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COVID-19

8 golden rules

  1. Respect the hygiene rules

  2. Take your activities outside

  3. Think about vulnerable people

  4. Keep your distance (1,5m)

  5. Limit your close contacts

  6. Follow the rules on gatherings

  7. Where a mounth mask

  8. Work from home

  1. The hygiene measures (e.g. washing hands, coughing and sneezing hygiene, etc.) remain essential;

  2. Outdoor activities should be prioritised wherever possible. Where necessary, indoor areas must be adequately ventilated; 3 Additional precautions must be taken for people belonging to a high-risk group.

  3. Social distancing of 1.5 meters is the norm, except for people living under the same roof or between people who have close contact on a regular basis, for children mixing up to the age of 12 and between counsellors and their clients (people in need of counselling). People who are unable to respect social distancing must wear a face mask;

  4. It is necessary for everyone to limit their close contacts as much as possible. “Closer contact” implies contact which lasts longer than 15 minutes, without respecting social distancing and without wearing a face mask. During this phase of the epidemic, it is recommended that each person limits themselves to close contact with 1 person (outside the household).

  5. Gatherings outside are limited to a maximum of 4 people (not including children up to the age of 12). Not including exceptions stipulated in the Ministerial Order. These six golden rules are instructions and not recommendations. They must therefore be adhered to by everyone

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What travel-related measures are in place when traveling/returning to Belgium from abroad? 

Non-essential travel to or from Belgium is forbidden.

If travelling to Belgium for an essential reason, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. You must have a negative PCR test that was carried out at the earliest 72 hours before your departure from a red zone to Belgium.

    Exception: if you are not travelling by air, train, bus or boat and will be spending less than 48 hours in Belgium, no PCR test is required.


  2. You must be in possession of a completed sworn statement. You must carry the sworn statement with you at all times.


  3. Are you staying in Belgium for more than 48 hours or are you coming to Belgium by air or boat, or by train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen Area? Fill in the passenger locater form at the earliest 48 hours before you arrive in Belgium.

    Based on the answers you give and the colour code of the country you are departing from, the form will work out whether you are regarded as a high-risk contact.

    • Did you receive a text message? If so, you are a high-risk contact. You must quarantine and get yourself tested on day 7 of quarantine. You will receive a code for this by text message.

    • What if you didn’t receive a text message? You do not have to quarantine.


  4. Are you travelling from the United Kingdom, South Africa or South America? You will need to quarantine or 10 days. Get tested on day 1 and day 7 of quarantine. You will receive a text message.

PLEASE NOTE
If you are not a national of the EU, or of a country that is part of the Schengen Area, diffrent rules may apply for essential travel.

To have more information about the measurements and to download the required forms, please visit the website:  https://www.info-coronavirus.be.

The Coronalert app is available since 1 October. For more information, please go to: https://coronalert.be/en/faq/

What about tourism?

  • All types of accommodation are open (including hotels, apart-hotels, gîtes, B&Bs, holiday parks, bungalow parks and campsites) with the exception of their restaurant, drinking establishments and other communal facilities (e.g. shared bathroom, pool and fitness room)

    As regards the number of visitors per accommodation unit, the same rules apply as to private meetings at home. This means that every household is allowed to rent a residential unit with each other or with a maximum of one close contact.

  • Libraries, Musea, animal parks, outdoor playgrounds are open.

  • Amusement parks, cinemas and casinos will remain closed.

  • Non-essential shops are only open with reservation.

  • Cafés and restaurants are closed, but food can be delivered or collected until 10PM.

We take the government measures as a guideline, here is a small reminder:

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Distancing

Maintain the physical distance of 1,5m.

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Wash hands

Wash your hands regularly.

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Mouth mask

It is recommended to wear a mouth mask.

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Illness?

If you are ill, you should stay at home.

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Coughing and sneezing

Cough or sneeze in the elbow or handkerchief.

BE-HOUSING takes the following measures to ensure that your stay runs smoothly and safe:

  • You can check-in (social distance proof) after completing the online check-in.

    • Our reception remains closed to avoid physical contact. Of course, our residence managers will still be available to you by telephone.

    • Before arrival, an express check-in mail will be send to you, containing the access codes to the building and the keybox. In the keybox you will find an envelope with your name.

  • It's necessary to complete all payments online on our website. We have several payment methods like credit card, maestro or iDeal. We do not accept cash.

  • We provide masks for our staff and we advise guests to provide masks themselves as well.

  • The common areas will be additionally disinfected.

  • Disinfection gel is provided in our offices.

  • We recommend using the elevator only with the people you share a room with.

  • Breakfast is possible for the following residences:

    • Mechelen: Breakfast package in the room

    • Bruges & Blankenberge: Breakfast buffet

    • Brussels South: Breakfast in the room

    • Brussels expo en Leuven: No breakfast possible yet

Try to book your stay in time to secure your reservation. 

Some rules regarding the cleaning and repairs in your room:

  • Please leave the room when your flat is being cleaned.

  • Our weekly cleaning service still applies. If you stay with us long term, you can adjust your cleanings by:

    • Cancelling the cleaning completly 

    • Only receive new towels and sheets

  • In this case please inform our sales team, who can be reached by calling +32 (0)13 29 62 15 or by sending an e-mail to sales@be-housing.be

  • Our technical team is not permanently present in the residences. For urgent technical defects, you can always contact the residence manager who will look for a solution. The residence manager’s telephone number is always posted in the lobby next to the reception. For less urgent matters, you can contact sales.

Be-Housing advantages

  • Most accommodations are equipped with their own kitchen/kitchenette, which makes social distancing a little easier.

  • In our courtyard you can enjoy the fresh outside air.

  • All our residences are under the permanent supervision of a residence manager. He or she is available day and night for any emergency.

  • You can quickly and easily make changes to your booking through our online portal.