Changes to measures as of 1 July 2020
The Government has announced that the corona measures can be relaxed as of 1 July 2020. The regional emergency order of the Amsterdam-Amstelland Safety Region has been amended accordingly.
The emergency order provides legal powers to act where necessary. Enforcement and police only hand out fines if earlier warnings have not produced any results and there is really no other way. The most important basic rules still apply: keep a distance of 1.5 metres, avoid crowds, wash your hands regularly, stay at home if you have any symptoms, work at home if possible and avoid rush hour as much as possible. Only if we all abide by the rules, we will not give the coronavirus another chance, and the city and region will continue to increasingly open up.
A list of the most important adjustments as of 1 July
Activities taking place indoors must comply with the following rules:
- We will keep 1.5 metres’ distance.
- Up to 100 persons per room with fixed seats (excluding staff).
- No maximum number of persons applies on the following conditions: fixed seats, reservation and a health check in advance.
- In shops, museums, libraries and other locations with visitor flow, 1.5 metres’ distance is the rule. No maximum number of persons applies. Measures are taken by the location itself to separate the visitor flow.
- Keeping a dance facility in a food and drink establishment open to the public is still not allowed. Discotheques and nightclubs will remain closed until 1 September.
Activities taking place outdoors comply with the following rules:
- We will keep 1.5 metres’ distance.
- Up to 250 persons (excluding staff).
- The hospitality industry always works with fixed seats. No maximum number of persons applies on the following conditions: fixed seats, reservation and a health check in advance.
- The 1.5 metres’ distance rule applies to zoos, amusement parks and other outdoor locations with a visitor flow. No maximum number of persons applies. Measures are taken by the location itself to separate the visitor flows.
- Choruses, singing along loudly or shouting in a group are not allowed indoors or outdoors.
- Wearing a non-medical face mask is compulsory in public transport. All seats in bus, train, tram and metro are available. However, it is important to avoid rush hour.
- For other transport from A to B (such as passenger vans and coaches): a reservation and health check in advance and a non-medical face mask are required. Taxi drivers are not obliged to wear a non-medical face mask.
- In the car (and other private transport): a face mask is advisable when several persons travel in one car and they do not belong to the same household.
- In other transport, the rule will be for the time being: keep a distance of 1.5 metres.
Exceptions 1.5 metres distance
The rule to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from each other continues to be effective. The following exceptions apply:
- Children up to and including the age of 12 do not have to keep 1.5 metres’ distance from each other and from adults. This also applies to childcare and primary education.
- Young people up to the age of 18 do not have to keep 1.5 metres’ distance from each other. This applies to all students (regardless of age) at secondary schools, which reopen fully after the summer holidays; however, the 1.5 metres between students and educational staff remains effective.
- During the practice of sports, theatre or dance (professional or in the form of classes/training), there is no need to keep a distance both indoors and outdoors.
- People who belong to a household do not have to keep 1.5 metres’ distance.
- People in contact professions (such as hairdressers, masseurs and driving instructors) do not have to keep a distance of 1.5 metres during the exercise of their profession.
- An exception applies to contacts between those in need of help and their assistants and then it will not be necessary to keep a distance of 1.5 metres.