At least once every two weeks - or more often if necessary - we assess the coronavirus situation in the various safety regions. We call this the risk level. This page shows the risk level of all regions. We also explain how risk levels are determined.
To determine the risk level for each region, we look at two numbers: the number of confirmed cases and the number of hospital admissions. The most serious of these two numbers determines the risk level. Below you can see how many regions fall under which risk level. Click on a risk level to see which regions fall under it, and how they scored on the two numbers.
Determined on 8 June
Based on figures from 31 May to 6 June
Will be reassessed around 22 June
The four levels of risk mean the following:
The situation is manageable. The number of new confirmed cases is low. There is sufficient healthcare capacity.
The situation is becoming difficult to manage. There are many new confirmed cases. Pressure on healthcare capacity is increasing.
The situation is serious. The number of new confirmed cases is large. Pressure on healthcare capacity is very high.
The situation is severe. The number of new confirmed cases is extremely high. Pressure on healthcare capacity is extreme.
We look at the number of new confirmed cases and the number of hospital admissions in a region to determine its risk level. The highest figure is what counts. For example, if the number of new confirmed cases is at the ‘serious’ level and the number of hospital admissions is at ‘concern’, the risk level for the region will be set at ‘serious’.
Example: in a particular region, the number of new confirmed cases per week is 80 per 100,000 inhabitants (risk level 'Concern') and the number of hospital admissions per week is 18 per million inhabitants (risk level 'Serious'). The risk level for that region is ‘Serious’.
At least once every two weeks – or more often if necessary – the risk level of each region is assessed on the basis of the number of new confirmed cases and the number of hospital admissions there. This assessment is done automatically. Changes to a region’s risk level are published each time on the dashboard.
The Outbreak Management Team (OMT) regularly reviews the indicators (number of hospital admissions and number of new cases) for each risk level. If they are no longer fit for purpose, the OMT advises the government on new values for these indicators. The OMT also investigates whether it is necessary to introduce new indicators to keep pace with the changing situation. For instance, a new testing policy, improved vaccination coverage or new virus variants could render the original indicators unsuitable.
The government has three objectives:
A lot of data is generated about coronavirus and the pandemic. The risk levels give everyone a clear overview of the most important figures and of the situation in each region.
The government determines which measures must be taken and has drawn up an opening plan. In it, the government shows how it can gradually ease the measures and open up society again. The opening plan is based on the coronavirus roadmap.
This page on this dashboard shows the measures that currently apply.