Corona: rules for running businesses

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There are corona protocols in place for several business sectors. Stay up-to-date.

Many corona measures lifted

On 25 September, many corona restrictions were lifted, for instance the mandatory 1.5 metres distance in public spaces. A corona entry pass (the coronacheck app) is mandatory for events, hospitality, and sports matches.

Check The coronavirus and your company for an overview of the measures. For more information about the reopening plan, see

Rules and protocols for businesses

Check the rules for your business sector in these articles. The rules and protocols have been drawn up by the government together with the sector organisations.

For most businesses, sector organisations have drawn up protocols that you should follow. Many of these can be found on (in Dutch). Contact your sector organisation to find out the correct protocol for your type of business.

Corona entry pass

If you organise (sporting) events, or work in hospitality, you must ask your guests for a corona entry pass.

General rules

The following general conditions continue to apply:

  • Work from home as much as possible. The workplace must have a good ventilation system (in Dutch).
  • For public venues where customers have a fixed seat, registration is still mandatory.
  • A health check with your customers or visitors is required to reduce risks.

Reimbursement Fixed Costs for SMEs (TVL)

Entrepreneurs in selected categories who have experienced income loss due to the corona crisis or the flooding due to heavy rainfall (July 2021) may apply for the Reimbursement Fixed Costs for SMEs (TVL). Application is possible until 26 October 17:00 hours.

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