Wouter de Vink
By Wouter de Vink

Since yesterday, the very first two patients were hospitalized because they are infected with the coronavirus in The Netherlands. Rapidly, fans seemed to wonder if the upcoming festivals still would take place, but according to the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, there’s no reason for that.

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With one positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tilburg and one in Amsterdam, many different organisations are getting questions about the virus and the continuation of the upcoming events. They are following the advice issued by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and are keeping themselves up-to-date with all the latest developments concerning the coronavirus. However, they do take extra care when it comes down to cleaning and hygiene, and they will not change their policy until further notice. According to RIVM, it’s completely safe to organize festivals and events.

What can I do at festivals to prevent the spread of the coronavirus?

The most important measures you can take to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are straightforward, says RIVM. These measures apply to all viruses that can cause flu and colds. It is always important to follow up these basic hygiene measures:

  • Wash your hands with soap regularly
  • Cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow
  • Use paper handkerchiefs

Cover image taken from Facebook page Event Medical Service

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  • Unkown 06 March 2020 - 11:42

    and what’s with Masters of Hardcore??

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  • Hardstyler 05 March 2020 - 03:42

    What is the source for this information? I cannot find anything. Please include a link

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  • Unknown 05 March 2020 - 08:10

    Can you include a source. Because since this post the number has dramatically increased to 38 cases.

    At this rate we will see a number over 100 in the coming weeks. Which is concerned for the festival season for sure. Wouldn’t surprise me to see a cancellation for upcoming festivals like Masters, Qapital and Rebirth. Untill this is under control.

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  • Kim 10 March 2020 - 17:11

    Would like to know what the plans are around rebirth festival.. *anxiety*
    I just red an article about Brabant and his festivals being canceled..

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