Coronavirus measures in brief
These are the measures in place from now until 25 June 2021 inclusive.
Plan to reopen society
The government intends to open up society step by step. Read more about the reopening plan.
In and around the home
- Stick to the basic rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
- Receive no more than 4 people aged 13 or over at your home per day.
- Work from home. Only go to work if you cannot work from home.
- Funerals may be attended by no more than 100 people.
- Weddings may be attended by no more than 50 people.
Shops and locations that are open subject to certain conditions
Most locations are open, subject to certain conditions, including:
- Shops and general markets.
- People with a contact-based profession can perform their work. You can go to a hairdresser or masseur or have a driving lesson.
- Indoor seating at restaurants, cafés and bars. Outdoor seating areas at restaurants and cafés can be open under certain conditions.
- Sports venues, like gyms.
- Cultural venues, like museums, theatres, cinemas, libraries and concert halls.
- Art and cultural institutions, such as music schools and arts centres.
- Recreational locations like theme parks, nature parks and zoos and laser gaming venues. Spas, saunas and tanning salons are also open.
Locations that are closed
- Dance venues, such as nightclubs and discos.
Childcare and education
- Daycare centres for children aged under 4 are open.
- Primary schools are open.
- Out-of-school care is open.
- Secondary schools are open.
- Secondary vocational schools (MBO) are partially open. These schools are mainly offering remote and online learning. Each student attends in-person lessons 1 day per week.
- Higher professional education institutions (HBO) and universities are partially open. They are still mainly offering remote and online learning. Each student can attend in-person classes approximately one day per week.
- Pupils and students can attend their school, institution or university in person for practical training, tests and exams.
- Vulnerable pupils and students can also be offered support on site at their school, institution or university.
Everyone can participate in sports activities indoors and outdoors. Conditions apply.
- Travel by train, bus, metro or taxi only if your journey is essential.
- From 15 May, travel to countries with a low rate of infection will be allowed. Always check the latest travel advice on Wijsopreis.nl (in Dutch only).