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Commissioner approves Brussels' corona recovery plan

15:38 17/02/2021

The office of Belgium's coronavirus commissioner has validated a plan by the Brussels region to help restore people's confidence in tourist attractions, accommodation and event venues.

Brussels' Covid-19 protection plan is one of the elements of the region’s recovery plan for tourism which comprises several funded initiatives to support the tourist sector in order to permit it to resume its activities under optimal conditions and smooth the recovery process in the coming months.

Last July, the Brussels regional tourism agency visit.brussels launched the Brussels Health Safety Label that included a protocol comprising regularly accepted good practices in the fight against Covid.

To date, 88 establishments and institutions have been certified and awarded the label. With this certification, those establishments that have been certified but are closed for the time being will be ready to reopen as soon as that is possible.

The protocol will be regularly updated to meet the evolving directives of Belgium's concertation committee as the health situation changes.

Application for the label is free and is now accessible to all tourist businesses and institutions by filling out the application form on the visit.brussels website.

In addition to the visual materials provided to the participants to be affixed to the window or facade, there is now a communication campaign created by visit.brussels to spread the word.

To help guarantee visitors' safety through daily compliance with the label's required measures, visit.brussels in collaboration with Horeca Forma has set up a training course for the staff of the certified establishments.

You can see which of Brussels' venues have been awarded the Health Safety Label on the visit.brussels website.

Photo: Visit.brussels/Eric Danhier

Written by Richard Harris