Covid-19 virus aanpak Kalibra

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:

  • Follow basic precautions, regardless of location and activity, even if you are healthy.
  • ​​​​​Regularly wash your hands with soap and water. If this is not available, use a disinfectant hydroalcoholic solution.
  • Ensure good personal hygiene. Do not touch your face.
  • Insofar as possible, keep a 1.5-metre distance from others.
  • Do not shake hands.
  • In case of coughing or sneezing, use the inside of the elbow or disposable handkerchiefs. Always wash your hands afterwards.

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:

  • you have a fever, or if a family member living at home has a fever.
  • one has been tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) or if one is waiting for the results of a test.
  • you have a housemate who has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • your general practitioner, the GGD, and/or a client has indicated that you have to stay at home (in quarantine).
  • Before starting work again, you must be free of any health problems (cold, cough, sore throat, or a fever) for at least 24 hours. Please contact your manager and/or the local HS(S)E department in advance.

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:

  • you must immediately stay at home (see point 2 below).
  • this will be reported to the crisis team.
  • the local HS(S)E department will conduct an investigation and determine with which persons (colleagues and external parties) the diagnosed person has been in direct contact.
  • the central crisis team will determine the steps to be taken. These will be communicated to all involved.

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:

  • ALL meetings, regardless of the number of participants, will take place online (via Teams) or by telephone. Do not get together in person if this is not necessary.
  • In all other cases, always consult with the manager or the crisis team.
  • If it is necessary to meet and/or hold meetings in person, observe the basic precautions and keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres.

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.