On September 1, Belgium lifted several Covid-19 restrictions. But the Brussels Capital Region has not implemented the same relaxations that came into effect last Wednesday in Flanders and Wallonia. The decision to keep the stricter measures followed the return of travellers from abroad and an increase in social contacts.
Since the rules in Brussels are different from the rest of the country, authorities have clarified the current measures for small and larger events. Last Wednesday, Brussels’ authorities decided to extend the measures that were previously in place in the entire country. According to the cabinet of Brussels Minister-President Rudi Vervoort, these measures will remain in force until further notice.
During small events (indoor events with up to 200 participants and outdoor events with up to 400 people), participants are required to comply with social distancing rules and wear face masks. For such events, the Federal Government does not allow the adoption of the “Covid Safe Ticket.” The events have to be organized in line with the Covid Event Risk Model (CERM) or Covid Infrastructure Risk Model (CIRM) and only upon permission of the local authorities.
As for medium events (from 200 to 3000 participants inside and from 400 to 5000 outside), rules differ depending on whether the event requires a “Covid Safe Ticket” or not. For all medium events requiring a “Covid Safe Ticket,” social distancing rules and face masks are not mandatory. These events do not require the application of CERM/CIRM. For medium events without “Covid Safe Ticket,” face masks and social distancing are still in place. Additionally, these events will require the permission of the local authorities as well as the implementation of the CERM/CIRM.
Large events (more than 3000 participants) will only be possible with the “Covid Safe Ticket.”
All events, regardless of the number of participants, must end at 1:00 AM and require the permission of the local authorities to be organized.