Information about Coronavirus for our foreign clients
A lot is being asked of our employees at the moment. We have a social obligation not to become infected and to make sure we don’t put others at risk. Therefore, we have decided to take the following precautions.
Maximum 1 visitor!
To reduce risk and to protect you and your baby and our maternity nurse, there is a maximum of 1 person welcome during the maternity period (only if there is no (suspicion of) contamination). If there is a trainee / student / midwife / screener present, there may be no visitor. The advice for the maternity visit at home remains that preference is no visitor. We need to take good care of each other. We trust you will understand. These measures are also for you and your families safety.
In the maternity hotel the partner is welcome all day long (if this person does not have a cold, etc.). Brothers and sisters are welcome daily between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (max. 2 children per day). There is 1 extra visitor (this applies to everyone older than 12 years) per day from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (this must be a regular visitor per 24 hours).
Personnel at work
Good to know: Lunavi Maternity Care will still deliver the same high quality standard of care as before. We are - and always have been - very aware of maintaining a good standard of hygiene. We are in close contact with the RIVM and GGD and follow the RIVM advice given to the Dutch government on prevention and control of infectious diseases. We immediately inform our clients and employees when guidelines change or when special measures (on a national or regional level) are being taken.
If a Lunavi employee has been in a high risk area, or in touch with someone (suspected of) this virus infection or displaying symptoms herself, she will not be scheduled to provide care until it is safe again. Due to this, it is possible that in some regions policies for peak times may have to be implemented because of staff shortages. Should this be applicable, all the available maternity nurses will be evenly spreaded among all care recipients. We will also ask you whether you have been in contact with anyone with a fever, respiratory symptoms and/or have tested positive for this virus.
From December 16, 2020, no intake interviews will take place at clients' homes until further notice. Our maternity care consultants will contact you by telephone. All intake interviews will take place exclusively through Clickdoc. In some situations they will try to move the intake interview to a later date. Of course we have to wait and see if they can take place at home.
Tips to prevent contamination
- Wash your hands regularly with soap for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based handsanitiser.
- When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth with your flexed elbow or use a tissue.
- Keep at least a 1,5 meter distance when other people are coughing or sneezing
- Do not shake hands and do not kiss. Inconvenient situations will occur because people want to congratulate you on the birth of your baby! Our maternity nurse will also not shake hands to say hello or goodbye.
Midwives have also made agreements to reduce the risk to become infected or spread the virus. For the adjustments of your own midwifery practice, it is best to contact your midwife.
For more information please refer to the RIVM website: https://www.rivm.nl/coronavirus/covid-19
You can also call the special telephone number 0800 – 1351. Are you worried or do you worry whether you have symptoms? Please contact your doctor or GP.
Update: December 14, 2020