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Consultative Committee determines federal basis for face mask requirement

Today, the Consultative Committee has discussed the epidemiological situation. Given the large differences in vaccination coverage, the Consultative Committee has opted for a differentiated approach. The Committee has established that the number of new infections is stabilising. After a period of slow increase, last week hospital admissions also started declining for the first time since early July. Yet there are big differences. In Flanders, there is a decreasing incidence, in Wallonia, a slight increase and in Brussels, a stabilisation of the infection rates at a high level.

Consultative Committee: Many restrictions will be lifted from 1 September

Today, the Consultative Committee has discussed the epidemiological situation in our country at length. Given that the Summer Plan objectives have been met according to plan, several restrictions will be lifted from 1 September. In addition, extra efforts should be made to reach at least the 70% threshold of vaccinations in all municipalities of our country, as a stepping stone towards full vaccination of the population.

Consultative Committee tightens travel controls

Today, the federal government and the federated entities convened the Consultative Committee to discuss the current coronavirus situation. The Consultative Committee welcomes the progress made on vaccinations but remains vigilant. By the end of August, more than nine out of ten of the most vulnerable people and more than eight out of ten adults will most likely have been fully vaccinated.

Summer Plan: four steps towards a more normal life

Today, the federal government and the federated entities convened the Consultative Committee to decide on a broad Summer Plan. This plan facilitates a return to a more normal life in four steps.

Provided that the number of beds in intensive care occupied by COVID-19 patients continues to trend towards a maximum of 500 and that the vaccination campaign continues as planned, the Summer Plan will involve four important steps.

Step 1. From 9 June 2021

Consultative Committee decides on broad cool-down package

The Federal Government and the Governments of the Federated Entities discussed the corona situation today in the Consultative Committee.

The Consultative Committee notes a new, high seven-day average of 221 hospital admissions and the fact that the number of infections is doubling every two weeks.

The positivity rate has also increased in the past week, with the strongest increases among teenagers (ages 10-19) and 40-64 year olds.

Most infections and clusters are identified in schools and workplaces.

Consultative Committee decides on an outdoor plan: as of March 8 you can meet up with more people outdoors

The Federal Government and the Governments of the Federated Entities discussed the corona situation today in the Consultative Committee. The Consultative Committee considers that caution is still necessary and, as a first step, would like to give priority to education, young people and outdoor activities.

Decisions of the Consultative Committee of 18 December 2020

Today, the Consultative Committee discussed the coronavirus situation in our country. After a significant decline over the past eight weeks, the reduction in infection rates has come to a halt. The Consultative Committee has therefore decided that it is not possible to relax any of the measures in force. There will, however, be additional measures and stricter controls of the existing rules will be put in place.

1. Compliance with the number of contacts