Wake-up service 3/3: Contact professions back to work • Semi-final of KNVB-cup

Good morning! Today, most contact professions, such as hairdressers, cosmetologists, masseurs and driving instructors are allowed to return to work. And in Friesland Heerenveen and Ajax compete for a place in the final of the KNVB Cup tournament.

Let‘s start with the weather. Today there is room for the sun; in many places it heats up to 10 to 16 degrees, but on the Wadden it remains quite colder. Later in the day, the clouds increase a little more. In the evening and night there may be some rain at minima of 2 to 5 degrees.

Are you going on the road? Here you will find the overview of the activities. Check the timetable for the track here.

What can you expect today?
What did you miss?

One year after the onset of the coronacrisis, the Dutch still have a high quality of life on average, although differences between groups are increasing. This concludes the Social and Cultural Planbureau (SCP) in the report A year with corona. We turn out to be a resilient people, but that does not apply to certain subgroups, says SCP researcher Mirjam de Klerk.

For example, young adults and self-employed entrepreneurs are struggling, as are people with a migration background or a low level of education, the SCP reports. Take, for example, people with a distance from the labor market. With them, the problems are piling up. It did not go well for the coronacrisis with participation in the labour market, but that will only get worse after the coronacrisis, says De Klerk. They usually work in the hospitality industry, the event industry or at employment agencies and it is precisely here that the biggest hits have been made.

More news from the night:
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A castle from the 11th century, located on the southern tip of Wales near the sea, which will become Princess Alexia‘s new school after summer. The 15-year-old princess goes to the United World College of the Atlantic, an international boarding school. The same school where her father, King Willem-Alexander, attended.

The school presents itself as diverse – there are pupils from all over the world – and as socially involved. Furthermore, the school is very remote. And such a shielded environment might be something the princess needs, says royal reporter Kysia Hekster. You could imagine that she could go through life more anonymously there. Everyone here, of course, looks at her because she’s the king‘s daughter. She’s not so special at that school anymore.

Alexia is not the only royalty at school: Crown Princess Leonor of Spain also goes to school and the Belgian Crown Princess Elisabeth graduated here last year.

Good Wednesday!