“Vaccinated, tested negative, or recovered from corona” – Full capacity of 1,05,000 is expected at Circuit Zandvoort, the venue of the F1 Dutch Grand Prix.
The Dutch Government has released guidelines for the unlocking of public spaces from July. This is expected to have a positive impact on the Dutch Grand Prix, which is scheduled for the weekend of September 5.
A statement by State Secretary Mona Keijzer (Economic Affairs and Climate) has confirmed that from June 30, the entire capacity of an event venue can be used if the organization uses access tests. This means the visitors must have tested for the coronavirus and produced a negative result, the test not being older than forty ours. Alternatively, they can get themselves vaccinated and produce the vaccination certificate.
Until July 28, events that last up to 24 hours are possible, with a maximum capacity of 25,000 visitors per day. Post that, when more people will have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and the infection rates are expected to fall further, these restrictions will be lifted.
Dutch GP to welcome fans back
State Secretary Mona Keijzer announced this after research conducted by Fieldlab Events. A roadmap will be created to allow citizens to lead a normal life after the restrictions compelled by the pandemic.
“It is great news that events such as festivals and concerts will soon be possible again thanks to the hard work of Fieldlab Events. We now use the insights gained by the Fieldlab organization to adjust the roadmap. If you have been vaccinated, tested negative, or recovered from corona, you can go to a festival or concert as before.”
The easing out on restrictions on multi-day events is good news for Formula 1, as the Dutch GP is scheduled to be held for a three day period – from Friday to Sunday.
The Dutch GP was last held in 1985, with the event cancelled last season after making a return to the F1 calendar. Fans of Dutch superstar Max Verstappen will be delighted to make it to the grandstands, with the circuit having a capacity of 1,05,000.