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?  Traveling to Texel is allowed, provided you adhere to the following measures.

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.
  • The motto for the next 2 weeks (Wednesday 4 November 10 p.m. to Wednesday 18 November) is: stay at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary travel. Are you going on vacation anyway? Stay at your holiday address as much as possible. Limit the number of trips and avoid crowds.
  • 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 against persons who do not follow directions after repeated requests.

Face masks 

  • It is mandatory to wear a non-medical face mask (from the age of 13) in all public and covered areas and when picking up in the restaurants. Wearing a mouth mask is also mandatory when visiting, for example, a beauty salon or doctor.

  • A mouth mask never replaces other measures. You should always keep 1.5 meters away and avoid crowded places.
  • From 1 June, it is already mandatory for travelers and employees in public transport to wear non-medical face masks, this also applies on the TESO boat and when traveling with the Texelhopper.

(Public) transport

  • Traveling to Texel is allowed, provided you adhere to the following measures.
  • Traveling by public transport is only allowed if necessary.
  • 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. 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

  • A group may outside consist of a maximum of 2 people (excluding children up to and including 12 years) or 1 household. It is therefore also not possible to rent or let a holiday home or room with more than 2 people (except people from the own household).

  • In the holiday home, visitors are allowed to receive visits from people from other households. Here, however, it is urgent to limit the visit to a maximum of 2 people and not to receive more than once a day. Exceptions are children up to and including 12 years old. Obviously, a distance of 1.5 meters must be kept from each other. 
  • 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.

Horeca

  • The cafes, coffee shops and (hotel) restaurants are closed until further notice. Pick-up and delivery of food and drinks is allowed. Check the list of restaurants that offer this option. The sale of alcohol is prohibited after 8 pm, also in supermarkets.
  • Pick-up and delivery of food and drinks is allowed. Check the list of restaurants that offer this option. The sale of alcohol is prohibited after 8 pm, also in supermarkets.

Sports, games and activities

  • For everyone from the age of 18, sports are only allowed at a distance of 1.5 meters. Sports are allowed individually or in a team with no more than 2 people.
  • The museums, cinema and swimming pools are closed. On this page you can read (in Dutch) about which activities are now being organized on Texel.
  • 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.
  • Events (inside and outside) are prohibited, with the exception of the weekly market in Den Burg.

Shopping

  • All non-essential stores are closed. Supermarkets, the bakery, butcher shop and other food shops will remain open. Drugstores, pharmacies, opticians, hearing care professionals and shops for repair and maintenance may also remain open.
  • Alcohol sales after 8 pm are prohibited, this also applies to takeaways and supermarkets.
  • Restaurants toilets are closed. In De Koog, De Cocksdorp and Den Burg you can use the toilet cars between 10:00 and 17:00. In De Koog you will find this next to the church, in De Cocksdorp in the Kikkertstraat and in Den Burg on the Groeneplaats. The public toilet in the harbor of Oudeschild is also open.

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.

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.
  • From 20 November it is possible to have a rapid test taken in Den Burg. This test costs € 60 per person and you will receive the results by telephone within 15 minutes. You can make an appointment via www.sneltestcoronatexel.nl.
  • 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
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