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Face mask requirement and measures against coronavirus in the Netherlands - October 2021

Face mask requirement and measures against coronavirus in the Netherlands - October 2021

Den Haag, September 28, 2020

Due to the increasing number of corona infections in the Netherlands, the cabinet has announced new measures at national level tonight. In addition to tightening up the current measures, Ministers Rutte and De Jonge have confirmed that the cabinet does not want to lock down the country immediately. Therefore, stronger measures will be introduced nationwide from the 29th of September at 6:00 PM.

Requirement and advice to wear a face mask


Where you are required to wear a face mask


Advice to wear a face mask

On the 28th of September, the mayors of the 25 security regions asked the cabinet to determine a central approach against coronavirus. In the main cities, the cabinet has not introduced a requirement to wear a face mask but has recommended wearing it in shops and in interior spaces. Retailers may refuse someone if they do not want to wear a face mask.

Also on September 28, Mayor Halsema of Amsterdam encouraged all residents to wear a mouth mask in the public closed spaces.

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, also chairman of the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Safety Region, wants face masks to be worn in more places: "Actually, this should be an advice for all residents, for all places where many people are together like town halls and museums."

The retailers and the catering industry are asked to include a duty to wear masks in their policy.
For example, HEMA has communicated that it will advise customers in the major cities to only enter shops with a face mask; wearing a mask is mandatory for the staff in those branches.

It is also urgent to wear a mask for all professions which involve direct contact with public. The measures apply to the regions:

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The national measures against coronavirus concern the following points:


The new corona rules are in force as of the 29th of September at 6 p.m. and will last for three weeks.

Bron: Rijksoverheid

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