01 May 2020 – Eased social distancing measures in the Caribbean Netherlands

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Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: Authorities in the Caribbean Netherlands has announced the easing of COVID-19 measures from 6 May 2020.

All schools, after-school care and crèches are able to re-open from 11 May 2020 under strict conditions. This includes maintaining strict hygiene rules and ensuring no more than 50 children are together. Physical distancing rules will no longer apply to children in primary and secondary schools, but will remain for adults in education.

Sports activities including swimming pools, gyms, fitness centres and training where physical distancing rules can be kept (such as tennis and windsurfing) can re-open from 6 May. However, no more than 50 people are allowed to be together and strict hygiene and physical distancing rules apply. There are exceptions for children from 0 to 17 years old. Competitive sports with spectators are prohibited until further notice.

Religious gatherings and camping at beaches will also be allowed from 6 May, but groups must be under 50 people and follow physical distancing rules. Events involving more than 50 people are banned until further notice.

Certain businesses including casinos, restaurants and other catering establishments can re-open, but must follow strict hygiene and physical distancing rules, and ensure no more than 50 people are onsite. Sex and night clubs, dance venues, spas and saunas remain closed due to a high risk of physical contact.

All other rules remain in effect until further notice.
Full details here: https://www.rijksdienstcn.com/covid-19/nieuws/2020/mei/1/speech-technisch-voorzitter-ebt-curvin-george-01-05-2020