Wouter de Vink
By Wouter de Vink

According to Dutch corona minister Hugo de Jonge, it is still too early to say whether the corona certificate will be extended after November 5th, although sources from The Hague say that the QR code cannot yet be scrapped. The Outbreak Management Team (OMT) will meet again today to discuss the state of affairs.

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De Jonge said today that the spread of the virus is getting bigger again. The number of infections in The Netherlands is increasing (an average of 1900 new infections every day and a total of 469 corona patients in hospital) and that would be the result of last month’s relaxations. “We have seen a decline for a while, then stabilization. But we are now seeing the first signs that the spread of the virus is stronger again,” said the minister.

When there are fewer than 10 IC admissions every day, and fewer than 40 in the nursing wards, you can say goodbye to the coronavirus pass system. “A part is still restricted, with events that cannot run at maximum capacity. If you want to make that possible, you will have to keep working with the corona pass, it is expected,” insiders told AD.

‘QR code also needed in the winter months’

At the beginning of November, the government will decide on possible easings, including the future of the QR code. These are used to show that a person has been fully vaccinated, has a negative test or has recently been cured of the coronavirus – these are mandatory for all events.

Nothing is known yet about the future of the 75% capacity rule. Previously, the Fieldlab results already indicated that events can just as easily run at 100%.


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