Hoogeveen – The chairman of the Drenthe Safety Region has adopted a new emergency ordinance that will apply from 10 August 2020. This implements the adjusted measures that the cabinet announced on 6 August to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
These are the main changes in the new emergency ordinance:
Introductions by educational institutions and student associations:
Study associations and student sports associations are not allowed to organize physical activities if they are necessary for the introduction of the study or sport. The chairman of the Safety Region may, under certain conditions, grant an exemption to educational institutions, student associations or student sports associations if they wish to organize physical meetings for introductory activities.
Hospitality: leave contact details
The catering industry must continue to work indoors and outdoors with a reservation (in advance or at the door), a health check and the allocation of a fixed seat (placement) at a table or at the bar. From now on, all visitors are also asked to register. Visitors leave their name and contact details so that the GGD can contact them in the event of an infection related to the catering facility.
Recreational facilities: shut down in case of contamination
If the source and contact investigation by the GGD shows that a recreational institution (such as catering establishments and amusement parks) is the source of several infections, the institution will be closed. The chairman of the security region can close the institution for a maximum of 14 days.
Test street at Schiphol and other locations
At Schiphol – and possibly later also at other locations – a test street for travelers from risk areas will be built. On arrival in the Netherlands, travelers from orange areas have themselves tested and they go home in quarantine. Those who do not have themselves tested on arrival will go to home quarantine for 14 days.
Regional and local measures
Presidents of safety regions are given new powers to apply various local and / or regional measures to prevent or combat local outbreaks of the virus. These measures can also be introduced nationally if necessary. It concerns prohibiting large-scale gatherings, such as banning the presence of the public at sports matches; and limit opening hours for catering and night shops.
We have started the way out of the corona crisis with the following basic rules, which are still in force:
- Avoid crowds (leave if you cannot keep 5 feet away from others).
- Stay home with complaints and get back to you as soon as possible testing.
- Work from home as much as possible.
- People over 70 or people with a fragile health are extra careful.
- Keep 1.5 meters (2 arm lengths) from others.
- Do not shake hands.
- Use tissue paper to blow, cough, or sneeze your nose, then throw it away and wash your hands.
- Otherwise, cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
- Wash your hands often.