Not much enthusiasm for wristbands in cafes yet

Not much enthusiasm for wristbands in cafes yet

About 800 people have used the wristbands so far


There was no run yet on the wristband locations on the Markt, the Vrijthof and in Wyck. Since last Thursday, people who want to dive into Maastricht's nightlife can get a wristband at one of the three locations in the city center. Then, they no longer have to show their QR code, which proves that they have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative for corona, at every cafe. About 800 people have used it so far.

The idea has already been implemented in other cities to avoid long queues for restaurants and bars. The wristbands have a different color each day and cannot be removed without tearing them. That should prevent fraud. The Maastricht hospitality industry has set up the system itself and is responsible for the security officers who carry out the checks. Funding comes from the government. The locations at City Hall, Stationsstraat and Sporenstraat are open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

The municipality will continue to promote the wristband locations in the coming week in the hope that more people will use them next weekend.