Corona information in English

General informatie about the corona virus 

You can find information about corona and get tested in English on the Pharos website

Current measures

With the number of coronavirus infections rising rapidly, measures are being tightened. The measures will take effect on Saturday 10 July at 06.00 and apply until Friday 13 August.

The new measures as of 10 July

  • Discos and clubs will close.
  • Pubs and restaurants will remain open as long as everyone has a seat and sits at 1.5 metres from each other.
  • Pubs and restaurants must close at midnight. Large screens and live music are prohibited.
  • Multi-day events are not allowed. No distinction is made between indoor and outdoor events.
  • One-day events may only take place if the event offers seating only.
  • As of 13 July, an entry test is valid for 24 hours. This used to be 40 hours.

Basic rules

It is still important to follow the basic rules. Keep washing your hands and keep your distance. And if you have symptoms, stay home and get tested as quickly as possible.

No changes

  • There is no change to the rules for locations with a continuous flow of visitors, such as shops, museums and funfairs. They may admit 1 visitor per 5 square metres.
  • No restrictions on number of visitors at home and group size
  • Face mask still required on public transport, stations, in airports, on aeroplanes and other forms of passenger transport and in secondary schools.

Entry passes

Restaurants, sports venues and theatres can admit more people if they only admit people who have a negative coronavirus test.

Travel

  • Public transport: travel outside peak hours when possible. This applies to all modes of transport. Avoid crowds during your journey and at stations.
  • Travelling abroad is allowed to countries with a low rate of infection.

More information

An overview of all measures can be found on government.nl

 

Extra support for independent entrepreneurs in relation to the coronavirus

Temporary Bridging Scheme for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs (TOZO)

If you have a viable business and you are struggling financially due to the coronavirus, you may be eligible for the Temporary Bridging Scheme for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs (Tijdelijke overbruggingsregeling zelfstandig ondernemers, Tozo). The Tozo consists of two options: income support and a business loan. You can apply for one or both of these options. This scheme is also open to self-employed professionals. The regulation is based on the existing decree on income support for independent entrepreneurs (Besluit bijstandverlening zelfstandigen, Bbz), but with accelerated processing and payment.

The extended Tozo 3 scheme was introduced retroactively from 1 October 2020 and will be effective until 31 March 2021. The second scheme is open to all entrepreneurs, irrespective of whether they applied for Tozo 1 or 2. If you already applied for and received Tozo 1 or 2, you will have to apply separately for Tozo 3 to receive it. In this case the application process will be faster, as we already have your personal details. When you apply for the bridging scheme, you will also be granted immediate deferment of payment of your municipal taxes. You can apply for the Tozo 3 regulation on the website of the Municipality of Ede, which is responsible for granting the regulation on behalf of Wageningen. 

The conditions for requesting a business loan can also be found on this website. 

Information in other languages

You can find information about corona in other languages on the Pharos website. The Government of the Netherlands also has information on posters in other languages available (English, Arabic, Turkish, Polish, Spanish en Papiamento). You can download these posters on the website of the Government of the Netherlands

Press conference in several languages

National helpdesk status holders

Status holders (refugees with a residence permit) who speak Arabic or Tigrinya who have questions about the corona or covid-19 crisis can call a national helpdesk free of charge at 085 - 580 88 00 (every working day between 2 pm and 4 pm). The helpdesk can answer their questions about corona in their own language.

Corona information in Dutch