EVening in Groningen

Lockdown in Groningen: closing at evenings

In The Netherlands, and so also Groningen, as of Sunday, November 28, there will be an evening lockdown. For the next three weeks (till Sunday, December 19th), many sectors will have to close from 5 pm to 5 am.

These additional measures and advice will apply from Sunday 28 November

  • There will be a closing time for all venues and events between 5pm and 5am.
  • Essential stores such as supermarkets and drugstores, will remain open until 8 p.m.
  • Essential services such as the notary or lawyer, mortgage adviser and medical contact professions will keep normal opening hours.
  • Five and a half feet of distance is required for all adults 18 years and older.
  • Amateur sports are no longer allowed between 5pm and 5am. Top athletes and professional art and cultural practices are allowed after 17.00 hours. But without an audience.
  • A distance of one and a half meters and a mouth mask will be mandatory in all places where a fixed seat is required. Such as in the catering industry, cinemas and theaters. This means that fewer people can enter. This will also be mandatory at flow-through locations, such as fairs.
  • Again it is advised to work at home. If you have to go to the office: always keep one and a half meters distance at work.
  • The following applies to everyone: stay at home as much as possible.
  • Are you going to visit others or are you receiving visitors? Then do a self-test.
  • Be extra careful with contacts between seniors over seventy and children under twelve.

For more details, check the website of the Dutch government. On Tuesday, December 14, we’ll hear if changes apply.