Update coronavirus

On this page you can find the current information about the measures that apply in Haarlem because of the corona virus. The most important (general) measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are shown in the video of the National Government at the bottom of this page. In summary, these are the measures we all follow:

  • Keep 1.5 meters distance
  • Sneeze and cough in the inside of your elbow
  • Wash your hands often and thorough
  • Do you have a cold? Then stay home!
  • Work from home as much as possible
  • Don't shake hands
  • People over 70 or people with frail health are extra careful

The measures below are in line with the information published by the RIVM and the Dutch National Government.

Update measures - Kennemerland region - Based on the press conference (February 15th)

Everything open in 3 steps
The Netherlands will open again.
This is done in 3 steps.

This is possible because we are better able to withstand the virus.
Because many people have had a corona jab.
And more and more people have had the coronavirus.

Step 1. This is allowed again immediately
Invite more than 4 people at home.
Working in the office half the time.
Step 2. Rules from Friday 18 February
Everything is open until 1 am.
For example, restaurants, cafes and cinemas.
In places where you have to show a corona ticket, you need to:

No mask on.
Not having a fixed seat.
Not to keep 1,5 meters away.
For example in a cafe, in the cinema or in the theatre.

In places where there are more than 500 people, you should:

Put on a mouth cap.
Have a fixed seat.
For example at a concert.

New isolation rule
If you have a positive corona test, you should:

stay inside for 5 days.
Wait until you have no complaints for 24 hours.
Step 3. Rules from Friday 25 February
Normal opening hours are allowed again.
You do not need to show a corona ticket.
You usually no longer need to wear a mouth cap.
For example in a shop, cafe or theater.
You must wear a face mask on public transport.
And at the airport.
A fixed seat is not necessary.
Keeping 1,5 meters away is not necessary.
You must show a negative test in indoor areas where there are more than 500 people.
And if you don't have a fixed seat.
This rule does not apply to trade fairs and conferences.
The rules of step 3 are government plans.
The House of Representatives has yet to agree to this.

Do not forget
The coronavirus is not gone.
People still get sick.
Therefore you should not forget this:

Wash your hands often.
Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
Don't shake hands with anyone.
In case of complaints: stay at home and have yourself tested at the GGD.
Do a self-test when you visit.
Even if you have had a corona vaccination.
Provide fresh air in the house every now and then.
Especially when people have visited.
Keep your distance in crowded places.
And wear a mask.


Stay at home if you feel unwell, wash your hands often, and keep your distance from other people in public. Together we can slow down the spread of Covid-19. 

If you’re in Haarlem and you have questions about coronavirus symptoms you may have, please call the Dutch health line (GGD) on 0800-1202 or 00 31 850 659 063. The support line is answered and staffed by medical personnel.

You'll find information on Dutch healthcare for visitors on government.nl (Emergency information from Dutch authorities)


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