Cabinet wants to open terraces and end curfew on April 21 as figures allow

The cabinet is working on a plan in which the terraces and shops could open from 21 April. Curfew could also be deleted on that date.

However, the easing depends on the development of the number of infections. The infection rate – which has fallen in recent days – must not rise too much again in the coming period.

The Cabinet discussed the plan in the MCC Tuesday, the Corona-Combat Ministerial Committee. The Security Council with the mayors also examined it.

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The plan is to relax most of the measures in the direction of a summer without strict corona measures in a number of steps. The basic rules, such as the one and a half meters distance, frequent hand washing and staying at home in case of complaints, remain in force.

Other simplifications in the plan include the opening of colleges and universities, after-school care and the further opening of secondary and secondary education.


The cabinet plan now lies with the experts of the Outbreak Management Team. They need to see if its responsible.

On Sunday, ministers will talk about it in the Catshuis and the easing would be announced on Tuesday 13 April. Then we also need to clarify the order of the alleviations envisaged. The government wants to start, say The Hague sources, with measures in the open air, such as the terraces, because outside there is less risk of contamination.

The government wants to give the vaccination figures a greater role in addition to the infection figures.