27 March 2020 – Established public health guidance for homeless shelters

Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch Government has adopted a guideline for providing shelter and other services to the homeless during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The guideline aims to ensure homeless people are received in the best possible way, while minimizing the risk of infection.

Day and night shelters and services are allowed to stay open to ensure access to beds, sanitary needs, meals and other forms of support. All service providers must follow strict hygiene and physical distancing rules e.g. 1.5 meters of separation in communal places, as well as isolation protocols for suspected infections.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/03/27/richtlijn-voor-opvang-van-dak–en-thuislozen-tijdens-coronacrisis-vastgesteld