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Corona UPDATE Belgium

By: MPI Belgium | Aug 21, 2020

Yesterday, on 20.08.2020, The Belgian government announced some new changes to the Corona Rules.

 

Specific rules for Events:

  • All events must be in compliance with health and safety rules and will be organised according to certain conditions which are set out in protocols.
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory. 
  • Registration with contact details such as email address and phone number is mandatory for contact tracing. The organizer will keep these details for 14 days.
  • A permission request to the local municipality is always necessary

 

As from September 1st 2020 for a period of one month: 

  • Events without interaction between the participants, such as conferences, cultural shows, etc., with an audience seated in respect of social distancing a maximum of 200 participants inside and 400 participants outside are allowed. (up until September 1st : 100/200). Outdoor activities should be preferred if possible; otherwise, the room must be sufficiently ventilated.
  • Social events with interaction between participants, such as a reception, a group photo,…: maximum 10 participants (previously: 50).
  • The organizer is responsible for strict compliance with hygiene measures and social distancing.

 

REMINDER

The 6 golden rules in Belgium are still :

·         Respect the health and safety measures

·         Outdoor activities are preferred to indoor ones

·         Pay special attention to vulnerable people

·         Respect social distancing

·         You can come into contact with a maximum of 5 people ("social bubble")

·         Gatherings cannot exceed 10 people. 

 

These rules apply until 31 August 2020.

 

Sources:

https://www.info-coronavirus.be/

https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/protocol/covid-19

https://visit.brussels/en/article/coronavirus-info-state-of-play-brussels

 

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