Due to the high number of corona infections, the pressure on healthcare and the caution on Friday 14 January. In addition, the Christmas holidays for all primary schools start 1 week earlier. That is what outgoing Prime Minister Rutte and Minister De Jonge made on a lake on 14 December.
The new and existing corona measures:
- Primary schools and schools for special (primary) education will close on 20 December and reopen on Monday 10 January during the Christmas holidays.
- Schools that cannot arrange emergency care in time will close on 21 December.
- The out-of-school care (BSO) is only closed during the week (week 51). The BSO is open during the Christmas holidays.
- Secondary schools, MBO, HBO and universities.
- Emergency care, but only for vulnerable children and children of parents with crucial professions. What professions are those read on Rijksoverheid.nl.
Closed at 5 p.m.:
- Cafes and restaurants (excluding takeout)
- Not essential like hairdressers
- Theatres, concert halls, museums and other cultural institutions
- Halls and associations/clubs for amateur sports
- Amusement Parks and Christmas Markets
Closed at 8 p.m.:
- Supermarkets, drugstores
- Municipal offices and test and puncture locations also do not have to close at 5 pm
Furthermore, the following apply:
- You can receive a maximum of 4 people at home – with the exception of children under 13 – also at Christmas and New Years
- 1,5 meters away is one, even where a corona check is mandatory.
That’s why restaurants, theaters and cinemas can only use a third of their maximum capacity until 5 p.m.
- A mouth cap is mandatory in public buildings and all public places where you move within
- Visit a place no more than 1 x a day and do a self-test before the visit
- For people over 70: limit your contacts with (grand) children and keep at least 1,5 m away
- Work from home if possible
- Stay at home as much as possible and use public transport as little as possible
The full overview of the corona measures can be found on the website of the national government.