No large-scale events may be organised in the province of Drenthe or the city of Groningen until 1 June at least
As reported by RTV Drenthe, and the GIC, mayors across the Northern Netherlands have taken a series of decisions stopping large-scale events until June 1. The Association of Drents Mayors, and Mayor Koen Schuiling of Groningen have all announced their measures within a day of eachother.
“Of course everyone feels that we will be taking corona measures for a longer period of time. At least now there is clarity for event organizers ”, says a spokesman for Schuiling.
The ban applies to all events that require a permit. For example: King’s Day, Liberation Day, festivals, Easter bonfires and other activities.
The ban says nothing about the possible admission of audiences at sports matches or in theaters. “Time must tell,” said the spokesman. In addition, it is also not clear whether events are to be made possible in July. “In very concrete terms, we can now only look three weeks ahead. With this decision we already try to look a little further. You still have to outline lines, so that organisers know where they stand.”