Updates (Or: 2 February press conference)

There was another press conference this evening to discuss the current coronavirus measures. Some changes were announced, while other possible changes like the curfew need to be discussed.

  • The nightly curfew will be re-examined this weekend to see if it should be extended past 9 February. At the moment there is not enough evidence to say if it is helping or not because the measure has been in effect for less than two weeks.
  • Primary schools will re-open for in-person education from 8 February. However if one student tests positive the entire class, including the teacher, need to go into quarantine and then get tested after 5 days.
  • Primary school teachers will be eligible for rapid testing
  • Secondary schools are closed until at least 1 March, with online education (still) the norm
  • Stores will be allowed to open click-and-collect points from 10 February
    • Click-and-click points must be outside
    • You must order online or by telephone, not in person
    • There must be four hours between ordering and picking up
    • You must have a designated time slot for when you can pick up the item
  • The “urgent advice” to only have one visitor per day is still in effect

Rutte: Secondary schools could open in March; Curfew under evaluation from nltimes.nl

Basisscholen open en afhalen in winkels, dit zijn de maatregelen voor komende tijd from nos.nl in Dutch (Primary schools open and pickup in stores, these are the corona measures for the coming days)

Persconferentie coronavirus 2 februari: lockdown duurt langer from rijksoverheid.nl (Recap of the press conference in “simple Dutch”, always good for expats)

General link: Coronavirus dashboard (in English) from rijksoverheid.nl

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