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.

Overview of the corona measures at Mikrocentrum on location as of September 25, 2021

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.
Upon arrival, we check your coronavirus entry pass in the CoronaCheck app and your ID. This is mandatory to enter our locations.
Disinfection points have been installed on arrival and at various places in our building.
Face masks are widely available. Teachers and emergency response team members have gloves, mouth and face masks available.
Registration of all visitors, exclusively for the benefit of source and contact research.
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.

Upon arrival: corona entry pass and ID check

The government makes the corona entry pass mandatory in places where many people come together. Many people come into contact with each other every day at our location. Our location therefore falls under the 'Events and Location with catering regulations'. Mikrocentrum follows the guidelines and advice from the Dutch government and always aims for an optimally safe environment . This means that we will introduce the corona entry pass as of September 25, 2021. Upon arrival, your corona entry pass will be scanned via the Corona CheckApp on your mobile phone and your ID (driver's license, ID card or passport) will be checked. You will be admitted to the location with a valid vaccination certificate, test certificate (max. 24 hours old) or recovery certificate. If you cannot show a valid corona entry pass, you are not allowed to enter the location.

We emphasize that your privacy is always protected. Your data from the corona CheckApp will not be stored and will only be used for checking the evidence. We do, however, register your name and contact data for the benefit of source and contact research.

During your visit

You do not have to keep 1.5 meters away from others during your visit. Would you like to wear a face mask but don't have one with you? Then you can pick it up at the reception or, in the case of a course, from your teacher. There are also plenty of disinfection points available.

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 safe participation in courses as of September 25

For each course, we look at which course form is most suitable: online, classroom or hybrid (combination online and classroom). 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. 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

1. Am i asked for a corona entry pass and ID when entering the course location?
Yes. Mikrocentrum follows the guidelines and advice from the Dutch government and always aims for an optimally safe environment. This means that we will introduce the corona entry pass ticket as of September 25, 2021. Upon arrival, your corona entry pass will be scanned in the Corona CheckApp and your ID (driver's license, ID card or passport) will be checked. You will be admitted to the location with a valid vaccination certificate, test certificate (max. 24 hours old) or recovery certificate. We emphasize that your privacy is always protected. Your data as a guest will not be stored and will only be used for checking the proof. If you cannot show a valid corona entry pass, you are not allowed to enter the location and course room.

We emphasize that your privacy is always protected. Your data from the corona CheckApp will not be stored and will only be used for checking the evidence. We do, however, register your name and address. data for the benefit of source and contact research.

2. Why is the corona entry pass mandatory while the course is held in a small group?
At both our location and at our partner locations, many people come into contact with each other every day. The group is small in a course room itself, but this does not apply to the rooms where you have your lunch or break. Our locations therefore fall under the 'Location with catering regulations'.

3. Does the 1.5 meter distance rule still apply during the course?
New. As of September 25, 2021, the government will release this rule. This also means that there is no longer a need to keep a distance in the courses.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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 opleidingen@mikrocentrum.nl or contact your contact person

Measures for safe participation in events as of September 25

Safety for all persons involved in our trade fairs and events is always a top priority for Mikrocentrum and our 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.

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.

Q&A: answers to the most frequently asked questions

1. Are business events allowed this fall?
Yes. The events that Mikrocentrum organizes are allowed. For trade fairs, these can be characterized as events with a continuos flow of people. A maximum number of 1 person per 5m2 applies here. Personnel and exhibitors are not included in this. For theme meetings, these fall under the indoor events with a fixed seat and/or throughput. See a short overview from the national government

2. Do i need a corona entry pass to enter the events?
Yes. The government makes the corona entry pass mandatory in places where many people come together. At both our location and at our partner locations, many people come into contact with each other every day. Our locations and events therefore fall under the 'Event Regulations. Mikrocentrum follows the guidelines and advice from the government and always áims for an optimally safe environment. This means that we will introduce the corona entry pass as of September 25. Upon arrival, your corona entry pass will be scanned in the Corona CheckApp and your ID (ID card or passport) will be checked. You will be admitted to the location with a valid vaccination certificate, test certificate (max. 24 hours old) or recovery certificate.

We emphasize that your privacy is always protected. Your data from the corona CheckApp will not be stored and will only be used for checking the evidence. We do, however, register your name and address. data for the benefit of source and contact research.

3. Can I go to the fair or an event without a corona entry pass?
New. Showing a valid corona entry pass is mandatory by the government. We ask for your cooperation and understanding. If you are unable or unwilling to provide an corona entry pass, you may not enter the event.

4. To whom does the check on the corona entry pass apply?
The check applies to everyone who visits or participates in our events. We ask for the full cooperation of our visitors, exhibitors (stand staff), suppliers and our own employees.

5. Where is the check taking place?
The check takes place when entering the event location. Here, both a valid ticket for the event and the corona entry pass are checked. Sufficient space will be set up at the entrance to allow large groups to check in quickly and safely. Clear signage indicates where you can go for the check.

6. How and what will be checked?

At the registration desk, the Mikrocentrum employees will check your corona entry pass, your ticket for the event and your proof of identity (passport, ID card or driver's license). By corona admission we mean: 

  • The Corona Check app: the QR code of your vaccination, test or recovery certificate is scanned. Only the QR code that is released 14 days after the last vaccination is accepted as proof of vaccination.
  • The yellow vaccination booklet or vaccination certificate: here too, the last vaccination must have taken place at least 14 days before the start of the event
  • Valid test proof: tested negative for corona (PCR or rapid test with a validity of up to 24 hours). Make sure you get tested before your visit to one of our events. 

7. Is showing an ID mandatory during the corona check?
Yes. The government states that both the corona entry pass and the ID card must be checked. Providing the safest possible environment is our top priority. To prevent misunderstandings and the risk of contamination, we match your corona entry pass with your ID details.

8. Are there also checks during the set-up and dismantling of trade fairs and other events?
No. The current occupancy rate at the location is low during the construction and dismantling and we have more than enough space to allow sufficient distance. In addition, all locations where our events are organized are equipped with an advanced air purification system and the open doors for supplying the stuff provide extra ventilation.

9. Are multi-day events re-checked every day?
Yes. The check is carried out every day at the entrance.

10. Which corona measures are being taken at the fair or the event itself?
The following measures will be taken at the event:

  • Hand disinfection points at all entrances, toilets and catering facilities to disinfect your hands
  • 5 meter wide aisles at trade fairs we provide extra wide aisles so that people can keep 1,5 meters away
  • All spaces are cleaned extra well, think of catering points, but also the toilet and surfaces that can be touched frequently
  • Payments are made contactless via PIN
  • Mouth masks are not mandatory but everyone is free to wear them
  • Air ventilation system the locations all have an advanced air purification system

11. What are the expectations regarding visitor numbers
Various parties such as industry associations have recently conducted research into the willingness to visit trade fairs in the coming period. This showed that the vast majority of respondents plan to visit trade fairs again this autumn. It is not yet possible to say with certainty what the eventual visitor numbers will be, but as an organization we do everything we can to make our upcoming events a great success.

12. How do you deal with international exhibitors and visitors?
Mikrocentrum follows the measures as stated by the Dutch government.

13. Is there catering at your trade fairs and events?
Yes, the catering points at our fairs and events is open. Here, we also follow government guidelines.

14. I am an exhibitor and I want to cancel free of charge due to the coronavirus, is that possible?|
In the case of cancellation by the exhibitor, the cancellation conditions as included in the relevant agreement apply. If the event cannot take place due to government measures, then it is free of charge for the exhibitors. 

15. Do you use the same approach for each trade fair or event?
For the planned events, a tailor-made approach is determined for each event. As organizer, 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.

17. What are the measures per location?
For events planned at external locations, Mikrocentrum is in close contact with the locations. 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.