Further adaptations of measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

On 19 July 2020, in response to the upsurge in the number of people infected with the coronavirus that our country is facing, the Government Council adopted the draft law amending the law of 17 July 2020 introducing a series of measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Generally speaking, the situation is certainly alarming, but it is not, at this stage, comparable to the situation that the country faced in mid-March during the acute phase of the pandemic. Nevertheless, it is essential to reduce the number of infected people in order not to lose control of the situation.

With this in mind, the following changes have been made:

  • limitation of the number of guests at home to 10 people;
  • adaptation of the number of people to 10, from which gatherings are subject to the conditions of seating and a minimum distance of two metres, otherwise the wearing of a mask is compulsory;
  • penalty of 25 to 500 euros for failure to comply with isolation or quarantine measures;
  • in the event of a repeat offence, failure to comply with preventive measures committed by shopkeepers, craftsmen, managers or other persons responsible for Horeca activities shall be accompanied by the withdrawal of the establishment permit for a period of three months.

Press release by the Ministry of State / Ministry of Health

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