On March 17, new measures were approved for the entire population. With these measures, the federal government wants to protect vulnerable groups and ensure that they receive proper care.
The general guidelines are:
According to virologists, now is the time to work together to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Notify the internal prevention service (email@example.com) or occupational health physician (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately by e-mail. They can then pass on this information to the government's Infectious Disease Control Department (dienst Infectieziektenbestrijding).
Try to find out with whom you had close and non-close contact on that day.
The government's Infectious Disease Control Department regularly calls close contacts to check for any developing symptoms. They have to check their fever daily. 'Non-close' contacts should be extra vigilant for fever and symptoms.
Please observe the following measures to prevent the transmission of viruses:
Should you display any symptoms of a common cold, please stay in your place of residence for seven days. There is no need to contact your doctor.
Should your symptoms worsen to an acute infection of the respiratory tract? Anyone with an acute upper or lower respiratory tract infection is treated as a potential corona patient. Anyone with respiratory complaints (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, shortness of breath) should stay at home and call their doctor. The doctor will then make an initial diagnosis by telephone.
You can also contact the student doctors of Ghent University via +32 264 70 20.