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

From Monday 22 June 2020, the City of Brussels will proceed to a second distribution of reusable face masks. 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.

From Monday 22 June 2020 you will receive a mask for yourself and for the people under your roof. Go with your ID card to one of the 14 open Community Centres: Anneessens, Bruyn, Buanderie, Espace Lips, Haren, Marollia, Mellery, Midi, Millénaire, Modèle, Nord-Est, Querelle, Rossignol, Secretariat of the Community Centres.

Please note: the Borgval, Flèche, Soignies and Willems Community Centres are not part of the distribution network for masks. To find the Community Centre near you:

The Community Centres are open, but it is always better to call before you come. The Centres are closed on Friday at 4:30 pm.

The free telephone number of the Community Centres remains available:

  • 0800 35 550

Please note: the masks are not distributed anymore in the letterboxes of seniors (people over 65 years). Family members can pick up the face mask for them.

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

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 01/07/2020)