Coronavirus measures

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). More info: coronavirus measures by the City of Brussels.


Distribution of face masks

The City of Brussels is distributing reusable face masks to all its inhabitants. Since 4 May 2020, wearing a mouth and nose protection is mandatory in public transport. The mask is also recommended in public places and if social distance cannot be guaranteed.

Please note: did you not receive your mask during the first wave of distribution? Then you can pick it up from Monday 25 May on presentation of your ID card at the nearest Community Centre, during the normal opening hours (Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm) and depending on the available stock. Please note, the Flèche, Willems and Soignies Community Centres are not part of the distribution network for masks.

The free telephone number of the Community Centres remains available: 0800 35 550.

Seniors (+65 years old) are invited to contact the services of the City of Brussels via:

Brussels residents who are beneficiaries of the Public Welfare Centre (CPAS-OCMW) are contacted by their social assistant.

This federal measure is being taken in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19). Since 4 May 2020, covering the mouth and nose is mandatory:

  • in public transport (and at airports), from entering a station or arriving at a stop, for travelers over 12 years old
  • at work, if physical distance cannot be guaranteed
  • in schools, for staff and children from 12 years (when schools are reopened at a later stage)

The mask is also recommended in public places and if social distance cannot be guaranteed.

Why are face masks recommended? How to make a mouth mask? How to use a face mask?

Created on 29/04/2020 (modified on 25/05/2020)