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The Covid Safe Ticket – what you need to know

18 Oct 2021 9:31 AM | Tim Reynolds (Administrator)

To access Brussels' cafes, restaurants, gyms and sports facilities, cultural venues and museums, banqueting facilities, congress centres, or to visit someone in a hospital or retirement home you now need to be able to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated, or have recently tested negative for coronavirus, or have antibodies from a recent infection (within 180 days) by showing your Covid Safe Ticket.

Your Covid Safe Ticket can be printed out via the masante.belgique.be website or displayed as a QR code on your smartphone using the CovidSafe app. If you do not have access to the internet, you can obtain the ticket by calling 02 214 19 19 and a printout will be posted to you.

Venue owners and event organisers use the CovidScan app to check that the QR code is valid. The ticket is not required for staff (restaurant and café waiters or organisers of a cultural event etc.) as workplaces are not within the remit of the scheme.

After an initial awareness-raising period of two weeks, fines ranging from €50 to €500 for the public and €50 to €2 500 for venues and organisers could be issued. Commune mayors also have the power to instruct local police to close a venue down for a maximum of three months in the event of repeat non-compliance. Presenting a fraudulent Covid Safe Ticket can also lead to prosecution. The measures are provisionally in place in Brussels until 15 January. In Wallonia, the ticket will come into force on 1 November. At present Flanders is not operating the system.

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