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.
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:
- 0800 35 550
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.