Corona measures on Texel

Corona measures on Texel

Do you want to go to Texel and are you curious about the measures that apply in connection with the corona virus? Then also read the letter to Texel visitors prior to their visit.

On this page we share the measures that apply to a visit or holiday on Texel. The national government, North Holland Safety Region and the municipality of Texel recommend the following:

General advice

We ask you, also as a tourist on Texel, to observe the basic rules of RIVM.

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
  • Use tissue paper to blow your nose and then throw it away.
  • Do not shake hands.
  • Keep 1.5 meters (2 arm lengths) from others.
  • Avoid crowds: make sure that you can always stay 1.5 meters away from others, if that is not possible, go elsewhere.
  • On the street, keep 1.5 meters away from others. Measures have been taken on Texel that help you to observe the 1.5 m. This means, for example, that the shopping streets of Den Burg and De Koog cannot be cycled and that a number of alleys have been closed. Read more about the temporary bicycle ban here (in Dutch).
  • Everyone is requested to keep to the right as much as possible, including on foot. In case of oncoming traffic on the (bicycle) path, you will drive or walk in succession.
  • The municipality asks residents and tourists to take each other into account by, for example, shopping at less common times or having groceries delivered so that the number of visitors is spread more widely.
  • Are you 70 years or older or in frail health? Be extra careful. We ask you to adhere extra carefully to the measures. Also take this group into account on the street and in occasions.
  • Deliberately ignoring the corona measures and not following instructions by BOAs and the police can result in a fine. Particularly in nightlife and public spaces, action has been taken since 14 August against persons who do not follow directions after repeated requests.

About masks

  • Update 9/30/20: the cabinet gives urgent advice for the whole of the Netherlands to start wearing non-medical face masks in all public indoor areas such as: shops, museums and restaurants (with the exception of on seats). This advice also applies to the service provider and customer when carrying out contact professions. The exact advice and definitions of public indoor spaces will be announced in more detail no later than Friday 2 October at 6 p.m.
  • In some situations it is not possible to maintain the distance of 1.5 meters. As of 1 June, it is therefore mandatory for travelers and employees in public transport to wear non-medical face masks.

Complaints appropriate to the Corona virus?

  • Do you have complaints that match the Corona virus? Stay at home, or in your vacation home. You can be tested via the GGD. The test location will be set up in the building at Reijer Keijserstraat 8 in Den Burg. It is open every day for about an hour. For an appointment, please call 0800-1202. For current information consult: www.ggdhollandsnoorden.nl.  You can also make an appointment via www.rijksoverheid.nl/coronatest. Tests are conducted by appointment only. It is possible to schedule. The aim is that people who have had themselves tested will be called with the results within 48 hours. Until then, people are not allowed to leave their home or holiday residence in order to prevent possible further infections.
  • Are you seriously ill? Please contact one of the GP practices or the GP post during evening / night and weekend hours: +31(0)222-321143.

Healthcare

  • To avoid full waiting rooms, there is limited space during the consultation hour and the GP practices are only accessible by appointment.
  • Health complaints are handled by telephone as much as possible. If possible, call your own doctor on weekdays. For (forgotten) medicines, you can also first call your own doctor, who can then forward a prescription to the Texel Pharmacy.
  • Do not postpone urgent health complaints, in case of emergency you can always be seen by a GP.
  • If you are unsure whether you should see a doctor, you can call to consult by phone.
  • If you are seriously ill, please contact one of the GP practices or the GP post during evening / night and weekend hours (0222-321143). The triagist will give you telephone advice or, if necessary, refer you to the GP on duty for a consultation

(Public) transport

  • When traveling by public transport, avoid rush hour.
  • You must always wear a mouth mask on public transport.
  • The use of mouth masks is mandatory on the bus, on the boat, in taxis and coaches for travelers. Shawls and other mouth coverings are not enough. Travelers are responsible for purchasing mouth masks.
  • Are people from another household in your car? Then all wear a mouth mask.
  • Read more about the ferry service on this page.
  • You can read the measures that Texelhopper uses here.
  • In all other transport you must keep a distance of 1.5 meters. Like on a tour boat.
  • During the corona crisis, see current information from bus company Connexion (Iconenposter)

Accommodations

  • Communal toilets and showers at Dutch campsites and holiday parks are open. However, guests in these communal facilities should keep the 1.5 meter distance. Read more about keeping your distance in communal sanitary facilities here (in Dutch). 
  • Hotels are open. Hotels with a restaurant are allowed to open to guests. This must be in accordance with the guidelines of the RIVM and based on the guidelines as stipulated in the emergency ordinance.
  • People from different households are allowed to share a holiday home. Here the urgent advice applies to share the holiday home with a maximum of 3 people who do not come from your own household. Exceptions are children up to and including 12 years old. Obviously, a distance of 1.5 meters must be kept from each other.
  • The Waddenhaven Texel in Oudeschild is open to a limited extent. The protocol is available at www.waddenhaventexel.nl.

Restaurants and cafés

  • In restaurants, cafes and on the terrace, indoors and outdoors, guests always keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other (unless they come from 1 household), they have a fixed seat and they observe hygiene measures.
  • As of September 29, 2020, restaurants may receive a maximum of 30 guests per room indoors and 40 outdoors. This includes children and excluding staff. They must be able to keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other and have a seat.
  • A group may consist of a maximum of 4 people outside the own household. Children up to and including 12 are not included.
  • Restaurants are open until 9 p.m., the restaurant is closed at 10 p.m.
  • In the catering industry it is mandatory to ask visitors to register for a source and contact investigation by the GGD in case of contamination. In indoor areas with a flow of visitors such as monuments, libraries and museums, but with the exception of shops and markets, the visit is based on one reservation per period.

Sports, games and activities

  • As of July 1, both indoor and outdoor sports are allowed. All target groups in all sports are allowed to play indoors again.
  • For all age groups, athletes are allowed to have normal game contact. They do not have to keep to a 1.5 meter distance during exercise. But before or after the sport activity, everyone above the age of eighteen must keep distance from others.
  • Read the stricter measures of the water sports or recreation company in advance. Always follow the directions of the staff. Pay with pin or contactless (pin or mobile). Go home immediately after using the water sports and leisure facilities.
  • On this page you can read (in Dutch) about which activities are now being organized on Texel 

The measures of September 1st

Corona measures

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