National E-commerce Association: Thuiswinkel.org
The Dutch national association, Thuiswinkel.org, launched a website to inform businesses about the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. In addition, they published the following articles:
- Advies aan webwinkels: verleng je retourtermijn (24 March 2020)
- Webwinkels roepen consumenten op normaal online te winkelen (16 March 2020)
- Politie waarschuwt voor malafide mondkapjesverkopers (16 March 2020)
- Oproep: Stel beschermend materiaal beschikbaar voor de zorg (16 March 2020)
- Feiten en fabels over corona in online retail (12 March 2020)
- The Netherlands presented a package of economic measures to support companies and individuals that are economically impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. The measures include reduced working hours (90% paid by state) on the condition the salaries are paid and no people are fired, €4.000 direct compensation for companies, three-months deferral of tax payments. There is no cap on the maximum government aid, but it is expected to add up to €10 to €20 billion in total.
- The Dutch government has also communicated special measures to help SMEs: Coronavirus: verruiming BMKB-regeling voor ondernemers versneld opengesteld (15 March 2020)
- Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu – Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport
- Belastingdienst: Het coronavirus – kijk wat voor u de gevolgen zijn
- 20 May: The Netherlands announced it will further ease lockdown measures, as outlined in the exit strategy it presented two weeks ago.
- 7 May: The Netherlands presented its roadmap to gradually lift containment measures. As of 11 May, hairdressers, dentists and other so-called ‘contact professions’ will be allowed to resume their work. Elementary schools will reopen as well. As of 1 June, restaurants, museums, and cinemas can reopen for up to a maximum of thirty people. This number will be increased to one-hundred as of 1 July.
- 21 April: The Netherlands will reopen schools on 11 May with smaller groups of pupils and secondary schools reopen as of 1 June. Bars and restaurants will stay closed until at least 20 May.