27 March 2020 – Established public health guidance for homeless shelters

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: Housing
Sectors Involved: Physical distancing
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Dutch Government has adopted a guideline for providing shelter and other services to the homeless during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The guideline aims to ensure homeless people are received in the best possible way, while minimizing the risk of infection.

Day and night shelters and services are allowed to stay open to ensure access to beds, sanitary needs, meals and other forms of support. All service providers must follow strict hygiene and physical distancing rules e.g. 1.5 meters of separation in communal places, as well as isolation protocols for suspected infections.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/03/27/richtlijn-voor-opvang-van-dak–en-thuislozen-tijdens-coronacrisis-vastgesteld