After Sint Nicolaas, Sint Maarten has now also been kicked in the damn corner.
Sint Maarten is strongly advised against, among others, by the North Holland North security region.
The party of lights where children with homemade lanterns singing along the doors to, among other things, bacon and mandarin in memory of Saint Martin of Tours, who gave half of his cloak to a beggar, is hereby the nek turned around.
The reason is the risk of infection with the deadly corona virus in Noord Holland Noord, which has recently been raised to the highest level, VERY SERIOUS.
"We must do all we can to reduce the virus," he says.
In Utrecht the response is:
'We call on everyone to join to finish asked questions or the celebration of St. Maarten this year on 11 November good ideas is. '
Safety region Flevoland reversed an earlier recommendation. Going past the doors they find suddenly also there now 'CANNOT sensible'.
Rutte recommends celebrating Saint Martin in a small circle and not outside Sintermaarten Mik Mak to sing at the doors.
There are 25 security regions in the Netherlands and corona is apparently more dangerous in one region than in another, because one region sees it as a risk and the other does not.
ALL RED PARTS ARE AREAS WHERE THERE SHOULD NOT BE CELEBRATED SINT MAARTEN!
But as Koen Schuiling, mayor of Groningen and chairman of the security region there, reports:
'The party where children pass the doors with lanterns, may Get on. After all, children only have one small share in the spread of the virus, for sure Outside. '
By the way, it applies to ALL security regions that pass the door YET allow: they strongly recommend all other events around St. Maarten af.
Most regions assume their own responsibility and refer to the general advice from the National government, who even created a separate page for that.
Children at the doors? the government advises this:
'Are you going to door with St. Maarten together with your child?
Then go alone with your own family or with a small, permanent group.
Keep minimal 1,5-metre distance of the residents.
Organize no activities in the street or neighborhood involving adults in a group at each other come. '
'Children up to and including 12 years old can sing at parties and parades or entries. Children over 13 and adults do not sing with it. '
(Source: National government)
Some security regions provide some additional advice, such as the Gelderland-Midden region. There it is recommended to visit the doors 'in small groups', with maximum four adults as companions.
The people who open the door have also been thought of:
"Make a mark for five feet with chalk on the sidewalk in front of the door."
'And do you want the door for caution don't open it, please and hang one friendly note for the children on the doorpost. '
WITH THE TEXT: HERE LIVES A FROG'S LEG THAT WILL NOT CARE
Mayor Marcouch, chairman of that security region:
'Be careful, follow the rules, also with Sint Maarten. Have fun and stay healthy. '
Sint Maarten different than usual ...
During the training at AV23 they were allowed to bring their lanterns. And then another tour of the square. But always singing a song for your own father is less fun 😏 #sintmaarten pic.twitter.com/yZxw5d7Hwn
- Jaap Meindersma (@jmeindersma) November 11
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