightened as of 23 March:
Training and education
Where possible, all training and education involving physical meetings will be cancelled or postponed.
Necessary (operational) training sessions and education – think of crucial safety instructions or certifications – may take place, provided the basic precautions are observed, including the 1.5 metre distance from each other. If in doubt about the organisation of a training session or education, always consult the manager.
Business air, train, and ferry trips abroad are no longer allowed
Business air, train, and ferry trips are no longer allowed as of 15 March 2020.
For countries that can be reached by car, a (business) travel ban also applies, unless there is approval from the crisis team – in the case of an essential business trip, for example. Should you nevertheless travel, please contact the H(S)SE department to take the necessary measures. If necessary, agreements will be made about what to do upon return.
In any case, do not travel if you have any symptoms, such as a cold, cough, sore throat, or fever. The above does not apply to commuting.
The following guidelines apply for a private trip to a risk area:
KALIBRA follows the guidelines from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has tightened the travel advice and issued a negative travel advice for all unnecessary trips abroad. Holiday trips are obviously not considered necessary trips. As an employer, we therefore urgently advise everyone not to travel abroad. In the unlikely event that you have to make a trip abroad, the following guidelines apply:
Before leaving, please contact the manager and the crisis team.
If after 15 March 2020, you still go on holiday to areas where the coronavirus is prevalent (Austria and the countries marked red on this map), you will be required to stay at home for two weeks upon your return.