The curfew was in effect on Saturdays from 9 p.m. until 4.30 a.m. No one is allowed to leave the Netherlands without a valid reason. The Cabinet introduced the measure this week to combat the Coronavirus.
During curfew, people are not allowed to go outside or in other public places. For example, people on the road to work or in a medical emergency are allowed out. The exception also applies to informal caregivers.
It is imperative that they provide a self-signed official statement, which can be downloaded from the website of the national government. Anyone on the road to work also needs an official statement from their employer. Anyone unjustly outside risks a fine of 95 euros.
It is permitted to walk the dog, but only on your own and with the animal on a leash.
The Cabinet originally wanted the curfew to start at 8:30 PM, but reached a compromise with the House of Representatives by leaving the start time to half an hour. Experts hope the curfew will slow the spread of the British coronavirus. Half of the infections in February will likely occur with the mutated virus variant, which is more contagious than the original virus.
The curfew remains in effect every evening and evening until the early morning of Wednesday, February 10. A week in advance, the government will decide whether the measure should be extended.