On Tuesday evening, 24 March, the following message was posted by the government: Additional measures 23 March. The measure taken by the government on 23 March has been further elaborated upon.
What does this mean now?
Events that require a permit and notification - that is, events in public places that are freely accessible (possibly also by means of buying a ticket) to visitors - are prohibited until 1 June 2020.
All other events - irrespective of the number of visitors - are prohibited until 6 April 2020. Those events will not be prohibited after 6 April 2020 without notice.
Cancellation of events taking place in the period 23 March 2020 to 6 April 2020 (regardless of the number of visitors).
- A client has cancelled the event that will take place in the period from 23 March 2020 to 6 April 2020.
The client may cancel and invoke legal force majeure. The client does not have to pay a cancellation fee, but loses the deposit.
Cancellation of events taking place in the period after 6 April 2020
- A client cancels the event that takes place in the period after 6 April 2020.
The normal cancellation regulations apply. The difference between the cancellation fee and the deposit may be charged to the client.
However, the client may have other circumstances that allow him to invoke force majeure, so that the client does not owe cancellation fees. The force majeure situation should then not be at the expense of the client, which the client has to prove.
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