here are all the measures that have been announced since Codeco this Friday

Two weeks before spring, the heads of the country’s various governments met this Friday at 13:00 in Brussels in an advisory committee to set an early date for the transition to the “yellow code”, which is synonymous with the lifting of almost all recent medical restrictions. At 16:00 a press conference was held.

Belgium will switch to code yellow from Monday 7 March. It was also decided to end the wearing of the mask. The mask should only be worn on public transport and in medical facilities. It should be noted that wearing a mask is not mandatory in schools, train stations, metro stations or airports, but only in transport. Therefore, the mask remains mandatory in medical facilities and on public transport. The use of the FFP2 mask is still recommended for vulnerable people.

The change to code yellow also marks the end of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST), which no longer needs to be shown, as well as the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) from Monday.

From March 11, the rules of travel will change. Entry rules to the country will change from March 11 on the basis that “infections and the number of new hospitalizations have a constant downward trend.”

The “Passenger Locator Form”, a document that must be completed before crossing the border to return to Belgium, will no longer be the norm, but rather the exception, as will tests and quarantine after arrival, Prime Minister Alexandre De Croo said at a press conference. conference.

Thus, a person holding one of the Covid certificates (valid vaccination, negative test or certificate of recovery) will automatically be exempted from the obligation to test or quarantine, except in an area with a new dangerous variant.

“This is the end of the federal phase of the national contingency plan,” the prime minister said. “This is an important page we are turning, a symbol of our resilience and resilience in the face of a pandemic that has left us with no respite,” added Alexander De Croo.

Barometer

Here is what the barometer predicts in the case of a yellow code:

=> For catering establishments, indoors (mostly sedentary consumption, movement in silence. Among other things: restaurants, bars, cafes with waiters, group meals (mourning), meals during receptions): FFP2 mask recommended for vulnerable people with medical point of view; no KST; CO2 meter, risk analysis and action plan; no closing time; no capacity limit

=> For catering establishments, indoors (people who move, dance, shout and actively interact with others. Among others, nightlife, dance cafes, cafes, group meals): FFP2 mask recommended for vulnerable medical persons; no KST; CO2 meter, risk analysis and action plan; no closing time; no capacity limit

=> For outdoor catering (mainly consumption in a sitting position, calm movement. For example: terrace): FFP2 is recommended for people who are medically vulnerable; no KST; indoor air quality standards for indoor tent and covered deck; no closing time; no capacity limit

=> For outdoor catering (public on the move, interaction. For example, outdoor parties): the FFP2 mask is recommended for medically vulnerable people; no KST; indoor air quality standards for indoor tent and covered deck; no closing time; no capacity limit

=> For recreational activities (including board meetings, seminars, rehearsals, sports events, social education events, camps (youth-sport-culture), internships): FFP2 is recommended for medically vulnerable people; there are no more safe distances; no KST; no overnight stay restrictions; increased attention to ventilation; no capacity limit

=> For outdoor activities (in particular, board meetings, seminars, rehearsals, sports events, social and educational events, camps (youth-sport-culture), internships): no restrictions for the mask; there are no safe distances; no KST; no need to ventilate; no capacity limit

=> Indoor public events (audience sitting, quietly watching or shouting, applauding, singing. For example: cinema, theater, book launch, company seminar, study day, sales meeting, customer event, sports competition with seats): FFP2 mask recommended for medically vulnerable people; no KST; CO2 meter, risk analysis and action plan; no crowd control; no capacity limit

=> Indoor public events (standing, moving and actively interacting. For example: standing congress, dance event, staff party): FFP2 mask is recommended for medically vulnerable people; no KST; CO2 meter, risk analysis and action plan; no crowd control; no limits

=> Outdoor public events (mostly sedentary people, peaceful movement. For example: open-air concerts, open-air cinema, open-air theater, football match, bicycle race): FFP2 mask is recommended for medically vulnerable people; no KST; indoor air quality standards for indoor tent and covered deck; no crowd control; no capacity limit

=> Outdoor public events (moving public, actively interacting. Music festival, standing concert. Among other outdoor parties): FFP2 mask is recommended for medically vulnerable people; no KST; indoor air quality standards for indoor tent and covered deck; no crowd control; no capacity limit

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