13 March 2020 - Press release

City of Maastricht takes measures against coronavirus

The City of Maastricht is closing the municipal institutions Centre Céramique, Kumulus, Theater aan het Vrijthof, and Natuurhistorisch Museum, with immediate effect. The City has also decided to cancel the Friday market, the Saturday antiques and curio market, and the flea market on Sunday. For now, the Geusselt swimming pools complex [Geusseltbad] will remain open for recreational users, but the special “care bath” [zorgbad] will be closed. Clubs are urged, however, not to use the Geusseltbad complex. These measures will apply until 31 March and are in line with those announced today by the Dutch Government so as to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Municipal events attended by more than a hundred people have been cancelled, also in line with the Government measures. City Council meetings will continue to take place for the time being. City employees have been requested to work from home. The City announced today that exceptions will only be made for consultations/meetings that are strictly necessary.

 

Service will continue to be provided at the City’s public desk during normal opening hours (for example for passports and driving licences). Waiting times may increase, however. There will also not be any changes in the basic services provided by the City, such as rubbish collection and social services.

 

The City authorities call on the people of Maastricht to comply with the Government measures and to follow the health advice issued by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

 

You can find the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus on the RIVM website, https://www.rivm.nl (Dutch) or https://www.rivm.nl/en (English).