New corona measures for catering sector and events

9 July 2021

Restaurants and bars will have to shut at midnight again and nightclubs and discos will have to close their doors after the number of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands soared sevenfold in one week, prime minister Mark Rutte and minister Hugo de Jonge told at a press conference on Friday evening.

All restaurants, bars and pubs must be closed from midnight until 06.00. Entertainment is prohibited. Discos and nightclubs must close again. The 'coronavirus entry pass' scheme, which granted an exemption from the 1.5 metre distancing rule, will be suspended for the catering sector until 13 August.

Events may not last longer than 24 hours. All visitors must have assigned seats that are placed 1.5 metres apart. Organisers of events may participate in the 'coronavirus entry pass' scheme to admit greater numbers of people. In that case, everyone must still have an assigned seat. The 'coronavirus entry pass' can only be generated using a negative result from a test taken up to 24 hours previously.



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