The Netherlands’ approach is essentially to control the virus as much as possible in order to protect vulnerable groups. If we manage this, we can move step by step towards having more freedom in a 1.5-metre society.
The basic measures are: stay at home as much as possible, work from home if you can and keep 1.5 metres away from others. If we all do this, we can slowly create scope to relax the current measures. That will be the result of all our efforts. Complying with the measures in place means we can start taking small steps forward.
The government has extended most measures until 19 May inclusive. Primary schools, including special primary schools, and childcare centres for children aged 0 to 4 and childminders will reopen on 11 May. From 29 April children and teenagers will have more scope for participating in organised sports activities and play outdoors. The ban on events that require a permit has been extended to 1 September 2020.
In the weeks ahead various sectors will make plans for how they could reopen fully or partially in a 1.5-metre society.
See here for more details.