Wearing of face mask mandatory in shops and other indoor public spaces – lifted

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 December 2020

This measure has been lifted. Wearing of face masks in public indoor spaces is no longer mandatory as long as it is possible to keep 1.5 metres distance between people.

What changes?

Wearing of a non-medical face mask in infoor public spaces such as shops, museums, petrol stations, restaurants and theatres is no longer mandatory. This applies to everyone 13 years of age and up. Please note that it is still required to wear a face mask in and around public transport. This means people should wear a face mask on for instance railway stations and platforms as well as on airplanes and in airports. It is also mandatory to wear a face mask in other passenger transport and in locations for secondary education.

Exceptions

In case of illness or impairment one may be exempted from wearing a face mask where this is still mandatory. Police officers and special enforcement officers (BOAs) may ask to substantiate such claims.

When?

This measure has been lifted since 26 June 2021. Wearing of face masks in public indoor spaces is no longer mandatory as long you can keep as 1.5 metres distance.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO