Coronavirus: protect yourself and others

Protect yourself and others from the coronavirus: wash your hands with soap, do not touch other people and wear a face mask in places where you cannot keep a safe distance.

Protect yourself against the coronavirus during your stay at the reception centre:

  • Wash your hands several times a day with soap
  • Cough or sneeze into a paper tissue or into your elbow
  • Use paper tissues and discard them in a rubbish bin with a lid
  • Do not touch your face
  • Do not touch other people
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill
  • Keep a 1.5-metre distance
Vídeo 'Protect yourself against the coronavrius'

When do you have to wear a face mask?
Wear a face mask in places where it is not possible to stay a safe distance (1.5 metres) away from other people, such as in the shop, school. Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory in Belgium

  • on public transport (bus, tram, train or metro) 
  • at the station and at the bus stop
  • in shops and markets
  • in museums, libraries, cinemas and concert halls
  • in places of worship
  • in public buildings
  • in cafes and restaurants, except when you sit at a table
  •  in the reception centre, in places with the icon 'mouth mask mandatory'
Infographic ‘When do you have to wear a face mask?’