Netherlands to take big step in relaxing measures: almost everything allowed with 1.5-metre distancing.

The vaccination drive in the Netherlands has picked up speed. This is reflected in the number of new infections and the number of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19, which are now both falling sharply.

Most restrictions are therefore no longer necessary. From 26 June, all establishments can open their doors, but it is important the 1.5-metre distancing rule remains the norm everywhere. In situations where it is impossible for everyone to stay 1.5 metres apart, for example on public transport, at secondary schools and at festivals and other events, face masks must be worn or a coronavirus entry pass must be shown.

Basic rules must still be followed

Although the current developments are good news, the virus is still here. It is unpredictable and new variants continue to emerge. So we must be careful and stay alert. This includes following the basic rules.

Good hygiene remains important. Wash your hands regularly. Cough and sneeze into your elbow.

Most current information about the coronavirus (COVID-19):

Informatie over het coronavirus voor anderstaligen

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Pharos heeft begrijpelijke informatie in veel talen beschikbaar.

De Rijksoverheid heeft informatieposters in verschillende talen beschikbaar met de maatregelen zoals die gelden vanaf 26 juni 2021: