FAQ on coronavirus for staff

Published: 25th February 2020 Last updated: 07th August 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. The questions are regularly updated and complemented on the basis of the questions we receive. 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? 

HR and working from home

I want to work from home, what facilities are available?
*UPDATED, JULY 24* | 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 or complete closure of my child’s day care center or primary 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?

Working on campus

*NEW, JULY 30* | I either have or one of my household members has (respiratory) complaints. Can I come to campus to work? And what should I do?
*NEW, JULY 30* | Me or my household member tested positive for corona. What should I do?
*UPDATED, JULY 30* | I want to work on campus. What am I supposed to take into account?
I didn't register with our corona coordinator, but I want to come to campus this afternoon. Can I arrange that with him/her?
*UPDATED, JULY 30 | Which guidelines apply if I want to work on campus?
What do I have to bring with me if I want to go inside?
*NEW, JULY 30* | I am currently on campus and developing (respiratory) complaints. What should I do?
*NEW, JULY 30* | May I refuse to come to campus for work?
Can I get lunch or food on campus?
Can I also have meetings with a number of people and how does that work?
I have to have a meeting with some people, but there are too many people present. What options are there to use other rooms?
Do the coffee machines at the offices work?
I brought home my chair and monitor. Do I have to take it back for the one day I come to work or can I sit in another office/flex desk?
Can I get a mouth cap or latex gloves or do I have to take care of this myself?
Does the ventilation in the building need to be adjusted because of the coronavirus?
I have an appointment with someone who doesn't work at Tilburg University. Can he or she also go inside?
Can I reserve a room to meet with a larger group (according to RIVM guidelines)?

Travel to / visiting / return from abroad

*UPDATED, JULY 22* | I am currently abroad and cannot return to the Netherlands. What should I do?
*NEW, AUGUST 7* | I am a border worker. Can I come to campus?
Can I still make business trips?
Who will pay my cancelled work-related trip?
Can I still receive guests from abroad for work?
*UPDATED, JULY 22* | I have been to a risk area. What should I do?
*NEW, JULY 30* | I am a (new) employee and am currently staying abroad, other than as a result of holidays. What applies to me?
*NEW, AUGUST 7* | I go on holiday to an area for which the travel advice is red or orange. What should I bear in mind?
*NEW, AUGUST 7* | The travel advice for the area where I am on holiday has changed during my stay from green or yellow to red or orange. What should I take into account?


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?
*UPDATED, JULY 22* | 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