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.


City centre becomes residential area

From 11 May 2020, the entire Pentagon (city centre) will become a residential area. This temporary measure should make it easier to respect social distancing and keep a distance of 1.5 m between people.

What is a residential area?

  • Pedestrians are allowed to use the full width of the public road, not just the pedestrian paths.
  • Vehicles are allowed, with a maximum speed of 20 km/h to ensure pedestrian priority and cyclist safety.
  • Existing pedestrian zones retain their status as a pedestrian zone.


How does it work?

Duration of the measure?

  • 3 months
  • The conversion into a residential area takes into account the measures of the National Security Council and its functioning is regularly evaluated.

More info?

Created on 06/05/2020 (modified on 21/05/2020)