With people born in 1992, 1993, and 1994 to be invited for a vaccination this week, the Dutch government wants to open up faster
Translated by Thomas Ansell
With the Dutch vaccination campaign against the Coronavirus now fully up to speed, and people under the age of 30 being invited for their shots, the Dutch government is eyeing up the next step in its ‘re-opening plan’. As reported by the NOS.
It is likely that, from June 26, rules will be lifted to allow up to eight visitors per day at home, but to 100 people in restaurants at the time, and further large events. Bars, cafés, and restaurants would be allowed to open until midnight, and theatres, museums, and cinemas could up their capacities.
The basic rules will continue to apply: including face-masks, keeping social distancing, and so on. Previously, the Dutch government expected to loosen its rules on July 21, before reconsidering to June 30, and now bringing the changes back to June 26: due to falling infection figures, and lower hospital admissions.
Outgoing/incoming Dutch PM Mark Rutte is likely to give a press conference on Friday, however some details may change between now and then.
According to the Dutch government’s Coronavirus dashboard, about 12.2 million shots have been given (out of a population of about 17.5 million). 1.4 million people will be vaccinated this week, with people born in the years 1992, 1993, and 1994 to receive invitation letters from Wednesday.