Do you remember a time before you had to reach for the face mask whenever you wanted to enter a public space? It feels like a lifetime. From Saturday, June 26, you will no longer have to wear one if you can keep a 1.5-metre distance.
The Dutch government is also scrapping the advice to work from home — provided you can keep the distance from your colleagues, reports the NOS.
Distance is key
The advice remains that you can only remove the mask at work or on public transport if you can keep the golden 1.5 metres. For those who work in situations where this isn’t possible, the advice is to keep working from home.
The Dutch cabinet is still awaiting advice from the Outbreak Management Team about whether or not masks should still be worn in supermarkets.
De Jonge remains positive
Yesterday, the outgoing Health Minister, Hugo de Jonge, said that the cabinet is rethinking all current measures.
“It’s just going really well,” he told the NOS. “Vaccination is going very fast, we see that the infection figures and the hospital figures are falling tremendously. That means that we can take the next step on Friday and it will take effect a week later.”
Earlier this week, it was leaked that we may see even more relaxations from June 26.
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