Contact Social Affairs and Employment (SZW)

The offices of SZW on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius are open. In connection with social distancing, we call on everyone to approach us via email or telephone where possible. If you have any symptoms such as a cold, sore throat, cough or fever, do not come by. Our central telephone number is +599 715-8888. You can find our other contact details here

Examining Physician

As a preventive measure, the examining physician temporarily only works on the basis of a telephone consultation. Are you ill and cannot work? On the third day of illness you must report sick by telephone to the examining physician. This must be done between 08:00 and 10:00 AM via telephone number 715 8877 or via WhatsApp +599 781 0391. Please state your name, date of birth and the telephone number where you can be reached.

You will be called back for a medical consultation by phone and will then also hear if you should visit the consultation hour by appointment.

Consultation hour Rincon

The SZW consultation hour in Rincon is canceled until further notice. Social distance cannot be maintained at this location.

Emergency regulation SZW

The consequences of the coronavirus measures are profound for many companies. With the temporary emergency regulation for employers on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius, they can receive a contribution towards labor costs. Independent entrepreneurs or people who were employees, but no longer have an employer because of the coronavirus, can also apply for this emergency regulation.

For more information or do an application, please visit this page.

Compensation EZK

If you are hit by the corona crisis as an entrepreneur in the Caribbean Netherlands, you can be eligible for a second compensation for your fixed costs from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (Economische Zaken en Klimaat, EZK).

For more information or do an application, please visit this page.