Measures in Twente

The rules for sports, artistic and cultural activities, contact-based industries, shops and education were relaxed on Saturday 15 January 2022. The government has decided that non-essential shops, gyms and sports clubs, music schools, and locations where contact-based professions are carried out (such as hairdressers) can reopen.

More information can be found on government.nl.

Current measures

General
Receive no more than 4 visitors a day. Visit no more than 1 household a day.
Do a self-test before visiting others or receiving visitors.
Work from home, unless that is not possible.
Wear a face mask where this is required or advised.
Shops and groceries
Non-essential shops (such as clothing shops and garden centres) can open until 17:00.
Essential shops (such as supermarkets) can open until 20:00.
Food and drink/events
Restaurants, cafés and bars are closed, except for takeaway and delivery.
Events are not permitted. Exceptions: funerals, weekly markets and professional sports matches (no spectators).
Education
All educational institutions are open for lessons and lectures.
Sport
Both indoor and outdoor sports are permitted (no spectators).
Indoor sports facilities: coronavirus entry pass and proof of identity are required (18 and over).
Group lessons and sports matches and competitions within a club are permitted (no spectators)
Artistic and cultural activities and recreation
Theatres, cinemas, museums, concert venues, zoos, amusement parks and saunas are closed to the public.
Cultural activities (such as music lessons and dance) are permitted (no audience). Coronavirus entry pass is required indoors and outdoors (18 and over).
Contact-based industries
Hairdressers, nailtechnicians and others in contact-based professions can open until 17:00.
Extra face mask rules
Wear a face mask at outdoor places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 meters apart (such as shopping streets).
Wear a face mask at the workplace when moving around and wherever it is difficult to keep 1.5 meters apart.
At MBO, HBO and university when moving around and when seated.
You are advised to wear a disposable face mask and not a homemade or fabric face mask.
Self-quarantaine
You do not need to self-quarantine after close contact with a person who has coronavirus if you had a booster vaccination at least 1 week ago.
You do not need to self-quarantine after close contact with a person who has coronavirus if you tested positive less than 8 weeks ago.
You must self-quarantine in all other cases.
Special rules are being worked on for people in certain jobs.
Wash: Wash your hands often. Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
Distance: Stay 1,5 metres apart. Don't shake hands.
Test: COVID-19 symptoms? Stay at home and get tested, even if you are fully vaccinated.
Ventilate: Ensure a good flow of fresh air indoors.

Additional information

There can be additional measures on a regional level. Please take a look at the website of the safety region.