New Dutch national measures

Dear colleagues,

The Covid-19 situation develops fast and in a critical direction. Yesterday, on 12 March, the Dutch government announced several extensive measures to slow down spread of the virus.

Gatherings of more than 100 people are to be cancelled throughout the Netherlands. This includes the closure of public places such as museums, concert venues, theatres, sports clubs and the cancellation of sports matches and other events.

For everyone in the Netherlands: stay at home if you have a cold, a cough, a sore throat or a fever. Avoid contact with others (social distancing). Only call your doctor if your symptoms worsen.

People throughout the Netherlands are encouraged to work from home or stagger their working times if possible.

In DFDS we have a social responsibility of keeping business and transport working. This means that we will continue operating our routes, traffics and terminal operations, but adapt our operation to the updated measures and recommendations from the Dutch government.

In line with the governmental recommendations, we encourage all colleagues with office positions in the Vlaardingen, IJmuiden and Nijmegen offices to work from home, if it or part of it can reasonably be carried out from home without too negative consequences for business. Your local management or functional manager will confirm the set up for your location or department.

Initially this will be applicable until 31 March,.

All the Management Staff of our Dutch offices acknowledge that we are asking a lot of your flexibility and commitment these days, which we want to thank you for.

Susanne Hamelink
HR Director

March 13, 2020