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Corona: rules for gyms, sports and fitness centres

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Do you own a gym, fitness centre or other venue for sports or youth activities? As of 15 January 2022 the corona measures have been relaxed.

Indoor sports facilities may reopen, but visitors 18 years and up must have a valid corona entry pass. People should wear a face mask when not actually practicing sports. Saunas must remain closed.

Everyone is allowed to practice sports and play matches outside, within their own club, without spectators. To make use of indoor facilities such as changing rooms, a corona entry pass is mandatory (for visitors of 18 years and older).

Professional sports are allowed without spectators.

Sports canteens

Sports canteens and clubhouses must also be closed. Access to restrooms is allowed. Catering facilities at sports clubs must follow the rules for the hospitality sector.

Protocols for the sports sector and fitness industry

Sports federation NOC*NSF has drawn up a protocol for responsible sports (in Dutch). They also supply information sports clubs and accommodations can use on posters and billboards (in Dutch) and offer answers to frequently asked questions (in Dutch).

Protocols for related sectors

You can find the most recent versions of the various protocols on the Dutch-language website Mijn coronaprotocol. For instance:

Please note: a protocol is not legislation, but a guideline on how to implement government's and the RIVM's advice for the workplace.

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