Archive category: COVID-19

Bill on corona passes for workplace on hold

In a previous blog, we informed you about the bill that would make it possible for employers to require a “corona pass” from employees, self-employed workers and volunteers in some cases, indicating their COVID-19 vaccination status. Despite the high number of infections since the introduction of this bill on...

Bill on corona passes for workplace advances!

The legislative bill on the temporary extension of the use of temporary corona passes (in Dutch: wetsvoorstel Tijdelijke wet verbreding inzet coronatoegangsbewijzen) was submitted to the Lower House of Parliament the evening of November 23, 2021. Under this proposal, it will be possible in some cases for employers to...

Newsflash: Dutch government works on corona pass for the workplace

During tonight’s press conference, the Dutch government announced stricter COVID-19-related measures in connection with the rising infection rates. On the website of Rijksoverheid (click here, Dutch language only) the most important changes are listed. Besides a tightening of the basic rules, including the advice to keep a distance of...

Update on employers’ use of CoronaCheck app

In a recent blog, we informed you about the use of the CoronaCheck app by employers. This discussion is now in full swing and CEOs of a number of multinationals have joined the fray. Dutch State Secretary Dennis Wiersma of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (‘SZW’) has answered...