Consultation committee decides on the end of the Easter break
- a decrease in the average number of daily Covid-19 infections;
- a starting drop in the average number of hospital admissions;
- the reproduction number that is below 1.
1. Reopening of schoolsAfter the end of the Easter holiday on April 19, classes will resume, according to the pre-Easter break regime. That means:
- Pre-primary education, primary education, special secondary education, the first stage of secondary education and the ‘learning and working’ system: full-time presence in the classroom;
- Second and third grade secondary: 50 percent attendance in class;
- Higher education: physical presence on campus one day a week.
2. Non-essential journeys: strict regime of testing and quarantineThe travel ban for non-essential travel within the European Union will expire from April 19. For travel outside the European Union, the European rules continue to apply. However, a negative travel advice continues to apply to all non-essential journeys.A strict regime of mandatory testing and quarantine applies upon return. On the basis of the Passenger Location Form, the police will check who will not be tested upon return. Anyone who does not comply with the test rules risks a corona fine of 250 euros.
3. End of Easter break for shops and non-medical contact professionsThe Easter break ends on April 26. This means that from then on people are allowed to come out together in groups of a maximum of 10.Retailers can also receive customers again without an appointment from this date. There is no longer any need to shop alone, but can be accompanied by one other member of the household.Non-medical contact professions – including hairdressers and beauticians – are allowed to reopen under the stricter protocols.At the same time, some thirty pilot and pilot projects are being launched to determine practically and under scientific guidance how the various economic sectors can start safely or prevent their closures in the future.
4. Seven out of ten people over 65 vaccinated and protected: outdoor packageOn May 8, when virtually all over-65s are vaccinated and protected, a broad outdoor package will come into effect.Organized activities (eg sports club or association) are possible with a maximum of 25 people and this for all ages, but without public and without overnight stay. Children up to the age of 12 can also enter with a maximum of 10Furthermore, the following things are also possible outside:
- Restaurants and cafes: terraces outside
- Events (incl. Receptions and banquets), cultural performances and worship services for up to 50 people.
- Amusement parks
- Professional junk and flea markets