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Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) announced a series of measures on Friday to slow down the number of corona infections.

These rules will apply from Saturday, November 13 at 6 PM and will last at least until Saturday, December 4.

The measures still have to be approved by the House of Representatives.

Below is the overview.

Restaurants and shops close at 8 p.m.

Catering establishments and shops such as supermarkets and drugstores will have to deal with an early closing time of 20:00.

Non-essential shops such as clothing stores and contact professions such as the hairdresser will remain open until 6 p.m.

In addition, a permanent seat is required in the catering industry.

A corona ticket was already a requirement.

Events can take place, but only until 6 pm and with a maximum of 1,250 people per room.

A corona ticket and a fixed seat are required.

Art and culture performances in, for example, cinemas, theaters and concert halls are the result of the dance: the mandatory closing time does not apply to these places.

Sports competitions are allowed, but the public is not welcome.

Corona pass may be mandatory in the workplace

The number of places where you must show a corona ticket will be expanded "to other sectors".

Legal preparations are being made for this.

In the meantime, the cabinet will examine whether the corona pass can also be made mandatory in the workplace.

The corona ticket was already mandatory in the catering industry, casinos, at certain events and cultural locations such as theaters or cinemas.

Earlier this month, transfer locations such as museums and gyms were added.

From now on, a QR code must also be displayed outside on terraces of catering establishments.

In addition, the cabinet is working on the possibility for entrepreneurs to choose between 2G and 3G prepared.

Parliament will have to agree to this before it can come into effect.

The 2G policy would mean that a negative corona test no longer gives access to, for example, catering, theaters and events.


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Advice: Work from home as much as possible, receive as few guests as possible

The advice to work from home half the time will be changed to 'work at home, unless there is really no other option'.

In September, the home working advice was relaxed.

In addition, people are asked not to receive more than four people per day at home.

In the event of an infection in a housemate, all other housemates must also be quarantined, even if these housemates have been vaccinated.

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Maximum group size for MBO, HBO and WO

For MBO, HBO and WO there is a maximum group size per independent space (excl. staff) of 75 people.

This does not apply to the rooms used for interim and final examinations.

The basic rules remain, including 1,5 meters away

The one and a half meter rule will apply again from Saturday 18.00 pm.

Where no corona ticket is required, a mask obligation applies.

Anyone who has corona complaints must be tested, even those who have already been vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you test positive, you should stay at home and avoid contact with others.

It is still not recommended to shake hands.

Cough and sneeze into your elbow.

Provide sufficient fresh air and ventilation in indoor areas.

Hospital staff will receive a booster jab from next week

The so-called booster campaign is being accelerated.

The elderly, residents of healthcare institutions and healthcare staff with direct patient contact can receive a booster shot against the coronavirus from next Friday.

De Jonge announced this on Friday afternoon.

Earlier, the cabinet aimed at the beginning of December to start with the booster shots.

Elderly people who can come to a GGD location themselves can go there from 19 November.

The first invitations will be delivered to people over 80 from the 18th.

This group may also bring their partner for a shot, provided they are at least 60 years old.

From 23 November, the injection of adults in care institutions will start.

At the end of December, roughly 4 million people over 60 are invited for a shot.

Then it is the turn of the under-60s.

De Jonge thinks it will take a few months before everyone who wants it has had a booster shot.

The GGD must carry out the operation in addition to the existing activities of the service.

Everyone can eventually get a booster shot, De Jonge said on Friday after the cabinet meeting.

To maintain the protection of the vaccines against hospitalization, we will start the booster campaign at the end of next week.

The elderly and people living in care facilities come first.

And care employees, to keep care going.➡️ https://t.co/3fbUtNPyJo


AuthorhugodejongeMoment of places15: 45 - 12 November 2021