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Here you can follow the latest developments concerning the coronavirus in the Aalsmeer region.
Coronavirus in Aalsmeer
- Information about the adjusted services of Aalsmeer
- You will find the latest emergency regulations about corona at the website of the Amsterdam-Amstelland Safety Region (in Dutch).
- The latest information and questions and answers you can find at the website of The Government.
- Do you still have any questions? Call the national information number: (0800) 1351.
- Read all the information about coronavirus testing.
- More about the development of the coronavirus in the Netherlands on the coronavirus dashboard on Government
Step 3: nearly everything to reopen, subject to certain conditions
31 May 2021
The number of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 is falling rapidly. And more and more people are being vaccinated. The government has therefore decided to bring forward step 3 of the reopening plan by a couple of days. From Saturday 5 June, most locations in the Netherlands will be open, subject to certain conditions. Coronavirus entry passes will open up possibilities for various activities and will, for example, make it possible to increase visitor numbers.
Second step of reopening plan confirmed
19 May 2021
The numbers of new ICU and hospital admissions for COVID-19 have continued to fall. This means the government’s decision to take the second step of the plan to reopen society on 19 May 2021 is final. The government will not press the ‘pause’ button.
Step 2: Indoor sports facilities to reopen and more scope for activities outdoors
12 May 2021
The number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals has fallen slightly. And, with more than six million vaccine doses administered, the number of vaccinated people is growing steadily. The government expects the number of new hospital admissions to fall more rapidly from now on. So it intends to take the second step of the reopening plan on 19 May 2021.
- Read the news article Step 2: Indoor sports facilities to reopen and more scope for activities outdoors from the Dutch Government.
Shops and outdoor seating at restaurants and cafés will partially reopen; evening curfew lifted
21 April 2021
More and more people are getting vaccinated. This means the number of people getting ill will start falling sharply. And the number of new hospital admissions is expected to decline. Reopening society step by step is not without risk. But the government also has to consider the interests of the economy and society at large. That’s why the government has decided to take the first, cautious step of the reopening plan on 28 April.
- Read the news article Step 1: shops and outdoor seating at restaurants and cafés will partially reopen; evening curfew lifted from the Dutch Government.
Plan to reopen society step by step
14 April 2021
The government has now drafted a plan to reopen society safely, step by step. The first step in the opening plan will be taken on April 28, 2021, at the earliest. Until then the current corona measures apply. After-school care will be reopened to all children on 19 April 2021. Students in higher education will be able to attend in-person classes one day a week as of 26 april 2021, but only if the number of infection allows.
- Read the news article Plan to reopen society step by step from the Dutch government.
Curfew from 10 p.m as of March 31, 2021
31 March 2021
A night-time curfew applies throughout the Netherlands. As of March 31 the curfew will start one hour later, at 10 p.m. That means that everyone stays indoors between 10 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.
- Read more information about the curfew on the website of the Dutch government.
Coronavirus measures will be extended
23 March 2021
The number of coronavirus infections is still increasing, as is the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. The third wave is becoming apparent, so the measures currently in place are going to be extended. There will be one minor adjustment: as of 31 March 2021 the curfew will start one hour later, at 22.00 instead of at 21.00.
Further easing of restrictions not yet possible
8 March 2021
The rate of coronavirus infection and the pressure on hospitals are still too high. It would be unwise to ease the restrictions further at this time. We need to keep following the rules which are showing their effect. The government has made minor adjustments to the current measures and is looking ahead. There may be more scope for easing restrictions as of 31 March 2021. It may be possible for restaurants and bars to open outdoor seating areas and for shops to open, subject to strict conditions, but only if the numbers allow.
More breathing space in lockdown, but caution remains
23 February 2021
The coronavirus measures are testing everyone’s resilience, both physically and mentally. The government wants to prevent infections but offer some perspective as well. The lockdown and curfew will remain in force at least up to and including 15 March 2021, but secondary schools and institutions of secondary vocational education (MBO) will partially reopen from 1 March. In addition, from 3 March the government will relax the lockdown in the following ways: young people aged 26 and below will be able to train together outside at sports venues again; contact-based professions can be practised again; and retailers may open for shopping-by-appointment.
The curfew will remain in effect
The curfew will remain in effect until the appeal court has issued its judgment. Everyone is asked to stay at home as much as possible, to limit contact with others to a minimum and to follow all of the current measures. By doing so we can get our freedom back as quickly as possible and in a safe manner.
Dutch vaccination programme against COVID-19
11 February 2021
In 2021 everyone aged 18 and over in the Netherlands will be invited to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Being vaccinated will protect not only you, but also your family, friends and vulnerable people in your surroundings. Once the majority of people are immune to coronavirus, there won’t have to be so many coronavirus restrictions.
Curfew extended due to possible new wave of infections
8 February 2021
The night-time curfew currently in place has now been extended until 04.30 on Wednesday 3 March. This is necessary because new, more contagious variants of coronavirus are gaining ground in the Netherlands, which could lead to a new wave of infections. The other lockdown measures will also remain in force, as indicated during the press conference on Tuesday 2 February.
Coronavirus situation remains serious, lockdown extended
3 February 2021
The number of new positive cases per day is declining and the pressure on hospitals is gradually easing. But new variants of the virus are gaining ground quickly in the Netherlands. This is cause for concern because these new variants are more infectious and can cause a new wave of infections. We must prevent this as much as possible, so that hospitals will continue to be able to treat both COVID-19 and other patients in the months ahead. The government has therefore decided to extend the current lockdown. Primary schools and childcare centres will however reopen as of 8 February 2021. And shops will be allowed to offer customers the option of collecting goods that they have ordered in advance, at pre-agreed times.
Lockdown measures tightened in response to concerns about new variants of virus
21 January 2021
The government is gravely concerned about the UK variant of coronavirus, which is even more infectious than the virus we are familiar with in the Netherlands. There are also other variants of the virus that are sparking concern. New measures are needed in order to get these new variants under control. To that end, the government plans to introduce a curfew within a few days once the measure has been approved by parliament. The government is also issuing stricter advice on visitor numbers: receive no more than one visitor aged thirteen or older per day, and make no more than one visit to another household per day. Further restrictions will also be introduced to limit international travel.
Previous updates about the coronavirus in Aalsmeer can be read on the page Archive English informatie coronavirus.