FAQ on coronavirus for staff

Published: 25th February 2020 Last updated: 25th May 2020

A lot has changed for you as an employee since the coronary measures. We work from home. This new situation raises a lot of questions. We want to inform you as clearly as possible about the measures and developments. We do this by working out Frequently Asked Questions for you. These questions and answers are regularly updated. Do you have a question that is not listed here? Please let us know.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have set up questions and answers about the coronavirus. The  questions and answers will be updated regularly.

(Mental) health

The current situation puts a lot of pressure on me as an employee. How do I stay physically and mentally healthy?
I want to go to the Occupational Health Physician for consultation, what do I do?
I have no registration with a general practitioner. Where can I find one? 
I’m currently not insured, what can I do?
I am experiencing discriminatory behavior in connection with the coronavirus. What can I do? 
The Sports Center is partially opened. Do I get my money back?

HR and working from home

I want to work from home, what facilities are available?
I receive a commuting allowance and I am currently working from home. Will I continue to receive the allowance?
What possibilities do I have to spend my holiday leave?
How do I sign my R&D form when I am working from home?
How will R&D interviews take place in the current homework situation?
My care duties have increased due to the (partial) closure of childcare and elementary school or in connection with the performance of more demanding informal care tasks. How do I organize my working week?
What is a vital profession? Can I claim daycare for my children?
I am involved in a job application procedure in progress. How do I handle this?
I have a training or meeting. Can I go?
How do I sign and hand in my Options Model form when I am working from home?

Travel to / visiting / return from abroad

I am currently abroad. What should I do?
Can I still make business trips?
Who will pay my cancelled work-related trip?
I have been in one of the risk areas. What should I do?


Where can I find more information about education in this current situation?
Where can I go if I have problems with digital teaching?
I'm a lecturer and I want to record a video lecture in a lecture room. What am I supposed to do?


Where can I find more information about exams in this current situation?
What alternative exams are there?


Will PhD defenses, inaugural and valedictory addresses still take place? 
How do funding organizations deal with the consequences of the coronavirus?
What should I do when I have a coronavirus-related question about a grant call or application?
What should I do when I have a coronavirus-related question about an externally funded project?
When should I contact the ethics review committee about changes in the project due to the coronavirus?
What software can I use to conduct interviews for my research?
I am a researcher and/or PhD candidate and am worried about the progress of my research due to the corona crisis. What should I do?
I am a researcher and/or PHD candidate and I am worried because of the corona crisis that I will not be able to complete my research within the period of my employment contract. What should I do?

Contact details 

If the answer to your question is not listed in the Q&A, you can contact us in the following ways:

  • Are you an employee and do you have a question regarding the coronavirus and Tilburg University? Then please contact your manager or send an e-mail to