The Safety Board advises to make outdoor activities possible again when the corona measures are relaxed.
According to the presidents of the safety regions, it is more logical to allow more outside than inside.
"Outside is more corona proof", says chairman and mayor of Nijmegen Hubert Bruls.
As the days get longer and the weather is pleasant, people are more likely to go out.
"They long to go out. That's going to happen. So take the right measures."
Bruls speaks of a difficult dilemma.
"We are at a fork in the road. With the threat of mutations, there is little room for relaxation. The virus seems to be able to flare up again. If you take the OMT advice very strictly, we cannot relax now."
Yet there is a great social need for relaxation, Bruls sees.
"As mayors, we hear that every day."
Minister Grapperhaus also notices the "split".
"Things are really not going well with the infections and the beds on the ic. We see the figures in neighboring countries rise again due to infectious mutants. On the other hand, it is difficult to maintain. We really see that. People crave perspective. , more space."
Mayors want 'consistent and logical' measures
The mayors especially want the measures to be consistent, consistent and logical.
Bruls: "Don't just take measures out of the hat at random. They really have to be easy to explain. And then we say that it is now smarter to invest in outdoors."
A press conference will follow on Tuesday evening in which the outgoing cabinet hopes to be able to announce easing.
The most important relaxation that will probably be announced is the reopening of secondary education.
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