Coronavirus measures by the City of Brussels

The City of Brussels has taken several decisions in order to best respect the measures of the federal government in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Since 1 December 2020, the City of Brussels has been taking specific measures to manage the flow of visitors to the Rue Neuve:

The publicity of the sessions is ensured by broadcasting the debates via the website of the City:

Shops and traders

Shops are open.


The markets are open.

Restaurants and cafes

The restaurants and cafes are open.

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Hotels and aparthotels

Hotels and aparthotels are open.

Support measures

A website lists the local shops as well as the restaurants according to your quarter (online order, take away or home delivery):

The services remain available:

More information is also available at:

More information on the federal, regional and municipal measures is also available at:

The cultural centres, theatres and cinemas are open.

The libraries are open.

The swimming pools of the City (Centre, Neder-Over-Heembeek and Laeken) are open. Booking is no longer required.

You can request information by telephone from your Community Centre to find out about the new measures and activities within each community centre.

A social follow-up of isolated seniors is being ensured via the free number:

  • 0800 35 550

Need help shopping? The Community Centres have activated a shopping shuttle system:

The social offices of the External site CPAS of the City of Brussels remain open and can be reached via the usual means of communication. An additional free number was also created:

  • 0800 35 237

Social Action Unit COVID

The Social Action Unit COVID (CSAC) assists the inhabitants of Brussels who were materially, financially and psychologically affected by the Covid-19 crisis:

Food packages

The External site Resto du Coeur in Laeken, which cooperates with the CPAS, is open. The non-profit organization also distributes food packages (Colis du Coeur) to anyone who needs them.

Support for students and young people

The Public Welfare Centre (CPAS) of the City of Brussels makes free study rooms available to students to prepare their exams or for distance learning.

The CPAS has launched a new initiative to support the projects of young people aged 18 to 25 in difficulty. In collaboration with civil society organizations, the CPAS intends to reach out directly to young people in order to help them transform their needs into projects:

The Culture Service holds auditions for street artists again.

For all information about the new measures (taken in the Brussels Capital Region) to limit the spread of Covid-19:


The measures of the STIB public transport company (metro, tram and bus):

Collection of garbage bags

The measures of the 'Bruxelles-Propreté' Service (collection of garbage bags, Recypark, Proxy-Chimik,...):

Created on 14/03/2020 (modified on 12/04/2023)


Coronavirus measures by the City of Brussels