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Measures against coronavirus

Information on this page has been prepared after the goverment press conference of 12 November 2021.

Measures that apply from 13 November

  • Receive a maximum of 4 guests per day at home. Children up to the age of 12 are excluded.
  • Work from home unless there is no other option.
  • If your roommate is infected, you and your roommate must be quarantined.
  • The limited opening hours apply:
    • Open from 06:00 to 18:00:
      • Non-essential stores, such as clothing stores.
      • Non-essential services, such as recreation, amusement, hairdressers, beauty salons, animal parks, wellness centres and saunas.
    • Open from 06:00 to 20:00:
      • Essential stores, such as supermarkets, pet stores, drugstores, opticians and wholesalers.
      • Restaurants and cafes.
  • No audience in amateur sports and professional sports. 

Mandatory face masks

From November 6, the face mask obligation applies at more locations, such as: 

  • In all publicly accessible buildings within and covered areas where no QR-code check is used, such as: supermarkets, shops, libraries, game locations and amusement parks.
  • Public transport, at the station, including shops at the station, on platforms and at tram and bus stops.
  • Throughout the airport and in the planes.
  • When moving in the colleges and universities. If you sit, the mouth cap can be taken off.
  • In the performance of contact professions, where necessary, this applies to both customer and service provider. 

Wearing a face mask is mandatory in these places. You risk a fine of €95 if you do not wear a face mask. 

QR-code check

From November 6, the QR-code check is mandatory in more places, including: 

  • In the gyms, museums and swimming pools.
  • At amateur sports competitions and culture meetings (music lessons).
  • In the hospitals, at festivals and in the theatre. Also, for the outdoor terraces.
  • At events where the public has no fixed place and there is a flow of people. For example, markets and fairs. 

Last but not least: The basic rules

To limit the spread of the coronavirus, it is important that everyone follows the basic rules:   

  • Testing in case of complaints: stay at home and have yourself tested at the GGD. Even if you have already been vaccinated.
  • If the test is positive: stay at home and avoid contact with others, even if they have been vaccinated.
  • 1.5 meters is a safe distance. Protect yourself and others.
  • Don’t shake hands.
  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Provide sufficient fresh air and ventilation in the indoor areas.