The Gemeente has said that the island will host guests responsibly
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported by the GIC, Wethouder Johan Hagen has made the news known that the Wadden Island of Schiermonnikoog wants to welcome tourists again in the near future. Hagen has also said that the island will be looking into ‘responsible’ ways to receive guests in Schiermonnikoog.
According to RTV Noord, the island is currently holding meetings between the Gemeente, transport companies, local GP’s and entrepreneurs in order to work out ways that guests can stay in safety. At the moment, the island’s supermarket can take more customers without falling foul of social distancing regulations, whilst it is being investigated if pub terraces can be spaced out further.
The ferry that runs to the island would also follow various regulations- with screens between seats and one-way walking routes brought in. From June 1, everyone travelling on the ferry must also wear a face mask.
When travelling on from the boat to the hotels and holiday parks, visitors can expect large numbers of newly-laid on buses, but each will only be able to take a limited number of passengers. The Gemeente hopes that as many people as possible will use bikes on the island- there will be the option to have a local taxi company ferry baggage to hotels.