Our staff asked for an update of our company COVID-19 policy in the light of vaccination and testing.
Now, that multiple effective vaccines are available, vaccination programs in many countries are in quick progress, and in countries like the Netherlands, up to 90% of people seem to be willing to be vaccinated, the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight. And, we can return to the office.
In line with government policies, it is our company COVID-19 policy to ask our staff to return to the office. At least 50% of the time, till the vaccination campaign ends during Summer. Now that everyone has the chance to get fully vaccinated, our policy is to go back to normal and work from the office unless the nature of the work requires otherwise. Working flexibly from home is part of a healthy mix, especially for experienced staff.
We see it as a person’s own individual responsibility to decide about vaccination. Further, we adopt the government policy to advise people to take effective vaccinations. Especially, if there are COVID-19 risk factors at play on an individual level.
We will not require PCR tests or otherwise before entering our offices, on top off local government requirements.
In case of doubts, simply follow the WHO advices, to prevent the spreading of the virus.
Especially, for unvaccinated people belonging to a risk group – higher age (50+) or with at least one co-morbid condition – it’s still critical to take preventive measures. Preventively, it’s highly advisable to minimize social contacts for people belonging to such risks groups.
Especially, for the unvaccinated the preventive WHO advises are still very relevant:
If you are unvaccinated and have been in so-called affected areas where the COVID-19 virus has been spread extensively, or if you met people that tested positive on Covid-19, further advices are applicable:
The best general advice is to maintain a healthy lifestyle as people with a good functioning and flexible immune system are the least affected by COVID-19. This includes healthy diets with sufficient fruits and vegetables, regular exercising, avoiding excessive intake of alcohol and non-smoking.
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