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Corona: rules for gyms, sports and fitness centres

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

All businesses in the fitness industry must remain closed. Indoor sports are not allowed. Outdoors sports are restricted. Swimming lessons and exams (in Dutch) for children up to (and including) 12 years are allowed again in indoor swimming pools. And adults 27 years of age and up may play sports in outdoor accommodations in groups of at most 4.

If you offer swimming lessons for children you must follow some rules:

  • parents must wait outside
  • children with symptoms stay home
  • showers must remain closed, changing rooms and toilets may be open.

No other indoor sports are allowed. This applies to for instance:

  • gyms
  • fitness centres, fitness clubs
  • saunas and wellness centres
  • yoga studios
  • dance studios
  • swimming pools (except for childrens' swimming lessons)
  • other indoor sports accommodations

Outdoor sports

Outdoor sports are restricted. This means:

  • sports (for anyone of 27 and older) are only allowed with 1.5 metres distancing, individually or with at most 2 people
  • sports for anyone age 27 and up at a sports accommodation is allowed with at most 4 people (excluding instructor) and with 1.5 metres distancing
  • matches are not allowed
  • children and young adults up to (and including) 26 years of age may play in teams
  • children and young adults up to (and including) 26 years of age may play matches, but only with teams from their own club
  • showers and changing rooms are closed
  • spectators are not allowed
  • you should leave as soon as you are done with you sports activity
  • sports canteens must stay closed during this period
  • until 28 April sports organisations must make sure that all participants in an activity will be home by curfew (avondklok)

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