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Are you an entrepreneur in the cultural sector? Then you must comply with the rules to prevent contamination with and the spread of the coronavirus.
For several (sub)sectors protocols have been drawn up. You can find these on the Dutch-language website Mijn coronaprotocol. Please note: a protocol is not legislation, but an elaboration of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment's (RIVM) advice for the workplace.
Indoor and outdoor activities
With all cultural activities you need to comply with the following rules:
- Guests must maintain 1.5 metres distance, unless they are part of the same household.
- Your staff must maintain 1.5 metres distance both from guests as well as from other staff.
- You ensure a good routing and flow of visitors, for instance at the entrance, exit and toilets.
- Members of the audience are not allowed to sing along (loudly) or shout.
- Staff and visitors comply with the basic rules at all times
Number of visitors
The number of visitors you may receive depends on the amount of space you can offer and whether or not they stay in 1 place.
Cinemas, concert venues and theatres
Do your visitors mainly stay in 1 pace? Such as in cinemas, theatres and concert venues or outdoor concerts? There is no maximum amount of visitors if:
- visitors have made a reservation.
- you perform a health check (you ask visitors beforehand if they experience any corona related symptoms)
- you only offer seating
If you do not use a reservation system and do not perform health checks on your visitors, you may allow:
- a maximum of 100 persons inside your accommodation. Seating is compulsory
- a maximum of 250 persons in an outdoor setting
Museums, libraries and festivals
Is there a good flow of people and are only a few people in 1 place at a time, for example in a museum, library or at a festival? Then there is no maximum to the number of people you may receive. The amount of space you have determines how many people you may receive (at 1.5 metres distance). For some locations a health check is mandatory, for instance museums.
Self-employed dancers and actors
Do you work as an independent actor or dancer? You must maintain 1.5 metres distance, except in case:
- you cannot maintain 1.5 metres performing a specific scene, partner dance or choreography
- you have more than 1 dance partner (for instance in a quartet) or perform with more than 1 counterpart
Singers, vocal groups and choirs
Are you an independent singer? You may rehearse and perform if you follow the basic rules. You must maintain distance from your musical accompaniment and your public. For vocal groups and choirs additional rules apply, for instance on ventilation, health checks and registration of choir singers.
Voucher or refund
Did you cancel an activity due to the coronavirus and are you unable to reschedule your performance, festival or concert? You may offer your customers an alternative date or a voucher (credit note). A voucher must cover the costs of the ticket and extra costs such as service or booking fees. Customers have the right to ask for a monetary refund even if they did accept a voucher or if you did manage to reschedule.