In Amsterdam there is not much to do in the evening from Sunday 28 November. In the following weeks, many sectors will have to close from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. This is one of the new measures announced during the early plans. Here is an overview of all new measures.
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The measures will come into effect for the next three weeks from the last in early November. Such as the basic rules, the mouth cap obligation and no public in sports. You can check all these measures here.
These extra measures and payments from Sunday 28 November
- There is a closing time for all venues and events between 5:00 PM and 5:00 AM. Essential stores, such as supermarkets and drugstores, remain open until 8 p.m. Essential services such as the notary of lawyer, mortgage advisor and medical contact professions normal opening hours.
- One and a half meters away is mandatory for all adults from 18 years old.
- Amateur sports are no longer allowed between 5:00 PM and 5:00 AM. Top athletes and professional art and culture practice are allowed after 5 p.m. Only then without an audience.
- One and a half meters away and a mouth cap is mandatory in all places where a fixed seat applies. Such as in the catering industry, cinemas and theaters. This means that fewer people can enter. This will also become mandatory at transfer locations, for example at trade fairs.
- The advice to work from home is being tightened up to: work at home. Can’t do that: always keep one and a half meters away at work.
- The following applies to everyone: as much as possible at home.
- Are you going to visit others or are you receiving visitors? Then do a self-test.
- Be extra careful with contacts between the age of seventy and children under the age of twelve.
Check the website of for more details the national government. On Tuesday 14 December, the caretaker cabinet will once again draw up the balance.
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