The road to the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions has hardly been smooth in the Netherlands. However, the government’s brand new five-step plan towards a measure-free summer, may see measures relaxed next week.
A few days later, all our hopes were crushed when Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, said that we might not see any relaxations until mid-May. Now, the government seems to have gotten some of its initial optimism back.
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Terraces may reopen
Today, we see more good news coming — terraces may finally reopen as of April 28 under certain conditions, insider sources from The Hague claim.
A maximum of two people from different households or more than two people from the same household will be allowed to sit at one table at a time, reports RTL Nieuws.
The maximum number of visitors per terrace will be limited to 50. In addition, the government wants the terraces to be only open from 12 PM until 6 PM. However, this is still up for discussion.
Relaxations for shopping
Measures are expected to be relaxed for shopping as well. Only one person will still be allowed per 25m2, however, customers will no longer need to book appointments in advance.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Hugo de Jonge will officially announce the new measures in a press conference tonight.
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