New rules from 1 July explained in simple language

On Wednesday 24 June, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the health minister, Hugo de Jonge, talked on TV about coronavirus and the new rules from 1 July 2020.
We explain the most important points below.

Rules indoors

  • Always stay 1.5 metres away from other people.
  • Up to 100 people may be in the same space indoors. This does not include staff.
  • More than 100 people are allowed if everyone makes a reservation.
    And everyone must have a health check. 
    In restaurants, cafés and bars guests must have their own seat.

This applies to cinemas, cafés, bars, restaurants, theatres, weddings and funerals.
Nightclubs will stay closed until 1 September.
Rules for choirs will be announced soon.

Rules outdoors

  • Always stay 1.5 metres away from other people.
  • Up to 250 people may be in the same space outdoors.
  • This does not include staff.
  • More than 250 people are allowed if everyone makes a reservation and has their own seat.
    And everyone must have a health check. In restaurants, cafés and bars guests must have their own seat.

There is no visitor limit for zoos and amusement parks.

Rules for transport

  • You must always wear a face mask on public transport.
  • You must also wear a face mask in taxis, passenger vans and on coaches.
    You must have a reservation.
    You will have a health check before you travel.
  • You can travel in a car with someone you don’t live with, but everyone should wear a face mask.
  • On all other types of transport, like pleasure boats, you must stay 1.5 metres apart.

Exceptions to the 1.5 metre rule

There are some exceptions to the 1.5 metre rule:

  • People who live together do not have to stay 1.5 metres apart.
  • Children aged 12 and under do not have to stay 1.5 metres away from other people.
  • Teenagers aged 17 and under do not have to stay 1.5 metres apart from each other.
    But they do have to stay 1.5 metres away from adults.

Sometimes, it is not possible to stay 1.5 metres from other people.
That is why the 1.5 metre rule does not apply to the following jobs and roles:

  • People who are caring for others.
  • Hairdressers, masseurs and driving instructors.
  • Athletes, actors and dancers.

Remember

  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people.
  • Travel outside peak hours if possible.
  • Do not go to busy places.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and get tested.

Do you have questions about coronavirus?

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