The curfew could be ended from April 28, with shops allowed to open and pub and restaurant terraces allowed
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported by the NOS, the Dutch government’s press conference this evening is likely to announce a loosening of current Coronavirus regulations. It is expected that from April 28 the curfew will be scrapped, and that both shops and pub/restaurant terraces may be allowed to open under various limitations. Trust ‘Hague sources’ have given the NOS information.
The opening of terraces would be under the following regulations: no more than two people allowed at a table (unless they are from one household), and everything must shut at 18:00. It is likely that there will be a maximum number of visitors allowed, with even the largest terraces prevented from hosting more than 50 people.
Whilst shopping by appointment is likely to also be scrapped, shops will have a maximum number of visitors allowed- it is expected that stewards will patrol shopping precincts to make sure crowds don’t form.
The general rule only allowing one visitor per day is also likely to be expanded to two, whilst from April 26 students will be able to attend university for one day per week.
According to the Dutch government’s Coronavirus dashboard there were 7,187 new positive tests yesterday, down 1,390 on the day before. The number of vaccines dispensed is just over 4.5 million, with 757,719 people due to receive an inoculation this week.