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Information for students and young adults

These are difficult times for students and young adults. We all want to live without social distancing, without the burden of regulations and without corona. However, this is not possible right now. The amount of cases is rising quickly and this has serious consequences for hospitals and health care in general.

We have bundled the most important information about the coronavirus for you - student in the South of Limburg - on this page because you too have an important role to play. Discover how, together with your peers you can help to control the virus. If we adhere to the rules right now, we can return to our normal way of living more quickly. Read what you can do to help.

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What can you do to help?

Prevent that you get infected with the virus, and avoid that you infect others. This starts by following the basic rules:

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and get yourself tested.
  • Maintain a distance of 1.5 meters from others.
  • Do not shake hands and wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Cough and sneeze in your elbow.
  • Wear a face mask in public buildings.
  • Follow further instructions issued by your college.

Do you have symptoms? Stay at home and get yourself tested!

  • Do you have one or more symptoms? Get yourself tested free of charge.
  • See here for symptoms that make you eligible for a test. 
  • If you have any doubts or if you want to make an appointment for a test, call the Corona information line GGD Zuid Limburg (Public Health Service).
  • The information line can be reached 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm.

088 – 880 5005

National Corona Information Line

Do you want more information about testing? Or do you want advice about your current situation? Call the National Corona Information line:

0800 - 1351

Test locations

After you have made an appointment, you will go to one of our test locations in Urmond, Maastricht or Landgraaf. For information about all our test locations click here.

Test result

Test result

Have you been tested? If you have a DigID, you can view your test result at www.coronatest.nl. If you do not have a DigID, a GGD employee will call you, via the phone number 088-8805005, to let you know your test result. If you haven't heard anything after 48 hours, then you can call this number yourself to ask for your test result. Simply call our Corona information line GGD Zuid Limburg, 088–8805005.

  • Did you test positive? This means you have corona and you will have to self-isolate. You must continue to obey the rules: stay at home, do not admit visitors and maintain 1.5 meters distance from others. Your roommates must also stay at home and go into quarantine. The GGD (Public Health Service) will contact you to discuss the ground rules and to initiate the contact tracing. This means you will be asked for a list of your contacts during the past few days. More information about the contact tracing is provided below.
  • Did you test negative? This means you did not have corona at the moment you were tested. You no longer need to stay at home, unless you have been in contact with a corona patient or if you travelled from a high-risk country (code red or orange, see www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl ). If this is the case, then you must remain at home during the remainder of the 10-day period of quarantine.

How does source and contact tracing work?

How does source and contact tracing work?

If a GGD employee phones to say your test result is positive, then contact tracing will start immediately. Together with you, the GGD employee will try to determine where you became infected and who your contacts were during the period in which you were contagious. The ground rules will also be discussed with you. 

You will isolate yourself for a least 7 days after the first day on which your symptoms started, and until you have been free of symptoms for at least 24 hours. See also the letter about the home situation of patients who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Roommates and close contacts need to watch out for possible symptoms and, if they do develop symptoms, get themselves tested. Furthermore, they will go into quarantine for 10 days after the last time they had high-risk contact with you. See also the letter for room-mates and close contacts of a patient who has tested positive for Covid-19.

Importance of the Source and Contact Investigation

It is of importance to cooperate with the source and contact tracing of the GGD. The GGD might ask you to inform your contacts, this depends on the amount of cases. If this is the case, the GGD will help you and send you instructions on how to do so. By following these instructions carefully, we can restrict the spread of the virus. After all, your roommates and close contacts will not be able to infect anyone else if they go into quarantine, and together we will be able to keep the virus under control. Only then will we be able to enjoy greater freedom.

People who themselves have or develop (mild) symptoms after being in contact with a person who has tested positive should call the Corona information line GGD Zuid Limburg.

Rules at home, school, sport or going out

Rules at home, school, sport or going out

These are difficult times. We all want to live in freedom again. Unfortunately, this is not possible right now. However, there are a lot of things still possible. At rijksoverheid.nl you can find the latest information and rules regarding your home situation, school, sport and going out. You find the information via the links below. Let’s all adhere to the rules as good as possible, so that we can regain parts of our freedom again.

Rules at home

You can invite friends at home. However there is a maximum of 3 per day, and only if you can keep 1.5 meters distance. Check here all the rules.

Rules at school

For the latest rules regarding education or schools see this page of the government

Rules for sports

Although several measures have been taken in the field of sports to reduce group formation and social contacts, sports is still possible. On this page you can read the latest information on sports.

Rules for going out

Even though going out is not like it used to be, there are still options to go out. On this page of the government you can find the latest information regarding restaurants, pubs, meeting friends, museums, cinema and theatre.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

For which symptoms should I get tested?

You can get tested if you have one or more symptoms that are consistent with an infection with the coronavirus.

  • Mild symptoms: cold symptoms, a running nose, sneezing, a sore throat, coughing, an increase in temperature or sudden loss of taste or smell. Get yourself tested and stay at home until the results are known. Make an appointment by calling the Corona information line GGD Zuid Limburg: 088 - 880 5005.
  • Severe symptoms: Shortness of breath and/or fever (higher than 38 °C) or if your condition is rapidly worsening. Call your GP or medical centre immediately.
What should I do if I have to self-isolate?

If a GGD employee phones to say your test result is positive, you need to self-isolate. Together with you, the GGD employee will try to determine where you became infected and who your contacts were during the period in which you were contagious. The ground rules specific to your living situation (living at home or in a student house) will be discussed with you. See also the letter about the home situation of patients who have tested positive for Covid-19.

What should I do if I have to go into quarantine?

When you're a room-mate or close contact of a patient who has tested positive for Covid-19, you have to go into quarantine for 10 days. A GGD employee phones you to discuss the ground rules specific to your living situation (living at home or in a student house). See also the letter for room-mates and close contacts of a patient who has tested positive for Covid-19.

From 1 December on, people who do not have symptoms can also get tested during the quarantine period via a GGD test lane. This is possible after the 5th day you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. If the test result is negative for COVID-19, you may be released from quarantine. If you develop symptoms even after a negative test result, then get tested again.

Travelers arriving in the Netherlands from certain countries and regions are also strongly advised to self-quarantine for 10 days. Even if you do not have any symptoms or if you have tested negative for COVID-19. Do you want to discuss the ground rules with one of the GGD employees? Call the Corona information line GGD Zuid Limburg: 088 - 880 5005.

 

 

Download communication material students

Are you a student, professional or citizen and do you want to disseminate this important information among students? If you do, download the communication material from the national campaign for students and young adults. The campaign is called 'Daar doe ik het voor' and is only available in Dutch. 

For questions about the campaign, you can contact the communication department of GGD Zuid Limburg on 088 - 8805111 or via communicatie@ggdzl.nl.