Belgium


Author: Pieter Van den Broeck

Contact: E-Mail (Pieter.VandenBroeck@monardlaw.be) (LinkedInProfile)

Overview of legal measures applied in Belgium as response to the coronavirus.

Legal measures in Belgium

Belgium has implemented a strict lockdown as from March 20 (Friday) . Since then, the federal government and regional governments (the Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels-Capital Region) have promulgated new and extensive measures to support the business in difficulties, to address the issues of unemployment, and to provide financial supports.

For legal guidance and daily updates of Belgian law in all aspects related to COVID-19, please find the link to Corona Desk, an initiative set-up by Monard Law. All texts are provided in Dutch, French and English: https://www.coronadesk.monardlaw.be/.

In addition, below you will find links to the official websites of different levels of governments in Belgium addressing COVID-19 measures:

Federal:

  • Federal public service on employment, work and social concertation:

https://werk.belgie.be/nl/nieuws/update-coronavirus-preventiemaatregelen-en-arbeidsrechtelijke-gevolgen;

Regional: