Some restrictions will be lifted and hospitality will remain closed

At a press conference on Friday, January 14, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Ernst Kaipers announced relaxation of the country’s coronavirus regulations, but most rules are in effect (at least) until January 25. I confirmed that.

Dutch universities, shops and hairdressers reopen

A month after the blockade, the Dutch government relaxed some of the strict Dutch blockade restrictions.

  • Higher education to resume physical education
  • Non-required shops opened on January 15th and forced to close at 5pm.
  • Cosmetologists and other non-medical professionals reopening from January 15 forced closing time at 5 pm
  • Indoor sports facilities such as gyms will resume from January 15th
  • maximum. 4 people a day (excluding children under 13 years old)
  • Maximum when outside. Group size 4 people (if not in the same household) (excluding children under 13 years old)
  • No compulsory quarantine for boosted and recently recovered people who came into contact with people who tested positive

Some sectors are given more freedom, but some rules apply to the reopening of colleges, non-essential businesses, and gyms.

  • 1 customer per 5 square meters of store
  • Coronavirus certificate required for indoor sports (from 18 years old)
  • maximum.75 people per room in higher education
  • Maintain a distance of 1,5 meters

Dutch government expands face mask obligations

Following the latest advice from the Outbreak Management Team (OMT), the government has expanded its national face mask obligations. The following urgent advice applies.

  • Wear surgical masks in hospitals, airports, public transport, and indoor public areas (such as supermarkets).
  • Wear a surgical mask outdoors where you cannot maintain distance
  • Wear a surgical mask in higher education
  • Wear a surgical mask in workplaces where distance cannot be maintained
  • Wearing a surgical mask at a sports facility (except when exercising)

This advice effectively ends the use of cloth / cloth masks.

Some COVID-19 restrictions have been extended until January 25th

While some restrictions have been relaxed, the following rules will be in effect (at least) until January 25th.

  • Hospitality industry is closed (takeaway possible)
  • The museum is closed
  • The cinema is closed
  • The zoo is closed
  • The theater is closed
  • Casino is closed
  • The theme park is closed
  • Concert hall is closed
  • Prohibit all events
  • maximum.100 people at the funeral
  • Important shops / services (supermarkets, pharmacies, libraries, etc.) are open from 5 am to 8 pm.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation in all indoor spaces
  • If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and take the test
  • Limit travel as much as possible and avoid congestion
  • Work from home as much as possible
  • Maintain a distance of 1,5 meters
  • No spectators at sporting events

The government has reassessed the situation for COVID-19 and the next press conference is scheduled for January 25th.

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Some restrictions will be lifted and hospitality will remain closed

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