Coronavirus, what's happening in Brussels ? Trusted sources, testing centers, latest news ... all what you need to know.

Posted on 06.01.2021

Social security in Belgium

- The average number of coronavirus infections per day reached 2008 cases between 14 and 20 January in Belgium.

-There was an average of 132 hospital admissions per day between 17 and 23 January.
- Deaths represent an average of 50 per day between 13 and 19 January.

Future vaccination centers: 

General public vaccination normally begins in March. Priority for seniors and people at risk.

4 centers will open at the beginning of February at:
Heysel, in Pachéco (test center), in Forest-Albert (test center), and in Schaerbeek. 
At the beginning of March, other centers will follow
At the Parlementarium (Ixelles), at the military hospital of Neder-Over-Heembeek, in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, in Woluwe-St-Pierre, in Anderlecht, and in the south-east of Brussels (locations to be specified)

Wearing a mask is compulsory for anyone aged 12 and over in public places and in private places accessible to the public throughout the territory of the Brussels-Capital Region.

 

Applied directives (Google translation) 

Non essential travel is prohibited from January 27 to March 1 (entry and exit). Only the reasons below will be able to travel presenting a written note on honor: reasons 

  1. professional reasons  
  2. humanitarian 
  3. studies 
  4. family (death-marriage)
  5. visits to separated parents

The decision concerning the close contacts businesses has been postponed until February5th.

All travellers will have to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) as usual, but people coming from a red zone will be required to go into quarantine for ten days, with a test on arrival and another test 10 days later. 

  • Free movement remains possible.
  • Obligation to wear a mask throughout Brussels.
  • Non-essential shops are open (1client/10M2).
  • Museums are open . Cinemas remain closed.
  • Closure of sports halls (fitness, etc.), except for activities for children under 12 and swimming pools.
  • Prohibition of all amateur sports competitions.
  • Closure of recreational venues including betting agencies, casinos, 
  • Worship: religious services and ceremonies with maximum 15 persons. 
  • One person to do the shopping.
  • Curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Bars and restaurants across the country must remain closed except for takeaways and food delivery.
  • The sale of alcohol will be prohibited after 8 p.m.
  • Hairdressers remain closed (decision postponed >05/02).
  • Each member of the family can invite up to 1 person (but one at a time). if you live alone, two people are allowed (one at a time).
  • Outdoors, a gathering of maximum of four people with masks and distancing.
  • Teleworking should be encouraged.
  • Ban on school excursions.
  • Universities will follow distance learning courses.
  • Religious services allowed with 15 peoples.

 

So important to get correct information from trusted sources.

Do you want to know more about the coronavirus and the public measures taken in Belgium and Brussels  ?

- World Health Organization
- Coronavirus COVID-19

Helpline
0800 14 689

We can see all the people we want to see, as long as we keep the distance of 1.50m or wear the mask.

However, you cannot see more than ten people at the same time.

Experts advise having close contact with a maximum of 5 people per month per person, apart from those with whom you live (close contact = close physical contact of more than 15 minutes without wearing a mask and without keeping the distance).

From October 1, it will no longer be compulsory to wear a mask outside, except in places where safety distances cannot be respected or in extremely busy places. However, you must always wear a mask in closed places.

From Belgium, it is now allowed but not recommended to travel in countries declared red zone. A PCR test and a 7-day quarantine is mandatory on return. 

If you have to travel abroad, be sure that your destination country lets you enter its territory without having to spend 7 days in quarantine. You might also need to provide a PCR test.

 

The Belgian health authorities closely monitor the situation. Stay tuned with the latest information and procedures.

https://www.sciensano.be/en
Website

 

Do you need a test (PCR) to travel?

You will find some addresses below
Be careful, it often takes between 72h and 96h to get the results.

Brussels International Airport offers several rapid testing centres.
Info Here

Midi Station
Avenue Fonsny 47B - 1060 Saint-Gilles
Open 7/7 , the only one without appointment

The CHU St Pierre (rue des Alexiens, 11 - 1000 Bxl) is, to our knowledge, the one that gives you the results with confidence in 48 hours (from Monday to Saturday).
Info Here

 

Testing Centers in Brussels

Hopital Erasme - Route de Lennik, 808 - 1070 Anderlecht
T 02 555 43 50

CHU Brugman-Horta - Avenue Rommelaere, 14 - 1020 Laeken
T 02 477 31 96

CHU Brugman-Brien - Rue du Foyer Schaebeekois, 36 - 1030 Schaerbeek
T 02 477 31 96

 
Cliniques Saint Jean
Boulevard Pacheco, 44 - 1000 Bruxelles
To make an appointement:
- You have a Belgian national registration number (NISS) à https://testcovid.be/
- You do not have a Belgian national registration number (NISS) à 02/891.60.00 (from 8am to 5pm, from Monday until Friday)

 

Corona Village @ 1190 Forest
(Village Sud)
Avenue Jupiter 201
Monday to Saturday 
9h > 17h

Corona Village @ Etterbeek 
(village Est)
In front of Parc du Cinquantenaire
Monday to Saturday
8h > 16h
https://testcovid.be (registration required)

Corona Village (from 22/10)
(Village Nord) 
Plateau du Heysel
Brussels expo

Corona Village @ Schaerbeek
Stade du Crossing, Avenue du Suffrage Universel, 1030 Schaerbeek
By appointment
www.testcovid.be


Corona Village @ Bizet 
Rue Félicien Rops, 13 - 1070 Anderlecht
By appointment
www.testcovid.be

Espace Santé Globulis - Chaussée de Stockel, 245 - 1200 Woluwe-St-Lambert
T 0497 18 02 26
From Monday to Thursday : tests for travellers
From Monday to Saturday : others
www.globulis.be

Centre de prélèvements LIMS - Avenue Brugmann, 423 - 1180 Uccle
T 010 87 09 70

Medicis Center - Avenue de Tervuren, 236 - 1150 Woluwe-St-Pierre
T 02 762 03 25

Centre Thiry City-Lab
Avenue Marcel Thiry, 216 - 1200 Woluwe-St-Lambert
www.city-labs.be

Synlab Bruxelles (8 centers)
www.synlab.be

Four new Covid-19 testing centers accessible to asymptomatic patients should be created very soon in the Brussels region, we will keep you informed.

Everithing about tests : Info

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The app helps us to protect each other and slow down the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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