For large events, visitors will no longer have to take a covid test. The cabinet has decided: testing for entry will be scrapped. The measure only applied to visitors to large events. But they too will no longer need to be tested in advance in order to enter any event.
Letting go of the so-called 1G measure is such a big thing for the events industry. Rosanne Janmaat (ID&T) calls it ‘fantastic news’. “We are very happy that finally, after two years of being off, we are allowed to turn on the lights again without restrictions. We can’t wait to celebrate life with all our visitors. However, we are already calling on the government to work with us to see what we can do to stay open should a similar situation repeat itself in the future.” Says Rosanne to AD.
Those with tickets to major events taking place in the coming week, such as Shockerz (March 19) among others, still need to show a negative test. The measure will expire as of March 23. Good news for events like Qapital, Rebirth Festival, etc… that will take place the weeks after.
STILL FOLLOW THE BASIC ADVICE
The only rule that remains intact is isolation for people who have tested positive for corona. Basic advice, such as washing hands and sneezing into your elbow, also remains.
The cabinet is relaxing further than the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) recommended. The OMT advised the Cabinet to maintain the mouth mask requirement in public transportation, but the Cabinet is turning it into an advisory. The OMT also found it prudent not to modify the current work-at-home advisory.