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Living with Covid

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Covid-19 has changed our lives completely – we have to stay at home and work from home as much as possible, the government has set certain limitations such as social distancing, and many of us are dealing with the challenges of homeschooling.

If you are unsure what is and what is not allowed, look at the overview of general actions in the Netherlands. If you want to know more about the symptoms, if you are infected by Covid-19 or how to avoid getting infected, check here.

Below you will find a compilation of the most frequently asked questions related to living in The Netherlands during the Covid-19 pandemic.

You might also like to read our article on how to save your holiday.

For the most recent review/update of FAQs related to Covid-19, we thank ACCESS Volunteers Alessandra Traversa, Nuria García Saorín, and Julija Bogoeva.

Due to Covid-19, my contract has been cancelled and now I am unemployed. Am I eligible to claim [unemployment] benefits?

I’m leaving the Netherlands and I cannot visit the town hall in person. How do I de-register during the Covid-19 pandemic?

I received a letter to collect my updated residence card. I went to the office and it was closed. How can I collect the residence card during the Covid-19 pandemic?

I have recently moved to the Netherlands and I don't have a BSN number. Is it possible to have health insurance without a BSN number?

At this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, I would like to help in any way possible. Are there any volunteering opportunities?

Can you tell me if there is any financial support for freelancers due to lost income caused by Covid-19?

What should I do if my temporary lease ends due to Covid-19?

Can I be evicted if I lose my job?

Can Covid-19 be a ground for terminating a rental contract prematurely on my behalf?