May 17, 2021 WILLEMSTAD - Outgoing Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath today announced another series of easing the COVID-19 measures. The curfew goes to 11 pm starting this Wednesday, May 19. Restaurants are allowed to receive people inside again. And the casinos and cinemas can open their doors again.
As expected, the beaches also open again during the day. The beaches can be visited until 8 pm with a maximum of four people.
Due to the changed curfew, new closing times also apply depending on the economic permit:
Restaurants may be open until 10 PM.
Bar, snèks and beach clubs without a restaurant permit still have to close at 8 p.m.
The truk'i pan (food trucks) also does not have to close until 10 p.m., but can only do curbside pick-up and delivery.
Cinemas and casinos can stay open until 10 PM.
Other easing that will take effect on Wednesday:
In restaurants, four people are allowed to eat at a table inside. There must be two meters between all the tables.
Pleasure boats and hotels will again be allowed to organize events. A maximum of 50 percent of the capacity applies to both. And for the hotels also a maximum of 50 people. Background music is allowed again.
Funerals also have a maximum occupancy of 50 percent and a maximum of 50 people inside.
Everyone can play sports in the open air again. For competitions, a maximum of 50 percent of the capacity applies and no more than 250 people are welcome in the stands. Indoor sports are also allowed, but with masks and without an audience.
For large sports stadiums (more than 2,500 people), the maximum number of visitors is still 1,000. In addition, they must first apply for a permit.
The following applies to shops: no more than 10 people in the smaller shops (up to 250 m2) and a maximum of 50 people in shops that are larger than 250 m2. Children under 13 are not counted as one client.