Initially, ‘step 3’ of the opening plan was due to come into effect on June 9, but the date has been brought forward
The Dutch cabinet is likely to speed up its Coronavirus route map, with an earlier than expected move to ‘step 3’ coming on June 5. This step would involve the opening of indoor dining at restaurants, and (finally) the opening of museums, galleries, and other ‘indoor cultural institutions’. As reported by the NOS.
The news has, as is becoming the norm with Mark Rutte’s government, leaked to the press prior to its official announcement. A move to ‘step 3’ has been put off and brought forward more than once, with plans set for June 1, then moved to June 9, and now brought back to June 5. A press conference confirming the decision will take place at the end of this week, or the beginning of next week.
June 5 has now been settled upon, with Coronavirus figures and hospitalisations in the Netherlands at much more manageable rates. ‘Step 3’ of the plan also raises the number of people allowed to visit someone’s home to four. Pubs and cafés won’t yet be able to open for guests, and will have to wait another month or so.