Additional measures in public spaces
The management of the Amsterdam-Amstelland security region is taking extra measures against the spread of the coronavirus. These will take effect on Thursday, 26 March 2020.
Only stalls selling food are still allowed at markets in the Amsterdam-Amstelland region. Markets will therefore continue to be an important part of the food supply. Stalls selling non-food will temporarily disappear from the markets to create more space: the other stalls will be further separated and visitors will be able to take more distance from each other.
Fitness equipment in parks/outside areas will be closed
Unfortunately, visitors are currently not able to use public fitness equipment in the outdoor areas. Under normal circumstances, these are places where people work on a good health. At present, these are places that can harm their good health, because the equipment is not kept clean and because the places where the equipment is located attract several people at the same time, so that the distance of 1.5 metres between people cannot be maintained.
Football cages and panna-football fields will be closed
Under normal circumstances, also these places are particularly of great value to our residents. Sport brings us together and keeps us fit. However, based on recent observations, the management now regards the fenced-off football and basketball cages and panna-football fields as a risk for the spread of the coronavirus. Not only during the day and when too many young people play football in a small area, but also in the evening when groups hang out together too close to each other. Playgrounds and publicly accessible sports pitches without fences remain open for the time being.
Sports fields and parks
All managed sports fields of clubs, such as the sports associations in our region, have been closed since a few weeks now, because of the first range of measures taken by the government cabinet. Despite the closure, the management of the Security Region has noticed that residents are using these fields in their spare time. As too many people are often too close to each other also on these fields, enforcement will be intensified at these locations.