Info

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. Wear a mounth mask

  8. Work from home

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

  2. You are allowed to invite 8 people indoors simultaneously.

    • Children up to and including 12 years old do not need to be taken into account.

    • You must keep a distance of 1.5 meters, except from your close contact.

  3. Outside you can gather with more people.

  4. Events

    • Events are allowed with a maximum of 2000 people inside or 2500 outside.

    • You can visit the event in a group of 8 people.

  5. Social distancing of 1.5 meters is the norm if having contact with other groups.

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

Travel is permitted, however, it is strongly dicouraged.

If travelling, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. You must complete the Passenger Locator form within 48 hours before arriving in Belgium. The PLF must be completed:

    • by all people travelling to Belgium, except:

    • if they are staying for less than 48 hours in Belgium,

    • if they are returning to Belgium after a stay abroad of less than 48 hours;

  2. Check the colour code, if the country you were in and/or whether this country is listed as a very high risk country.

  3. Check which COVID certificate you have at www.covidsafe.be. In principle, you have applied for this before you left. There are three types of certificates:

    • A vaccination certificate proves that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your last vaccination dose.

    • A recovery certificate shows that you have recovered from COVID-19. You have a positive PCR test result no older than 180 days and you no longer need to quarantine.

    • A test certificate is proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.

  4. The PLF will take the last 14 days into account when determining quarantine, also when the zone changes colour.

    • Are you travelling from a green or orange zone? You do not need to get tested or quarantine.

    • Are you travelling from a red zone in the European Union?

      • Do you have a vaccination or recovery certificate? You do not need to quarantine or get tested.

      • You do not have a vaccination or recovery certificate? You do not have a recent negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old?

        • Get tested on day 1 or 2 after you return from your trip. Did you test negative? Then you can end quarantine as soon as you get your test result.

        • Children under the age of 12 do not have to get tested.

  5. Are you travelling from a red zone outside the European Union?

    • Do you have a vaccination or recovery certificate? Get tested on day 1 or 2 after you return from your trip. Did you test negative? Then you can end quarantine as soon as you get your test result. Children under the age of 12 do not have to get tested.

    • You do not have a vaccination or recovery certificate? You must quarantine for 10 days. Get tested on day 1 or 7 after you return from your trip.

    • This does not apply to some countries. You can find this list at info-coronavirus.be/en/colour-codes-by-country/

  6. Are you travelling from a very high-risk country?

    • You are not allowed to travel to Belgium. You may only travel to Belgium if you have an essential reason.

    • Do you have an essential reason? You must have:

      • a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old

    • or an EU Digital COVID Certificate (or one deemed equivalent by the European Commission or Belgium).

    • You must quarantine for 10 days. This applies to everyone, even if you are fully vaccinated. Get tested on day 7 of your stay in Belgium. Did you test negative on day 7? You no longer need to quarantine.

  7. 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.

What about tourism?

  • All types of accommodation are open (including hotels, apart-hotels, gîtes, B&Bs, holiday parks, bungalow parks and campsites)

    As regards the number of visitors per accommodation unit, the same rules apply as to private meetings at home.

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

  • Amusement parks, cinemas and casinos are open.

  • All shops are open without reservation.

  • Cafés and restaurants are open from 05:00 to 00:30. The maximum aloud amount of people on one table is 8.

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.