Step 1: stores and terraces partially open, end curfew on April 28
More and more people are being vaccinated against corona, which means that fewer people will fall ill soon. It is expected that the number of new hospitalizations will decrease. Opening up society step by step is not without risks. But the government is also looking at the social and economic importance. Therefore, the Cabinet will take the first tentative step in the opening plan on April 28.
On April 28, the following corona measures will be released or modified. All other measures will remain in place.
End of curfew
On April 28, 4:30 a.m., the curfew will expire.
Home visit to 2 persons
The advice for home visits changes. The new advice is: receive a maximum of 2 people per day. And visit no more than once a day. Also limit the number of different contacts in one week. Always wash your hands when entering and also keep a distance of 1.5 meters.
Outdoor terraces can be open from 12:00 to 18:00 under certain conditions. The maximum number of guests on a terrace is 50. There are fixed seats and self-service is not allowed. A maximum of 2 people sit at a table at 1.5 meters distance. Unless it is persons from the same household and children up to 12 years, then more people are allowed at a table. Visitors can pay inside, go to the toilet or use the checkroom. A mouth mask is required inside.
In the next steps of the opening plan, the conditions for the catering industry will be expanded.
Stores and markets open
All stores may again receive customers without a shopping appointment. Conditions do apply, such as a maximum number of visitors in a store. It is still important to avoid crowds. Therefore, go to a store at a quiet time, such as early in the morning. And go alone as much as possible. Non-essential stores, such as clothing stores, can be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Essential stores, such as supermarkets, may reopen at their usual times. Wearing a mouth mask in stores remains mandatory.
Non-food items may also be sold at markets again. For example, clothing and cosmetics.
Universities and colleges: attend classes 1 day a week
Students at universities and colleges can attend classes on location approximately one day per week from Monday, April 26. This is only possible under conditions, such as keeping 1.5 meters distance. Self-tests will become available to students and staff from May.
Theory exam possible
Theory exams for a driver's license, boating or flying license are possible again.
The maximum number of people at a funeral will be increased to 100.