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Coronavirus

Tougher coronavirus rules from 28 November

The government is imposing stricter measures to significantly reduce the frequency of contact between people. In the evenings almost everything will be closed. These measures will enter into force at 05.00 on Sunday 28 November and apply until at least Sunday 19 December.

Measures in place from Sunday 28 November 2021.

The following locations must close between 17.00 – 05.00

  • Sports facilities both indoor and outdoor areas.
  • Non-essential shops such as clothing shops.
  • Non-essential services such as room hire, contact professions, zoos and amusement parks, spas, saunas and tanning studios.
  • Food and drink venues such as restaurants and cafés.
  • Art and culture venues, such as cinemas, theatres and concert halls.

The following locations must close between 20.00 – 05.00

  • Essential shops such as supermarkets, pet shops, chemists, opticians and wholesalers.
  • Essential services such as lawyer’s or soliticor’s offices.

Education

Schools will remain open. However, extra rules and arrangements are necessary to prevent the spread of the virus  as much as possible. These include fixed routes in schools, a face mask requirement in hallways for pupils in primary years 6 to 8 and at secondary schools, as well as regular self-testing. Children aged 12 and under with cold symptoms – such as a runny nose – must stay at home and get tested by the municipal health service (GGD), even if their symptoms are mild.

Furthermore, the following applies

  • You may receive a maximum of 4 people at home – excluding children under 13 – also with Sinterklaas and Chanouka.
  • Keeping 1.5 metres distance is an obligation, even where a coronavirus entry pass is required. This is why restaurants, theatres and cinemas can only use one third of their maximum capacity.
  • You must wear a face mask in public buildings and everywhere you move around inside.
  • In shops, one person per 5 m² is allowed inside.

Urgent advice from the government

  • Receive a maximum of 4 guests per day  Children under 13 years of age do not count.
  • If you must visit one other household, go at most once per day.
  • Before receiving guests or visiting others, take a self-test.
  • Be extra careful with contact between children under 13 years of age and elderly people over the age of 70.
  • Work at home if possible.
  • In any case, stay at home as much as possible and use public transport as little as possible.

More information

You can find more information on the website of the Dutch government.