Changes from 1 June explained in simple language

On Tuesday 19 May, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Hugo de Jonge spoke about coronavirus on TV. Below are the most important points:

Step by step more will be allowed

From 1 June you will be allowed to do more things, including with other people. But the 1.5 metre rule still applies.

Meeting up with others from 1 June

Outside

  • You can meet up with other people outdoors.
  • You must stay 1.5 metres apart from other people, unless they are part of your household.

Inside 

  • You must stay 1.5 metres apart when you have guests or are visiting people.
    This applies both inside the house and in the garden.
  • Up to 30 people can get together in public buildings.
    For example for a meeting.
    This does not include the people that work there.
  • You must stay 1.5 metres away from others.
  • Fitness centres will stay closed.
  • Singing or playing wind instruments with other people might not be safe. This is being looked into.

Restaurants, cafés and bars can reopen from 1 June

Restaurants, cafés and bars can reopen from 12.00 in the afternoon on 1 June.


Special rules apply:

Inside

  • No more than 30 guests are allowed inside.
  • You must have a reservation.
  • You must sit at a table.
  • A staff member will ask you if you have a cold or a fever.
    If you do, you must stay at home.
  • Guest and staff must all stay 1.5 metres apart.

Outside

  • More than 30 people can sit in outdoor seating areas.
    But only if there is enough space.
  • You must sit at a table.
  • You must stay 1.5 metres away from other guests.

People who live together don’t have to stay 1.5 metres apart.

Cinemas, theatres and concert halls can reopen from 1 June

You can go to a cinema, theatre or concert hall.
Special rules apply:

  • No more than 30 people are allowed inside.
  • You must have a reservation.
  • A staff member will ask you if you have a cold or a fever.
    If you do, you must stay at home.
  • Guests and staff must all stay 1.5 metres apart.

Secondary schools will reopen on 2 June

  • On 2 June secondary schools will reopen.
  • This also includes secondary schools for special education.
  • All students and teachers must stay 1.5 metres apart.
  • Students can’t all be at school at the same time.

Updates for other types of schools

  • Primary schools will reopen full-time for all children from 8 June.
  • Out-of-school care will also reopen fully.
    All children can go to school and childcare again.
  • MBO schools, HBO institutions and universities will reopen on 15 June, but not for all activities.
    Students will be able to take exams and do practical training.

Face masks must be worn on public transport from 1 June

  • You must wear a face mask on the bus, tram, metro and train.
  • This rule applies to everyone aged 13 and above.
  • You can be fined €95 for not wearing a face mask.
  • Face masks are not required in stations or on platforms.

Only use the bus, tram, metro or train if you must.
Sit as far away from other people as you can.
On platforms and at stops, stay 1.5 metres away from others.

Remember:

  • Always stay 1.5 metres away from other people.
  • Do not go to busy places.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Wash your hands often with soap.
  • If you have a cold, stay at home.
  • If you have a fever or trouble breathing, the people you live with must also stay at home.
  • Work from home if possible.

Do you have questions about coronavirus?

Call 0800 1351 between 8.00 and 20.00.

From outside the Netherlands, call + 31 20 205 1351.