One month after Luxembourg, cafetiers and restaurateurs in Belgium will once again be able to welcome their customers. But only outdoors and with a limited number of consumers at the table.
One month after Luxembourg, cafetiers and restaurateurs in Belgium will be able to welcome their customers again. But only outdoors and with a limited number of consumers at the table.
The demand for cafes and restaurants in Belgium was ultimately not followed by the Consultation Committee (Codeco) organized on Wednesday around the Prime Minister. At the end of a long meeting, the decision was taken to postpone until Saturday May 8 the possibility for HORECA professionals to open their terraces to customers. A decision that has been expected since the sector was placed under cover on October 19.
So decided by the representatives of the Belgian government and regional executives. Believing that it would be necessary to wait three more weeks before being able to lift the ban on service given the epidemic situation in a country which currently counts 23,566 victims of covid. One of the highest infection-related death rates in the world.
In a few days, the various partners will meet to discuss the protocol imposed for the resumption of activity on the “open” terraces. Knowing that a wider reopening will not be possible before the level of occupancy of hospital beds in intensive care drops below the 500 mark.
The head of the Belgian government must detail all the measures taken in CODECO around 5 p.m. Opportunity for Alexander De Croo to return in particular to the resumption of schooling from Monday April 19, the widening of the social bubble (from 4 to 10 people outside), the replacement of the curfew by a ban on night gatherings or the authorization of non-essential travel as of this Sunday and the resumption of contact professions and non-essential businesses.