Rules and protocols for businesses
To keep the coronavirus in check, it is vital that businesses adhere to the rules and protocols laid down by the government and their sector organisations. You can find information in the following articles:
- Rules for shops in the 1.5 metre society
- Rules for childcare during the corona crisis
- Rules for contact-based professions
- Rules for gyms and fitness centres
- Corona: rules for the hospitality sector
- Tourism and events to re-open gradually: an overview
Different rules may apply to your regionThe rules described on this page are general, nationwide rules. Due to the recent rise in corona cases, additional rules apply in more regions. For instance, a lower number of seated guests at events like weddings, or earlier closing hours for hospitality businesses. Also, the head of the safety region may decide to close venues for a 14-day period, if an outbreak can be traced to them. A closure may also be imposed if a venue repeatedly violates the rules. Find your safety region (in Dutch).
The following general conditions apply:
- Reservations have to be made upfront.
- A health check with your costumers or visitors is required to reduce risks.
- Keep 1.5 metres (6 feet) distance from each other.
Since 1 July, the following measures apply:
- The maximum number of persons present at seated indoor venues is 100. If venues make use of reservations and carry out health check talks, there is no maximum amount of guests.
- There is no maximum number of guests for museums, shops, libraries and other indoor venues where guests are on the move, as long as the 1.5 metres distance rule is observed.
- The maximum number of persons present at outdoor venues is 250. If venues make use of reservations and carry out health check talks, there is no maximum amount of guests.
- There is no maximum number of guests for zoos, theme parks and other outdoor venues where guests are on the move, as long as the 1.5 metres distance rule is observed.
- Sports schools, as well as sports and club canteens, saunas, fitness centres, spas, and casinos can re-open.
- Sex workers can resume work.
- Coffeeshops can re-open.
- Outside sports activities can be fully resumed, with audience, always observing the 1.5 metres distance rule.
- Taxis and coaches no longer have to restrict the numbe rof passengers. Passengers do need to wear face masks.
- Events that require permits are allowed again, always observing the 1.5 metres distance rule.
- Nightclubs, discotheques, and bar dancings will remain closed until further notice.
Reimbursement Fixed Costs for SMEs (TVL)
Entrepreneurs in selected categories who have experienced income loss due to the corona crisis may apply for the Reimbursement Fixed Costs for SMEs (TVL). They can also apply after they have reopened their business.