English information corona virus
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.nl.
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.
Netherlands to remain in lockdown until at least 9 February inclusive
12 January 2021
The number of people in the Netherlands becoming infected with coronavirus is falling slightly. This shows the lockdown is starting to work. Our next task is to bring about far larger and quicker reductions in daily infection rates, so that the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals and intensive care units also comes down. The government has therefore decided that the Netherlands will remain in lockdown until at least 9 February inclusive.
January 18: Vaccination health care staff in the RAI
30 December 2020
The municipal health services of Amsterdam will commence the vaccination of health care staff of the Amsterdam Amstelland region, as of January 18, 2021. The location for this vaccination is the RAI. First in line are the staff of nursing homes, care for the disabled and home care staff. All health care staff will an invitation from their employer.
- Read more about the vaccination against Covid-19 (in Dutch).
Lockdown in order to minimise contact between people
15 December 2020
Coronavirus is once again spreading rapidly. In recent weeks, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of infections, with figures up to around 9,000 per day. The number of patients with COVID-19 in hospitals and care homes is also rising. That has an impact on healthcare in general; more than one million routine hospital procedures have had to be postponed. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to trace the source of an infection. But one thing is clear: the more people a person comes into contact with, the greater their chance of being infected. In order to ensure normal healthcare services can continue, we must take action and limit our contact with other people as much as possible. This is why the Netherlands will go into its strictest lockdown yet from 15 December 2020 until at least Tuesday 19 January 2021.
Partial lockdown continues to apply during festive season
8 December 2020
The COVID-19 infection rate is still too high, as is the pressure on the healthcare sector. On average, 24 people are being admitted to intensive care units every day. So we have no choice but to prolong the partial lockdown, even during the festive season. We all wish it were different, but the virus does not allow us to drop our guard. By keeping enough distance and reducing our contact with others, we can protect ourselves and each other.
Apply for exemption from the temporary corona law
3 December 2020
Do you want to apply for an exemption from the Temporary COVID-19 corona law? In exceptional cases this is possible for certain individual situations. Apply for the exemption at the municipality.
Temporary corona law from 1 December
1 December 2020
The temporary corona law will take effect on 1 December 2020. The temporary law replaces the emergency ordinances. The chairman of the Amsterdam-Amstelland Safety Region will revoke the emergency ordinance of 18 November 2020 when the temporary law comes into force.
Face masks mandatory from 1 December
27 November 2020
From 1 December 2020 face masks must be work in all indoor public spaces and covered areas. This includes educational institutions, public transport and locations where contact-based professions are carried out, as well as shops, town halls and train stations. A mask is mandatory for everyone aged 13 and over. If you do not wear a face mask in a place where you must wear one, you may be fined €95,-.
Help and support when self-quarantining (staying at home)
25 November 2020
To everyone in the Amsterdam-Amstelland Safety Region who is tested positive for corona, the GGD sends a letter with the folder "Help and support when self-quarantining (staying at home)". If you are infected this is of course very annoying. You will go into (home) quarantine for ten days. This means that you will stay indoors and will not receive visitors. This prevents the spread of the corona virus. The municipality understands that it can be difficult for you to stay indoors for ten days. Support and assistance is available during this time if you need it. In the brochure you can read where you can ask for help.
- View the brochure "Help and support with home quarantine" on the website of the National Government.
Partial lockdown to continue
18 November 2020
Measures remain necessary so we can protect one another
The number of coronavirus infections is falling. That is good news. We are following the rules, and this is having an impact. But we are not there yet, so it’s important that we maintain the partial lockdown. We will continue to limit our travel movements and contact with each other. We will continue to follow the basic rules. And we will try to help each other get through this difficult period.
- Take notice of the measures that will apply from November 19, 2020.
Previous updates about the coronavirus in Aalsmeer can be read on the page Archive English informatie coronavirus.