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 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

  • 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. It may be wise to stay at home as much as possible for the time being.
  • The cabinet is asking people to postpone their summer vacation if possible. Those who can go on holiday in the Netherlands after the school holiday, for example in September, should "do it", says Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He hopes to spread the crowds in this way.

Are you sick?

  • Stay at home with colds such as colds, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, mild cough or increase to 38 degrees Celsius.
  • Do you also have a fever and / or shortness of breath? Then housemates stay at home. If you have no complaints for 24 hours, you can go outside again.
  • Texel GPs advise: if you get complaints during your stay that match the new Corona virus, go home.

Healthcare

  • In the unlikely event that you need medical care during your holiday stay: first contact your own GP, who may be able to provide telephone advice. If a consultation is nevertheless deemed necessary, one of the five GP practices can be contacted by telephone. Unfortunately it is no longer possible to enter, you must always call first to make an appointment.
  • In the evening / night and weekend hours, please contact the Huisartsenpost (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)

About mouth masks

  • In some situations it is not possible to keep the 1.5 meter distance. As of 1 June, it is therefore mandatory for travelers and employees in public transport to wear non-medical masks. To prevent scarcity in healthcare, this should therefore not be mouth masks intended for healthcare. An advance check removes many risks for contact professions. Wearing mouth masks is not necessary, but everyone is of course free to use it.

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.
  • It is allowed to use a holiday home with several families. In indoor locations and in buildings open to the public, a maximum of 100 people may gather, 1.5 meters apart. From that moment on, people who do not belong to a household always (therefore also within) keep 1.5 meters apart.
  • The Waddenhaven Texel in Oudeschild is open to a limited extent. The protocol is available at www.waddenhaventexel.nl.

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.
  • From 1 July, both indoors and outdoors, the audience can be present at competitions again. A maximum of 250 spectators may gather outside, a maximum of 100 spectators. The one and a half meter rule will continue to apply.
  • On this page you can read (in Dutch) about which activities are now being organized on Texel 

The easings as of July 1

  • In indoor spaces, a maximum of 100 people may gather. More than 100 people are allowed, but only if you reserve a place. And then you will get a health check. This applies, for example, to cinemas, gyms, cafes, restaurants, theaters, saunas, casinos, weddings and funerals. You always keep 1.5 meters away.
  • In outdoor areas, 250 people may gather. More than 250 people are allowed in places with fixed seats, if you book. And then you will get a health check. You should always keep a distance of 1.5 meters outside. This applies, for example, to the catering industry. There is no maximum number of people at zoos and amusement parks.
  • In principle, events and concerts are possible again from 1 July, but the implementation and licensing is up to the municipalities. In practice, major events will not take place until the second half of August.
  • As of July 1, both indoor and outdoor sports are allowed. All target groups in all sports are allowed to play indoors again. It is also allowed to be publicly present at competitions both indoors and outdoors. A maximum of 250 spectators may gather outside, a maximum of 100 spectators. The one and a half meter rule will continue to apply.
  • You can read the Emergency Ordinance and Designation Decree of 1 July 2020 of the Noord-Holland Noord Safety Region here (in Dutch).

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