FURTHER EASING OF CORONAVIRUS MEASURES IN THE NETHERLANDS

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In recent weeks, coronavirus infection rates have once again increased. However, the current variant is making people less ill and the number of people being admitted to intensive care is limited. So the government has decided to further ease the current measures. However, certain advice will remain in force. The government has not yet decided when next it will review the measures. It will continue to monitor the situation closely.

If you have symptoms: stay home and do a test

 

Anyone with symptoms should stay home and do a self-test. If the result is positive, make an appointment to get tested by the municipal health service (GGD) and self-isolate for at least 5 days. You can stop self-isolating after 5 days if you have had no symptoms for 24 hours. You do not need to do a test if you have no symptoms. This means, for instance, that pupils, students and those working in education no longer need to do a self-test twice a week as a preventative measure.

 

The advice on quarantining remains unchanged.

Working from home

 

The current advice on working from home will no longer apply. Over the past two years, we have seen the positive benefits that working from home can bring. Many people want to continue working from home, at least for some of the time. The government therefore calls on employers to continue making agreements with staff on hybrid working. The government asks that employers pay particular attention to staff who are concerned about their health. They too must be able to work safely. If staff have symptoms, they should stay home and do a test. If they test positive, they should self-isolate and, if possible, work from home.

Face masks

 

The requirement to wear a face mask on public transport will be lifted as of Wednesday 23 March. In busy places, you can protect yourself and others by continuing to wear a face mask.

Face masks must still be worn on aircraft and at airports beyond the security checkpoint.

 

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