Safety always comes first for us, Mikrocentrum. We do everything we can to prevent the spread of the corona virus. To achieve this, we always follow the current Dutch Government (RIVM) guidelines and we even go one step further. We set ourselves high standards when it comes to the safety of our guests, relations and employees. Every detail has been worked out: from the moment you step in up to the moment you leave our location. In order to act proactively, we keep a close eye on current events and we are in close contact with the local security regions and the municipalities in which we operate. Our goal is to facilitate companies as much as possible in a safe way with training, events and doing business on their way to the technology of the future.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The corona measures at Mikrocentrum at a glance

Face masks are widely available. Teachers and emergency response team members have gloves, mouth and face masks available.
Disinfection points have been installed on arrival and at various places in our building.
1-way traffic everywhere including indications for 1.5 meters distances. Separate entrances and exits, toilets and stairs up and down.
Perspex separations at the reception, at catering points and on all tables for safe lunch and meetings.
High-quality climate system with complete separation of incoming and outgoing air. Permanent measurement and monitoring of the amount of CO2.
Additional air purification by using UV-C technology, HEPA filters and ionization.
Catering staff wear gloves and masks, offer prepackaged lunches and serve drinks and dinner from behind a perspex screen.
At the entrance, everyone's body temperature is automatically measured with an infrared camera.
Registration of all visitors, exclusively for the benefit of source and contact research.
Everyone gets a Mikrocentrum touch pen, partly to operate the coffee machines.
Frequent extra disinfection and cleaning of toilets and walkways, etc.
The designated Corona officer monitors current events and adjusts measures If necessary.

Visiting Mikrocentrum: this is what you can expect

If you are visiting our location soon, it is good to know in advance what to expect. In order to offer you, our other guests and our employees the safest possible stay, we have taken various measures and ask you to follow a number of guidelines and protocols.

Prior to your visit

We ask you to do the health check within 24 hours prior to your visit. If you can answer one or more of these questions with Yes, we ask you to contact Mikrocentrum, reschedule your appointment and stay at home.

At arrival

When you enter our location, we ask you to disinfect your hands immediately (this is mandatory). At the entrance, your temperature is also measured automatically and contactlessly with an infrared camera. If it exceeds 38 degrees Celsius, you are unfortunately not allowed to enter our building. Is your temperature right? Then you can report directly at the reception. Every visitor is registered in connection with contact and source research. We keep the data you have entered for a maximum of one month. They are then destroyed in accordance with the guidelines of the GDPR.

During your visit

During your visit, we ask you to keep 1.5 meters away from others at all times and always follow the mandatory walking routes. Wearing a fase mask is not mandatory. If the 1,5 meters away cannot be guaranteed, we ask you to wear a mouth mask. Do you not have a mouth mask with you, but would you like to use it? Then you can get it at the reception or, in the case of a course, from your teacher. You are free to use our hot drinks machine in our building, but use the widely available Mikrocentrum touch pen to operate.

After your visit

Have you visited Mikrocentrum or participated in one of our activities in the past 10 days and have you tested positive for corona? Please contact us as soon as possible so that we can check and (anonymously) inform the people you have been in contact with.

Measures for a safe participation in courses

For each course, we look at which course form is most suitable: online, classroom or hybrid (combination online and classroom). For courses with practicals, special adaptations have been made so that these can also take place safely. For the classroom courses, we have customized the spaces so that we can guarantee 1.5 meter distance between the attendees. We take care of the right hygienic measures. For example, we increase the cleaning frequency in our building and there is sufficient disinfectant hand gel and soap available. We also adjust the catering facilities in accordance with the guidelines, so that you can make safe use of the facilities offered.

In the case of multi-day courses that will take place hybrid, we change the occupancy per course day, similar to the arrangements that currently apply to regular day courses. Have you registered for a course? Then you will soon be informed about the measures that apply to your course.

Corona guidelines and measures at external course locations

If you are following one of our courses at an external course location, read all guidelines and measures per location here:

Q&A: answers to the most frequently asked questions

Will my course continue?
Mikrocentrum follows the most recent corona measures as prescribed by the RIVM. According to the latest reports, the courses can take place physically again. All course rooms are furnished in such a way that the 1.5 meter distance rule can be guaranteed, the ventilation amply meets the requirements of the Building Decree and disinfection gel is available everywhere.

What does Mikrocentrum do to guarantee safety?
An overview of all measures can be found in the Mikrocentrum corona protocol for students and the NRTO protocol. You will also find a complete overview of all measures taken by us on this page.

What happens if my course is canceled due to corona?
We look at which approach is most suitable for each course and student. When it is not possible to physically take courses according to the RIVM guidelines, planned courses will be moved to or resumed at a later time. If the nature of the course allows it, you can opt for an online or hybrid (mix of classroom and online) variant. If a course cannot take place, you will always be informed of this by our Training department and we will look for a suitable solution together with you.

Are courses offered online?
Unfortunately, this is not possible for all courses as many of our courses include hands-on lessons. Where possible and if the situation requires it, our courses can be (partly) provided online. A number of courses are available in a digital classroom variant.

What if I cannot / may not attend a course due to corona?
In this case, we will work with you to determine which option best suits your situation. In many cases we can move your participation to a later time. If this does not work for whatever reason, we would be happy to work with you to find the best solution.

I am a student and I am sick or have corona, what should I do?
If you show signs of illness, we request that you contact our Training Department before 9 am via telephone number +31 (0) 40 296 99 33.

I am a student, have corona and attended a course in the last 10 days. What should I do?
If you have been diagnosed with corona and you have taken part in a course in the past 10 years, we request that you contact our Training department directly via telephone number +31 (0) 40 296 99 33. This is from importance for source and contact research and anonymous notification of persons you have been in contact with.

I have questions, who can I contact?
If you have any questions about your course or one of the corona measures, you can always contact our training department via +31 (0) 40 296 99 33 or or contact your contact person

Measures for safely participating events

Safety for all persons involved in the trade fairs and events is always a top priority for Mikrocentrum and the cooperation partners. We are convinced that we can offer visitors and exhibitors a safe environment to network, share knowledge and discover the latest innovations. Together with the Brabanthallen in 's-Hertogenbosch and the Brainport Industries Campus, we are taking far-reaching measures to achieve a maximum safe environment. We have implemented this at our own location where other parties can also organize events. We closely follow the guidelines from the government and go one step further. We also base our confidence in a safe environment on the research results and recommendations of, among others, the Field Lab Events.

Planned events

For the planned events, a tailor-made approach is determined per event. As an organisation, we take far-reaching measures to organize these events safely and to offer you plenty of space to meet each other responsibly, in an attractive environment. However, the situation is subject to change and we will take appropriate measures and actions in time for the events still planned.

Guidelines and protocols

Various guidelines and protocols have been created for Mikrocentrum's activities on location as well as for our events at other locations (such as trade fairs). We also follow protocols that have been drawn up by and in cooperation with various trade associations in the events sector. Mikrocentrum is also affiliated with the Dutch initiative Veilig naar de Vakbeurs (Safetly visiting Trade Fairs). Visitors and exhibitors are informed shortly before the start of an event about which measures and protocols apply to that event.

Events at external locations

For events planned at external locations, Mikrocentrum is in close contact with both the location and the associated safety region. In consultation with these parties, we take appropriate measures and work out various scenarios to ensure that these events take place safely and successfully, in a  responsible way.

Measures per location