Updated: March 4, 2020

The NLJUG is continuously monitoring the situation concerning the Coronavirus to ensure the safety of our event participants and staff. We are following all recommended guidelines from the Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM)

J-Spring 2020 is taking place June 17th, 2020 in Utrecht, The Netherlands as planned. If J-Spring 2020 gets cancelled the tickets will be reimbursed.If you (for any reason) don’t feel well or safe enough to attend the conference, send an email to us and we will reimburse your ticket. No questions asked. The safety and health of our attendees is our top priority, and to that end, we will institute numerous safety measures and guidelines in accordance with recommendations from the WHO and the CDC to ensure everyone’s health and well-being as detailed below. 

We are implementing a travel restriction policy from any area where the government health authorities have banned large assemblies of people, which currently includes China, South Korea, Iran, and the Lombardy region of Italy. 

Specifically, we are requiring each attendee who will have traveled in one of these regions in the weeks leading up to the event to certify that:

  • They must have departed any such area no later than June 1st, 2020, and
  • They have shown no flu-like symptoms at all (including fever above 38°C/100.4°F, cough, or shortness of breath) in that time, or currently.

We also ask that anyone planning to attend that believes they may have been exposed to the Coronavirus in other travels, or who is not feeling well, to refrain from joining us this year for the safety of other attendees.




  • We will keep up-to-date information on our event websites pertaining to the status of the event, and precautions for attendees onsite
  • We will send email communications to registered event participants with any pertinent updates leading up to the event

We ask attendees to:

  • Adopt a no-handshake policy at the event
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Cough or sneeze into elbows only
  • Stay home if they are sick or experiencing any cold/flu-like symptoms for their own safety and the safety of others
  • Seek medical care right away and alert our staff at registration should they begin to experience cold or flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, trouble breathing) onsite.