With rumours circulating that the hard lockdown will not lift on January 14, non-essential stores are pleading to open their doors — and they’ll implement any measure if it means they can.
Brand collective INretail tells nu.nl, that their associates are willing to do whatever is necessary — checking for proof of vaccination, making masks mandatory inside or only allowing a limited number of customers per square metre — if it means they can reopen.
End of lockdown uncertain
This is a change of heart from just two months prior when INretail said a mask mandate would be “unaffordable, non-enforceable and unworkable.”
But with the Netherlands sitting steadily in a hard lockdown for almost a month now, non-essential stores are struggling.
Up until new measures are announced next week, it is uncertain whether or not the hard lockdown will be lifted.
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