Concert halls in the Netherlands will reopen from June 5
Concert halls in the Netherlands set to reopen this month
More good news is hitting the live events industry, and this time it comes from the Netherlands. The concert halls are expected to reopen on June 5 in accordance with the next phase of the government’s reopening plan, also after three months of trials and testing. As the government prepares to move to the third stage of the reopening plan, that stage involves allowing the reopening of halls and concert halls, but only with very limited capacity and subject to certain rules and regulations.
Starting Saturday, June 5 this week, small concert halls will be allowed a maximum of 50 people at a time assuming they can meet the 1.5 meter social distancing rule that applies, while the 1,000-seat concert halls can accommodate a maximum of 250 people. in each room at the same time. The same goes for outdoor venues such as arenas and outdoor theaters. This rule does not apply to concert halls that use a Covid entry pass system (requiring people to test negative or be fully vaccinated), as they can allow as many people as they wish. both if they are sitting with social distancing in place.
On this, and turning to summer, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte declared:
“Summer is not quite normal yet, but much more normal than before. All the figures point in the right direction.
Shining some hope in the country, it is hoped that these restrictions will be lifted in time for the main festival season which would be phase five of the reopening plan, which aims to lift all restrictions and no longer demand the entry test requirement though, no date is confirmed for this and it all depends on the country situation with infection rates and number of vaccines. The fourth stage after the current one in which the country is located will take place on June 30, where concert halls will not have to have a designated seating plan but will still have to respect the entrance pass and the rules of distancing social.
Although this is one of the first steps, it is nonetheless a big step and hopefully will point the country in the right direction on the right track for concert halls to reopen again sooner rather than later. possible.
Image Credit: Amsterdam Dance Event via Twitter