Cobra’s statement on COVID-19 (updated)

Dear Cobro,

Almost two months have passed since the first COVID-19 regulations and counter measures were taken into effect, affecting our entire society. It didn’t take us long to decide we had to cancel all of our activities for the time being and by mid April, the NRLB has cancelled the entire 2020 competitive season. We hereby update you with the Cobras’ board vision.

Yesterday, May 6th, the national government updated their regulations and also showed what we can expect in the next few months. Sadly for us, they announced that gyms and sports entities (especially contact sports) must remain closed until September 1st, although this decision will be evaluated somewhere during the summer. For now, we definitely cannot host anything until September 1st. In our last e-mail some weeks ago, we announced we sort of hoped to host an AGM by mid June. Alas, with the updated rules, it seems we must once more postpone it. We hope to announce a new date, along with social events and possible training sessions, as soon as the restrictions are relieved for us.

Individual outdoor training is still possible in the Netherlands, although you must be healthy and respect the 1.5m/5ft distance towards others at all times. So, going out for a run, doing some high intensity interval training, using a stationary bike on your balcony and/or weight training (if you have the equipment) are just a few examples you can do to stay a bit in shape. You can always ask your fellow Cobros for advice in the WhatsApp group!

That being said, we hope we can meet each other soon in real life again. Stay safe, stay healthy and let common sense prevail!

The Amsterdam Cobras board