Belgium: third coronavirus lockdown announced

Belgium, Coronavirus, Europe, Health, Lockdown

Shopping at non-essential stores only with an appointment.  Large stores e.g. Ikea will have to limit numbers to 50.  Outdoors no more than four people will once again be able to gather together instead of 10 at present. Contact professionals like barbers, hairdressers and beauticians will have to close. All measures start Saturday and apply for the next four weeks.

Kindergartens will remain open, but starting Monday primary and secondary schools will close.  Exams that are planned will be able to go ahead.  Schools are supposed to reopen after the Easter break.

The ban on non-essential travel abroad remains in force.  Border checks are being stepped up during the Easter break.

The government is also seeking greater compliance with mandatory homeworking for all who can do this.  Extra checks are promised. report


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** This post was originally published on March 24, 2021 **