The House of Representatives does not hold any evening meetings in the coming period. Formally, the Chamber does not have to adhere to the curfew, because an exception is made for ‘democratic institutions’. But the President of the Chamber Arib writes to the MPs that they have an exemplary role as elected representative.
“ We need to comply with the measures that apply to society as a whole,” writes Arib in a letter to all members.
From next Monday, plenary debates and committee meetings are scheduled to be completed by 7 p.m. This should give MPs and employees the opportunity to be home before the curfew starts at 21:00.
Should the Chamber meet in the evening in urgent situations, employees can receive an employer’s statement that they may be on the street after 9 p.m.
In her letter Arib emphasises that working at home will continue to be the norm for employees to come. According to her, the building has become more crowded in recent times.