Horeca, teleworking, masks …: what is changing this Wednesday

Here are the measures that come into effect on Wednesday, June 9.

DFrom June 9, we will be able to open in the hospitality industry at 5 a.m., and the closing time inside and outside is set at 11:30 p.m. This is what the Concertation Committee decided last Friday.

The use of an air quality measuring device (CO2 detector) is compulsory. Compensatory ventilation or air purification measures are also mandatory as soon as a “pollution” level between 900 and 1,200 ppm C02 is reached. Beyond that, it is the immediate closure of the establishment, unless an air purification system has been installed. Preventive checks will be organized.

Note that the collective use of hookahs is prohibited in places accessible to the public.

The provision that the sound level cannot exceed 80 decibels is repealed.

From July 1, there will no longer be any limitation on the number of people who can be present at a market, a flea market, annual markets or fairground attractions. The one-way traffic plan will also be repealed.

Events, sport, worship …

The measures provided for in the ministerial decree published this Friday, which relate to gatherings, the Horeca sector, receptions and banquets, the presence of an audience at events, cultural or other representations, sports competitions, sports training and congress, cults and ceremonies, sports activities, markets and fairground attractions as well as events in particular, will apply until June 30.

The ministerial decree specifies that the general ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. has been lifted.

A seated audience of a maximum of 200 people can attend events, cultural or other representations, sports competitions and training and congresses, as long as they are organized indoors in accordance with the planned procedures (75% of the capacity), and by the applicable protocol, subject to the prior authorization of the local authorities.

An audience of up to 400 people can attend events, cultural or other representations, sports competitions and training, and congresses, as long as they are organized outside.


The text also stipulates that it is now authorized to go shopping for two (not counting children up to the age of 12 and those accompanying people in need of assistance). “Groups of more than two people are allowed as long as they are part of the same household”, underlined Ms Verlinden (CD&V).

Night shops are now allowed to stay open until 11:30 p.m. Finally, there is no longer a time limit for visiting stores and service providers.


Companies, associations and services can plan moments of return for the people who are employed there.

These return times may amount to a maximum of one working day per week per person. Per day, a maximum of 20% of people for whom teleworking from home is compulsory, can be present simultaneously in the establishment unit, with the exception of SMEs with less than ten people employed, a maximum of five people being able to be present in the establishment unit.


Two mayors of the Brussels Region, those of the city of Brussels and the municipality of Etterbeek, Philippe Close and Vincent De Wolf, announced on Monday the end of the general wearing of the mask in the streets of Brussels from Wednesday.

From June 9, it will therefore no longer be compulsory to wear a mask outdoors, “with the exception of busy shopping streets,” said Mr. Close on Twitter after a meeting between the minister. Brussels President, Rudy Vervoort (PS), and the nineteen mayors of the Region. “We ask everyone to remain careful and responsible,” added Mr. Close (PS).


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