Who offers what sort of help during the corona crisis?

As a result of the coronavirus, we have been forced to change our daily routines. Because of the national measures that have come into effect, you might need help or support. Or there may be practical issues that you can no longer deal with as you once did. Or perhaps your children can no longer visit and you are often alone. Everyone experiences the consequences of the coronavirus in their own way. In Wageningen, you can contact various organisations for assistance.

What should you do if you have medical problems?

Would you like to know what to do about respiratory problems or related health problems? You can find more information on the website of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): www.rivm.nl

Visiting the municipal offices and Startpunt

Come alone and wear a face mask

Due to the coronavirus measures, we ask visitors to town hall, Startpunt, and Werkpunt to wear a face mask. Municipal services visits are by appointment only and you cannot bring another person when visiting us. Do not bring your children with you, unless your visit pertains to a product for an underage child such as a passport.

Startpunt services

Startpunt information desk is open from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 – 17:00 and Friday from 9:00 – 13:00. When entering the building, we will ask you to fill in your contact details. For more information, call us on (0317-4)10160 or visit www.startpuntwageningen.nl

Walk-in Youth and Family (Inloop Jeugd en Gezin)

 The ‘Inloop Jeugd en Gezin’ can be reached every Friday from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm. Parents/educators and young people can ask questions about parenting and growing up in Wageningen.

Loaning care aids Medipoint

It is also possible again to borrow and return care aids such as a wheelchair or crutches via Startpunt. This is possible during the regular opening hours of Startpunt.

Corona Aid Wageningen

As of September 1, the Corona Helpline has been stopped. If you have any practical questions, please contact the volunteer center.

Telephone contact if you are often alone?

Would you like to talk to someone or do you need a sympathetic ear or some advice? You can phone the Red Cross Helpline: 070 - 4455 888. This number is accessible from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm and on Saturday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Concerned about someone near you?

Especially in this period, it is very important to pay attention to one another, because so many routine structures have disappeared or are organised differently. Sometimes you hear or see things about people around you that make you wonder if everything is okay. For example, the neighbours argue and fight a lot. Are you worried about someone around you? You can share your concerns with Startpunt at telephone number 0317-410160. And if you suspect domestic violence, you can phone Veilig Thuis 24/7 at: 0800-2000. You can find more information at: www.veiligthuis.nl