Well-being & health

Do you ruminate about corona? Do you feel sad or worrisome? Or is your foremost challenge to find a (new) work life balance? Erasmus University Rotterdam wants to support you in these special circumstances to stay healthy. On this page you will find everything you need to know about well-being and health.

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Do you ruminate about Corona? Do you feel sad or worrisome? Or is your foremost challenge to find a (new) work life balance? Erasmus University Rotterdam also wants to support her employees in these special circumstances to stay healthy. Continue to be in touch about your well-being with your manager or supervisor.

Can you use some extra help? Then we offer you various facilities. These facilities are available for all our employees, regardless of your contract type. Don’t hesitate to contact one of the providers.

On MyEUR, employees can read more about the ways in which EUR is supporting them and which facilities are available.

We have great respect for the way in which lecturers, researchers and support staff continue to focus on their work with ongoing dedication. Since December 2020, we have been conducting a Well-Being Monitor to see how staff members fare in this pandemic. This survey will be repeated three more times this academic year. The main conclusion is that EUR employees are still holding on. Most the respondents indicate (55 percent) that they are busy, but stress does not seem to have increased and neither has engagement decreased. Respondents particularly mention the lack of social contact with each other and with students as a sore point. Of course, we acknowledge this and hopefully future relaxations will offer more possibilities. 

Employees can read more about the study on our intranet, MyEUR.

EUR has created an online platform Are you OK out there? where you can find all initiatives on student wellbeing. For example, tools to improve online learning skills, reliable modules and services on mental wellbeing, physical exercises, activities for social wellbeing and a helpline for those looking for a listening ear.

Students can find Are you OK out there? on MyEUR (login)

EUR is an inclusive university that embraces diversity. There is never room for discrimination. When you face discrimination, you can make a report to a confidential adviser for students or staff or to your supervisor.

Everyone in our country who wants to (including international students) can get a vaccination against the coronavirus. In the meantime, everyone aged 18 and older can schedule an appointment for the vaccination via this website or call the national appointment number (0800-70 70). The vaccination is administered by the GGD, which has 136 locations throughout the Netherlands.

Vaccination against the coronavirus is not obligatory, but it is recommended. If everyone gets vaccinated, the corona virus will no longer be able to spread. This way, you protect not only yourself, but also the people around you.

This service is provided by the public health services and freely available for all people.

More information

Test locations in and around Rotterdam (Only in Dutch. You can click on Bij welke locaties kan ik terecht?).

Test locations in and around The Hague (Only in Dutch).

Background information

Visit the website of the RIVM for more information about corona tests.

Yes, this is possible. These can be ordered through the coordinators of operations and/or your secretariat at the expense of the relevant faculty or service.

Universities apply a strict sickness policy, send students and employees with complaints (even mild ones!) home immediately and advise them to test at the GGD. 

In the event of illness, whether or not due to the coronavirus, the normal reporting procedures continue to apply. Please report to your immediate superior.

Sick and recovery reporting by telephone is preferred. Also report sick or recovered if you are working from home. Only in this way we'll know how everyone is doing.

If you tested positive on corona you can contaminate others. That is why you should go in to quarantine. When you have a positive test result you can only leave quarantine if you are without symptoms for 24 hours AND more importantly: after 7 days of developing symptoms. This way you can be certain that you can't spread the virus.

Joint efforts of universities and GGD are necessary to make the start of the new academic year safe and responsible. 

If a person (student or employee) has tested positive, they report this to the GGD. The Municipal Health Service carries out source and contact investigations (BCO), also with regard to contacts within the university. If this shows that several infections seem to be related in time and place (at the university), the GGD (Municipal Health Service) carries out an outbreak investigation.

Students and employees are not obliged to report their positive test to the university and the university may only ask students and employees to report their infection on a voluntary basis. However, universities will urge students and staff who have tested positive for covid to voluntarily (and anonymously, if desired) report this to their contact person at the university, including the rooms and times where they have been teaching/lecturing. 

You should also stay home in this case. You should go in to quarantine till 10 days after the last contact with the positive tested roommate. This is because 1,5 distance in a household is very difficult. 

Please note: Does your roommate only has a common cold (runny nose/sneezing etc.), but you have no symptoms? In that case you do not need to go into quarantine. But if you develop symptoms you should get yourself tested. 

The procedure for reporting sick or recovery is that you report this to your immediate superior. It is preferable to report sick or recovered by telephone.
You should also report sick or better if you are working from home. This is the only way we know how everyone is doing and we keep an overview of the sick and recovered reports within our entire organisation.

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