Information for the press

The contact details below for the press officers at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport are intended for members of the media only. If you are not a journalist, please use the contact form or phone 1400 (Monday to Friday, 8.00 to 20.00). If you are calling from outside the Netherlands, please dial
+31 70 214 02 14.

Contact details for questions about the coronavirus (press only)

Contact details for questions about COVID-19 are given by topic, below. Outside office hours, spokespersons are available for urgent questions only. Please note that spokespersons can be out of office during the summer holidays. Their out of office period can be found below. You can also email your questions to: perscoronavirus@minvws.nl. Your questions will be dealt with during office hours.

You might find answers to your questions also in: Coronavirus COVID-19
 

Coronavirus-related topic

Spokesperson

Phone number

General measures against COVID-19

Daphne Kerremans

+31 (0)6 11 53 74 90

Vaccines

Rinske Wieman

+31 (0)6 27 06 04 70

Testing

Annerijn Vink

+31 (0)6 25 29 04 52

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Tom Elbersen

+31 (0)6 11 87 63 63

Pharmaceuticals

Tom Elbersen

+31 (0)6 11 87 63 63

Source and contact tracing 

Axel Dees

+31 (0)6 15 94 37 88

Quarantine

Daphne Kerremans

+31 (0)6 11 53 74 90

COVID-19 Dashboard

Daphne Kerremans

+31 (0)6 11 53 74 90

IC capacity

Tanja van Dijk

+31 (06) 54 66 30 21

Sports

Tom Elbersen

+31 (0)6 11 87 63 63

Caribbean parts of the Kingdom

Ruben van Dorssen

+31 (0)6 15 03 50 04

Hospitals and rehabilitation

Tanja van Dijk

+31 (06) 54 66 30 21

Continuity of care

Tanja van Dijk

+31 (06) 54 66 30 21

Mental health care

Toon van Wijk

+31 (0)6 27 00 34 01 

Sheltered housing

Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren

+31 (0)6 11 91 97 81

Homeless shelters

Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren

+31 (0)6 11 91 97 81

COVID app Frerick Althof +31 (0)6 21 14 56 05
Innovative treatments Jona Bootsma +31 (0)6 21 10 19 39

Topics dealt with by other public bodies

Because of the high pressure of work, we do not answer questions on topics that fall under the remit of other public bodies. These topics and the organisations responsible are:

Spokespersons for Hugo de Jonge, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport

Daphne Kerremans

Out of office from 16th of April till 16th of May

M: +31 (0)6 11 53 74 90
E: da.kerremans@minvws.nl

Axel Dees

M: +31 (0)6 15 94 37 88
E: aj.dees@minvws.nl

  • Elderly care
  • Medical ethical issues

Rinske Wieman

M: +31 (0)6 27 06 04 70
E: r.wieman@minvws.nl

Annerijn Vink

M: +31 (0)6 15 94 37 88
E: jc.vink@minvws.nl

Frerick Althof

M: +31 (0)6 21 14 56 05
E: fl.althof@minvws.nl

  • Personal budget (PGB)

Joeke Kootstra

M: +31 (0)6 21 17 41 69
E: jg.kootstra@minvws.nl

  • Interview requests

Jona Bootsma

M: +31 (0)6 21 10 19 39
E: jg.bootsma@minvws.nl

Spokespersons Tamara van Ark, Minister for Medical Care and Sport

Karim Mostafi

M: +31 (0)6 15 68 38 22
E: k.mostafi@minvws.nl

  • Health insurance

  • Control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance

  • Food safety and product safety

  • Health protection

  • Labour market policy

Tom Elbersen

M: +31 (0)6 11 87 63 63
E: t.elbersen@minvws.nl

  • Pharmaceuticals, medical devices and medical technology
  • Personal protective equipment
  • E-health/ IT in healthcare
  • Organ and blood donation
  • Sports

Tanja van Dijk

M: +31 (0)6 54 66 30 21
E: tm.v.dijk@minvws.nl 

  • Disability care

  • Healthcare system

  • Curative care

  • Legal cannabis cultivation experiment

Job Holzhauer

M: +31 (0)6 25 68 81 84
E: j.holzhauer@minvws.nl

Thomas Breedveld

M: +31 (0)6 21 32 08 16
E: t.breedveld@minvws.nl

Spokespersons for Paul Blokhuis, State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport

Ruben van Dorssen

M: +31 (0)6 15 03 50 04
E: ruben.vandorssen@minvws.nl

  • Prevention

  • Health promotion (lifestyle)

  • Community service

  • Ministry affairs relating to Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

  • Unplanned pregnancies

  • Youth healthcare

  • Corporate

Toon van Wijk

M: +31 (0)6 27 00 34 01 
E: aj.v.wijk@minvws.nl

  • Mental healthcare

  • Community shelter and assisted living

  • Meausures against homelessness

  • War victims and members of the resistance

Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren

M: +31 (0)6 11 91 97 81
E: emilie.wvm@minvws.nl

  • Recreational drugs (except cannabis)
  • Programme for homeless youth
  • Youth policy and youth law
  • Domestic violence and child abuse

Tim Bennebroek

M: +31 (0)6 44 93 65 66
E: tg.bennebroek@minvws.nl