THE NETHERLANDS – The COVID-II In the Netherlands surged at an alarming pace, forcing hospitals to be overcrowded with individuals in need of care. As a result, the Dutch government had previously imposed a limited lockdown, with certain laws affecting events but nothing on a bigger scale.
Concerts, such as Het Grote Songfestivalfeest, were only permitted provided all spectators could be seated and had a valid QR code indicating immunization, recovery, or a negative test.
The new restrictions, on the other hand, are far tougher. Concerts and theatre are still permitted, but with conditions that may be difficult to fulfil for a huge event like Het Grote Songfestivalfeest: all theatres and venues must shut at 17:00 and offer seats at 1.5 meters distance at the event.
Regarding the concert’s continuance, the event’s organizers released the following message (read below).
This suggests that the show has not yet been cancelled, but if the laws are followed, it must take place before 17:00, with safe seating.
While nothing has been decided, the most probable possibility is that the event will be cancelled or rescheduled at a later date.
“As you will understand, the newly announced government regulations have some pretty significant consequences for us. We will inform you guys after the weekend about these consequences and possible new planning. We hope for your understanding.”
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