Coronavirus updates

Overview of measures

Please find below a summary of coronavirus related measures. It will be regularly updated.

European Union

Federal measures: general measures, health mesures, economic measures, other measures

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Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication Link to publication
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/714 of 28 May 2020 Measures amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/466 as regards the use of electronic documentation for the performance of official controls and other official activities and the period of application of temporary measures Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2017 on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products, amending Regulations (EC) etc. From 2 June 2020 29 May 2020 LINK
COUNCIL DECISION (EU) 2020/702 of 20 May 2020 Measures further extending the temporary derogation from the Council’s Rules of Procedure introduced by Decision (EU) 2020/430 and extended by Decision (EU) 2020/556 in view of the travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Union Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 240(3) thereof From 20 May 2020 27 May 2020 LINK
DECISION (EU) 2020/701 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 May 2020 Provision of macro‐financial assistance to enlargement and neighbourhood partners in the context of the COVID‐19 pandemic Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 212(2) thereof From 28 May 2020 27 May 2020 LINK

DIRECTIVE (EU) 2020/700 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 May 2020

Amendment of Directives (EU) 2016/797 and (EU) 2016/798, as regards the extension of their transposition periods Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 91(1) thereof From 28 May 2020 27 May 2020 LINK

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2020/699 of 25 May 2020

Temporary measures concerning the general meetings of European companies (SEs) and of European Cooperative Societies (SCEs) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 352 thereof From 28 May 2020 27 May 2020 LINK

REGULATION (EU) 2020/698 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 May 2020

Measures laying down specific and temporary measures in view of the COVID‐19 outbreak concerning the renewal or extension of certain certificates, licences and authorisations and the postponement of certain periodic checks and periodic training in certain areas of transport legislation Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 91 and Article 100(2) thereof From 4 June 2020 27 May 2020 LINK

REGULATION (EU) 2020/697 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 May 2020

Measures to repair the negative impact of Covid-19 on the maritime transport Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 100(2) thereof From 28 May 2020 27 May 2020 LINK
REGULATION (EU) 2020/696 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 May 2020 Measures to remedy the sharp drop in air traffic as a result of a significant reduction in the demand for transport and the adoption by Member States and third countries of direct measures such as border closing and air traffic bans to contain the pandemic Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 100(2) thereof From 28 May 2020 27 May 2020 LINK

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2020/672 of 19 May 2020

Measures on the establishment of a European instrument for temporary support to mitigate unemployment risks in an emergency (SURE) following the COVID-19 outbreak Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 122 thereof From 20 May 2020 20 May 2020 LINK
Commission Communcation C(2020) 3251 of 13 May 2020 COVID-19: EU Guidance for the progressive resumption of tourism services and for health protocols in hospitality establishments N/A N/A 15 May 2020 LINK
Commission Communication C(2020) 3139 of 13 May 2020 COVID-19: Guidelines on the progressive restoration of transport services and connectivity N/A N/A 15 May 2020 LINK
Commission Recommendation (EU) 2020/648 of 13 May 2020 Recommendation on vouchers offered to passengers and travellers as an alternative to reimbursement for cancelled package travel and transport services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic Article 292 TFEU N/A 14 May 2020 LINK
Commission Communication C(2020) 3250 of 13 May 2020 Communication concerning a phased and coordinated approach for restoring freedom of movement and lifting internal border controls N/A N/A 15 May 2020 LINK
Regulation (EU) 2020/633 of 8 May 2020 Temporary measures for the acceptance of electronic copies of original official documents for applications for import tariff quotas for agricultural products managed by a system of import licences and for applications for import licences on husked Basmati rice, due to the pandemic of COVID-19

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006 (2);

Commission Regulation (EC) No 972/2006 (3)
From 12 May 2020 until 31 July 2020 11 May 2020 LINK
Communication from the Commission C(2020) 3072 of 7 May 2020 Guidance on free movement of health professionals and minimum harmonisation of training in relation to COVID-19 emergency measures – recommendations regarding Directive 2005/36/EC Directive 2005/36/EC Not specified 8 May 2020 LINK
Statement of the European Commission 2020/C 138 I/01 of 28 April 2020 Statement of relating to Regulation (EU) 2020/560 amending Regulations (EU) No 508/2014 and (EU) No 1379/2013 as regards specific measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the fishery and aquaculture sector Not specified Not specified 28 April 2020 LINK

Regulation (EU) 2020/561 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2020

Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices, as regards the dates of application of certain of its provisions Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 114 and point (c) of Article 168(4) thereof From 24 April 2020 24 April 2020 LINK

Regulation (EU) 2020/560 of the European Parliament and of the council of 23 April 2020

Regulation amending Regulations (EU) No 508/2014 and (EU) No 1379/2013 as regards specific measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID‐19 outbreak in the fishery and aquaculture sector Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 43(2)and 175 thereof From 25 April 2020 24 April 2020 LINK

Regulation (EU) 2020/559 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2020

Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 223/2014 as regards the introduction of specific measures for addressing the outbreak of COVID-19 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 175(3) thereof From 25 April 2020 24 April 2020 LINK

Regulation(EU) 2020/558 of the European Parliament an d of the Council of 23 April 2020

Regulation amending Regulations (EU) No 1301/2013 and (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards specific measures to provide exceptional flexibility for the use of the European Structural and Investments Funds in response to the COVID-19 outbreak Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 177, 178 and point (a) of Article 322(1) thereof From 24 April 2020 24 April 2020 LINK
 

Decision (EU) 2020/556 of the Council

of 21 April 2020

 Decision extending the temporary derogation from the Council’s Rules of Procedure introduced by Decision (EU) 2020/430 in view of the travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Union  Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 240(3) thereof  From 21 April 2020  23 April 2020  LINK

Decision (EU, Euratom) 2020/555 of the European Commission

of 22 April 2020

Decision amending its Rules of Procedure

Treaty on European Union,

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 249 thereof,

Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 106a thereof.
From 23 April 2020 22 April 2020 LINK

Decision (EU) 2020/545 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2020

Decision (EU) 2020/546 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2020

Decision (EU) 2020/547 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2020

Decision on on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

Decision on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2020 to provide emergency assistance to Member States and further reinforce the Union Civil Protection Mechanism/rescEU in response to the COVID-19 outbreak

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management
From 17 april 2020, for financial year 2020 21 April 2020

2020/545

2020/546

2020/547

Communication C(2020) 2523 - European Commission Guidance on Apps supporting the fight against COVID 19 pandemic in relation to data protection Not specified Not specified 17 April 2020 LINK
Notice C(2020)2419 – European Commission Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures Statement from the European Council of 26 March 2020 Not specified 17 April 2020 LINK
Communication C(2020) 2516 – European Commission Guidance on the implementation of relevant EU provisions in the area of asylum and return procedures and on resettlement Not specified Not specified 17 April 2020 LINK

Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/538 of 17 April 2020

Amendment of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 as regards the scope of the Global Margin for Commitments

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 312 thereof;

Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 106a thereof

From 17 April 2020 17 April 2020 LINK

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/534 of 16 April 2020

Measures suspending the examination of applications for membership of existing European Reference Networks

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare (1), and in particular Article 12(4)(b) and (c) thereof
From 1 April 2020 17 April LINK

European Central Bank Regulation (EU) 2020/533 of 15 April 2020

Measures on the extension of deadlines for the reporting of statistical information

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank;

Council Regulation (EC) No 2533/98 of 23 November 1998 concerning the collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank (1)
From 18 April 2020 17 April 2020 LINK
Council Regulation (EU) 2020/521 of 14 April 2020 Activation of the emergency support under Regulation (EU) 2016/369, and amending its provisions taking into account the COVID‐19 outbreak Article 122(1) TFEU 1 February 2020 – 31 January 2022 15 April 2020 PDF
Communication C(2020) 2391 – European Commission Guidelines on COVID-19 in vitro diagnostic tests and their performance

Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVD)

Regulation (EU) 2017/746
Not defined 15 April 2020 PDF
Communication C(2020) 3100 – European Commission Guidelines on protection of health, repatriation and travel arrangements for seafarers, passengers and other persons on board ships Not defined Not defined 14 April 2020 PDF
Guideline (EU) 2020/515 of the European Central Bank of 7 April 2020 Guideline amending Guideline ECB/2014/31 on additional temporary measures relating to Eurosystem refinancing operations and eligibility of collateral (ECB/2020/21) Article 127(2) TFEU From 20 April 2020 8 April 2020 PDF
Communication C(2020) 2272 – European Commission Guidelines on the optimal and rational supply of medicines to avoid shortages during the COVID-19 outbreak Not defined Not defined 8 April 2020 PDF
Communication C(2020) 3200 – European Commission Temporary Framework for assessing antitrust issues related to business cooperation in response to situations of urgency stemming from the current COVID-19 outbreak Article 101 TFEU From 8 April 2020 until withdrawal by the Commission 8 April 2020 PDF
Communication C(2020) 2215 – European Commission Amendment to the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak Article 107(3) TFEU From 3 April 2020 4 April 2020 PDF
Commission Decision (EU) 2020/491 of 3 April 2020 Decision on relief from import duties and VAT exemption on importation granted for goods needed to combat the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak during 2020

Directive 2009/132/EC

Directive 2006/112/EC

Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009
from 30 January 2020 to 31 July 2020 (for Article 1) 3 April 2020 PDF
Communication C(2020) 2153 – European Commission

Guidelines on EU Emergency Assistance in Cross-Border Cooperation in Healthcare related to the COVID-19 crisis

    3 April 2020 PDF
Commission proposal Support for the agri-food sector     2 April 2020 LINK
Communication –2020/C 108/01– European Commission Guidance on using the public procurement framework in the emergency situation related to the COVID-19 crisis Directive 2014/24/EU Duration undefined 1 April 2020 PDF
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/466 of 30 March 2020 Temporary measures necessary to contain widespread risks to human, animal and plant health and animal welfare.

Regulation (EU) 2017/625

Until 1 June 2020 31 March 2020 PDF
Regulation (EU) 2020/460 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 March 2020 Amendment to Regulations (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013 and (EU) No 508/2014 as regards specific measures to mobilise investments in the healthcare systems of Member States and in other sectors of their economies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative) Articles 43(2), 177 and 178 TFEU Undefined 31 March 2020 PDF
Regulation (EU) 2020/461 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 March 2020 Amendment of ouncil Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 in order to provide financial assistance to Member States and to countries negotiating their accession to the Union that are seriously affected by a major public health emergency Articles 175 and 212(2) TFEU Undefined 31 March 2020 PDF
Communication – C(2020) 2051 – European Commission Guidelines concerning the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 outbreak Regulation EC 883/2004   30 March 2020 PDF
Regulation (EU) 2020/459 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 March 2020 Amendment of Council Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community Airports Article 100(2) TFEU Until 24 October 2020 30 March 2020 PDF
Communication from the Commission of 30 March 2020 - C(2020) 2050 final Guidance on the implementation of the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU, on the facilitation of transit arrangements for the repatriation of EU citizens, and on the effects on visa policy Guidance to the application of the Schengen Borders Code Undefined 30 March 2020 PDF
Communication from the Commission C(2020) 2010 final of 26 March 2020 European Commission Guidelines: Facilitating Air Cargo Operations during COVID-19 outbreak Article 90 TFEU Undefined 27 March 2020 PDF
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/452 of 26 March 2020 Amendment to implementing Decision (EU) 2019/570 as regards capacities established to respond to low probability risks with a high impact Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 From 19 March 2020 27 March 2020 PDF
Communication – C(2020) 1981 – European Commission Guidance concerning foreign direct investment and free movement of capital from third countries, and the protection of Europe’s strategic assets, ahead of the application of the FDI Screening Regulation. Regulation (EU) 2019/452 (FDI Screening Regulation)   25 March 2020 PDF
Communication C(2020) 1897 – European Commission Communication on the implementation of the Green Lanes under the Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services Guidelines communication C(2020) 1753   24 March 2020 PDF

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/426 of 19 March 2020 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/402

See also Guidance published in Communication from the Commission of 20 March 2020
Makes the exportation of protective garments (including masks) subject to the production of an export authorisation Regulation (EU) 2015/479 15 March 2020 – 26 April 2020

15 March 2020

20 March 2020

PDF 2020/402

PDF 2020/426

PDF Guidance

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/414 of 19 March 2020 Amendment to Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/570 as regards medical stockpiling rescEU capacities Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 17 December 2013   19 March 2020 PDF
Communication COM(2020) 1863 – European Commission (19 March 2020) Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak of 19 March 2020 Article 107 TFEU  19 March 2020 until 31 December 2020 19 March 2020 PDF
Communication – C(2020) 1830 – European Commission Interpretative Guidelines on EU passenger rights regulations in the context of the developing situation with Covid-19.

Regulation EC 261/2004;

Regulation EC 1371/2007;

Regulation EU 1177/2010;

Regulation EU 181/2011.
  18 March 2020 PDF
Commission Recommendation (EU) 2020/403 of 13 March 2020 Recommendation on  conformity assessment and market surveillance procedures within the context of the COVID-19 threat Article 292 TFEU   16 March 2020 PDF
Communication C(2020) 1527 – European Commission On the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations Regulation (EU) 2016/1036   16 March 2020 PDF
Guidelines – C(2020) 1753 – European Commission Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services. Not mentioned.   16 March 2020 PDF
Communication – COM 52020) 115 – European Commission Temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU. Not mentioned. 30 days (until 15 April 2020) 16 March 2020 PDF

Communication COM(2020) 112 – European Commission (13 March 2020)

Coordinated economic response to the COVID-19 Outbreak of 13 March 2020

Article 35, 36, 107 TFEU 

13 March 2020

13 March 2020 

PDF

 

Federal measures: general measures

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication in Belgian State Gazette Link to publication
Act containing various provisions on justice in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (20 May 2020)

Temporary relaxation of the requirements for the identification of the signatories of authentic instruments who hold judicial office or an office with the Constitutional Court; lawfulness of the temporary measures relating to the lodging of petitions; the liquidation distribution procedure; videoconference for judicial officers; etc.

Article 74 of the Constitution From 30 May 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Federal Public service Interior (26 May 2020) Royal Decree extending certain measures taken by Royal Decree No. 19 of 5 May 2020 concerning the extension of the time limits for proceedings before the Council of immigration disputes and the written procedure

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I);

Royal Decree No 19 of 5 May 2020 on the extension of the time limits for proceedings before the Council of immigration disputes and the written procedure.
Extended until 30 June 2020 27 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Federal public service Justice (20 May 2020) Royal Decree extending certain measures taken by the Act of 30 April 2020 on various provisions relating to justice and the notary's office in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Act of 30 April 2020 on various provisions relating to justice and the notary's office in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Ministerial order of 23 March 2020 on measures to be taken

to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Extended until 3 July 2020 27 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 25 May 2020 amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 Modalities concerning the re-opening musea, zoos and nature parcs

Act of 31 December 1963 on civil protection, article 4;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police, articles 11 and 42;

Act of 15 May 2007 on civil security, articles 181, 182 and 187;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Etc.
From 27 May 2020 26 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

People are obliged to stay at home or in a secondary residence of which they are either the owner or tenant for a period of at least one year, with the exclusion of mobile secondary residences not yet installed on a fixed site.

It is forbidden to be on public roads or in public places, except in case of necessity.

Act of 31 December 1963 on civil protection, article 4;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police, articles 11 and 42;

Act of 15 May 2007 on civil security, articles 181, 182 and 187;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Etc.
From 20 May 2020 20 May 2020 PDF
Act suspending certain time limits relating to civil security (11 May 2020) Mandatory time-limits and time-limits for appeal shall be suspended for a period of 60 days from 18 March 2020

Article 74 of the Constitution;

Act of 15 May 2007 on civil security;

Royal Decree of 19 April 2014 laying down the administrative status of the operational staff of the emergency zones
From 18 March 2020 until 60 days later. 20 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree n°20 of the Social Security Federal Public Service  (13 May 2020) Royal Decree on temporary measures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure continuity of care with regard to compulsory healthcare insurance

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II);

Act on Compulsory Health Care and Indemnity Insurance, coordinated on 14 July 1994;

Act of 15 December 2013 containing various provisions concerning administrative simplification, this decree is excepted from the regulatory impact assessment;

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I).
From 13 March 2020. 19 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 18 May 2020 Extension of the time limits set out in the Royal Decree No 12 of 21 April 2020 with regard to the extension of the time limits for proceedings before the Council of State and the written handling of cases until 30 June 2020 (included).

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 (I);

Royal Decree No 12 of 21 April 2020 concerning the extension of the time limits for proceedings before the Council of State and the written handling of cases.
From 19 May 2020 until 30 June 2020 18 May 2020 PDF
Act of 7 May 2020 concerning pensions (1) Exceptional measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic on pensions, supplementary pensions and other complementary social security benefits Article 74 of the Constitution From 13 March 2020 until 30 September 2020 (except for Article 10) 18 May 2020 PDF
Act of 7 May 2020 on rail transport (I) Measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus on rail transport (I) Article 74 of the Constitution From 19 May 2020 (except for chapter 1 section 2, subsection 1 and 2, which enter into force from 1 March 2020) 18 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree – Federal Public Interior Service (15 May 2020) Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Act of 31 December 1963 on civil defense;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police function;

Act of 15 May 2007 on civil security;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on measures to improve the protection of the environment to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Act of 15 December 2013 containing various provisions concerning administrative simplification.
As from 18 May 2020 15 May 2020 PDF
Act - Federal Public Service for Internal Affairs (13 May 2020)

Act suspending various deadlines and procedural time limits provided for (or under) several Acts, in the field of police services, security during football matches, administrative sanctions and private/special security.

Acts concerned include the Act of 7 December 1998 organizing an integrated police service, the Act of 21 December 1998 on security during football matches, the Act of 13 May 1999 on the disciplinary status of staff members of the police services, the Act of 24 June 2013 administrative sanctions, the law of 24 June 2013 on the and the law of 2 October 2017. regulating private and special security.
Article 74 of the Constitution As from 15 May 2020 15 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Public Federal Service Justice (13 May 2020) Royal Decree extending the measures taken with Royal Decree No. 15 of 24 April 2020 on the temporary suspension in favour of companies of the implementation measures and other measures for the duration of the COVID crisis-19

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II);

Royal Decree No 15 of 24 April 2020 on the temporary suspension of enforcement and other measures in favour of companies for the duration of the COVID crisis-19;

Extended  until 17 June 2020 13 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Public Federal Service Justice (13 May 2020) Royal Decree extending the measures taken by Royal Decree No. 3 of 9 April 2020 laying down various provisions relating to criminal procedure and the enforcement of sentences and measures provided for in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I);

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II);

Royal Decree No. 3 of 9 April 2020 laying down provisions for

miscellaneous matters relating to criminal procedure and the enforcement of sentences and measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Royal Decree of 28 April 2020 extending the measures taken by

Royal Decree No. 3 of 9 April 2020 laying down various provisions relating to criminal procedure and the enforcement of sentences and measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19
Extended until 17 June 2020 13 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 17 of 4 May 2020 postponement of payment for employers of the contributions collected by the National Social Security Office Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 (II), Article 5, §1, 3° From 20 March 2020 12 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree – Federal Public Interior Service (8 May 2020) Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Act of 31 December 1963 on civil defense;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police function;

Act of 15 May 2007 on civil security;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on measures to improve the protection of the environment to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Act of 15 December 2013 containing various provisions concerning administrative simplification.
As from 10 May 2020 8 May 2020 PDF
Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport – Royal Decree (23 April 2020) Royal Decree on driving licence measures in relation to the crisis concerning COVID-19

Road Traffic Police Act;

Royal Decree of 23 March 1998 on driving licences;

Royal Decree of 10 July 2006 on driving licences for vehicles in category B;

Royal Decree of 4 May 2007 on driving licences, professional competence and continuous training for drivers of vehicles in categories C1, C1+E, C, C+E, D1, D1+E, D, D+E;

Various documents linked to driving licenses that expire after 15 March 2020 are extended until 30 September 2020. 7 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 30 April 2020 Measures to ensure a correct and timely flow of information on the number of Covid-19 patients, the hospital capacity and stocks of personal protective equipment The coordinated act on hospitals and other care institutions of 10 July 2008, Article 92. From 6 May 2020 6 May 2020 PDF

Royal Decree No 19 of 5 May 2020

Extension of the time limits in place before the Council of immigration disputes Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 (I) From 9 April 2020 until 18 May 2020 6 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree extending certain measures provided for by Royal Decree No 12 of 21 April 2020 with regard to the extension of the time limits for proceedings before the Council of State and the written handling of cases (4 May 2020) The period referred to in Articles 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Royal Decree No 12 of 21 April 2020 relating to the extension of the time limits for proceedings before the Council of State and the written handling of cases is extended until 18 May 2020

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 (I);

Royal Decree No 12 of 21 April 2020 concerning the extension of the time limits for proceedings before the Council of State and the written handling of cases
From 4 May 2020 until 18 May 2020 4 May 2020 PDF
Act containing various provisions on justice and the notarial profession in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (1) (30 April 2020)

Extension of deadlines in the context of judicial sales and voluntary judicial sales;

Taking of the oath by written declaration;

Authentic powers of attorney in dematerialised form and attachment of electronic private powers of attorney;

Videoconference for notarial bodies; etc.
Article 74 of the Constitution From 13 or 18 March 2020 4 May 2020 PDF

Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on special measures in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the basis of Book XVIII of the Economic Act Code (2 May 2020)

+ Erratum published on 6 May 2020

In Article 2, first paragraph, of the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on special measures in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the basis of Book XVIII of the Economic Act Code, the provision under 1° is abolished.

Economic Act Code, Articles XVIII.1 and XVIII.2, inserted by the Act of 27 March 2014;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on special measures in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the basis of Book XVIII of the Economic Act Code, as amended by the Ministerial Decrees of 27 March and 7 April 2020

From 4 May 2020

Erratum: 6 May 2020

4 May 2020

PDF

PDF Erratum

Ministerial Decree of the Federal public Interior service Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Act of 31 December 1963 on civil protection;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police function;

Act of 15 May 2007 on civil security;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on measures to be taken

to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Act of 15 December 2013 containing various provisions concerning administrative simplification
Until 10 May 2020 30 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal public service employment (23 April 2020) Royal Decree temporarily easing the conditions under which the unemployed, with or without a company supplement, can be employed in vital sectors and temporarily freezing the degressivity of full unemployment benefits

Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 on social security for workers;

Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 regulating the

unemployment;

Royal Decree of 7 December 1992 on the granting of unemployment benefits in the event of a conventional early retirement pension;

Royal Decree of 3 May 2007 laying down the unemployment scheme with company supplement.
Depending on the measure, the Royal decree is applicable from 1 Apil 2020 or later to end July or earlier. 30 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Public Service for Justice (28 April 2020)

Royal Decree extending the measures taken by

Royal Decree No. 4 of 9 April 2020 on various provisions relating to co-ownership and company and association law in the context of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I), Article 4, subparagraph 3;

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Article 2, subparagraph 1 and Article 5 § 1, 1°, 3°, 4° and 6°;

Royal Decree No. 4 of 9 April 2020, Articles 1 and 4.

From 28 April 2020 28 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Public Service for Justice (28 April 2020)

Royal Decree extending the measures taken by

Royal Decree No. 3 of 9 April 2020 laying down various provisions relating to criminal procedure and the enforcement of sentences and the measures provided for in the fight against the spread of coronavirus COVID-19

Acts of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, (I) and (II);

Royal Decree No. 3 of 9 April 2020, Article 1, subparagraph 3.
From 28 April 2020 28 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Public Service for Justice (28 April 2020)

Royal Decree extending certain measures taken by the Royal Decree No. 2 of 9 April 2020 on the extension of limitation periods and other time limits for bringing legal proceedings and on the extension of procedural time limits and written procedure before courts and tribunals

Acts of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, (I) and (II);

Royal Decree No. 2 of 9 April 2020, Articles 1 § 1 and 2 § 1.
From 28 April 2020 28 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree n° 14 - Federal Public Services for Social Security and for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (27 April 2020)

Measures to ensure the good organization of work in critical sectors during the Covid-19 crisis

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Article 5, § 1, 5°;

Act of 16 March 1971 on Labour;

Act of 3 July 1978 on employment contracts;

Act of 29 June 1981 establishing the general principles of the social security for employed persons, Article 23, 2nd paragraph, as amended;

Recovery Act of 22 January 1985 containing

social provisions;

Act of 24 July 1987 on temporary work, temporary agency work and the placing of workers at the disposal of users;

Etc.

From 1st April 2020 until 30 June 2020 (for Chapters 1 to 5) or 31 May 2020 (for Chapter 7) 28 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree on the partial distribution of the provisional credit registered in program 06-90-1 of the Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional credits for the months of April, May and June 2020 and intended to cover legal costs and damages, overdue premiums for competence development, cybersecurity, investments in defence and other miscellaneous expenses (19 April 2020) A commitment appropriation and a settlement appropriation of € 153,880,142 will be taken from the provisional appropriation, subscribed to programme 06-90-1 (basic allocation 90.10.01.00.01) of the Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of April, May and June 2020, and will be distributed Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of April, May and June 2020, Article 11 From 27 April 2020 27 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree n° 15 on the temporary suspension for the benefit of companies of implementing measures and other measures during the COVID-19 crisis (24 April 2020) Measures providing for a legal moratorium protecting companies against certain actions by their creditors Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Articles 2, first paragraph, and 5, § 1, 3°, 4° and 6°. From 24 April 2020 24 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree laying down special measures for members of staff of the federal public office in the context of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 (22 April 2020) Measures to deal with the operational problems arising from the measures taken, in particular to enable the Federal departments to complete the procedures for which they are responsible within the time limits laid down and to ensure compliance with the deadlines for staff and to meet the urgent staffing needs arising from the health crisis caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.

Constitution, Articles 37 and 107(2);

Act of 16 March 1954 on the control of certain institutions of public utility, Article 11, § 1, first paragraph, replaced by the Act of 24 December 2002;

Act of 22 July 1993 on certain measures relating to public service matters, Article 4, § 2, 1°, replaced by the Act of 20 May 1997;

Act of 14 December 2000 establishing certain aspects of the organisation of working time in the public sector, Articles 5, § 4, second paragraph, 7, § 3, second paragraph, 8, § 2, second paragraph, and 13, § 4, second paragraph
From 18 March 2020 24 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree n° 12 – Federal Public Service for Internal Affairs (21 April 2020)

Royal Decree concerning the extension of the time limits for proceedings before the Council of State and the written procedure

Act of 27 March 2020  which authorizes the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I), Articles 2, 3 and 4. From 9 April 2020 22 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment  (19 April 2020) Royal Decree establishing the status of the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic on the territory of Belgium The coordinated Act of 10 July 2008 on hospitals and other care institutions, Article 101, 2° (as replaced by the Act of 17 July 2015 and modified by the Royal Decree n° 8 of 19 April 2020. From 11 March 2020. 22 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID – 19 (17 April 2020)

Amendments to the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID – 19;

Etc.

Act of 31 December 1963 on civil protection, article 4;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police, articles 11 and 42;

Act of 15 May 2007 on civil security, Articles 181, 182 and 187;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID – 19;

Etc.
17 April 2020 – 30 June 2020 17 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No. 6 of 16 April 2020 The appointment of the members of the Supreme Judicial Council is postponed Articles 2,5 and 6 of the Act of 27 March 2020 `which authorizes the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (iI) From 18 March 2020 17 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Public Service for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue

Royal Decree rendering binding the Collective Labour Agreement No 147 of 18 March 2020, concluded within the National Labour Council, establishing a regime of total suspension of the performance of the employment contract and/or a regime of reduced working time in the event of a lack of work resulting from economic causes for employees due to the coronavirus crisis (1)

Act of 5 December 1968 on collective labour agreements and joint committees, Article 28.

Duration undefined 10 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 4 of 9 April 2020 Measures on co-ownership and company and association law in the context of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic Article 4, first paragraph, of the Act of 27 March 2020 `which authorizes the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I) From 1 (Chapter 2) or 10 (Chapter 1) March 2020 until 3 May 2020 9 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 3 of 9 April 2020 Measures on criminal procedure and execution of sentences and measures in connection with the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 Article 4, first paragraph, of the Act of 27 March 2020 `which authorizes the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I) From 9 April 2020 9 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 2 of 9 April 2020 Measures on the extension of limitation periods and other time limits for taking legal action, as well as the extension of time limits for the administration of justice and written proceedings before the courts and tribunals Article 4, first paragraph, of the Act of 27 March 2020 `which authorizes the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I) From 9 April 2020 until 3 May 2020 9 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No.1 of 6 April 2020 Non-compliance with the measures decreed on the basis of Article 187 of the Act of 15 May 2007 on Civil Security (including the  Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID – 19 can be sanctioned with municipal administrative sanctions Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II) 7 April 2020 – 30 June 2020 7 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID – 19 (3 April 2020)

Amendments to the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID – 19;

Etc.

Act of 31 December 1963 on civil protection, article 4;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police, articles 11 and 42;

Act of 15 May 2007 on civil security, Articles 181, 182 and 187;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID – 19;

Etc.
From 4 April 2020 until 19 April 2020 3 April 2020  PDF

Act authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II) (1) (27 March 2020)

In order to enable Belgium to respond to the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic or pandemic and cope with its consequences, the King may take certain measures Article 74 of the Constitution. During 3 months, starting from 30 March 2020 30 March 2020 PDF
Act authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I) (1) (27 March 2020) The King may take measures to adapt the powers, the functioning and the administration of justice, including the time limits laid down by the law, of the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State and the administrative courts, in order to guarantee the continuity of the administration of justice and their other missions. Article 78 of the Constitution. During 3 months, starting from 30 March 2020 30 March 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID – 19 (24 March 2020) Hairdressers, who may receive only one customer at a time in their business and this by appointment, will no longer be considered an exception on the obligated closure

Act of 31 December 1963 on civil protection, article 4;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police, articles 11 and 42;

Act of 15 May 2007 on civil security, Articles 181, 182 and 187
From 24 March 2020 24 March 2020 PDF
Ministerial decree - Minister of Internal Affairs (23 March 2020) General corona measures: businesses, individuals, social distancing, etc. 1963 Civil Protection Act; 1992 Police Act; 2007 Civil Safety Act. 23 March 2020 until 5 April 2020 (included) 23 March 2020 PDF
Ministerial decree of 18 March 2020 - Minister of Internal Affairs (18 March 2020 - Repealed on 23 March 2020) General corona measures: businesses, individuals, social distancing, etc. 1963 Civil Protection Act; 1992 Police Act; 2007 Civil Safety Act 18 March 2020 until 5 April 2020 (inclusive) 18 March 2020 PDF 
Ministerial Decree on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID - 19. – Erratum (13 March 2020 - Repealed on 18 March 2020) Private and public activities of a cultural, social, festive, folkloric, sporting and recreational nature, school excursions and activities in the framework of youth movements, on and from the national territory and activities of worship services etc. are prohibited Law of 31 December 1963 on civil protection, article 4 Until 3 April 2020 (inclusive) 14 March 2020 PDF

Ministerial Decree - Interior federal public service (13 March 2020)

Ministerial Decree Initiating the Federal Phase for the Coordination and Coordination and Management of the Coronavirus Crisis COVID-19

Royal Decree of 31 January 2003 laying down the emergency plan national level;

Royal Decree of 22 May 2019 on emergency planning municipal and provincial level;

13 March 2020

13 March 2020

PDF 

Ministerial Decree – Interior federal public service (13 March 2020 - Repealed on 18 March 2020)

Ministerial Decree on Emergency Measures to Limit the Spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19 (prohibition of activities, religious ceremonies, closing of shops, etc).

1992 Police Act;

2007 Civil Safety Act

13 March 2020 until 3 April 2020 (included)  13 March 2020

PDF

Circular letter no. 681 – Federal Public Service for Strategy and Support (12 March 2020) Additional Coronavirus Pandemic Preparedness and Response Planning Guidelines (COVID-19) for the staff of the services of the Federal Administrative Public Office Article 1 of the Law of 22 July 1993 on certain measures relating to civil service matters Period undefined 13 March 2020 PDF

 

Federal measures: medicines, medical devices, PPE, etc.

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication in Belgian State Gazette Link to publication
Memorandum of Understanding - Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment  (not dated) Memorandum of understanding on the principles for the distribution of PPE ('personal protective equipment') in the care sector in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

Memorandum of understanding of 5 November 2018 between the Federal Authority and the authorities referred to in Articles 128, 130 and 135 of the Constitution establishing the generic structures for the sectoral health management of public health crises and their mode of operation for the application of the International Sanitary Regulation (2005);

Decision No 1082/2013/EC on serious cross-border threats to health.
From 29 April 2020 28 May 2020 PDF
Royal decree – Federal Public Service Finance (5 May 2020) Royal Decree amending Royal Decree No. 20 of 20 July 1970 fixing the rates of value added tax and determining the distribution of goods and services according to these rates with regard to mouth masks and hydroalcoholic gels

Value Added Tax Code;

Royal Decree No. 20 of 20 July 1970 fixing the rates of value added tax and determining the allocation of goods and services according to those rates;

4 May 2020 until 31 December 2020 7 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree no. 9 implementing Article 5, § 1, 2° of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), with a view to temporarily authorising the practice of nursing by non-authorised healthcare professionals (19 April 2020) Within the framework of the COVID-19 epidemic or pandemic, by way of derogation from this coordinated Act, the healthcare professionals referred to in this Act who are not authorised to do so may perform the activities referred to in Article 46 of this Act, provided that the following conditions are satisfied

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Articles 2, first paragraph and 5, § 1, 2° ;

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I), Article 4, third paragraph;

Act on the exercise of the health professions, coordinated on 10 May 2015
From 4 May 2020 until 31 December 2020 4 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 16 implementing Article 5, § 1, 2°, of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), with a view to the recovery of health professionals (29 April 2020) In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic or pandemic, the healthcare professionals referred to in that Act who are in possession of a visa may be required to provide healthcare necessary to cope with the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic or pandemic, provided that the following conditions are met

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Articles 2, first paragraph and 5, § 1, 2° ;

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I), Article 4, third paragraph;

Act on the exercise of the health professions, coordinated on 10 May 2015
From 4 May 2020 until 31 December 2020 4 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 18 establishing a database at Sciensano as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (4 May 2020) A database is being set up at Sciensano as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Sciensano is the controller of that database within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC.

Act of 30 July 2018 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data;

Act of 5 September 2018 establishing the Information Security Committee and amending various acts implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC;

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Articles 2 and 5, § 1, 1°
From 4 May 2020 until 4 June 2020 4 May 2020 PDF
Decision of the Chief Executive Officer of the FAMHP to extend the various urgent measures concerning specific medicines to combat shortages of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (27 April 2020) The previous Decision is extended until 1 June 2020

Act of 25 March 1964 on medicinal products, Articles 1bis, § 1., 2°, 4° and 5°, § 3. inserted by the Act of 21 June 1983 and amended by the Act of 20 June 2013, 12quinquies, paragraph 3, inserted by the Act of 1 May 2006 and amended by the Act of 20 December 2019, and 12septies, paragraph 1, inserted by the Act of 1 May 2006;

Royal Decree of 24 March 2020 on special measures to combat shortages of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Articles 3, § 1. and 4, first paragraph, 1°, 3°, 5° and 8° ;

Decision of the Chief Executive Officer of the FAMHP of 1 April 2020 containing various urgent measures regarding specific medicines to combat shortages of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, as amended by the decision of the Chief Executive Officer of the FAMHP of 8 April 2020
From 28 April 2020 until 1 June 2020 4 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree n° 10 – Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment  (19 April 2020) Royal Decree permitting the granting, the terms and conditions to distribute and liquidate an advance to general hospitals in connection with the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic Act of 27 March 2020 which authorizes the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (ii), Article 5 § 1, 2°, 3° and 5°. From 22 April 2020 22 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree n° 8 – Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment  (19 April 2020) Royal Decree amending the Article 101 of the coordinated Act of 10 July 2008 on hospitals and other health care institutions

Act of 27 March 2020 which authorizes the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (ii), Article 5 § 1, 2°, 3° and 5°;

The coordinated Act of 10 July 2008 on hospitals and other care institutions.
From 22 April 2020 22 April 2020 PDF
4 Ministerial Decrees amending the list annexed to the Royal Decree of 1 February 2018 laying down the procedures, periods and conditions relating to the reimbursement of the costs of compulsory insurance for medical care and allowances for the costs of pharmaceutical specialities (14 April 2020) Measures to voluntarily reduce the price and/or the basis of reimbursement of certain proprietary medicinal products in order to ensure continuity of care

Act on compulsory insurance for medical care and benefits;

Royal Decree of 1 February 2018 laying down the procedures, deadlines and conditions for the reimbursement of compulsory insurance for medical care and benefits in the cost of pharmaceutical specialities, in particular Article 84.
From 1 May 2020 20 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on special measures in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the basis of Book XVIII of the Economic Act Code (7 April 2020) Manufacturers and wholesalers may sell the products referred to in the Ministerial Decree to companies which need these products by or by virtue of statutory or regulatory provisions, other than those relating to the protection of their employees, in the manufacture, processing, storage or warehousing of their goods or in the exercise of their activities

Economic Act Code, articles XVIII.1 and XVIII.2, inserted by the law of 27 March 2014;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on special measures in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the basis of Book XVIII of the Economic Act Code
From 9 April 2020 9 April 2020 PDF
Decision of the Administrator-General of the Federal Agency for Medicine and Health Products concerning various urgent mesures regarding specific medicines to combat shortages of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic The decision restricts the sale of certain medicine. Royal Decree – Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (24 March 2020) 1 April 2020 – 30 April 2020

1 April 2020

(website of the Federal Agency)

6 April 2020 (Belgian State Gazette)

PDF

PDF

Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on special measures in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the basis of Book XVIII of the Economic Act Code (27 March 2020) Amendment to ensure that the personal protective equipment is made available to all employees at risk of exposure to the coronavirus

Economic Act Code, articles XVIII.1 and XVIII.2, inserted by the Act of 27 March 2014;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on special measures in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on the basis of Book XVIII of the Economic Act Code;
From 30 March 2020 30 March 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (24 March 2020) Royal Decree allowing the Minister to take, under certain conditions, special measures of addressing drug shortages in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Article 108 of the Constitution;

Act of 25 March 1964 on medicines.

For 12 months as of 25 March 2020 25 March 2020 PDF

Ministerial Decree - Federal Public Service Economy (23 March 2020)

Measures regulating the sale of certain medical supplies (e.g. surgical masks, disinfectant wipes for medical use).

The sale of those supplies may be limited to hospitals and patients.

The Economic Law Act.

From 23 March 2020 until 22 June 2020. 23 March 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (18 March 2020) Measures relating to the preparation and marketing of hydroalcoholic solutions for hygiene purposes in the fight against the spread of Covid-19

Article 105 Constitution;

Belgian Act of 21 December 1998;

Royal Decree of 4 April 2019.
20 March 2020 until 20 September 2020 (6 months) 20 March 2020   PDF
Royal decree - Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (17 March 220) The placing on the market, putting into service and use of rapid self-testing for the measurement or detection of SARS-CoV-2 related antibodies is prohibited.

Directive 98/79/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 1998 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices, Article 13;

Act of 25 March 1964 on medicinal products, Articles 1bis § 3; and 12septies
6 months beginning the day after the entry into force of this decree 18 March 2020 PDF

 

Federal measures: support to companies, State guarantee, etc.

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication in Belgian State Gazette Link to publication
Royal Decree on the partial distribution of the provisional credit registered in programme 06-90-1 of the Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional credits for the months of April, May and June 2020 and intended to cover legal costs and damages, overdue premiums for competence development, cyber security, investments in Defence and other miscellaneous expenses (7 May 2020) A commitment appropriation and a settlement appropriation of €50,780,000 will be taken from the provisional appropriation for the months of April, May and June 2020, and will be distributed in accordance with a specific table. Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of April, May and June 2020, Article 11 From 20 May 2020 20 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment 28 April 2020) Decree amending the Royal Decree of 9 September 2019 granting a subsidy of up to 75,000 euros to the “Fondation pour les générations futures”/” Stichting voor toekomstige generaties

Act of 21 December 2018 containing the finance Act for the

budget year 2019, Article 7, containing programme 25.55.1;

Act of 27 March 2019 opening provisional credits for the months of April, June and July 2019.
Not mentioned 15 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Strategy and Support (30 April 2020) Decree on the partial distribution, as regards compensation and legal costs, of the provisional credit entered in programme 06-90-1 of the Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional credits for the months of April, May and June 2020 for the financial year 2020 and intended to cover legal costs and compensation, arrears of bonuses for skills development, cybersecurity, investments in defence and other miscellaneous expenditure

Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the

months of April, May and June 2020 for the budget year 2020, Article 11.
From 11 May 2020 11 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Public federal social security service (6 May 2020)

Royal Decree amending the Act of 23 March 2020 amending the Act of 22 December 2016 introducing a bridging right in favour of self-employed persons and introducing temporary measures

under COVID-19 in favour of self-employed workers

Act of 23 March 2020 amending the Act of 22 December 2016

establishing a bridging right in favour of self-employed workers and introducing the temporary measures under COVID-19 in favour of self-employed workers.
From 1 March 2020 until 31 May 2020 8 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree implementing Article 8, § 2, of the Royal Decree of 14 April 2020 granting a State guarantee for certain credits in the fight against the effects of the coronavirus, with a view to establishing the procedure for requesting a derogation from the amount referred to in Article 8, § 1, 1° (29 April 2020) Measures regulating the procedure for applying for a derogation from the maximum amount of credits eligible for a State guarantee within the meaning of Article 8 of the Royal Decree of 14 April 2020 granting a State guarantee for certain credits in the fight against the effects of the coronavirus Royal Decree of 14 April 2020 granting a State guarantee for certain credits in the fight against the effects of the coronavirus, Article 8, § 2, second sentence From 1 April 2020 4 May 2020 PDF
Decision of the General Administrator of the FAMHP (8 April 2020) Decision of the FAMHP General Administrator modifying the various urgent measures concerning specific medicines to combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Act of 25 March 1964 on medicinal products;

Royal Decree of 24 March 2020 on special measures to fight the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
Not specified 30 April 2020 PDF
Public federal finance service - Special Powers Decree No. 7 (19 April 2020) Decree on additional support measures in the field of corporate tax, tax on legal entities, non-resident tax, personal income tax, value added tax, withholding tax, registration fees and fees. This Decree determines rules enabling to pay taxes at a later date.

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Income Tax Code 1992;

Value added tax Code;

Etc.
Postponement of the deadline for payment of various taxes until later in 2020. 24 April 2020 PDF
Public federal economy service – Royal Decree (22 April 2020) Royal Decree No. 11 on measures with regard to the terms and conditions of mortgage credit in the context of the corona crisis

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19.

From 1 April 2020 until 1 November 2020 24 April 2020 PDF
Public federal economy service – Royal Decree (22 April 2020) Royal Decree laying down special measures to protect undertakings for collective investment with a variable number of public shares from the consequences of the COVID epidemic-19

Act of 3 August 2012 relating to collective investment undertaking;

Act of 19 April 2014 relating to alternative collective investment undertakings  and their managers
Depending on the articles, until 31 July 2020 or extension of period that began before 30 April 2020. 24 April 2020 PDF
Public federal finance service - Special Powers Decree No. 7 (19 April 2020) Decree on additional support measures in the field of corporate tax, tax on legal entities, non-resident tax, personal income tax, value added tax, withholding tax, registration fees and fees. This Decree determines rules enabling to pay taxes at a later date.

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Income Tax Code 1992;

Value added tax Code;

Etc.
Postponement of the deadline for payment of various taxes until later in 2020. 24 April 2020 PDF
Public federal economy service – Royal Decree (22 April 2020) Royal Decree No. 11 on measures with regard to the terms and conditions of mortgage credit in the context of the corona crisis

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19.

From 1 April 2020 until 1 November 2020 24 April 2020 PDF
Public federal economy service – Royal Decree (22 April 2020) Royal Decree laying down special measures to protect undertakings for collective investment with a variable number of public shares from the consequences of the COVID epidemic-19

Act of 3 August 2012 relating to collective investment undertaking;

Act of 19 April 2014 relating to alternative collective investment undertakings  and their managers
Depending on the articles, until 31 July 2020 or extension of period that began before 30 April 2020. 24 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree granting a State guarantee for certain credits in the fight against the effects of the coronavirus (14 April 2020) Measures relating to comprehensive risk mutualisation, a portfolio approach, burden-sharing between the State and credit institutions and measures to ensure that the scheme is consistent with the European legal framework.

Constitution, Article 105;

Act of 22 February 1998 establishing the organic statute of the National Bank of Belgium;

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to provide a State guarantee for certain credits in the fight against the effects of the coronavirus and amending the Law of 25 April 2014 on the statute and supervision of credit institutions and listed companies
From 1 April 2020 until 30 September 2020 15 April 2020 PDF
Act – Federal Public Service for finance (27 March 2020) Act authorising the King to grant a State guarantee for certain credits in the fight against the consequences of the coronavirus and amending the Act of 25 April 2014 on the status and control of credit institutions and brokerage firms

Article 74 of the Constitution

From 1st April 2020 31 March 2020 PDF
Act amending the Act of 22 December 2016 introducing a bridging right for the benefit of the self-employed and introducing temporary measures under COVID-19 for the benefit of the self-employed (23 March 2020) Self-employed persons, insofar as they are not entitled to a replacement income, are entitled to a financial allowance during this calendar month Article 74 of the Constitution From 1 March 2020 until 30 April 2020 24 March 2020 PDF

 

Federal measures: other measures

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication in Belgian State Gazette Link to publication
Royal Decree No 27 repealing Royal Decree No 16 of 29 April 2020 implementing Article 5, § 1, 2°, of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), with a view to the recovery of healthcare professionals (29 May 2020) Royal Decree No 16 of 29 April 2020 implementing Article 5, § 1, 2°, of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), with a view to claiming healthcare professionals, is repealed.

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Articles 2, first paragraph and 5, § 1, 1° ;

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I), Article 4, second paragraph;

Royal Decree no. 16 of 29 April 2020 implementing Article 5, § 1, 2° of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), with a view to calling up healthcare professionals
From 29 May 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 26 repealing Royal Decree No 9 of 19 April 2020 implementing Article 5, § 1, 2° of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), with a view to temporarily authorising the practice of nursing by non-authorised healthcare professionals (29 May 2020) Royal Decree no. 9 of 19 April 2020 implementing Article 5, § 1, 2° of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), with a view to temporarily authorising the practice of nursing by non-authorised healthcare professionals, is repealed.

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Articles 2, first paragraph and 5, § 1, 1° ;

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I), Article 4, second paragraph;

Royal Decree no. 9 of 19 April 2020 implementing Article 5, § 1, 2° of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), with a view to temporarily authorising the practice of nursing by non-authorised healthcare professionals
From 29 May 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree extending the transitional period referred to in standard NBN EN 228 by one additional month from 1 June to 30 June 2020 in accordance with Article 2(4) of the Royal Decree of 8 July 2018 on the designation and characteristics of diesel fuel and petrol (28 May 2020) The transitional period concerning the volatility of petrol will be postponed a second time for the year 2020 only. The summer period when only Class A petrol is permitted begins on 1 July 2020.

Economic Act Code, Article VI.9, § 1, 2° ;

Royal Decree of 8 July 2018 on the designation and characteristics of diesel fuel and petrol, Article 2, fourth paragraph, inserted by the Royal Decree of 30 April 2020
From 1 June 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Act amending certain provisions of the Economic Act Code with regard to the registration in the CBE and the postponement of sales (1) (27 May 2020) Measures regarding the sales period and measures regarding the fact that companies must not change their information in the CBE if they temporarily execute their activities differently during the Covid-19 pandemic Article 74 of the Constitution From 29 May 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Act regarding consumer credits in order to help lenders of such credits to weather the crisis caused by the coronavirus (1 ) (27 May 2020) Measures relating to temporary contracts authorising lenders in the field of consumer credit, during the period between 1 May and 31 July 2020, to grant temporary deferment of repayment of a loan or an instalment sale, as well as extension of the zero setting period in the case of credit openings, for a maximum period of 3 months Article 74 of the Constitution From 1 May 2020 until 31 January 2021 29 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 24 temporarily extending the scope of the law of 3 July 2005 on the rights of volunteers to the organisations recognised by the competent authorities for the assistance and care of the elderly and for the reception and accommodation of elderly people in the private commercial sector (20 May 2020) The definition of the term "organisation" as mentioned in Article 3, 3°, of the Act of 3 July 2005 on the rights of volunteers is extended; The organisations are excluded from the scope of application of the aforementioned Act for the periods during which they replace an employee who is placed in temporary unemployment in the position he holds with a volunteer.

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 (II), Article 5, § 1, 3° and 5°;

Act of 3 July 2005 on the rights of volunteers;
From 1 May 2020 until 30 June 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 28 November 1969 implementing the Act of 27 June 1969 revising the Decree Act of 28 December 1944 on the social security of blue-collar workers extending the period of validity of luncheon vouchers, eco vouchers, gift vouchers and sport/culture vouchers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (20 May 2020) The validity of gift vouchers, meal vouchers, sports and culture vouchers and eco vouchers, which expire in March, April, May and June 2020, is extended

Act of 27 June 1969 revising the Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 on social security for blue-collar workers, Article 14, § 2;

Act of 29 June 1981 on the general principles of social security for employees, Article 23, second paragraph, amended by the Act of 24 July 2008;

Etc.
From 1 March 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Act of 14 May 2020 Exceptional measures for institutions for company pensions Article 74 of the Constitution From 1 March 2020 until 30 September 2020 (included) 26 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree temporarily suspending, pursuant to the COVID-19 pandemic, the application of the condition that the period of incapacity for work in the benefit insurance for self-employed workers and assisting spouses can commence at the earliest on the date of signature of the certificate of incapacity for work (18 May 2020) Measures to enable the insurance institution's advising doctor to recognise, as soon as possible, the self-employed person's incapacity for work as from the first day of the period of incapacity for work as determined by the treating doctor, if that self-employed person has not consulted his treating doctor on the first day of the period of incapacity for work in question.

Act on compulsory insurance for medical care and benefits, coordinated on 14 July 1994, Article 86(3);

Royal Decree of 20 July 1971 instituting benefit and maternity insurance for self-employed persons and assisting spouses;

Act of 25 April 1963 on the management of institutions of public utility for social security and social welfare, Article 15, first paragraph
From 20 May 2020 20 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree introducing a subsidy "COVID-19" for the target group of public social welfare centres (13 May 2020) An allowance is granted to the centres to enable them to provide material, social, medical, socio-medical or psychological services to users who have lost part of their income under COVID-19 and who are no longer able to meet their daily or medical care costs.

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), more specifically Articles 2 and 5, § 1, 3° ";

Act of 8 July 1976 on public social welfare centres, Articles 1 and 57, § 1;

Finance Act of 20 December 2019 for the financial year 2020, article 17;

ACt of 22 May 2003 on the organisation of the budget and the accounting of the State, Articles 121 to 124;

Etc.
From 1 April 2020 until 31 December 2020 20 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree no. 21 on temporary adjustments to the reimbursement conditions and administrative rules in the compulsory insurance for medical care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (14 May 2020) Temporary measures applicable in compulsory medical insurance to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its consequences

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Articles 5, § 1, 1°, and 6;

Act on compulsory insurance for medical care and benefits, coordinated on 14 July 1994
From 1 March 2020 until a date decided by the King 20 May 2020 PDF
Act of the Public Federal Mobility and Transport Service (7 May 2020) Act to allow the postponement of the transmission and approval of the annual accounts of skeyes for the year 2019, as a result of the measures taken in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of certain economic public enterprises.

Until 31 July 2020 19 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree no. 23 implementing Article 5, § 1, 5°, of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II) containing the corona parental leave (13 May 2020). Introduction of corona-parental leave

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Article 5, § 1;

Recovery Act of 22 January 1985 containing social provisions
From 1 May 2020 until 30 June 2020 14 May 2020 PDF
Act of the Public Federal Employment Service (4 May 2020) Act to regulate the suspension of the procedure for social elections in the year 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19

Act of 20 September 1948 on the organisation of the economy, amended by the Act of 4 April 2019.

Not mentioned 13 May 2020 PDF
Act amending the Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 on unemployment regulations with regard to temporary unemployment benefits for employees of custom-made companies (4 May 2020) The reservation referred to in the second paragraph of the Royal Decree does not apply to the beneficiary who carries out an employment, outside the normal employment circuit, in a company which falls under Joint Committee 327 for sheltered workshops, social workshops and "made-to-measure" companies, as referred to in Article 230, § 1, sixth paragraph, of the Royal Decree of 3 July 1996 implementing the Law on compulsory insurance for medical care and benefits, coordinated on 14 July 1994. Article 74 of the Constitution. From 13 March 2020 14 May 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Public federal service employment (16 April 2020) Royal Decree laying down, for undertakings of  the Joint Committee for the Hotel Industry (CP 302), the conditions under which the lack of work resulting from economic causes suspends the performance of the contract of employment of a blue-collar worker.

Act of 3 July 1978 on employment contracts.

From 1 May 2020 until 30 May 2022 30 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 5 of 9 April 2020 – Erratum (9 April 2020) Erratum - Addition of the report to the king  and the opinion of the Council of State to the Royal Decree No 5 implementing Article 5, § 1, 5°, of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II) (measures adapting certain rules applicable in the agriculture and horticulture sector) Not mentioned Not mentioned From 28 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree amending Article 34 of the Royal Decree of 28 November 1969 implementing the Act of 27 June 1969 revising the Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 on the social security of blue-collar workers (9 April 2020) Measures granting recognised employers' social secretariats a specific period of time to recalculate and transfer the third advance payment due from employers for the first quarter of 2020, bearing in mind that the special powers will allow certain employers to defer payment of the sums collected by the National Social Security Office

Act of 27 June 1969 revising the Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 on social security for blue-collar workers, Article 23, § 2;

Royal Decree of 28 November 1969 implementing the Act of 27 June 1969 amending the Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 on social security for blue-collar workers, Article 34;

Act of 25 April 1963 on the management of institutions of public utility for social security and social welfare, Article 15, first paragraph
From 20 March 2020 20 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 5 of 9 April 2020 implementing Article 5, § 1, 5°, of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II) (9 April 2020) Measures adapting certain rules applicable in the agriculture and horticulture sector

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Article 5, § 1, 5°;

Act of 27 June 1969 revising the Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 on the social security of blue-collar workers;

Royal Decree of 28 November 1969 implementing the Act of 27 June 1969 revising the Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 on the social security of blue-collar workers;

Act of 25 April 1963 on the management of institutions of public utility for social security and social welfare, Article 15, first paragraph

From 1 April 2020 (some clauses form 1 March 2020) until 31 December 2020 20 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 21 December 2013 laying down the provisional rules applicable to the management contract of Infrabel and SNCB (NMBS) (9 April 2020) The amounts of subsidies foreseen for SNCB for the year 2019 are adjusted.

Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of certain economic public undertakings, Article 5(3)(3);

Royal Decree of 21 December 2013 laying down the provisional rules applicable to Infrabel's and SNCB's management contracts;

Article 8 of the Act of 15 December 2013 containing various provisions on administrative simplification;

Etc.
/ 20 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue - Erratum (30 March 2020) Erratum of the Royal Decree aimed at amending the procedures in the context of temporary unemployment due to the Covid-19 virus Not mentioned Not mentioned 16 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 19 March 2020 on private and public activities of a cultural, social, festive, folkloric, sporting and recreational nature (7 April 2020) Extending the scope of the Ministerial Decree of 19 March 2020 on private and public activities of a cultural, social, festive, folkloric, sporting and recreational nature

Economic Act Code, article XVIII.1, inserted by the law of 27 March 2014;

Ministerial Decree of 19 March 2020 on private and public activities of a cultural, social, festive, folkloric, sporting and recreational nature
From 9 April 2020 9 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree - Federal Public Service for Economy (3 April 2020) Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 19 March 2020 on the reimbursement of canceled package tours. Article XVIII.1 of the Belgian Economic Act Code From 3 April 2020 3 April 2020  PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Public Service for Social Inclusion, Poverty Reduction and Social Economy (31 March 2020) Royal decree on emergency food aid measures for the target groups of public social action centers

Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I) (1), article 5, § 1, 3°;

Organic Act of 8 July 1976 on public social action centers, articles 1 and 57;

Finance Act of 20 December 2019 for the budget year 2020, article 17.
From 1st April 2020 until 30 September 2020 (end of the subsidy period) 6 April 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (30 March 2020) Royal Decree aimed at amending the procedures in the context of temporary unemployment due to the Covid-19 virus

Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 concerning the social security of workers, article 7 § 1, 3°, i) (as replaced by the act of 14 February 1961);

Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 regulating unemployment;

Ministerial decree of 26 November 1991 laying down the modalities

of the unemployment regulations.
From 1st February 2020 until 30 June 2020 (and for some provisions, by exception as of 1st March 2020 or as of the publication of the Royal Decree) 2 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Circular - The Minister of Security and Home Affairs Circular informing of the creation of a “Taskforce GPI” to ensure a uniform application of the various Corona-related measures by the police. Not mentioned. Duration undefined 30 March 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Public Service for social security (27 March 2020) Royal Decree concerning the interruption of calendars which determine the delays for the execution of procedures for the modification of the list of reimbursable pharmaceutical specialities and the list of invasive medical implants and devices following the COVID-19 pandemic Act on  compulsory health Care and medical insurance and allowances, coordinated on 14 July 1994 From 13 March 2020 31 March 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree – Federal Public Service for Economy (19 March 2020) Measures regarding the postponing or reimbursement  of different kinds of activities  Article XVIII.1 of the Belgian Economic Act Code 20 March 2020 until 20 June 2020 (3 months) 20 March 2020  PDF 
Ministerial Decree on private and public activities of a cultural, social, festive, folkloric, sporting and recreational nature (19 March 2020 When an activity of a cultural, social, festive, folkloric, sporting or recreational nature cannot take place because of the corona crisis, the person organising this activity is entitled to issue the holder of a paid admission ticket to this activity with a credit note equal to the amount paid instead of a refund Economic Act Code, Article XVIII.1, inserted by the Act of 27 March 2014 From 20 March 2020 until 20 June 2020 20 March 2020 PDF

Royal Decree - Federal Public Service Social Security (18 March 2020)

Decree on the fees adjusted to telephone consultations relating to Covid-19 and on the specific reimbursement of telephone consultations.

Act on Compulsory Health Care and Indemnity Insurance, coordinated on 14 July 1994;

Act of 25 April 1963 on the management of bodies of public interest

From 14 March 2020 until a date to be defined by the Minister 23 March 2020 PDF
Royal Decree –Government – Resignation – Nomination (17 March 2020) Resignation and nomination of all ministers except for the Prime Minister Article 96 of the Consitution Duration undefined 18 March 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Government – Resignation (17 March 2020) The resignation of Mrs. S. WILMES from her office as Prime Minister in charge of Beliris and the Federal Cultural Institutions is not accepted. Article 96 of the Consitution Duration undefined 18 March 2020 PDF
Act amending the Act of 26 January 2006 on the holding of a compulsory stock of oil and petroleum products and the creation of an agency to manage part of this stock and amending the Act of 10 June 1997 on the general arrangements for products subject to excise duty, on the holding, movement and monitoring of such products and the Act of 13 July 1976 approving the Agreement on an International Energy Programme and its Annex, drawn up in Paris on 18 November 1974 (15 March 2020) Rules relating to the stockholding of mandatory stocks of crude oil and petroleum products and the establishment of an agency to manage part of these stocks in the event of a particularly urgent situation or local crisis Article 74 of the Constitution. From 1 January 2020 30 March 2020 PDF

 

Flemish Region / Flemish Community

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication in Belgian State Gazette Link to publication
Decree of the Flemish Government on measures to support the recovery of the private and social rental market after the restrictive coronavirus measures (8 May 2020) Measures concerning private rent and social rental after the restrictive coronavirus measures

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 6 § 1, IV and 20;

Decree of 15 July 1997 containing the Flemish Housing Code, Article 79, amended by the decrees of 24 March 2006 and 31 May 2013, Article 79bis, inserted by the decree of 9 November 2018, Article 92, § 3, first paragraph, 6° and 7°, replaced by the Decree of 10 March 2017, Article 93, § 1, second paragraph, 2°, replaced by the Decree of 29 March 2019, Article 95, § 1, first paragraph, fifth paragraph, 3°, replaced by the Decree of 29 March 2019, Article 99, § 1, first paragraph, amended by the Decree of 15 December 2006;

- the decree of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5
From 29 May 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government of 8 May 2020 Adaptation of administrative procedures and deadlines in the regulations of the Welfare, Public Health and Family policy area due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and amending various decrees of the Flemish Government of that policy area.

Special Act on Institutional Reform of 8 August 1980, Article 20;

Statute of 26 June 1991 regarding the recognition and subsidizing of community work, Articles 3, §2 and Article 4;

Statute of 23 February 1994 on infrastructure for person-related matters, Article 6, §2;

Etc.
From 20 March 2020 (except for Articles 82-84: From 3 April 2020) 26 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government of 15 May 2020 Changes to the Decree of the Flemish Governement on combating negative consequences of the COVID-19 virus for families and childcare providers Statute of 20 April 2012 on the organisation of childcare for babies and toddlers, Article 6 § 1, 3°, e) and § 5, Article 8 § 1 and § 3, 1°, Article 10, 3° and Article 12, § 1, second paragraph. From 15 May 2020 (except for Articles 1, 4, 5 and 6: From 4 May 2020) 26 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government of 15 May 2020 Temporary measures regarding sport subsidies and the emergency situation caused by COVID-19 Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5 From 26 May 2020 (except for Article 2: From 1 March 2020) 26 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government implementing the Statute of 8 May 2020 on the organisation of contact research within the framework of COVID-19 (8 May 2020) The collaboration of external partners will be entrusted with the task of detecting and supervising persons in the context of contact investigations. Statute of 8 May 2020 on the organisation of contact research within the framework of COVID-19, Article 3, paragraphs 1, 4 and 5. From 8 May 2020 Until 4 June 2020 20 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Administrator-General of the Flemish Government (8 May 2020) Decree of the Administrator-General designating civil servants doctors and civil servants for the purpose of implementing Article 2 of the Ministerial Order of 19 June 2009 establishing the list of infections to be notified and delegating the power to designate civil servants doctors and civil servants

Statute of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy;

Ministerial Decree of 19 June 2009 establishing the list of infections to be reported and delegating the power to appoint civil servants doctors and civil servants
Not applicable. 19 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Community (14 May 2020) Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 18 March 2020 setting the date of entry into force of Articles 5, 6 and 7 of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 taking temporary measures to counter the spread of COVID-19 and extending the measures referred to in Articles 1 to 7 of the same Decree

Statute of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 to take temporary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Until 24 May 2020 (and no longer 7 June 2020), until 14 June 2020, or until 24 May 2020, depending on the measures. 19 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 8 May 2020 Extension of a number of measures relating to digital participation in the spatial planning and permit process, as stated in the Decree of 24 March 2020 concerning the environmental permit and the Decree of 27 March 2020, concerning the spatial planning process. Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5 From 25 April 2020 18 May 2020 PDF
Flemish Statute of 15 May 2020 Amendment of the Statute of 6 February 2004 on a guarantee scheme for SME, to take the covid-19 guarantee into account Article 39 of the Constitution From 19 May 2020 18 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Government (30 April 2020) Decree aiming at supporting the Agency for Integration and Civic Inclusion in order to offer the possibility to all persons in civic integration to follow a social orientation course at a distance (a part of the budget of the Flemish community is redistributed to that purpose).

Act of 16 May 2003 laying down the general provisions applicable to the budgets, the control of subsidies and the accounts of the communities and regions, as well as to the organisation of the control of the Court of Auditors, articles 11 to 14;

Statute of 29 March 2019 containing the Flemish Public Finance Codex, articles 72 to 76;

Statute of 20 December 2019 on the expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020, articles 11 and 13.
Undefined 15 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Government (28 April 2020)

Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 26 November 2007 granting subsidies to extracurricular training initiatives in the agricultural sector, with regard to the introduction of e-learning

Statute of 28 June 2013 on agricultural and fisheries policy, Article 15 ;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 4 June 2004 granting subsidies for out-of-school training initiatives in the agricultural sector, Article 3, paragraph 3 and Articles 13, 14 and 17.
From 28 April 2020 (by exception, article 1 enters into force 10 days after the publication of the Decree) 15 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Royal Decree of 12 December 2001 on service vouchers, with regard to the increased compensation (8 May 2020) The allowance for service vouchers will be temporarily increased by €5.40 per service voucher

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on the reform of institutions, Article 20, amended by the Special Act of 16 July 1993 and Article 6, IX, 8°;

Act of 20 July 2001 on the promotion of neighbourhood services and jobs, Article 4, first paragraph, 1° and Article 4, first paragraph, 2bis°
From 11 March 2020 until 31 May 2020 14 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government amending Article 20/5 of the Royal Decree of 16 May 2003 implementing Chapter 7 of Title IV of the Programme Act of 24 December 2002 (I), on the harmonisation and simplification of the arrangements for reductions in social security contributions, pursuant to the coronavirus COVID-19 (8 May 2020) Measures to urgently extend a number of deadlines for applying for the mentoring discount so that employers can collect the necessary documents, including mentoring agreements concluded with educational institutions, to receive the discount in a legally valid manner

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on the reform of institutions, Article 20, as amended by the Special Act of 16 July 1993, and Article 6, IX, 7° ;

Programme Act (I) of 24 December 2002, Article 347bis
From 1 March 2020 until 30 June 2020 14 May 2020 PDF
Statute adopting urgent temporary measures in the field of education following the corona crisis (1) (8 May 2020) Temporary measures in the field of education following the corona crisis

Statute on primary education of 25 February 1997;

Statute of 2 April 2004 on participation at school and the Flemish Education Council;

Statute of 8 June 2007 on the study financing of the Flemish Community;

Etc.
From 15 May 2020 (most articles) 14 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 8 May 2020 changing the Ministerial Decree of 24 March 2020 on emergency measures for mobility and public works Various measures on regulations concerning taxis, transport of dangerous goods and tachographs

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reform, Article 20;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 on emergency measures on mobility and public works
From 10 May 2020 12 May 2020 PDF
Statute of the Flemish Government (8 May 2020) Decree organising contact research in the context of COVID-19

GDPR;

Statute of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy;

Royal Decree N° 18 of 4 May 2020 establishing a database at Sciensano as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

From 11 May 2020 until 4 June 2020 8 May 2020 PDF
Special Statute of the Flemish Government (8 May 2020)

Special Statute granting an urgent temporary derogation from the special decree of 14 July 1998 on community education following the coronavirus crisis, with regard to the evaluation of students

Undefined. The measures concern the school year 2019-2020 8 May 2020 PDF
Statute of the Flemish Government (8 May 2020) Statute amending certain provisions relating to the selection and evaluation of the Commissioner for the Rights of the Child, the Flemish Ombudsman and the Director of the Flemish Institute for Peace, and establishing a coronavirus-related mediation mission within the Flemish Mediation Service in relation to residential leases Undefined. Undefined. 8 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (30 April 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government on the financial consequences of the measures against COVID-19 for the structures for disabled persons and for disabled persons receiving support from the "Vlaams Agentschap voor Personen met een Handicap".

Statute of 7 May 2004 establishing the internal autonomous agency with legal personality

"Vlaams Agentschap voor Personen met een Handicap (Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities);

Statute of 25 April 2014 on personalized financing for people with disabilities and reforming the method of financing care and support for people with disabilities.
Measures applicable for 2020 or for the period the Covid-19 pandemic period.   8 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Government  (30 April 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government laying down the measures to be taken following the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), with regard to allowances within the framework of family policy Decree of 27 April 2018 regulating allowances within the framework of family policy 1 April 2020 until 0 June 2020 7 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 30 April 2020 changing the Ministerial Decree of 24 March 2020 on emergency measures for mobility and public works Relaunch of driving license exams and car roadworthiness tests

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reform, Article 20;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 on emergency measures on mobility and public works
From 3 May 2020 6 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (24 April 2020) Prolongation of time limits in the Statute of 18 July 2003 on Water Management

Statute of 18 July 2003 on Water Management, Article 2.2.1, §2;

Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5.
From 24 April 2020 6 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (24 April 2020) Rules on the management of medical waste during the COVID-19 crisis Statute of 23 December 2011 on sustainable management of materials and waste, Articles 22 and 23. 24 April 2020 - – 17 September 2020 (unless altered) 6 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (30 April 2020) Decree to regulate certain temporary measures in the energy policy area because of the civil public health emergency due to COVID-19

Energy Statute of 8 May 2009, Articles 8.2.1, 8.3.1 and 8.4.1;

Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5.
From 5 May 2020 5 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree (29 April 2020) Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 18 March 2020 setting the date of entry into force of Articles 5, 6 and 7 of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 taking temporary measures to counter the spread of COVID-19 and extending the measures referred to in Articles 1 to 7 of the same Decree

Statute of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy, Articles 7 and 44, § 2;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 taking temporary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Article 8, second paragraph.
From 2 May 2020 5 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree (23 April 2020) Decree extending the Decree of the Flemish Government of 27 March 2020 on the granting of a premium to the student who followed an individual professional training as referred to in Article 90 of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 5 June 2009 on the organisation of employment mediation and professional training

Statute of 7 May 2004 establishing the public-law external privatized agency "Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding", Article 5, § 1, 3°;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 5 June 2009 on the organisation of employment mediation and professional training;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 27 March 2020.

From 23 April 2020 5 May 2020 PDF 
Ministerial Decree (22 April 2020)

Ministerial Decree amending Article 13bis of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 29 September 2017 concerning community works and Article 5 of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 03 April 2020 amending the Decree of the Flemish Government of 29 September 2017 concerning community works

Statute of 7 May 2004 establishing the externally independent agency "Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding" (Flemish Employment and Vocational Training Service), Article 5, § 1, 8°;

Statute of 7 July 2017 on community works and various provisions within the framework of the sixth State reform;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 03 April 2020 amending the Decree of the Flemish Government of 29 September 2017 concerning community works.

From 23 April 2020  5 May 2020 PDF 
Decree of the Flemish Government (24 April 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government introducing a number of support measures for residential care centers, short-stay centers, day care centers and day care centers following the COVID crisis-19

Act of 16 May 2003 laying down the general provisions applicable to budgets;

Statute of 18 May 2018 on Flemish social protection;

Flemish Public Finance Code;

Statute of 15 February 2019 on residential care;

Statute of 20 December 2019 containing the general expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020;

Program Statute accompanying the 2020 budget of 20 December 2019;

Decree on the Flemish Public Finance Code of 17 May 2019.
Measures for years 2020 and 2021 30 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (24 April 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Royal Decree of 12 December 2001 on service vouchers with regard to the extension of measures relating to public intervention

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Act of 20 July 2001 to promote the development of local services and jobs
Until 10 May 2020 30 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government of 24 April 2020 Emergency measures for training, examinations, return and subsidies to municipalities in the context of safe school environments Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20 From 16 March 2020 29 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government of 24 April 2020

Fixing the end date on 27 April 2020 of the emergency measures for the Decree on emergency measures regarding the Statute of 3 May 2019 concerning the municipal roads

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20 From 24 April 2020 29 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government of 24 April 2020 A second assessment round of 2020 for project grants and subsidies within the Arts Decree is organised Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5 From 15 March 2020 29 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 24 April 2020 Extension until 17 July 2020 of certain procedural measures, mentioned in the Decree of the Flemish Government of 27 March 2020 on measures  with regard to public health, as regards the procedural deadlines applicable to the Council for permit disputes and the Enforcement College. Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5 From 24 April 2020 29 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government amending two decrees implementing Article 5 of the Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, as regards environmental permits and spatial plans (22 April 2020) extension measures of the expiry period of environmental permits and reports of indefinite duration, etc. Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5 Undefined 27 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Government (14 April 2020) Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 4 March 2020 on the organisation of a call for the submission of aid applications for small and medium-sized wind turbines (delays extended because of the Covid-19 crisis

Statute on Energy of 8 May 2009, Articles 8.2.1, 3°, 8.3.1, 3° and 8.4.1, 3°;

Decree on Energy of 19 November 2010, Articles 7.11.1 to 7.11.3.
From 22 April 2020 22 April 2020 PDF
Statute on measures in higher education for the academic year 2019-2020 as a consequence of the corona crisis (1) (17 April 2020) For the academic year 2019-2020, a higher education institution may postpone the evaluation or deliberation of a student for a course unit or for a program until a later moment than the moment that is included in the education and examination regulations Articles II.220, II.221 and II.222 of the Higher Education Codex of 11 October 2013 From 21 April 2020 21 April 2020 PDF
Statute temporarily derogating from the Flemish Fiscal Code as a result of the corona crisis (1) (17 April 2020) Extension of certain time limits in the Flemish Fiscal Code Flemish Fiscal Code of 13 December 2013 From 21 April 2020 21 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 18 March 2020 setting the date of entry into force of Articles 5, 6 and 7 of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 taking temporary measures to counter the spread of COVID-19 and extending the measures referred to in Articles 1 to 7 of the same Decree (17 April 2020) An extension of the validity period of the measures contained in the Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 to take temporary measures to counter the spread of COVID-19

Statute of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy, Articles 7 and 44, § 2;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 taking temporary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Article 8, second paragraph
From 17 April 2020 until 3 May 2020 20 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 24 March 2020 on emergency measures for mobility and public works (16 April 2020) During the period of emergency measures, all inspection activities may take place in the inspection stations, subject to certain exceptions

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 on emergency measures for mobility and public works, Article 3
From 20 April 2020 20 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Licensing Decree of 22 November 2013, as regards the administrative resilience and transparency of organisers, and amending the Subsidy Decree of 22 November 2013, as regards obligations within the framework of subsidies (10 April 2020) Amendments to the Licensing Decree of 22 November 2013 and amendments to the Grant Decree of 22 November 2013 Statute of 20 April 2012 on the organisation of childcare for babies and toddlers, Article 6, § 1, 5°, and § 5, first paragraph, Article 7, second paragraph, and Article 12, § 1, second paragraph From 31 March 2020 21 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Decree of the Flemish Government of 1 April 2020 to combat the negative consequences of the Covid-19 virus for families and organisers in extracurricular care, in the care of sick children and preventive family support (10 April 2020) Measures for families and a subsidy for out-of-school care on school holidays

Statute of 30 April 2004 establishing the internally independent agency with legal personality Growing up management, Article 5, § 2, 2°, a), Article 7, modified by the statutes of 29 November 2013 and 1 March 2019, Article 8, § 2, Article 12 and Article 13, § 2;

Statute of 20 April 2012 on the organisation of childcare for babies and toddlers, Article 6 § 1, 3°, e) and § 5, Article 8 § 1 and § 3, 1°, Article 10, 3° and Article 12, § 1, second paragraph
From 1 April 2020 20 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government (10 April 2020) Aid for undertakings which have suffered a reduction in turnover as a result from the coronavirus restrictions Art. 35 of the Statute of 16 March 2012 concerning the economic support policy 10 April 2020 - 30 June 2020 17 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government (10 April 2020)

Decree on emergency measures regarding the Statute of 3 May 2019 concerning the municipal roads

Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20 From 16 March 2020 16 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government (10 April 2020) Decree on the granting of a once-only subsidy to local service economy enterprises pursuant to COVID-19

Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Act of 16 May 2003 laying down the general provisions applicable to the budgets, the control of subsidies and the accounts of the communities and regions, as well as to the organisation of the control of the Court of Auditors;

Statute of 29 March 2019 containing the Flemish Public Finance Codex;

Statute of 20 December 2019 on the expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020 (including article 11)
From 1st April 2020 16 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government (10 April 2020) Decree amending the Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 on the recognition of the Corona crisis and derogating from the guarantee regime for small, medium-sized and large companies

Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Statute of 6 February 2004 on a guarantee scheme for small, medium-sized and large undertakings, Article 6;

The second Safeguard Decree of 18 February 2005 and the fourth Safeguard Decree of 27 March 2009.
From 17 April 2020 16 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government containing various amendments to the Decree of the Flemish Government of 17 February 2017 implementing the Statute of 12 July 2013 on customisation in the event of collective involvement (10 April 2020) The salary premium of the target group employee will be increased by a percentage of 4 % with the objective of organising the employment of target group employees and supervisors in a safe way, taking into account the rules of social distancing and other precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20;

Statute of 12 July 2013 on customisation in the event of collective involvement
From 1 April 2020 until 30 June 2020 15 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to regulate certain temporary measures in the policy field of culture by the civil emergency regarding public health following the coronavirus COVID-19 (3 April 2020) In monitoring the justification of grants within the culture policy area, the substantiated costs of subsidised activities which have not taken place, have been reduced or modified as a result of the civil public health emergency caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 shall be taken into account within the limits of the budget appropriations. Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5 From 20 March 2020 15 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government containing measures for the instruments of the Flemish housing policy as a result of the measures taken by the National Security Council as of 12 March 2020 concerning the coronavirus (3 April 2020) Measures for the instruments of the Flemish housing policy that mitigate the impact of the federal corona measures on the housing market

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 6 § 1, IV, 10 and 20;

Statute of 15 July 1997 containing the Flemish Housing Code;

Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5
From 15 April 2020 until 17 July 2020 15 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government on the reallocation of budget article CB0-1CBG2AB-PR of the expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020 (3 April 2020) The appropriations entered under the budget articles of the general expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020 will be reallocated in view of the urgent need to create and purchase media space as part of the corona virus awareness campaign and to support companies.

Article 21 of the Statute of 29 March 2019 containing the Flemish Public Finance Codex;

Statute of 20 December 2019 on the expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020
  15 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to remediate time limits and procedural obligations during a civil emergency within the policy area Real Estate Heritage (27 March 2020) Measures on mandatory procedural deadlines and procedural obligations such as decision periods or public participation points Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, articles 4 and 5 From 24 March 2020 until 24 April 2020 15 April 2020 PDF
Decree - Flemish Government (3 April 2020)

Decree of the Flemish Government aiming to subsidise temporary management support for crisis handling in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in residential structures of the policy area "Welfare, Public Health and Family"

Statute of 21 November 2003 on the preventive health policy, Article 4 § 1 and Article 44 § 1 and § 2;

Residential Care Statute of 15 February 2019, Articles 55 and 56.
From 3 April 2020 10 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Decree of the Flemish Government of 29 September 2017 on community works, as regards the measures taken for community works as a result of the corona virus (3 April 2020) Measures providing financial support for community workers by granting compensation, making their journey to work more flexible and extending the validity of cheques

Statute of 7 May 2004 establishing the externally independent agency "Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding" (Flemish Employment and Vocational Training Service), Article 5, § 1, 8°;

Statute of 7 July 2017 on community works and various provisions within the framework of the sixth State reform
From 12 March 2020 until 24 April 2020 9 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Royal Decree of 12 December 2001 on service cheques, as regards the period of validity of the service cheque and the compensation by the government - Extended by the decree of 24 April 2020 The service voucher issued in March 2019 and April 2019 shall be valid for the user until the end of the fifteenth month following the month in which it was issued

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on the reform of institutions, Article 20, amended by the Special Law of 16 July 1993 and Article 6, IX, 8° ;

- the law of 20 July 2001 on the promotion of neighbourhood services and jobs, Article 4, first paragraph, 1° and Article 4, first paragraph, 2bis°

From 16 March 2020 9 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to regulate certain temporary measures in the policy areas youth and media by the civil emergency regarding public health following the coronavirus COVID-19 (3 April 2020) In the youth and media policy areas, the substantiated costs of subsidised activities which have not taken place, have been reduced or modified as a result of the civil public health emergency caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 shall be taken into account within the limits of the budget appropriations. Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5 From 3 April 2020 9 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government granting temporary derogations from the general and sectoral environmental conditions of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 1 June 1995 containing general and sectoral provisions on environmental hygiene in the event of a civil emergency relating to public health (3 April 2020) Derogations during a civil emergency relating to public health Statute of 5 April 1995 laying down general provisions on environmental policy, Article 5.4.8. From 3 April 2020 9 April 2020 PDF
Statute – Flemish Government (3 April 2020) Statute derogating from various, covering, under certain conditions, the costs of electricity, heating or water consumption for the first month of temporary unemployment following the coronavirus crisis.

Energy of 8 May 2009;

Statute of 18 July 2003 on integrated water policy.

Applicable during the emergency period determined by the Statute of 20 March 2020, art. 4. 8 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government on emergency measures for inland navigation (3 April 2020) Temporary deviations from the inland navigation regulations are allowed Statute on measures to be taken in the event of a civil public health emergency of 20 March 2020, Article 5;
Decree of the Flemish Government establishing a civil emergency with regard to public health, as referred to in the Decree of 20 March 2020 on measures in case of a civil emergency with regard to public health, of 20 March 2020
From 20 March 2020 until the end of the corona measures from the Belgian Goverment 3 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree – Flemish Government (1 April 2020)

Ministerial decree establishing an intervention by the Flemish Agricultural Investment Fund for the benefit of farmers and horticulturists with problems of

liquidity following the VIDOC surge-19

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Statute of 22 December 1993 containing various measures to accompany the 1994 budget;

The Flemish Government Decree of 11 December 2015 on the tasks, management and mode of operation of the Flemish Agricultural Investment Fund
Requests may be introduced until 30 September 2020. 8 April 2020 PDF
Decision of the Flemish Government to combat the negative consequences of the Covid-19 virus for families and organisers in extracurricular care, in the care of sick children and in preventive family support (1 April 2020) Measures concerning extracurricular care and care of sick children and preventive family support

Statute of 30 April 2004 establishing the internally independent agency with legal personality Growing up management, Article 5, § 2, 2°, a), Article 7, modified by the decrees of 29 November 2013 and 1 March 2019, Article 8, § 2, Article 12 and Article 13, § 2;

Statute of 29 November 2013 on the organisation of preventive family support, Article 8, third paragraph
From 14 March 2020 3 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government Decree of the Flemish Government implementing  the Decree of 20 March 2020 on measures with regard to public health, as regards the Flemish materials and soil legislation

Statute of 20 March 2020.

Dtatute of 23 December 2011 on the sustainable management of material cycles and waste materials

Some time limits are extended by 30 days.

Certain procedures are only available after 24 April 2020.
1 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government (27 March 2020)

Decree of the Flemish Government regulating certain temporary measures in sport by the civil public health emergency caused by the coronavirus COVID-19

Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the case of a civil emergency relating to public health, article 5 From 27 March 2020 6 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government (27 March 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government implementing  the Decree of 20 March 2020 on measures  with regard to public health, as regards the procedural deadlines applicable to the Council for permit disputes and the Enforcement College

Statute of 20 March 2020.

Statute of 4 April 2014  on the organisation and administration of justice of certain Flemish administrative courts.

From 27 March 2020 until 24 April 2020.

Some time limits are also extended by 30 days.
1 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government (27 March 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government implementing the decree of 20 March 2020 containing measures in the field of public health, with regard to spatial planning, complex projects, assessment of the impact of plans on the environment and disused and abandoned sites of economic activity. This Decree extends a number of time limits in the abovementioned sectors. Statute of 20 March 2020.

A number of time limits are extended by 30 or 60 days.

Other time limits are suspended until 24 April 2020
1 April 2020 PDF
Official Communication of the Flemish Government (27 March 2020) Joint Publication No 03-2020 - Additional measures against the spread of coronavirus   28 March 2020 31 March 2020 PDF 
Decree of the Flemish Government (27 March 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government on the granting of a premium to the student who followed an individual professional training as referred to in Article 90 of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 5 June 2009 on the organisation of employment mediation and professional training

Statute of 7 May 2004 establishing the public-law external privatized agency "Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding", Article 5, § 1, 3°;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 5 June 2009 on the organisation of employment mediation and professional training.

13 March 2020 31 March 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (27 March 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government containing measures for the private and social rental market as a consequence of the measures taken by the National Security Council from 12 March 2020 concerning the coronavirus

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Articles 6 and 20;

Book III, Title VIII, Chapter II, Section 2 of the Civil Code;

Statute of 15 July 1997 containing the Flemish Housing Code, Article 91, § 1, second paragraph; 3°;

Flemish Housing Rental Statute, Article 24;

Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with respect to the public health, Article 5.

31 March 2020 31 March 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (27 March 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government to derogating from Article 13 and Article 19 of the decree of 16 January 2004 on cemeteries and the funeral services

Statute of 16 January 2004 on cemeteries and funeral services, article 28, second paragraph

From 1st April 2020 31 March 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (24 march 2020) Decree of the Flemish Governement on combating negative consequences of the COVID-19 virus for families and childcare providers

Statute of 20 April 2012 on the organisation of childcare for babies and toddlers, Article 6 § 1, 3°, e) and § 5, Article 8 § 1 and § 3, 1°, Article 10, 3° and Article 12, § 1, second paragraph.

From 14 March 2020 31 March 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree on emergency measures for mobility and public works (24 March 2020) Modalities for postponement in the context of driving training, driving tests, examinations of professional competence and periodic training; modalities for deferral in the context of driving schools; for deferral in the context of the technical inspection of vehicles; for deferral in the context of access to the occupation and access to the market in road passenger and goods transport; for deferral in the context of individually remunerated passenger transport services

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 on emergency measures for mobility and public works, article 3
From 13 March 2020 30 March 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government implementing Article 5 of the Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures in case of a civil emergency with regard to public health, as regards the single permit (24 March 2020) Extensions, procedural adjustments, etc. of the Statute of 20 March 2020. Decree of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 5 From 24 March 2020 30 March 2020 PDF
Joint communication – Dutch and Flemish maritime navigation authorities (21 March 2020) Communication concerning the measures taken to protect the workers in the maritime sector from the Covid-19. From 22 March 2020, end date not yet determined.   23 March 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to grant aid to companies that are obliged to close down as a result of the measures taken by the National Security Council as of 12 March 2020 concerning the coronavirus (20 March 2020) Measure to provide financial support to enterprises which have an establishment in Flanders and are obliged to close down as a result of the corona measures by granting a lump-sum grant and a closure premium. Decree of 16 March 2012 on economic support policies, Article 35 From 14 March 2020 until 13 June 2020 30 March 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government (20 March 2020) Decree establishing a civil emergency with regards to public health, as mentioned in the Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the case of a civil emergency relating to public health

Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the case of a civil emergency relating to public health

As of 20 March 2020 – the civil emergency will last until 17 July 2020 included. 25 March 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government (20 March 2020)

Decree of the Flemish Government on the application of Article 5 of the Statute of 20 March 2020 providing for derogations from the regional permit requirement in the event of a civil emergency with regards to public health, to the Statute of 5 February 2016 on tourist accommodation, and to the Statute of 18 July 2003 on residences and associations operating within the framework

of "Tourism for All" and to their implementing decrees

Article 5 of the Statute of 20 March 2020 derogating from the regional authorization requirement in the event of a civil emergency with regards to public health;

Statute of 5 February 2016 on tourist accommodation;

Statute of 18 July 2003 on residences and associations operating within the framework of "Tourism for All".
As of 20 March 2020 until the last day of civil emergency as determined by the Flemish Government (see above: 17 July 2020 included). 25 March 2020 PDF
Statute on measures to be taken in the event of a civil crisis with regard to public health (1) (20 March 2020) No environmental permit or environmental notification is required during the civil crisis for structures intended to make medicines and medical equipment, or to increase or improve the capacity of health care facilities or research institutions

Article 1(3) of Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment;

Flemish Spatial Planning Codex of 15 May 2009;

Statute of 5 April 1995 laying down general provisions on environmental policy
For a period of up to 120 consecutive days, commencing on the starting date determined by the Flemish Government 24 March 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Decree of the Flemish Government of 1 March 2002 on the reform of the system of incentives in the private sector and the Decree of the Flemish Government of 3 May 2002 on incentives in the Flemish private social profit sector (18 March 2020) Provision of an incentive bonus for employees employed by companies that experience a substantial decrease in economic activities as a result of the Coronavirus measures

Special Law of 8 August 1980 on the reform of institutions, Article 20, as amended by the Special Law of 16 July 1993;

Reparation law of 22 January 1985 on social provisions, as last amended by the law of 17 May 2019
Until 30 June 2020 24 March 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree – Flemish Government (18 March 2020) Articles 5, 6 and 7 of the decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 to take temporary measures to counter the spread of COVID-19 will enter into force on 14 March 2020

Statute of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy, Articles 7 and 44, § 2;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 to take temporary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Article 8, second paragraph and Article 9
Until 19 April 2020 20 March 2020 PDF
Decree - Flemish Government (16 March 2020) Reallocation of budget article CB0-1CBG2AB-PR of the expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020 in view of the urgent need to purchase oral masks as part of a decisive response to the corona crisis

Article 21 of the Statute of 29 March 2019 on the Flemish Public Finance Codex

Statute of 20 December 2019 on the expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020
  20 March 2020 PDF
Decree – Flemish Government  (15 March 2020) Aid to companies that are forced to close down as a result of COVID-19 Statute  of 16 March 2012 on economic aid policy 14 March 2020 until 13 June 2020 20 March 2020 PDF 
Decree – Flemish Government (13 March 2020) Measures to protect health facilities from the COVID-19 Statute of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy 13 March 2020 until 4 April 2020 19 March 2020 PDF 
Decree - Flemish Government (13 March 2020) Transport tickets can no longer be paid for with cash Statute of 26 April 2019 on basic accessibility, Article 39, first paragraph Until the end of the emergency measures 18 March 2020 PDF
Decree - Flemish Government (13 March 2020) Decree on the recognition of the Corona crisis and deviating from the guarantee scheme for small, medium and large enterprises. The Flemish Government wants to make the existing instrument of the guarantee scheme more flexible and provide additional support to the enterprises affected.

Statute of 6 February 2004 on a guarantee scheme for small, medium-sized and large undertakings, Article 6

the second Safeguard Decree of 18 February 2005
Duration undefined 18 March 2020 PDF

Decree – Flemish Government (13 March 2020)

Emergency measures for mobility and public works affected by COVID-19

Special law of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms 

16 March 2020 

18 March 2020

PDF 

Decree - Flemish Government (13 March 2020)

Recognizing the Corona crisis and derogating from the guarantee arrangements for enterprises

Special law of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Statute of 6 February 2004 regulating guarantees for enterprises

As from 18 March 2020 

18 March 2020

PDF 

 

Walloon Region

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication in Belgian State Gazette Link to publication
Special Powers Decree No 40 of the Walloon Government (13 May 2020) Temporary suspension of the enforcement of decisions of administrative and judicial expulsions

Special Act on Institutional Reform of 8 August 1980

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis
From 14 May 2020 until 8 June 2020 (included) 18 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of 8 May 2020

Emergency measures for the relaunch of the driver’s license training

Repeal of the Decree of the Walloon Government of 17 March 2020
Article 20 of the Special Act on Institutional Reform of 8 August 1980 From 11 May 2020 18 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 39 (7 May 2020)

Decree amending the Decree of Special Powers

No 11 of 31 March 2020 on the various measures taken in the field of employment, training and integration

socio-professional, including in the field of social economy

Statute of 15 December 2011 on the organisation of the budget, accounting and reporting of Walloon public administration units;

Statute of 20 February 2014 on the language plan and amending various decrees on professional training;

Statute of 19 December 2019 on the general expenditure budget of the Walloon Region for the financial year 2020;

Etc.
From 1st March 2020 15 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 38 (7 May 2020)

Decree allowing derogations from the rules and

conditions for granting family benefits to children over 18 years old

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis, article 2;

Royal Decree of 6 March 1979 laying down the conditions under which family allowances are granted in favour of the child bound by an apprenticeship contract;

Royal Decree of 10 August 2005 laying down the conditions under which family allowances are granted in favour of the child who is attending school or continuing his or her education;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 20 September 2018 implementing Article 5, §§ 3 and 4, of the Decree of 8 February 2018 on the administration and payment of family benefits, concerning the conditions for granting family benefits for children over 18 years old.
From 1st March 2020 (from 1st January 2020 for articles 3 and 10). 15 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government (30 April 2020)

Decree amending the Decree of the Walloon Government

of 5 July 2018 on land management and traceability and amending various provisions in this area

Statute of 27 June 1996 on waste, Article 3 (as last amended by the Statute of 16 February 2017);

Statute 1 March 2018 relating to soil management and remediation, Articles 4 and 5;

Decree of 14 June 2001 promoting the recovery of certain waste, as last amended by the decree of February 28, 2019;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 5 July 2018 on land management and traceability and amending certain provisions in this regard.
From 1st May 2020 13 May 2020

PDF

Erratum (15 May 2020)

Decree of the Walloon Government (4 May 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government on emergency measures for the resumption of roadworthiness testing and repealing the Decree of the Walloon Government of 26 March 2020 on emergency measures in the field of roadworthiness testing

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Act of 21 June 1985 relating to the technical conditions to be met by all land transport vehicles, their components and safety accessories;

Royal Decree of 15 March 1968 laying down general regulations on the technical conditions to be met by motor vehicles and their trailers, their components and safety accessories;

Royal Decree of 23 December 1994 laying down the conditions for approval and the rules for the administrative control of bodies responsible for the control of vehicles in circulation;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 30 March 2017 amending the Royal Decree of 23 December 1994 laying down the conditions for approval and the rules for the administrative control of bodies responsible for the control of vehicles on the road;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 17 May 2018 amending the Royal Decree of 15 March 1968 laying down general regulations on the technical conditions to be met by motor vehicles and their trailers, their components and safety accessories;

Etc.

The deadline for the roadworthiness testing is postponed by 1 or 6 months depending on the initial deadline.   13 May 2020  PDF 
Decree of the Walloon Government (30 April 2020)

Decree of the Walloon Government for the introduction of an interest-free credit facility

granted by the Société wallonne du Crédit Social and relating to the payment of rent.

Ministerial decree of 23 March 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of coronavirus COVID-19;

Walloon Sustainable Housing Code;

Statute of 17 March 2020, granting the Walloon Government special powers in the context of the management of the health crisis at Covid-19;

Statute of 15 March 2018 relating to residential leases;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 16 May 2019 approving the general regulations defining the general principles for granting loans by the Société wallonne du Crédit social and the social credit counters;

Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 21 of 22 April 2020 amending Article 175.2 of the Walloon Sustainable Housing Code with a view to broadening the missions of the Walloon Social Credit Company.
The credit application must be received by the Company no later than on 30 June 2020 13 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 37 (7 May 2020) Possibility to already provide aid for farmers for the 2018 drought, even if the 2020 budget has not been fully approved yet. Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis. From 7 May 2020 12 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers n° 36 of the Walloon Government (7 May 2020) Several provisions on the financing of operators in the disability sector

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

Walloon Code of Social Action and Health, Articles 283 and 284.
From 1 March 2020 12 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers n°35 of the Walloon Government (5 May 2020) Decree organising social and health tracing as part of the fight against the COVID epidemic-19

Special law of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Walloon Code of Social Action and Health;

Special statute of 11 April 2014 relating to the powers of the French Community, the exercise of which is transferred to the Walloon Region and the French Community Commission, in particular Article 3(6) thereof;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 13 September 2019 laying down the division of powers between Ministers and regulating the signature of Government acts;

The Walloon Government's Decree of 26 September 2019

 regulating the functioning of the Government.

From 5 may 2020  11 May 2020  PDF 
Decree of Special Powers n°33 of the Walloon Government (4 May 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers Nn°33 amending Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers n°4 of 18 March 2020 temporarily suspending the execution of administrative and judicial expulsion decisions.

Special law of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Communal Act;

Walloon Code of Sustainable Housing;

Decree of 15 March 2018 relating to residential leases;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

Walloon Government Decree of 6 September 2007 organizing the rental of housing managed by the Company;

Etc.

Until 11 May 2020. 8 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers n°34 of the Walloon Government (4 May 2020) Order of the Walloon Government of Special Powers n°34 on the immunization of social action grants

Decree of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the health crisis of COVID-19;

Walloon Code of Social Action and Health;

Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers n°3 of 18 March 2020.

Year 2020. 8 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers n°32 of the Walloon Government (30 April 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers n° 32 concerning the holding of meetings of the bodies of intermunicipal associations, companies with significant local public participation, associations of authorities, public referred to in article 118 of the law of 8 July 1976 on the organization of public social action centers, companies public service housing, municipal or provincial non-profit organizations, municipal or provincial autonomous boards, project association or any other supralocal body in the form of a company or association.

Constitution article 39;

Special law of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Decree of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the health crisis of COVID-19.

From 30 April 2020 until 30 September 2020. 8 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers n°31  of the Walloon Government (30 April 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 31 organizing the holding of meetings of the bodies of the public social action centers

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Decree of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the health crisis of COVID-19.
From 30 April 2020 until 30 September 2020 8 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government (30 April 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government containing various provisions relating to the civil service in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and the gradual resumption of activities

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 18 December 2003 on the Walloon Civil Service Code;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 7 April 2011 on homeworking;

The Walloon Government's Decree of 26 September 2019

 regulating the functioning of the Government;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 13 September 2019 laying down the division of powers between Ministers and regulating the signature of Government acts;

Walloon Government  Decree of 5 December 2019 on homeworking;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 13 March 2020 laying down miscellaneous civil service provisions in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
From 30 April 2020 until 30 June 2020 8 May 2020 PDF
Decree or the Walloon Government of Special Powers n°30 (30 April 2020) Decree organising the holding of meetings of communal and provincial bodies

Constitution article 39;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the health crisis of COVID-19.
Until 30 September 2020. 7 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 27 (29 April 2020) Aid measures for research and development during the COVID-19 pandemic

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the health crisis COVID-19;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reform, Articles 20 and 87, §1.

From 1 February 2020 – 31 December 2020 6 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 26 (28 April 2020) Decree to grant, on a temporary basis, additional aid to the bridging allowance for self-employed workers in the context of the crisis of the coronavirus COVID-19 and amending various laws and regulations

Act of 23 March 2020 amending the Act of 22 December 2016 introducing a bridging allowance in favour of

self-employed workers and introducing the temporary measures in context of COVID-19 in favour of self-employed workers;

Statute of 11 March 2004 on regional incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises, Article 4, subparagraphs 1° et 5° and Article 10;

Decree of 15 December 2011 on the organisation of the budget, accounting and reporting of Walloon public administration units;

Decree of 19 December 2019 containing the general expenditure budget of the Walloon Region for the financial year 2020;

Decree of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the COVID-19 Sanitary crisis;

Etc.

From 1st March 2020 (unless for articles 6 to 9, which enter into force from 14 March 2020) and for a duration 90 days after the publication of the Decree in the Belgian State Gazette  5 May 2020 PDF 
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 25 concerning meetings of Walloon public institutions (27 April 2020) The electronic consultation of documents is allowed and the meetings, the votes and all decisions in the decision-making and advisory bodies of the Walloon public institutions within the meaning of the decree of 12 February 2004 on the status of the public administrator and the decree of 12 February 2004 on the status of the public administrator for the matters regulated under Article 138 of the Constitution, can take place by

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the health crisis COVID-19, article 1, § 1;

Statute of 17 March 2020 on the allocation of special powers to the Walloon Government within the framework of the health crisis COVID-19, Article 2, § 1;

Statute of 12 February 2004 on the status of public administrator and the Statute of 12 February 2004 on the status of public administrator for matters governed by Article 138 of the Constitution
From 18 March 2020 until 31 December 2020 4 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers n°23 (22 April 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 23 amending Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 11 of 31 March 2020 on the various measures taken with regard to employment, training and socio-professional integration, including in the field of the social economy

Decree of 15 December 2011 on the organisation of the budget, accounting and reporting of Walloon public administration units;

Decree of 4 April 2019 on individual professional training;

Decree of 19 December 2019 containing the general expenditure budget of the Walloon Region for the financial year 2020;

Decree of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the COVID-19 Sanitary crisis;

Etc.
Until 31 May 2020 30 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of 22 April 2020 Temporary prohibition of restrictions on access to public water distribution due to urgent measures taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 Articles D.2, 28°and D.2020 of the Walloon Environmental Code 1 April 2020 – 30 May 2020 29 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 21 (22 April 2020)

Decree amending Article 175.2

of the Walloon Code of Sustainable Housing aimed at broadening the missions of the Walloon Social Credit Company.

Special law of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Statute of 15 March 2018 relating to the residential lease;

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

Etc.

From 23 April 2020 28 April 2020 PDF
 Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 22 (22 April 2020)  Decree taking various measures with regard to residential leases  

Special law of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Statute of 15 March 2018 relating to the residential lease;

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

Etc.
 From 23 April 2020  28 April 2020  PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government (23 April 2020)

Decree repealing the Decree of the Walloon Government of 18 July 2019 on the management of fuel oil depots used for heating purposes with a capacity of between 500 and 24,999 litres and amending various provisions in this regard

Statute of 1 March 2018 on soil management and remediation, Article 4, paragraph 2, 9°;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 18 July 2019 on the management of fuel oil depots used for heating purposes with a capacity of between 500 and 24,999 litres and amending various provisions in this regard
From 23 April 2020 28 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 24 (23 April 2020)

Decree amending and extending the period of application of Articles 1 and 2 of the Decree of Walloon Government Special Powers No. 10 of 26 March 2020 on the temporary suspension of certain tax provisions

Articles 39 of the Constitution;

Special law of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

From 23 April 2020 28 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 20 (18 April 2020) Decree extending the delays provided for by the Decrees of the Walloon Government of Special Powers n° 2 and 3 (Decrees suspending the mandatory time limits and periods for lodging appeals applicable to nullification judgments established in the joint Walloon legislation and regulations or adopted pursuant thereto, as well as those established in the laws and royal decrees falling under the powers of the Walloon Region)

Articles 39 and 138 of the Constitution;

Special law of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

etc.
From 18 April 2020 22 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 19 (17 April 2020) Decree amending the Articles 4 and 6 of the Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers n° 15 (providing for a derogation from Articles L1232-5, § 2, and L1232-24, § 1, paragraph 2, of the Code of Local Democracy and Decentralisation relating to Burial Places and Funerals, modes of burial and funeral rites)

Article 39 Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 6;

Coordinated Act of 10 July 2008 on hospitals and other health care institutions;

Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers n° 15.

/ 22 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 18 (17 April 2020) Decree amending the Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers n° 4 (suspending the execution of administrative and judicial expulsion decisions)

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

Etc.
From 18 April 2020 22 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 17 (17 April 2020) Decree amending the Decrees of the Walloon Government of Special Powers n° 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (amendments concerning the period of validity of the measures brought by the above-mentioned Decrees)

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

Etc.
From 18 April 2020 22 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 16 amending the Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 11 of 31 March 2020 concerning various provisions on employment, training and socio-professional integration, including the social economy (16 April 2020) Measures concerning the language plan

Statute of 15 December 2011 on the organisation of the budget, accounting and reporting of Walloon public administration units;

Statute of 20 February 2014 on the language plan and amending various decrees on professional training;

Statute of 19 December 2019 on the general expenditure budget of the Walloon Region for the financial year 2020;

Etc.
/ 20 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 14 (10 April 2020) Decree providing the possibility to augment the subsidies granted for the health sector and people needing care

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the Covid health crisis-19;

Article 5, §1, I of the Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions
From 1 March 2020 17 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 15 (10 April 2020) Decree providing for a derogation from Articles L1232-5, § 2, and L1232-24, § 1, paragraph 2, of the Code of Local Democracy and Decentralisation relating to Burial Places and Funerals, modes of burial and funeral rites

Article 39 Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Coordinated Act of 10 July 2008 on hospitals and other health care institutions;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the Covid health crisis-19;

From 10 April 2020 16 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 13 (8 April 2020) The deadline of 30 June provided for in Article L 3321-4 of the Code of Local Democracy and Decentralization to make a 2019 tax roll enforceable is postponed until 30 September 2020.

39 Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the Covid health crisis-19.

Deadline postpone from 30 June to 30 September 2020 14 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree – Walloon Minister of Economy (8 April 2020 ) Ministerial Decree implementing the Walloon Government Decree of 20 March 2020 on the granting of compensatory indemnities within the framework of measures against the coronavirus COVID-19 granting special powers to the Walloon Government within the framework of the Covid-19 health crisis

Statute of 11 March 2004 on regional incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises;

Statute of 15 December 2011 on the organization of the budget, of the accounting and reporting of Walloon public administration units;

Statute of 21 December 2016 granting aid through an integrated aid portfolio in the Walloon Region;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 23 February 2017 implementing the Statute of 21 December 2016 granting aid through an integrated aid portfolio in the Walloon Region;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 20 March 2020 on the granting of compensatory indemnities in the context of measures against the coronavirus COVID-19.
The Decree produces its effects on 14 March 2020 14 April 2020 PDF

Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 12 amending the Decree of Special Powers No. 4 of 18 March 2020 of the Walloon Government – Erratum (2 April 2020)

The aforementioned decree takes precedence over the Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 12 of 2 April 2020 amending the decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 4 of 18 March 2020     9 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Statute – Walloon Government (3 April 2020) Statute aimed at simplifying the delegations contained in the legislation applicable to the transport of waste

Statute of 27 June 1996 on waste.

For the future 8 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree implementing the Decree of the Walloon Government of 26 March 2020 on emergency inspection measures  (31 March 2020) Introduction of a system of exceptions to the suspension of roadworthiness tests for certain vehicles

Article 20 of the Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Act of 21 June 1985 on the technical requirements to be met by all land transport vehicles, their components and safety accessories;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 26 March 2020 on emergency technical inspection measures;

etc.
From 1 April 2020 3 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 11 concerning various provisions on employment, training and socio-professional integration, including the social economy (31 March 2020) Measures relating to social integration firms, firms operating in the reuse and preparation for reuse sector, initiatives to develop employment in the community services sector, social economy advisory agencies, socio-professional integration centres, regional employment centres, the information and communication technologies awareness plan, etc.

Act of 22 January 1985 on social provisions;

Act of 20 July 2001 on the promotion of neighbourhood services and jobs;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the health crisis COVID-19;

etc.
From 1 March 2020 3 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government amending the Decree of the Walloon Government of 20 March 2020 on the granting of compensatory allowances in the context of measures against the coronavirus COVID-19 (Erratum) Erratum of the Decree of  concerning the granting of compensation in the framework of the measures against the coronavirus COVID-19

Statute of 11 March 2004 on regional incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises, Article 10;

Statute of 15 December 2011 on the organisation of the budget, accounting and reporting of Walloon public administration units
From 14 March 2020 31 March 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 10 on the temporary suspension of certain tax provisions (26 March 2020) Amendments to the Registration, Mortgage and Court Registry Duties Code and amendments to the Income Tax Equivalent to Income Tax Code

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 6;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the health crisis COVID-19
From 27 March 2020 30 March 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government amending the Decree of the Walloon Government of 20 March 2020 on the granting of compensatory allowances in the context of measures against the coronavirus COVID-19 Additions concerning the granting of compensation in the framework of the measures against the coronavirus COVID-19

Statute of 11 March 2004 on regional incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises, Article 10;

Statute of 15 December 2011 on the organisation of the budget, accounting and reporting of Walloon public administration units
Undefined 30 March 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government on emergency technical inspection measures (26 March 2020) Suspension of the organisation of roadworthiness testing of vehicles and measures concerning the extension of the validity of certificates of conformity

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, as amended, and in particular Article 20 thereof;

Act of 21 June 1985 on the technical requirements to be met by all land transport vehicles, their components and safety accessories
From 18 March 2020 30 March 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No. 9 – Walloon Government (24 March 2020) The permanent office of the CPAS/OCMW has the authority of taking urgent measures without the Social Welfare Council’s authorisation

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis

Until 22 April 2020 26 March 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Power No. 8 – Walloon Government (24 March 2020) The Provincial College has the authority of taking urgent measures without the Provincial Council’s authorisation

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis

Until 22 April 2020 26 March 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Power No. 7 – Walloon Government (24 March 2020) The board of the CPAS/OCMW will meet through teleconferencing or videoconferencing.

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis

Until 22 April 2020 26 March 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No. 6 – Walloon Government (24 March 2020) Provincial and municipal public authorities will meet through teleconferencing or videoconferencing.

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis

Until 22 April 2020 26 March 2020 PDF
Ministerial Circular – Minister of Urban Planning Recommendations concerning the application of Decree of Special Powers No. 2, concerning the suspension of mandatory time limits and time limits to enter appeal Decree of Special Powers No. 2 For a renewable period of two times 30 days for one and the same duration 25 March 2020 PDF
Ministerial Circular – Minister-President of the Walloon Government (24 March 2020) Recommendations for contracting authorities concerning public tenders Organisation of public tenders At least until 20 April 2020 23 March 2020 PDF
Decree of 17 March 2020 – Walloon Government Decree on emergency measures in the area of driver training notably suspending driving courses and examinations

Special law of 8 August 1980 on the reform of institutions, Article 20

As of 16 March 2020. End date undefined. 25 March 2020 PDF
Decree – Walloon Government (20 March 2020) This decree determines the amount of compensatory indemnities granted to certain companies that had to shut down (totally or partially) as a result of the Covid-19.

Statute of 11 March 2004 on regional incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises;

Statute of 15 December 2011 on the organisation of the budget, accounting and reporting of Walloon public administration units;

Statute of 19 December 2019 containing the general expenditure budget of the Walloon Region for the financial year 2020;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 8 June 2017 on the organisation of internal budgetary and accounting controls and audits.
From 14 March 2020 until 21 June 2020. 23 March 2020 PDF

Statute - Walloon Government (19 March 2020)

Distribution system operators shall take all necessary measures to prevent any interruption in the supply of electricity or gas resulting from the use of the prepayment function

Statute of 12 April 2001 on the organisation of the regional electricity market, and in particular Article 33a(2) thereof.

Until 30 June 2020 20 March 2020 PDF 
Decree of Special Powers No. 5 - Walloon Government (18 March 2020) The powers of the Municipal Council as referred to in Article L1122-30 of the Code of Local Democracy and Decentralisation are exercised by the Municipal College for the sole purpose of ensuring the continuity of public services despite the Covid-19 pandemic

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special law of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

etc.
For 30 days starting from 18 March 2020 20 March 2020 PDF

Decree of Special Powers No. 3 - Walloon Government (18 March 2020)

The mandatory time limits and periods for lodging appeals established by the Walloon legislation and regulations as a whole or adopted pursuant to them, as well as those established by the laws and royal decrees falling under the powers of the Walloon Region, applicable to nullification judgments shall be suspended from 18 March 2020.

Article 138 of the Constitution;

Special law of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

etc.
For a renewable period of two times 30 days for one and the same duration 20 March 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No. 2 - Walloon Government (18 March 2020) The mandatory time limits and periods for lodging appeals applicable to nullification judgments established in the joint Walloon legislation and regulations or adopted pursuant thereto, as well as those established in the laws and royal decrees falling under the powers of the Walloon Region, shall be suspended from 18 March 2020.

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special law of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the coronavirus health crisis;

etc.
For a renewable period of two times 30 days for one and the same duration 20 March 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No. 1 - Walloon Government (18 March 2020) Amendment of two articles of the Statute of 19 December 2019 on the general expenditure budget of the Walloon Region for the financial year 2020 in order to make the necessary resources available quickly.

Statute of 15 December 2011 on the organization of the budget, accounting and reporting of the Walloon public administration units;

Statute of 19 December 2019 on the general expenditure budget of the Walloon Region for the financial year 2020, Articles 33 and 34;

etc.
Duration undefined 20 March 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No. 4 – Government Walloon Region (18 March 2020) Decree suspending the execution of administrative and judicial expulsion decisions 

Special law of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government;

Municipal Act of 24 June 1988
19 March 2020 until 5 April 2020 included  20 March 2020  PDF 
Statute – Walloon Parliament (17 March 2020) Statute conferring special powers on the Walloon Government in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis. The Walloon Government may take all useful measures to prevent and deal with any situation that poses problems in the strict framework of the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences. Article 138 of the Constitution 3 months from 18 March 2020 18 March 2020 PDF
Statute – Walloon Parliament (17 March 2020) Statute granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the Covid -19 health crisis  Article 138 of the Constitution 3 months 18 March 2020 PDF 

Decree – Government Walloon Region (13 March 2020)

Government Decree Civil Service Provisions in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic (homeworking)

Special law of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Walloon Government Decree of 18 December 2003 on the Walloon Civil Service Code;

Walloon Government Decree of 7 April 2011 on homeworking;

Walloon Government Decree of 5 December 2019 on homeworking

13 March 2020 until 3 April 2020

13 March 2020

PDF

 

French speaking Community

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication in Belgian State Gazette Link to publication
Decree of the Government of the French Community of Special Powers No 15 on support to approved youth services in the context of the health crisis COVID-19 (20 May 2020) Measure laying down the conditions for granting exceptional subsidies to recognised youth services which are required to recruit additional staff to ensure the reception and accommodation of minors in difficulty or in danger during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Government in the context of the health crisis related to the Covid-19, Article, § 1, d). From 20 May 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the French Community taken pursuant to Article 3 of Decree of the Government of the French Community of Special Powers No 1 of 7 April 2020 The strict administrative and appeal deadlines laid down in Article 3 of Decision of the Government of the French Community of Special Powers No 1 of 7 April 2020 granting a derogation from the rules and conditions governing the clearance of grants and suspending the appeal deadlines in the context of the health crisis COVID-19 are suspended until 10 June 2020.

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Government in the context of the health crisis related to COVID-19, Article 1, § 1, d) and e);

Decree of the Government of the French Community of Special Powers No 1 of 7 April 2020 granting a derogation from the rules and conditions for the liquidation of subsidies and suspending the time limits for appeals in the context of the health crisis COVID-19, Article 3
From 10 April 2020 until 10 June 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the French Community of Special Powers No. 13 (20 May 2020) Decree on support of the media sector in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Government in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, in particular Article 1 § 1, g) thereof From 28 May 2020 28 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the French Community of Special Powers No. 12 (20 May 2020) Decree derogating for the year 2020 to the Statute of January 18, 2018 establishing a cadastre of subsidies in the French Community in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis.

Statute of 18 January 2018 on the establishment of a cadastre of subsidies in the French Community;

Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Government in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, in particular Article 1 § 1, g) thereof
From 20 May 2020 28 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the French Community of Special Powers No. 11 relating to the support of the Higher Education sector in the context of the health crisis of COVID-19 (14 May 2020) The Decree aims at increasing the resources of the social councils of higher education institutions by means of additional funds. Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Government in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, in particular Article 1 § 1, g) thereof From 22 May 2020 22 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the French Community of Special Powers No 10 on the arrangements for enrolment in the first common year of ordinary secondary education before the start of the school year 2020-2021 (14 May 2020) Extension of emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 , postponement of the resumption of registration of applications for enrolment in the first year of ordinary secondary education until the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year so as not to expose the public concerned to situations posing a health risk Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Government in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, in particular Article 1 § 1, c) and g) thereof From 24 April 2020 20 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the French Community on special powers No 8 concerning aid to university hospitals in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis (7 May 2020) The Decree lays down the conditions for awarding exceptional grants to the university hospitals referred to in Article 2 in the context of the COVID-19 crisis Special Act of 8 August 1980 on the reform of institutions, Articles 5, § 1, I, 1° and 20° ; Statute of 19 July 2017 on the cost of accommodation and the financing of certain heavy equipment of the medical-technical services in university hospitals;Statute of 17 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Government in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, Article 1, § 1, g) From 7 May 2020 14 May 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree No. 9 of the Government of the French-speaking Community (7 May 2020) Various measures on the organization of the education for social promotion during the Covid-19 health crisis on the organization of exams, e-learning and the (re)payment of enrolment fees..

Act of 29 May 1959 changing the education regulation, Article 12;

Statute of 16 April 1991 on the education for social promotion, Articles 14, 58 and 68;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the government in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis on the establishment of an emergency and support fund, article 1, § 1, f).

From 18 March 2020 12 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the French speaking Community (30 April 2020) Decree of the Government of the French Community to extend support to host communities as part of the gradual de-confinement.

Statute of 21 February 2019 aimed at strengthening the quality and accessibility of early childhood care in the French speaking Community;

Decree of the Government of the French speaking Community of 30 April 2009 establishing general regulations and procedures for subsidizing childcare facilities organized by the "Office" and specialized early;

Decree of the Government of the French Community of 2 May 2019 laying down the system of authorization and subsidies for day nurseries, childcare services and independent child (co-)carers childhood service.

Until 17 May 2020 8 May 2020  PDF 
Decree of special powers n°5 of the Government of the French speaking community (23 April 2020) Decree making it possible to derogate from the prescription of certain statutory rules relating to teaching staff and psycho-medico-social centres in the context of the health crisis at COVID-19

Statute of 1 February 1993 laying down the status of subsidized members of staff in free subsidized education;

Statute of 6 June 1994 laying down the status of subsidized official education staff members;

Statute of 31 January 2002 laying down the status of members of the subsidized technical staff of official subsidized psycho-medico-social centers;

Measures applicable to school year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.  7 May 2020  PDF 
Decree – Government of the French speaking Community (24 April 2020) Decree of Special Powers No. 6 relating to the organization of the end of the 2019-2020 academic year

Statute of 12 December 2000 defining the initial training of teachers and regents;

Statute of 20 December 2001 laying down specific rules for higher artistic education organized in Higher Schools of Arts;

Statute of 7 November 2013 defining the higher education landscape and academic organization studies;

Statute of 29 March 2017 on medical and dental studies;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the government in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis on the establishment of an emergency and support fund, article 1, § 1, f);

Etc.
24 April 2020 From 28 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Government of the French speaking Community (23 April 2020) Decree of Special Powers No. 4 on support for the cultural sector and cinema in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the government in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis on the establishment of an emergency and support fund, article 1, § 1, d) From 28 April 2020 28 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Government of the French speaking Community (23 April 2020) Decree to extend and expand support to host communities in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis

Statute of 21 February 2019 to strengthen the quality and accessibility of early childhood care in the French speaking Community, Article 7, paragraph 1, 2°;

Decree of the Government of the French speaking Community of 30 April 2009 establishing the general regulatory framework and setting the modalities for subsidising care environments organised by the "Office" and specialised early childhood care services;

Decree of the Government of the French Community of 2 May 2019 establishing the authorization and subsidy system for crèches, childcare services and (co-)independent childcare providers;

From 20 April 2020 (except for article 1, 1° and 2°: from 16 March 2020) 28 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Government of the French speaking Community (23 April 2020) Decree of Special Powers No. 3 taken pursuant to the Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Government in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis relating to the strengthening of the emergency and support fund

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the government in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis on the establishment of an emergency and support fund, article 1, § 1, g)

Statute of 18 December 2019 on the general incomes budget of the French speaking Community for the financial year 2020;

Statute of 18 December 2019 on the general expenditure budget for the financial year 2020;

Statute of 20 December 2011 on the organization of the budget, and accounting of the services of the French speaking Community’s government, article 4, § 1 and 27

From 23 April 2020 28 April 2020 PDF 
Decree – Government of the French speaking Community (7 April 2020) Decree of Special Powers No. 1 allowing to derogate from the rules and conditions for the liquidation of grants and suspending the deadlines for appeals in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis

Act of 16 May 2003 laying down the general provisions applicable to the budgets, the control of subsidies and the accounts of the communities and regions, as well as to the organisation of the control of the Court of Auditors, Articles 11 to 14;

Statute of 20 December 2011 on the organization of the budget, and accounting of the services of the French speaking Community’s government, articles 57 to 62;

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the government in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis on the establishment of an emergency and support fund, article 1, § 1, d) and e);

Decree of the Government of the French Community of 17 September 2019 fixing the allocation of the powers between Ministers and governing the signature of the acts of the Government

From 10 March 2020 10 April 2020 PDF 
Decree – Government of the French speaking Community (7 April 2020) Decree of Special Powers No. 2 issued in implementation of the statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the government in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis on the establishment of an emergency and support fund

Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the government in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis on the establishment of an emergency and support fund, article 1, § 1, g);

Statute of 18 December 2019 on the general incomes budget of the French speaking Community for the financial year 2020;

Statute of 18 December 2019 on the general expenditure budget for the financial year 2020;

Statute of 20 December 2011 on the organization of the budget, and accounting of the services of the French speaking Community’s government, article 4, § 1 and 27;

Statute of 27 October 1997 containing the budgetary funds included in the general expenditure budget of the French speaking Community.

From 7 April 2020 10 April 2020  PDF 
Decree – Government of the French speaking Community (7 April 2020) Decree on the support of reception environments in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis.

Statute of 21 February 2019 to strengthen the quality and accessibility of early childhood care in the French speaking Community, Article 7, paragraph 1, 2°;

Decree of the Government of the French speaking Community of 30 April 2009 establishing the general regulatory framework and setting the modalities for subsidising care environments organised by the "Office" and specialised early childhood care services;

Decree of the Government of the French Community of 2 May 2019 establishing the authorization and subsidy system for crèches, childcare services and (co-)independent childcare providers;

From 16 March 2020  10 April 2020  PDF 

Statute - Ministry of the French speaking Community (17 March 2020)

Granting special powers to the Government in the context of the Covid health crisis-19 

 

3 months 

20 March 2020 

PDF 

Decree - Government of the French speaking Community (13 March 2020)

Distance learning activities will be organized within universities, colleges of higher education, higher art schools and educational institutions for social promotion Health Law of 1 September 1945, article 1, 1° Until 3 April 2020 (inclusive) 17 March 2020 PDF
Decree - Government of the French speaking Community (13 March 2020) The extracurricular activities for childcare during their free time, extracurricular activities, etc. are cancelled Special law of 8 August 1980 on the reform of institutions, Article 5, § 1, I, 8°. Until 3 April 2020 (inclusive) 17 March 2020 PDF

 

Brussels Capital Region - Joint Community Commission - French Community Commission

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication in Belgian State Gazette Link to publication
Proxy Decree No 2020/023 temporarily prohibiting evictions until 31 August 2020 (20 May 2020) All evictions shall be prohibited until 31 August 2020 with the exception of evictions motivated by a serious and immediate threat to public security incompatible with the date of 31 August 2020.

Special Act for the reform of the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels;

Brussels Housing Code;

Decree of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the health crisis COVID-19
From 29 May 2020 29 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 2020/021 of of the Brussels Capital Region Government (20 mai 2020) To extend the deadline for the payment of the circulation tax on motor vehicles and the tax on the placing on the road because of the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis;

Ordinance of 6 March 2019 on the Brussels Code of Tax Procedure, Articles 3 and 32.
From 1st January 2020 28 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Joint Community Commission (14 May 2020)

Decree providing for a second extension of the deadlines provided for in article 1 of decree n ° 2020/001 of powers specials of the College assembled from the Joint Community Commission on the temporary suspension of deadlines and remedies set out in, or adopted under, all of Brussels' legislation and regulations

Article 39 Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on Institutions Brussels;

Ordinance of the United Assembly of the Joint Community Commission of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the United College of the Joint Community Commission in the context of the health crisis of COVID-19;

Decree of the United College of the Joint Community Commission of 22 July 2019 laying down the division of competences between the members of the United College of the Joint Community Commission;

Decree No 2020/001 of special powers of the United College of the Joint Community Commission relating to the temporary suspension of the time limits for action and appeals laid down in all the Brussels legislation and regulations or adopted pursuant thereto;

Decree No 2020/001 of special powers of the Joint College of the Joint Community Commission on the temporary suspension of the time limits for action and appeals laid down in all Brussels legislation and regulations or adopted pursuant thereto.
Extension until 15 June 2020 27 May 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 16 April 2020 Delegation of competences and signatures regarding aid for social integration enterprises as set out in Decree of Special Powers No 2020/007

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels;

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis;

Same period as Decree of Special Powers No 2020/007 25 May 2020 PDF
Decision of the Minister-President of the Brussels  Capital Region of 19 May 2020 Measures regarding the organisation of funerals

Province Act of 30 April 1836, Article 128;

Act of 6 March 1818
From 18 May 2020 25 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 2020/017 of 14 May 2020 Suspension of notice periods for residential and student lease agreements

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels;

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis;

From 18 March 2020 until 30 September 2020 25 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Brussels Capital Region Government providing for a second extension of the time limits laid down in Article 1 of Proxy Decree No 2020/001 of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region concerning the temporary suspension of the expiry and appeal periods laid down in the Brussels legislation and regulations or introduced on the basis thereof (14 May 2020) Time limits, time limits for appeal and all time limits whose expiry has a legal effect laid down in the ordinances and decrees of the Brussels-Capital Region or in the acts approved on the basis thereof, as well as time limits, time limits for appeal and all time limits whose expiry has a legal effect laid down in the acts and royal decrees falling within the competence of the Brussels-Capital Region, referred to in Article 1 of Proxy Decree 2020/001 of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region on the temporary suspension of limitation and appeal periods laid down in or introduced by Brussels legislation and regulations shall be extended by one month, and in particular until 15 June 2020.

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels;

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis;

Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region of 18 July 2000 regulating its modus operandi and regulating the signature of the acts of the Government;

Etc.
From 16 May 2020 22 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Joint College of the Joint Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region (14 May 2020)

Decree laying down detailed rules for the implementation of the reconversion of nursing home beds for exercises 2020 and 2021 budgets

Ordinance of 13 July 2017 to introduce a moratorium on

the number of beds in certain care and residential establishments for the elderly, Article 6;

Ordinance of 24 April 2008 relating to reception or accommodation establishments for the elderly, article 6, par. 2.
From 22 May 2020 until 30 June 2021 22 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers of No 2020/011of of the Brussels Capital Region Government (23 April 2020) Measures authorising the Government of the Brussels Capital Region to commit, settle and pay expenditure exceeding the limit of budgetary appropriations or, in the absence of appropriations, up to the amount determined by reasoned deliberation, in the context of the health crisis COVID-19.

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 16 January 1989 on the financing of the Communities and the Regions, as amended to date, and in particular Title VII thereof;

Organic Ordinance of 23 February 2006 laying down the provisions applicable to the budget, accounting and auditing, as amended to date, and in particular Article 26 thereof;

Ordinance of 17 December 2019 on the General Budget of Expenditure of the Brussels-Capital Region for the financial year 2020;

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 granting special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the health crisis COVID-19;

Etc.
From 9 April 2020 20 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 2020/018 of the Brussels Capital Region Government (7 May 2020) Decree on the various measures taken in the field of employment and socio-professional integration, including in the field of the social economy

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant powers to the

special report to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the health crisis of Covid-19;

Act of 22 January 1985 on the reorganization of the

social provisions;

Royal Decree of 23 July 1985 implementing Section 6 of Chapter IV of the Recovery Act of 22 January 1985 containing social provisions, granting paid educational leave as part of the continuing training of workers;

Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 regulating the

Unemployment;

Royal Decree of 12 December 2001 on service vouchers;

Etc.
2020 13 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 2020/015 of the Brussels Capital Region Government (7 May 2020) Decree relating to aid in the context of the health crisis of Covid-19, with a view to compensating enterprises active in the primary production of agricultural products and in aquaculture, in the field of foodstuffs

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant powers to the

special report to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the health crisis of Covid-19;

Ordinance of 4 October 2018 on the introduction of the equal opportunities test.
From 13 May 2020 13 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 2020/016 of the Brussels Capital Region Government (7 May 2020) Decree on aid to compensate operators of the paid transport of persons affected by emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, Article 2 From 11 May 2020 11 May 2020 PDF
Statute of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region (30 April 2020) Statute of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region of special powers n° 2020/009 temporarily decriminalizing the exceeding of noise limit values set for air traffic in the context of the health crisis of COVID-19

Constitution article 39;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reform;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on Brussels institutions;

Ordinance of 17 July 1997 relating to noise abatement in urban areas;

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant powers to the special requests to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the COVID health crisis-19;

Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region of 18 July 2000 regulating its operation and the signing of Government acts;

Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region of 22 July 2019 laying down the division of powers between the ministers of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region.

Until 16 May 2020 with a possible extension of 1 month. 8 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 2020/010 of the Brussels Capital Region Government (30 April 2020) Assignment to the Regional Investment Society to grant loans in the hotel/restaurant/café sector in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, Article 2, §1 From 6 May 2020 6 May 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 2020/03 of the Joint College of the Joint Community Commission Measures on the operation of the Centres for Public Welfare (OCMW/CPAS) in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis

Article 135 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reform, Articles 5, §1, II, 2°;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the Brussels institutions, Article 63.
From 16 March 2020. 6 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region approving the payment of subsidies for events and activities cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic (26 March 2020) Events subsidised by the Region which are cancelled as a result of the individual measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for payment of the grant in so far as the beneficiary can provide evidence that costs were incurred which could not be cancelled and which are not eligible for other aid and measures linked to the COVID-19 crisis, whether federal, under the Region's general economic measures, or under private funds.

Decree of the Government of 13 July 2006 on administrative and budgetary control and on budgetary presentation;

Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region of 22 July 2019 laying down the powers of the ministers of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region;

Ministerial Decree of 18 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Etc.
Undefined 4 May 2020 PDF
Decision of the Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region of 22 April 2020 Prohibition on visits in care homes, except if certain guidelines are complied with.

Article 166, §2 Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Article 48 of the Special Act of 12 January 1989 on Brussels;

Article 11 of the Act of 5 August 1992 on the police;

Article 128 of the Province Act

From 29 April 2020 29 April 2020  PDF 
Special Powers Decree of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/019 (23 April 2020) Extension to other sector of the aid measures to compensate businesses affected by the emergency measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 as laid out in Special Powers Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/013 Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, Article 2, §1 From 29 April 2020 29 April 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/014 Waiver of the tax on taxi services and rental car services with drivers Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, Article 2 From 1 January 2020 29 April 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/004 Extension of the payment deadline of the real estate withholding tax Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, Article 2 From 1 January 2020 29 April 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/012 (23 April 2020) Decree relating to the introduction of support measures for undertakings approved for service vouchers and their workers following emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels;

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, Article 2;

Royal Decree of 12 December 2001 concerning service vouchers, Articles 1, 8 and 11;
From 28 April 2020 28 April 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/008 (23 April 2020)

Decree relating to the transport of the deceased in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, Article 2;

Ordinance of 29 November 2018 on funerals and burials, Article 16, subparagraph 3;

From 29 April 2020 28 April 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the College of the French Community Commission No 2020/546 (16 April 2020)

Temporary suspension of the time limits laid down in the legislation, and regulations of the French Community Commission or in matters for which the French Community Commission is competent.

Articles 127, 128 and 138 of the Constitution

Statute of the French Community Commission of 23 March 2020 conferring special powers to the College.
From 16 March 2020 23 April 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/005 (16 April 2020)

Decree concerning the tax on tourist accommodation establishments due to the Covid-19 health crisis.

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, Article 2;

Ordinance of 23 December 2016 on the regional tax on tourist accommodation establishments, Articles 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10;
From 1st January 2020 22 April 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region (16 April 2020) Decree extending the 2019-2020 winter period (as regards the interdiction to perform electricity or gas cut in a household)

Ordinance of 19 July 2001 on the organisation of the market of electricity in the Brussels Metropolitan Region, Article 25octies, § 6;

Ordinance of 1 April 2004 on the organisation of the market of gas in the Brussels Metropolitan Region, Article 20sexies, § 6;

Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region of 19 March 2020 extending the winter period 2019-2020.
From 16 April 2020 22 April 2020 PDF
Decree extending the time limits laid down in Article 1 of Proxy Decree No 2020/001 of the United College of the Joint Community Commission on the temporary suspension of time limits for expiry and appeal laid down in or introduced by Brussels legislation and regulations (16 April 2020) Time limits, time-limits for bringing actions and any time limits whose expiry has a legal effect laid down in the ordinances and decrees of the Joint Community Commission or in the acts adopted on the basis thereof, as well as time limits, time-limits for bringing actions and any time limits whose expiry has a legal effect laid down in the acts and royal decrees falling within the competence of the Joint Community Commission, referred to in Article 1 of the Proxy Decision 2020/001 of the United College of the Joint Community Commission on the temporary suspension of limitation and appeal periods laid down in or introduced by the Brussels legislation and regulations shall be extended by one month, until 15 May 2020.

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels;

Ordinance of the United Assembly of the Joint Community Commission of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the United College of the Joint Community Commission in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis;

Etc.
From 16 April 2020 21 April 2020 PDF
Decree extending the time limits laid down in Article 1 of Proxy Decree No 2020/001 of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region concerning the temporary suspension of the expiry and appeal periods laid down in the Brussels legislation and regulations or introduced on the basis thereof (16 April 2020) Time limits, time limits for appeal and all time limits whose expiry has a legal effect laid down in the ordinances and decrees of the Brussels-Capital Region or in the acts approved on the basis thereof, as well as time limits, time limits for appeal and all time limits whose expiry has a legal effect laid down in the acts and royal decrees falling within the competence of the Brussels-Capital Region, referred to in Article 1 of Proxy Decree 2020/001 of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region on the temporary suspension of limitation and appeal periods laid down in or introduced by Brussels legislation and regulations shall be extended by one month, and in particular until 15 May 2020

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels;

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis;

Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region of 18 July 2000 regulating its modus operandi and regulating the signature of the acts of the Government;

Etc.
From 16 April 2020 21 April 2020 PDF
Decree extending the duration of the exceptional measures provided for in Article 1 of Proxy Decree No 2020/002 of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region laying down measures relating to mobility, public works and road safety in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus (16 April 2020) The exceptional measures provided for in the Proxy Decree No 2020/002, initially applicable from 16 March 2020 for a period of one month, shall be extended by one month until 15 May 2020.

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels, Article 8;

Decree of 19 March 2020 conferring special powers on the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, Article 2;

Proxy Decree No 2020/002 of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region laying down measures relating to mobility, public works and road safety in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus; Article 1
From 16 April 2020 21 April 2020 PDF
Proxy Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/007 on aid to compensate recognised social integration enterprises affected by the urgent measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus (16 April 2020) Measures relating to the form, amount and granting of aid to recognised social integration undertakings Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the health crisis Covid-19, Article 2, § 1 From 21 April 2020 21 April 2020 PDF
Proxy Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/002 Urgent measures concerning mobility, road works and road safety measures (a.o. concerning the driving licence, permits concerning works on public roads and periodic road worthiness tests).

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the health crisis COVID-19, Article 2.

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on the reform of institutions, Article 20
16 March 2020 – 16 April 2020 (which can be two times prolonged with one month) 17 April 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree – Joint Community Commission (10 April 2020) Special Powers Decree No 2020/02 to ensure the functioning of public social action centres during the period of the health crisis Covid-19

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 5 thereof;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels, article 63;

Organic Act of 8 July 1976 on Public Social Action Centres

For a duration of 60 days as of 16 March 2020 10 April 2020 PDF
Decree - Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region (7April 2020) Decree of the Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region extending the ban on visits to nursing homes, rest homes and care homes as part of emergency measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus - Covid-19

166 Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on Brussels institutions;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police function;

The provincial Act;

Decree of the Minister-President dated 10 March 2020 prohibiting gatherings of more than 1000 people, visits in the nursing homes, rest homes and care homes and school trips abroad;

Ministerial decree of 13 March 2020 triggering the federal phase of crisis coordination and management Covid-19 coronavirus;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the Coronavirus - Covid-19 as amended by the Ministerial Decree of 3 April 2020

The prohibition is extended until 19 April 2020 included 14 April 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/013 (7 April 2020) Aid measures to compensate businesses affected by the emergency measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus

Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, Article 2;

Article 2, § 3, 5°, of the ordinance of 4 October 2018 introducing the equal opportunities test;

Agreement of the Minister for the Budget, given on 31 March 2020
From 9 April 2020 9 April 2020 PDF
Proxy Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region No 2020/003 on the operation of municipal bodies in the context of the health crisis COVID-19 (6 April 2020) All powers of the municipal council as laid down in the New Municipal Act may be exercised by the Municipal Executive with a view to the continuity of the public service in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and in so far as the urgency of its action and the urgent need are justified.

Article 39 of the Constitution;
Ordinance of 19 March 2020 to grant special powers to the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region in the context of the health crisis COVID-19, article 2, § 1;
Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region of 22 July 2019 establishing the distribution of powers between the ministers of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region;
Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region of 18 July 2000 regulating its modus operandi and regulating the signature of the acts of the Government.

From 16 March (during 60 days) 15 April 2020 PDF
Proxy Decree No 2020/001 of the United College of the Joint Community Commission (2 April 2020) Measures on the temporary suspension of time limits for expiry and appeal laid down in the legislation and regulations of the Joint Community Commission or introduced pursuant thereto

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 5 thereof;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels;

Etc.
From 16 March 2020 during one month (which may be renewed twice for another period of the same duration) 9 April 2020 PDF
Proxy Decree No 2020/001 of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region concerning the temporary suspension of the limitation and appeal periods laid down in or introduced by Brussels legislation and regulations (2 April 2020) Measures on the temporary suspension of the limitation and appeal periods laid down in or introduced by Brussels legislation and regulations

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, and in particular Article 6 thereof;

Special Law of 12 January 1989 on the institutions in Brussels;

Etc.
From 16 March 2020 during one month (which may be renewed twice for another period of the same duration) 9 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region (3 April 2020) Decree extending the duration of the prohibition on home evictions up to and including 3 May

Decree on the prohibition of home evictions of 17 March 2020.

Art. 166 Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Special Act of 12 January 1989 on Brussels institutions;

Police Act of 5 August 1992;

Provincial Act of 30 April 1836;

Act of 26 July 1971 on the organisation of agglomerations and federations of municipalities.

From 17 March 2020 until 3 April 2020 8 April 2020 PDF
Ministerial Circular – Brussels Capital Region (1 April 2020) Ministerial Circular on the implications of the coronavirus crisis on waste collection and management services in the Brussels-Capital Region, in particular in the event of a shortage of staff Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID – 19 Period unspecified 3 April 2020 PDF
Statute conferring special powers on the College of the French Community Commission in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (23 March 2020) The College of the French Community Commission may take all useful measures to prevent and urgently address, under threat of serious threat, any situation that poses a problem in the strict framework of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences Article 138 and Articles 127 and 128 of the Constitution From 20 March 2020 3 April 2020 PDF
Decree – Government of the Brussels Metropolitan Region (19 March 2020) Decree extending the winter period 2019-2020 (as regards the interdiction to perform electricity or gas cut in a household)

Ordinance of 19 July 2001 on the organisation of the market of electricity in the Brussels Metropolitan Region

Ordinance of 1 April 2004 on the organisation of the market of gas in the Brussels Metropolitan Region

19 March 2020. End date unspecified, but winter period extended until 30 April 2020 included 25 March 2020 PDF
Statute – Joint Community Commission (19 March 2020) Granting special powers to  the United College of the Joint Community Commission in relation with the Covid-19 crisis Art. 135 Constitution  20 March 2020 until either 20 June 2020 or September 2020 (depending on the powers granted)  20 March 2020  PDF 
Statute – Brussels Parliament (19 March 2020) Granting special powers to  the Brussels government in relation with the Covid-19 crisis Art. 39 Constitution  20 March 2020 until either 20 June 2020 or September 2020 (depending on the powers granted)  20 March 2020  PDF 
Ministerial circular – Minister competent for local powers (18 March 2020) Organizational measures relating to decision-making bodies Municipal Act of 24 June 1988 Unspecified  20 March 2020  PDF
Decree - Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region (17 March 2020) Prohibition of home evictions 166 Constitution;

Special law of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms

17 March 2020 until 3 April 2020 (included)  20 March 2020 PDF 

Decree - Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region (10 March 2020)

Decree prohibiting gatherings of more than 1,000 people, visits to rest homes and care homes and school trips abroad

166 Constitution;Special law of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;1992 Police Act

12 March 2020 until 31 March 2020

12 March 2020

PDF

 

German speaking Community

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication Link to publication
Decree of the Government of the German Speaking Community of 23 April 2020

Decree regarding the non-suspension, in implementation of Article 2, § 2, of the Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020, of certain deadlines to prepare for the school or academic year 2020-2021

Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020, Article 2, § 2. From 23 April 2020 22 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the German Speaking Community of 7 May 2020 Establishment of a contact tracing center

Article 87 of the Special Act on Institutional Reform of 8 August 1980

Article 54 of the Act on reform of the institutions of the German Speaking Community

Article 1.1 of the Statute of 1 June 2004 regarding health promotion and prevention.
From 7 May 2020 18 May 2020 PDF
Decree of the Government of the German Speaking Community of 9 April 2020 Measures to limit the negative impact of the corona crisis on childcare services Statute of 31 March 2014 on childcare services, Article 12, second paragraph From 16 March 2020 18 May 2020 PDF
Decree n°4 of the Government of the German speaking Community  (30 April 2020) Government Decree No. 4 establishing a subsidy guarantee and an increase in liquidity for subsidy beneficiaries pursuant to Article 5.1 of the Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020

Act of 16 May 2003 laying down the general provisions applicable to the budgets, the control of subsidies and the accounts of the communities and regions, as well as to the organisation of the control of the Court of Auditors;

Crisis order 2020 of 6 April 2020.

From 10 March 2020 to 20 April or 20 May 2020. 7 May 2020 PDF
Crisis Statute – Ministry of the German speaking community (27 April 2020)

Crisis Statute 2020. This Statute contains various provisions such as: temporary measures to mitigate the effects of the Corona crisis; subsidy guarantee; Valuing the health care professions

Statute of 28 May 2018 relating to the AktiF and AktiF PLUS measures to promote employment. 13 March 2020 until 30 September 2020 7 May 2020 PDF

Government Decree No. 3 extending the possibility referred to in Article 5 § 1 of the Crisis Statute2020 of 6 April 2020 to refrain from obtaining legally or ordinarily mandatory opinions or position statements (23 April 2020)

The possibility referred to in Article 5 § 1 of the Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020, whereby the Government may, on the basis of a special justification relating to the necessity and urgency, refrain, when drawing up draft decrees or decisions, from obtaining legally or decretal mandatory opinions or position statements from advisory bodies, boards of directors or other bodies of public utility institutions or municipal advisory commissions on childcare, is extended by thirty days with effect from 25 April 2020

Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020, Article 5

From 25 April 21 until 24 May 2020

4 May 2020

PDF

Government Decree No 2 extending the suspension of certain time limits referred to in Article 2 § 1 of the Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020 (23 April 2020) The measure referred to in Article 2 § 1 of the Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020 to suspend the mandatory time limits for submission, treatment, provision of advice or decision, the mandatory time limits for appeal and all time limits whose expiry has a legal effect, as well as the duration of any public enquiries, is extended by 30 days with effect from 25 April. Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020, Article 2 §1 and Article 4 From 25 April 2020 until 24 May 2020 4 May 2020 PDF
Government Decree no. 1 extending the possibility referred to in Article 1 § 1 of the Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020 whereby the Municipal College can exercise certain powers in place of the Municipal Council (23 April 2020) The possibility referred to in Article 1 § 1 of the Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020, whereby the Municipal College can, under certain conditions, exercise the powers referred to in Article 35 of the Municipal Statute of 23 April 2018 in place of the Municipal Council, will be extended by thirty days with effect from 25 April 2020. Crisis Statute 2020 of 6 April 2020, Article 1 From 25 April 2020 until until 24 May 2020 4 May 2020 PDF
Crisis Statute 2020 of the German speaking Community ministry Crisis Statute regulating various issues, such as the competence of the communal council and the suspension of deadlines Not mentioned. From 18 March 2020 to 17 April 2020 or longer, depending on the measure.   14 April 2020 PDF

 

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication Link to publication

Decisions Nos EX-20-3 of 16 March 2020 and EX-20-4 of 29 April 2020 – Executive Director

Extension of all procedural deadlines expiring between 9 March 2020 and 30 April 2020, that affect all parties before the EUIPO, to 1 May 2020. 

Extension of all procedural deadlines expiring between 1 May 2020 and 17 May 2020, that affect all parties before the EUIPO, to 18 May 2020. 

The extension does not apply to the time limits for appealing decisions of the Boards of Appeal to the General Court.

Article 101(4) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the European Union trade mark (EUTMR) ;

Article 58(4) of Commission Regulation (EC) 2245/2002 of 21 October 2002 implementing Council Regulation (EC) 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community Designs (as amended).                                  

Until 18 May 2020 (inclusive)

16 March and 29 April 2020

EX-20-3

EX-20-4

 

European Patent Office (EPO)

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication Link to publication

Notice of 15 March 2020

Suspension of all time limits expiring on or after 15 March 2020.

Article 134(2) of the European Patent Convention                

Until 17 April 2020 (inclusive)

15 March 2020;

updated on 17 March 2020

Link EPO

 

Belgian Intellectual Property Office

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication Link to publication
Communication regarding COVID-19 - Belgian Intellectual Property Office  

Suspension of notifications setting new binding time limits.

As far as possible, the Office will not send legal notifications that would have the effect of setting new binding deadlines that would be sanctioned by a loss of rights in the event of non-compliance. However, an exception to this principle will be made, in the parties’ advantage, when failure to send the legal notification that sets a new binding deadline could have a negative impact on the case or work against any of the parties (for example, if the Office finds an irregularity that results in the filing date of an application not being established, the applicant will still be notified as soon as possible to avoid a detrimental delay of that filing date). In such cases, the Office will try, again as far as possible, to send by e-mail a copy of the legal notification sent by registered post, provided the Office has this contact data.

  Indefinite 30 March 2020

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Communication regarding COVID-19 - Belgian Intellectual Property Office

Treatment of requests for extension of time limits.

No automatic suspension of the time limits in procedures before the Office with regard to patents, supplementary protection certificates and plant variety rights. However, the Office will consider any requests for extension of time limits as favourably as possible on a case by case basis, where the legislation allows it.

       

Indefinite

23 March 2020

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FR

 

Benelux Office for Intellectual Property Office (BOIP)

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication Link to publication

Communication of 20 March 2020 (replacing a previous Communication of 16 March 2020) – Director General

Suspension of all time limits expiring after 15 March 2020.

The suspension does not apply to the time limits for appealing BOIP’s decisions to the Benelux Court of Justice.

Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property (Trade Marks and Designs)

Until the end of a one-month period starting from the date when it is reasonable for IP professionals and other entrepreneurs in the Benelux countries to be able to work normally again ("BAU date"). BOIP will set the BAU date in due course and communicate it via a new communication from the Director General. BOIP has announced on its website that the BAU date will be at the earliest 25 May 2020.

20 March 2020

PDF

 

Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication Link to publication

Decision of the President of the CPVO

Extension of time limits in proceedings before the CPVO

Regulation EC 2100/94

Regulation EC 874/2009

17 March 2020 - 3 May 2020 included 

6 April 2020

LINK

 

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