Consultation committee: non-essential businesses will reopen on December 1 (direct)

The reopening, under strict conditions, of non-essential shops is recorded on December 1.

Posted on 11/27/2020 at 4:43 p.m.

Through Belga and the editorial staff

Lhe Concertation Committee, which brings together the main ministers of the federal government, the minister-presidents of federated entities and health experts this Friday afternoon, authorized the reopening of non-essential businesses under conditions. From December 1, they can reopen under strict conditions, according to our information.

The Consultation Committee responsible for assessing the health situation has been meeting since 1:00 p.m. at the Egmont Palace in Brussels around the Prime Minister. Alexander De Croo had already indicated Thursday in the House that the question of the reopening of so-called “non-essential” stores was on the table. A consensus in this direction emerged in the afternoon, we learned.

The modalities of these openings are however still debated. This measure does not fit in the context of the beginning of deconfinement, Belga also learned. The time of the press conference during which the measures will be announced is not yet known.

The closure of non-essential businesses, as part of measures intended to combat the resurgence of the coronavirus in Belgium, had been decided on last October 30 for a period of more than a month (from Monday November 2 until Sunday December 13 included). However, the Consultative Committee had decided to leave it to customers to order and seek purchases through the “click & collect” system.


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