12 March 2020 – Directed physical distancing and working from home

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Dutch Government introduced measures in place to maximise the control of COVID-19 through physical distancing.

People are to work from home as much as possible, and those with symptoms such as a cold, cough, sore throat or fever should stay at home and avoid social contact.

The government asked vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and people with health issues, to avoid large groups and public transport and limit the amount of visitations they recieve.

Healthcare professionals were asked to not travel abroad and continue working unless they have symptoms.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/03/12/nieuwe-maatregelen-tegen-verspreiding-coronavirus-in-nederland