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Cabinet wants to relax next week, but only decides the day in advance

The cabinet thinks the time is right for the second step of the opening plan, but will only make the final decision in a week. Initiates say that that is the message in tomorrow’s press conference by Minister De Jonge and Prime Minister Rutte.

Step two means relaxation for so-called flow-through locations outside, such as amusement parks and zoos. They may then, under certain conditions, admit people. The same goes for indoor pools and gyms.

The possibilities for outdoor sports will also be broadened and art and culture practice will be allowed again in music schools, for example.

Postponed

Originally it was intended that these relaxations would take effect on 11 May, but the cabinet postponed this by at least a week because hospital admissions had not yet decreased.

The cabinet currently dares to do so on 18 May, because the decline has started. But because it is still uncertain whether this decline will continue, the decision is only taken a day in advance. In other words: in a week’s time, the cabinet will say whether the easing will take effect a day later.

In addition to the previous opening plan, the cabinet also plans to extend the opening hours for terraces. Now terraces are allowed to be open from 12:00 to 18:00. That will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is not yet clear whether this can start earlier than May 18.

To travel

The cabinet has also decided that the current negative travel advice for the entire world will not be extended. This means that after 15 May it will be possible again for countries to be set to yellow or green, which means that traveling there is no longer advised.

That does not mean that tourists can visit those countries without conditions; in many countries, the Dutch are not yet welcome without a negative test or quarantine.

Cabinet wants to relax next week, but only decides the day in advance
Source link Cabinet wants to relax next week, but only decides the day in advance

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