City of Utrecht Coronavirus measures

The number of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands has risen rapidly. More and more people are being admitted to hospital. Extra measures are taken to slow down the rapid spread of the virus. These measures are in addition to the current rules, such as the closing times for hospitality venues and the 75% maximum capacity limit for indoor events without assigned seating.

It is important that everyone continues to follow the basic rules, even if they have been vaccinated. The better we do this together, the less the virus can spread and the fewer restrictive measures will be necessary. The basic rules have proved successful in preventing infections.

The basic rules:

  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms: stay at home and get tested by the municipal health service (GGD), even if you’ve been vaccinated. You will find an overview of test locations in Utrecht here.
  • If you test positive, stay at home and avoid contact with others, even if they have been vaccinated.
  • 1.5 metres is a safe distance. Protect yourself and others.
  • Don’t shake hands.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Ensure a good flow of fresh air indoors.

COVID certificate for travel or activities (for people living in the Netherlands)

If you would like to travel within the European Union or go to a restaurant, event or other activity in the Netherlands, you will need to show a COVID Certificate, with a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. People who live in The Netherlands can present these using CoronaCheck. Coronavirus entry passes are required at more locations.

Read more about the COVID certificate for travel or activities

Face masks mandatory in more places

From 6 November, face masks will be mandatory again at more locations. You must once again wear a face mask in all indoor public spaces where coronavirus entry passes are not required.

Working from home and advice for travel

You should work from home for at least half of your normal hours. We know that working from home is an efficient way to combat the spread of coronavirus. It helps to reduce the frequency of contact between people. If you do have to go to work or you go on a trip during your leisure time, avoid busy places while travelling and go outside peak hours.

Read more about the corona measures

XL testing centre open in Utrecht

An XL testing centre was opened on the parking lot (P2) of the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht on 16 November. The testing centre has 40 test booths, with a maximum capacity of 800 tests per hour. The Municipal Health Service (GGD) Utrecht tests people with any symptoms that may indicate COVID-19, including a fever, coughing, a cold, a sore throat and sneezing. You can make an appointment to be tested by phoning 0800-1202 or registering on www.coronatest.nl. If you have an appointment for a test, you can come to the Jaarbeursplein by bike, on foot or by car. Park your bicycle or car on the parking lot and walk to the test pavilion.

To conclude

Only by working together can we bring coronavirus under control, so give each other space. For tips, click on www.bezoek-utrecht.nl or visit the Utrecht Activity Monitor to see which locations in the city are busy or quiet.

Questions? Please contact our service desk.

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