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 Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1477 of 14 October 2020 Regulation amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 as regards the temporary extension of exceptional measures to address the consequences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Council Regulation (EEC) No 95/93, of 18 January 1993, on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports (1), and in particular Article 10a(4) thereof
From 14 October 2020 15 October 2020 LINK
Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1475 of 13 October 2020 Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Text with EEA relevance) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 21(2), Article 168(6) and Article 292, first and second sentence thereof. Not specified 14 October 2020 LINK
Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1474 of 13 October 2020 Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 360/2012 as regards the prolongation of its period of application and a time-bound derogation for undertakings in difficulty to take into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (Text with EEA relevance)

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1588 of 13 July 2015 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to certain categories of horizontal State aid (1), and in particular Article 2(1) thereof.
From 3 November 2020 14 October 2020 LINK
Communication from the Commission 2020/C 340 I/01 4th Amendment to the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak and amendment to the Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Member States on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to short-term export-credit insurance Not specified Not specified 13 October 2020 LINK
Regulation (EU) 2020/1429 of the European Parliament and the Council of 7 October 2020 Measures regarding a sustanaible rail travel market following the Covid-19 outbreak Article 91 TFEU From 12 October 2020 12 October 2020 LINK
Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1342 of 25 September 2020 Decision granting temporary support under Regulation (EU) 2020/672 to the Kingdom of Belgium to mitigate unemployment risks in the emergency following the COVID-19 outbreak Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; Council Regulation (EU) 2020/672 of 19 May 2020 on the establishment of a European instrument for temporary support to mitigate unemployment risks in an emergency (SURE) following the COVID-19 outbreak (1), and in particular Article 6(1) thereof From 29 September 2020 29 September 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1318 of 22 September 2020 Amending Implementing Regulations (EU) 2020/21 and (EU) No 2020/194 as regards the dates of application in response to the COVID‐19 pandemic in the field of VAT Council Regulation (EU) No 904/2010 of 7 October 2010 on administrative cooperation and combating fraud in the field of value added tax From 1 July 2021 23 September 2020 LINK
Decision (EU) 2020/1306 of the European Central Bank of 16 September 2020 Decision on the temporary exclusion of certain exposures to central banks from the total exposure measure in view of the COVID-19 pandemic (ECB/2020/44) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; Council Regulation (EU) No 1024/2013 of 15 October 2013 conferring specific tasks on the European Central Bank concerning policies relating to the prudential supervision of credit institutions (1), and in particular Article 4(1)(d) thereof; Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 (2), and in particular Article 500b thereof From 26 September 2020 21 September 2020 LINK
Commission Recommendation (EU) 2020/1307 of 18 September 2020 Recommendation on a common Union toolbox for reducing the cost of deploying very high capacity networks and ensuring timely and investment-friendly access to 5G radio spectrum, to foster connectivity in support of economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in the Union Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 292 thereof / 21 September 2020 LINK
Council Decision (EU) 2020/1253 of 4 September 2020 Decision further extending the temporary derogation from the Council’s Rules of Procedure introduced by Decision (EU) 2020/430, and extended by Decisions (EU) 2020/556, (EU) 2020/702 and (EU) 2020/970, 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 4 September 2020 8 September 2020 LINK

Commission decision (EU) 2020/1235 of 26 August 2020

Decision authorising Greece to apply an extension of certain periods specified in Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2020/698 of the European Parliament and of the Council Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; Regulation (EU) 2020/698 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 2020 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 (1), and in particular Article 4(4) thereof / 31 August 2020 LINK
Commission Decision (EU) 2020/1236 of 25 August 2020 Decision authorising the Netherlands to apply an extension of certain periods specified in Articles 2 and 3 of Regulation (EU) 2020/698 of the European Parliament and of the Council (notified under document C(2020) 5745) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; Regulation (EU) 2020/698 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 2020 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 (1), and in particular Article 2(6) and Article 3(3) thereof / 31 August 2020 LINK
Commission Decision (EU) 2020/1237 of 25 August 2020 Decision authorising the United Kingdom to apply an extension of certain periods specified in Articles 3 and 11 of Regulation (EU) 2020/698 of the European Parliament and of the Council (notified under document C(2020) 5757) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; Regulation (EU) 2020/698 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 2020 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 (1), and in particular Article 3(3) and Article 11(4) thereof, in conjunction with Article 131 of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community / 31 August 2020 LINK
Opinion No 4/2020 of the European Court of Auditors of 13 July 2020 concerning the proposal 2020/0101 (COD) Opinion concerning the proposal 2020/0101 (COD) for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards exceptional additional resources and implementing arrangements under the Investment for growth and jobs goal to provide assistance for fostering crisis repair in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing a green, digital and resilient recovery of the economy (REACT-EU); and on the amended proposal 2018/0196 (COD) for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, the Just Transition Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum and Migration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Border Management and Visa Instrument N/A N/A 17 July 2020 LINK

Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1186, of 7 August 2020, amending Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction.

Replacing Annex I of the Recommendation, determining the third countries whose residents should not be affected by temporary external borders restriction on non-essential travel into the EU. Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. As from 8 August 2020. 11 August 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation 2020/469 Amending article 5 of Implementing Regulation 2020/469 to posptpone date of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in the field of aviation. Article 36(c) and (g), article 43(1) (a) and (f); article 44(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 Regulation enters into force applies from 27 January 2020; certain annexes apply from 12 August 2021, point 5 of Annex III applies from 5 November 202 with the exception of point 5(v) (Appendix 1 Template for METAR) 10 August 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation 2019/1387 Postponing date of application laid down in Implementing Regulation 2019/1387 in the field of aviation. Art. 31 Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and Council From 11 August 2020. (certain points of the Annex shall apply from 12 August 2021 instead of from 5 November 2020) From 11 August 2020. (certain points of the Annex shall apply from 12 August 2021 instead of from 5 November 2020) LINK
Decision (EU) 2020/1143 of the European Central Bank of 28 July 2020 Amendment of Decision (EU) 2020/440 on a temporary pandemic emergency purchase programme

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular the first indent of Article 127(2) thereof;

Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, and in particular to the second subparagraph of Article 12.1 in conjunction with the first indent of Article 3.1, and Article 18.1 thereof,
4 August 2020 31 July 2020 LINK
Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1144 of 30 July 2020 Amendment of Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article Article 77 (2) (b) and (e) and Article 292, first and second sentence thereof / 31 July 2020 LINK
European Securities and Markets Authority Decision (EU) 2020/1123 of 10 June 2020 Decision renewing the temporary requirement to natural or legal persons who have net short positions to temporarily lower the notification thresholds of net short positions in relation to the issued share capital of companies whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market to notify the competent authorities above a certain threshold in accordance with point (a) of Article 28(1) of Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Agreement on the European Economic Area, in particular Annex IX thereof;

Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010, and in particular Article 9(5), 43(1) and 44(1) thereof;

Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012, and in particular Article 28(1) thereof;

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 918/2012 of 5 July 2012 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and in particular Article 24 thereof;

European Securities and Markets Authority Decision (EU) 2020/525 of 16 March 2020.

From 17 June 2020 and for a duration of three months 30 July 2020  LINK 
Council Regulation (EU) 2020/1108 of 20 July 2020 Amendment to Regulation (EU) 2017/2454 as regards the dates of application in response to the COVID‐19 pandemic Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 113 thereof From 18 Agust 2020 29 July 2020 LINK
Council Decision (EU) 2020/1109 of 20 July 2020 Amendment of Directives (EU) 2017/2455 and (EU) 2019/1995 as regards the dates of transposition and application in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 113 thereof From 18 August 2020 29 July 2020 LINK
Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1112 of 20 July 2020 Amendment of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2026 as regards the dates of application in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; Council Directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax (1), and in particular Article 397 thereof From 18 August 2020 29 July 2020 LINK
Commission Decision (EU) 2020/1101 of 23 July 2020

Amendment to Decision (EU) 2020/491 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

TFEU

Council Directive 2009/132/EC of 19 October 2009

Council Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009
Until 31 Ocotober 2020 27 July 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1087 of 23 July 2020 Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/466 as regards the performance of official controls and other official activities by specifically authorised natural persons, the performance of analyses, testing or diagnoses 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 (1), and in particular Article 141(1) thereof.
From 2 August 2020 24 July 2020 LINK
Communication from the Commission 2020/C 235 I/01 Guidelines on seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak N/A N/A 17 July 2020 LINK
Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1052 of 16 July 2020 Recommendation amending Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article Article 77(2)(b) and (e) and Article 292, first and second sentence thereof. Not specified 17 July 2020 LINK
Regulation (EU) 2020/1043 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 Regulation on the conduct of clinical trials with and supply of medicinal products for human use containing or consisting of genetically modified organisms intended to treat or prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 114 and Article 168(4)(c) thereof. From 18 July 2020 17 July 2020 LINK
Regulation (EU) 2020/1042 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 Regulation laying down temporary measures concerning the time limits for the collection, the verification and the examination stages provided for in Regulation (EU) 2019/788 on the European citizens’ initiative in view of the COVID-19 outbreak Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 24 thereof. From 18 July 2020 17 July 2020 LINK
Regulation (EU) 2020/1040 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 as regards its transitional provisions in order to address the impact of the COVID-19 crisis (Text with EEA relevance) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 114 thereof. From 1 July 2020 17 July 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1027 of 14 July 2020 Amendment of Implementing Regulations (EU) No 771/2014, (EU) No 1242/2014 and (EU) No 1243/2014 as regards the implementation and monitoring of 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; Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (1) and in particular Articles 18(3), 72(3), 97(2) and 107(3) thereof From 17 July 2020 16 July 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1023 of 15 July 2020 Amendment of Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1765 as regards the cross-border exchange of data between national contact tracing and warning mobile applications with regard to combatting the COVID-19 pandemic

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 14(3) thereof
From 17 July 2020 16 July 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1009 of 10 July 2020 Implementing Regulation amending Implementing Regulations (EU) No 808/2014 and (EU) No 809/2014 as regards certain measures to address the crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 (1), and in particular Article 8(3), Article 12, Article 67 and Article 75(5) thereof;

Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 (2), and in particular Article 62(2) thereof.

From 13 July 2020 13 July 2020 LINK
EFTA Surveillance Authority Decision No 30/20/COL of 1 April 2020 Decision amending, for the one hundred and sixth time, the procedural and substantive rules in the field of state aid by replacing the Annex to the Guidelines on short-term export-credit insurance [2020/982] (Decision taken in consideration of the Communication from the Commission – Temporary framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak of 19 March 2020)

Agreement on the European Economic Area, in particular Articles 61 to 63 and Protocol 26;

Agreement between the EFTA States on the Establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice, in particular Article 24 and Article 5(2)(b).

Not specified 9 July 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/977 of 7 July 2020 Derogations from Regulations (EC) No 889/2008 and (EC) No 1235/2008 as regards controls on the production of organic products due to the COVID-19 pandemic

TFEU;

Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 (1), and in particular Article 28(6), the third subparagraph of Article 30(2) and Article 38(c), (d) and (e) thereof

From 1 March until 30 September 2020, except for
- Article 1(1): from 1 March 2020 until 31 December 2020;
- Article 1(3), 1(5) and 1(6) shall apply from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2020;

- For control activities carried out in China, this Regulation shall apply from 1 January 2020 until 30 September 2020.
8 July 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/975 of 6 July 2020 Implementing Regulation authorising agreements and decisions on market stabilisation measures in the wine sector

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (1), and in particular Article 222 thereof,
8 July 2020 7 July 2020 LINK
Council Decision (EU) 2020/970 of 3 July 2020 Decision further extending the temporary derogation from the Council’s Rules of Procedure introduced by Decision (EU) 2020/430, and extended by Decisions (EU) 2020/556 and (EU) 2020/702, in view of the travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Union The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 240(3) thereof 3 July 2020 7 July 2020 LINK
Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/972 of 2 July 2020 Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 as regards its prolongation and amending Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 as regards its prolongation and relevant adjustments

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 108(4) thereof;

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1588 of 13 July 2015 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to certain categories of horizontal State aid (1), and in particular points (a) and (b) of Article 1(1) and Article 2 thereof.
From 27 July 2020 7 July 2020 LINK
Recommendation of the European Systemic Risk Board of 2 June 2020 Recommendation amending Recommendation ESRB/2015/2 on the assessment of cross-border effects of and voluntary reciprocity for macroprudential policy measures (ESRB/2020/9) 2020/C 217/01

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Regulation (EU) No 1092/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on European Union macro-prudential oversight of the financial system and establishing a European Systemic Risk Board (1), and in particular Article 3 and Articles 16 to 18 thereof;

Directive 2013/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on access to the activity of credit institutions and the prudential supervision of credit institutions and investment firms, amending Directive 2002/87/EC and repealing Directives 2006/48/EC and 2006/49/EC (2), and in particular Article 134(4) thereof;

Decision ESRB/2011/1 of the European Systemic Risk Board of 20 January 2011 adopting the Rules of Procedure of the European systemic Risk Board (3), and in particular Article 18 to 20 thereof.
N/A 1st July 2020 LINK
Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of 30 June 2020 Recommendation on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article Article 77 (2) (b) and (e) and 292, first and second sentence thereof. N/A 1st July 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/910 of 30 June 2020 Amendments of the  Implementing Regulations (EU) 2015/1998, (EU) 2019/103 and (EU) 2019/1583 as regards the re-designation of airlines, operators and entities providing security controls for cargo and mail arriving from third countries, as well as the postponement of certain regulatory requirements in the area of cybersecurity, background check, explosive detection systems equipment standards, and explosive trace detection equipment, because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation security and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002 (1), and in particular Article 4(3) thereof.
From 2 July 2020 1st July 2020 LINK
Decision No 1/2020 of the Community/Switzerland Inland Transport Committee of 19 June 2020 Alignment of the Decision No 2/2019 with the dates of transposition, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, of Directives (EU) 2016/797 and (EU) 2016/798 of the European Parliament and of the Council [2020/896] Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the carriage of goods and passengers by rail and road (1) (‘the Agreement’), and in particular Article 52(4) thereof From 19 June 2020 30 June 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/891 of 26 June 2020 Amendment of the Implementing Regulation (EU) No 447/2014 as regards specific provisions to align the provisions for the implementation of cross-border cooperation programmes financed under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) with specific measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; Regulation (EU) No 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) (1), and in particular Article 12 thereof

1 July 2020 30 June 2020 LINK
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/884 of 4 May 2020 Derogation in respect of the year 2020 from Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/891 as regards the fruit and vegetables sector and from Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1149 as regards the wine sector in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 (1), and in particular Articles 62(1) and 64(6); Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (2), and in particular Articles 37, 53, and 173 in conjunction with Article 227 thereof 29 June 2020 29 June 2020 LINK
Commission Statement following the presentation of Commission Directive (EU) 2020/739 to the European Parliament and the Council (2020/C 212/03) Statement in respect of the prevention and protection of the health and safety of workers that are or can be occupationally exposed to SARS-CoV-2 N.A. / 26 June 2020 LINK
Recommendation of the European Systemic Risk Board of 27 May 2020 Recommendation on restriction of distributions during the COVID-19 pandemic

TFEU;

Regulation (EU) No 1092/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on European Union macroprudential oversight of the financial system and establishing a European Systemic Risk Board (1), and in particular Article 3(2)(b), (d) and (f) and Articles 16 to 18 thereof;

Decision ESRB/2011/1 of the European Systemic Risk Board of 20 January 2011 adopting the Rules of Procedure of the European Systemic Risk Board (2), and in particular Article 15(3)(e) and Articles 18 to 20 thereof.
/ 26 June 2020 LINK
Council Directive (EU) 2020/876 Amendment to Directive 2011/16/EU to address the urgent need to defer certain time limits for the filing and exchange of information in the field of taxation because of the COVID-19 pandemic Articles 113 and 115 TFEU From 27 June 2020 26 June 2020 LINK
Regulation (EU) 2020/873 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2020 Amendment to Regulations (EU) No 575/2013 and (EU) 2019/876 as regards certain adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Article 114 TFEU From 27 June 2020 26 June 2020 LINK
Regulation (EU) 2020/872 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2020 Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 as regards a specific measure to provide exceptional temporary support under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak Article 42 and Article 43(2) of the TFEU From 26 June 2020 26 June 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/879 of 23 June 2020 Amendment of  Implementing Regulation (EU) No 897/2014 as regards specific provisions to align the provisions for the implementation of cross-border cooperation programmes financed under the European Neighbourhood Instrument with specific measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

TFEU;

Regulation (EU) No 232/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing a European Neighbourhood Instrument ( 1 ), and in particular Article 12(1) thereof;

Regulation (EU) No 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action ( 2 ), and in particular Article 6(2) thereof.
From 27 June 2020 26 June 2020 LINK
Information from the European Commission of 15 June 2020 Information from the Commission concerning the non-application of certain provisions of Regulation (EU) 2020/698 by Belgium N.A. N.A. 15 June 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/780 of 12 June 2020 Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 445/2011 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/779 as regards measures to extend the validity of certain certificates of rail entities in charge of maintenance and certain transitional provisions due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Directive (EU) 2016/798 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on railway safety, and in particular Article 14(6) thereof.

From 16 June 2020 15 June 2020 LINK
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/783 of 12 June 2020 Decision amending the Decision 2012/757/EU as regards measures to adapt the frequency of periodic medical examination of railway staff undertaking safety-critical tasks other than train drivers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Text with EEA relevance)

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Having regard to Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union, and in particular Article 5(11) thereof.
From 16 June 2020 15 June 2020 LINK
Council Decision (EU) 2020/768 of 9 June 2020 Decision amending Decision (EU) 2016/915 as regards the reference period intended to be used for measuring the growth of CO2 emissions, to take account of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of CORSIA Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 192(1), in conjunction with Article 218(9) thereof From 9 June 2020 12 June 2020 LINK
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION EU° 2020/746 of 4 June 2020 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/746 of 4 June 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 as regards postponing dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018.
Postponement of various measures. 5 June 2020 LINK
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION EU° 2020/745 of 4 June 2020 Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/745  of 4 June 2020 amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1042 as regards postponing dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018.
Postponed until 14 February 2021. 5 June 2020 LINK
COMMISSION DIRECTIVE EU° 2020/739 of 3 June 2020 Amendment of Annex III to Directive 2000/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the inclusion of SARS-CoV-2 in the list of biological agents known to infect humans and amending Commission Directive (EU) 2019/1833 Directive 2000/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work, Article 19 From 24 June 2020 4 June 2020 LINK
COMMISSION NOTICE 2020/C 182/02 Information for the Member States on their surveillance duty regarding eco-design and energy labelling requirements in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Commission Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/2013, (EU) 2019/2014, (EU) 2019/2016 and (EU) 2019/2017 ( 4 ) (‘Energy labelling Regulations’)

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1782 (Ecodesign)
Until 1 October 2020 2 June 2020 LINK
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 

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Federal measures: general measures

Measures and issuing authorities Type of measures Legal basis Period Date of publication in Belgian State Gazette Link to publication
 Ministerial Decree of 18 October 2020  New general urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus  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 19 October 2020 until 19 November 2020 (included)  18 October 2020  PDF
Royal Decree of 9 October 2020 Nomination of a Covid-19 commissioner and vice-commissioner Article 37 of the Constitution From 9 October 2020 until 8 October 2021 12 October 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (8 October 2020) New Covid- 19 general measures.

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

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

Act of May 15, 2007 on civil security, articles 181, 182 and 187; etc.
From 9 October 2020 until 8 November 2020 8 October 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Public Federal Interior service (25 September 2020) Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

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 30 June 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

From 1st October 2020 (except for Article 7, from 25 September 2020) 25 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 13 September 2020 The possibility to introduce court proceedings by way of electronically deposited petition has been prolonged until 31 December 2020. Act of 20 May 2020 on various legal provisions in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 From 18 September 2020 – 31 December 2020 18 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 13 September 2020 The possibility to take an oath by written declaration is prolonged until 31 december 2020 Act of 30 April 2020 containing various provisions on justice and the notarial profession in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 From 18 September 2020 – 31 December 2020 18 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Federal Public Service Social Security (17 September 2020) Royal Decree implementing Royal Decree no. 44 of 26 June 2020 on the joint processing of data by Sciensano and the contact centres designated by the competent regional authorities or by the competent agencies, by health inspectorates and by mobile teams in the context of contact follow-up with (presumed) persons infected with the coronavirus COVID-19 on the basis of a database at Sciensano

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

Royal Decree No 44 of 26 June 2020 on the joint processing of data by Sciensano and the contact centres designated by the competent regional authorities or by the competent agencies, by health inspectorates and by mobile teams in the context of contact follow-up with (presumed) persons infected with the coronavirus COVID-19 on the basis of a database at Sciensano.
As from 18 September 2020 17 September 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Public Federal Service Employment, Work and Social dialogue (10 September 2020) Ministerial Decree implementing Article 15 of the Royal Decree of 15 July 2020 extending the measures taken with regard to unemployment as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I)

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

Royal Decree of 15 July 2020 extending the measures taken on unemployment as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I);

Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
N.A. 17 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Public Federal Service Employment, Work and Social dialogue (13 Spetember 2020) Royal Decree amending Article 7 of the Royal Decree of 23 April 2020 temporarily relaxing the conditions under which the unemployed, with or without a company supplement, may 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 on the regulation of unemployment;

Royal Decree of 3 May 2007 establishing the unemployment scheme with company supplement;

Royal Decree of 23 April 2020 temporarily relaxing 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;

Royal Decree of 15 July 2020 extending the measures taken in the field of unemployment in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I).
As from 31 August 2020 17 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 22 August 2020 Measures regarding the driver’s licence in reponse to the COVID-19 Crisis Act on road traffic police, coordinated on 16 March 1968 From 16 March 2020 until 31 December 2020 7 September 2020 PDF
Agreement of the Public Federal Service Finance with Germany (24 August 2020) Agreement between the competent authorities of Germany and Belgium extending the Agreement on the situation of cross-border workers in the context of the health crisis related to COVID-19 of 6 May 2020 N.A. Extended until 31 December 2020 2 September 2020 PDF
Agreement of the Public Federal Service Finance with the Netherlands (24 August 2020) Agreement between the competent authorities of the Netherlands and Belgium extending the Agreement on the situation of cross-border workers in the context of the health crisis related to COVID-19 of 30 April 2020 N.A Extended until 31 December 2020 27 August 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Public Federal Interior service (22 August 2020) Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Act of 31 December 1963 on civil defence;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police function;

Act of 15 May 2007 relating to civil security;

Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Act of 15 December 2013 on miscellaneous provisions concerning administrative simplification.
As from 1st September 2020 (except for articles 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 11, as from 24 August 2020) 22 August 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Public Federal Interior service (28 July 2020) Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Act of 31 December 1963 on civil defence;

Act of 5 August 1992 on the police function;

Act of 15 May 2007 relating to civil security;

Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Act of 15 December 2013 on miscellaneous provisions concerning administrative simplification.
As from 29 July 2020

28 July 2020

Erratum: 10 August 2020

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Erratum

Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Order of 30 June 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (24 July 2020) Amendment of general corona measures 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 30 June 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. From 25 July 2020 24 July 2020 PDF

Ministerial Decree (10 July 2020)

Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

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 30 June 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19; etc.

From 11 July 2020 10 July 2020 PDF
Decree of Special Powers No 37 of the Public Service Federal Justice, Public Service Federal Interior, Public Service Federal Social Security And Public Service Federal Employment, Labour And Social Consultation (24 June 2020) Decree of Special Powers issued in implementation of Articles 2 and 5 of the Act of 27 March 2020 granting powers to the King to take measures in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II) aimed at supporting workers

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

Act of 5 December 1968 on collective labour agreements and joint committees;

Act of 3 July 1978 on employment contracts;

Act of 29 June 1981 establishing the general principles of social security for employed persons;

Act of 4 August 1996 on the welfare of workers in the performance of their work;

Social Penal Code;

Workplace wellness code;

Royal Decree of 18 July 2002 on measures to promote employment in the non-market sector.

Depending on the sections. 3 July 2020  PDF 
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Strategy and Support (26 June 2020) Decree repealing the Articles 3, 4 and 7 of the Royal Decree of 22 April 2020 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

Articles 37 and 107, subparagraph 2 of the Constitution;

Act of 16 March 1954 on the control of certain institutions of public utility, Article 11, § 1, first subparagraph, as 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°, as replaced by the Act of 20 May 1997.
As from 1st July 2020 (except for Article 2, which enters into force on 1st September 2020) 1st July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 41 amending the Act of 23 March 2020 amending the Act of 22 December 2016 introducing a bridging right for self-employed persons and introducing temporary measures under COVID-19 in favour of self-employed persons (26 June 2020) Providing an additional extension of the temporary crisis measure bridging right for the months of July and August 2020 and the introduction of a temporary measure bridging right to support the restart. for the months of June, July and August 2020

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 23 March 2020 amending the Act of 22 December 2016 introducing a bridging right in favour of the self-employed and introducing temporary measures within the framework of COVID-19 in favour of the self-employed
From 1 June 2020 30 June 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (30 June 2020) Modifications to the existing Covid-19 measures and the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 is repealed.

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 1 July 2020 until 31 August 2020 30 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 45 of the FPS Employment Service (26 June 2020) Measures concerning temporary employment in vital sectors, corona parental leave and the consumption voucher

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

Special Powers Decree No 14 of 27 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) in order to safeguard the smooth organisation of work in the critical sectors;

Royal Decree No 23 of 13 May 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) containing the corona parental leave;

Etc.
From 30 June or 1 July 2020 30 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 36 amending Royal Decree No 24 (23 June 2020) Amendments concerning the rights of volunteers to organisations recognised by the competent public authorities for the assistance and care of elderly people and for the reception and accommodation of elderly people in the private commercial 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, 3° and 5°;

Act of 3 July 2005 on the rights of volunteers;

Royal Decree no. 24 of 20 May 2020 temporarily extending the scope of the Act of 3 July 2005 on the rights of volunteers to organisations recognised by the competent authority for the assistance and care of elderly people and for the reception and accommodation of elderly people in the private commercial sector; etc.
From 30 June 2020 30 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 40 amending Royal Decree No 22 of 4 June 2020 establishing a Compensation Fund for the Volunteers COVID-19 Victims. Establishment of a Compensation Fund for the Volunteers COVID-19 Victims.

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°;

Royal Decree No 22 of 4 June 2020 establishing a Compensation Fund for the COVID-19 volunteer victims
From 18 May 2020 30 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 44 of the Federal Public Service Public Health, Food Chain Safety And Environment (26 June 2020) Royal Decree No 44 on the joint processing of data by Sciensano and the contact centres designated by the competent regional authorities or by the competent agencies, by health inspectorates and by mobile teams in the framework of contact follow-up with (presumed) persons infected with the coronavirus COVID-19 on the basis of a database at Sciensano.

GDPR;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Statute of the Flemish Parliament of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy;

Statute of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community of 1 June 2004 on health promotion and medical prevention;

Ordinance of 19 July 2007 on health prevention policy;

Act of 10 April 2014 on various health-related provisions;

Act of 25 February 2018 creating Sciensano;

Act of 5 September 2018 establishing the Information Security Committee and amending various Acts relating to the implementation of the GDPR;

Etc.
As from 1 july 2020 29 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Federal public service Justice (15 June 2020) Royal decree extending certain measures taken by the Act of 20 May 2020 on various legal provisions in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Act of 20 May 2020 on various legal provisions in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
Deadline extended until the 31 July 2020 17 June 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 8 June 2020 Extending the validity of the Ministerial Decree of 19 March 2020 on private and public activities of a cultural, social, festive, folkloric, sporting and recreational nature (regarding vouchers)

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
Until 20 September 2020 10 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 4 June 2020 Extension of employment measures in the vital sector following the COVID-19 pandemic

Legislative Decree of 28 December 1944 on social security;

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II
From 31 May 2020 10 June 2020 PDF
Act of 20 May 2020 Measures concerning administrative fines relating to air transport and air navigation and the pricing system of Brussels Airport, in order to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic Article 74 of the Constitution From 20 June 2020, except for chapter 2, which retroactively enters into force from 12 May 2020

10 June 2020

Erratum: 2 July 2020

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Erratum: PDF

Ministerial Decree of the Public Federal Service Interior (5 June 2020)

Erratum published on 10 June 2020

Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Order 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 emergency measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19;

Act of 15 December 2013 containing various provisions concerning administrative simplification, this decree is excepted from the regulatory impact assessment.
Depending on the measure, from 8 June 2020 up until 30 June 2020 or 31 August 2020. 5 June 2020

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Royal Decree of the of the Public Federal Service Social Security (4 June 2020) Royal Decree aimed at assimilating days of interruption of work resulting from temporary unemployment due to force majeure as a result of the pandemic caused by the corona virus into the annual holiday scheme for salaried employees for the period from 1 February 2020 to 30 June 2020 included

Acts relating to annual vacations for salaried employees, coordinated on 28 June 1971;

Royal Decrees of 15 February 1982 and 10 June 2001.

From 1 February 2020 to 30 June 2020. 5 June 2020 PDF
Agreement of the Public Federal Service Finance with the Netherlands (19 May 2020) Agreement between the competent authorities of the Netherlands and Belgium extending the Agreement on the situation of cross-border workers in the context of the health crisis related to COVID-19 of 30 April 2020 N.A Extended until 30 June 2020 5 June 2020 PDF
Amicable agreement of the Public Federal Service Finance with Germnay (20 May 2020) Amicable agreement between the competent authorities of Germany and Belgium extending the amicable agreement of 6 May 2020 concerning the situation of cross-border workers working at home in the context of the COVID-19  pandemic. N.A Extended until 30 June 2020. 5 June 2020 PDF

Royal Decree of the Social Security Federal Public Service  (29 May 2020)

Corrigendum of the Royal Decree published on 15 June 2020

Royal Decree implementing art. 70 subparagraph 3 of the Royal Decree No 20 on temporary measures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure continuity of care with regard to compulsory healthcare insurance

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

Royal Decree No 20 on temporary measures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure continuity of care with regard to compulsory healthcare insurance, articles 2, subparagraph 2 and 70, subparagraph 3.
As from 3 June 2020 3 June 2020

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Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (30 May 2020) From 18 May 2020, lessons and activities may be resumed in nursery, primary and secondary education, it is allowed to visit family members living in neighbouring countries, 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
From 30 May 2020 30 May 2020 PDF
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

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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

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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

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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
Decision of the General Administrator of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (27 July 2020) Decision of the General Administrator of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products extending 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 combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic;

Decision of the FAMHP General Administrator of 29 May 2020 extending various urgent measures concerning specific medicines to combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

From 29 July 2020 untl 28 August 2020

16 October 2020 PDF
Decision of the Managing Director of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (25 September 2020) Decision of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products’ Managing Director amending 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 combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic;

Decision of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products’ Managing Director of 29 May 2020 on various urgent measures concerning specific medicines to combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
From 28 September 2020 14 October 2020 PDF
Decision of the Managing Director of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (27 August 2020) Decision of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products’ Managing Director amending 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 combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic;

Decision of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products’ Managing Director of 29 May 2020 on various urgent measures concerning specific medicines to combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
From 28 August 2020 14 October 2020 PDF
Decision of the Managing Director of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (26 June 2020) Decision of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products’ Managing Director amending 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 combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic;

Decision of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products’ Managing Director of 29 May 2020 on various urgent measures concerning specific medicines to combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
From 26 June 2020 13 October 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 30 September 2020 Establishment of an additional contribution to the compulsory medical care insurance to cover the travel expenses of dialysis beneficiaries, cancer patients and in the context of rehabilitation in the event of transport by ambulance in the light of the health measures taken in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic Coordinated Act of 14 July 1994 on compulsory health care insurance, articles 34, 10° and 37; §11 From 1 March 2020 until 31 August 2020 12 October 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 30 September 2020 Establishment of a temporary financial contribution from the compulsory medical care insurance to the cost of special protective measures and materials in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic Articles 71 and 72 of Royal Decree no. 20 of 13 May 2020 From 4 May 2020 until 31 August 2020 (included) 12 October 2020 PDF
Royal Decree (30 September 2020). Royal decree prohibiting the export of flu vaccines in the context of the COVID pandemic-19 - Erratum N.A. N.A. 9 October 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 30 September 2020 Pharmacists are allowed to presribe a vaccin to persons with predefined health risks

Act of 19 January 1961;

Coordinated Act of 10 May 2015 on health professions
5 October 2020 – 3 September 2021 5 October 2020 PDF
Royal Decree (24 March 2020). Royal decree prohibiting the export of flu vaccines in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Act of 25 March 1964 on medicinal products. Until 28 February 2021. 2 October 2020 PDF
Royal decree authorising persons who are not legally authorised to practice medicine, within the framework of the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, to carry out certain laboratory tests (21 September 2020) Because of Covid-19 a temporary exception is made so that other qualified personnel than medical laboratory technologists can be recruited to perform covid-19 tests. Act of January 19, 1961 authorising, in exceptional circumstances, persons who are not legally authorised to practice medicine to perform certain medical acts, Article 1 From 25 September 2020 until 1 Ocotber 2021 25 September 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree approving the establishments, centers and doctors providing the training referred to in Article 3, 4°, of the Royal Decree of 21 September 2020 authorising persons who are not legally authorised to practice medicine, within the framework of the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, to carry out certain laboratory examinations (21 September 2020) Because of Covid-19 a temporary exception is made so that other qualified personnel than medical laboratory technologists can be recruited to perform covid-19 tests. Act of 19 January 1961 authorizing, in exceptional circumstances, persons who are not legally authorized to practice medicine to perform certain medical acts, article 2; Royal Decree of 21 September 2020, which authorizes persons who are not legally authorised to practice medicine, within the framework of the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, to carry out certain laboratory examinations, Article 3, 4°. From 25 September 2020 until 1 Ocotber 2021 25 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Public Federal Service Public Health, Safety of the food chain and environment (10 September2020) Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 25 April 2002 on the determination and liquidation of the budget of the financial resources of hospitals

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

Royal Decree of 25 april 2002 on the fixing and liquidation of the budget of the financial means of hospitals
As from 18 September 2020, 1 January 2020, 1 March 2020 or 1 July 2020, depending on the articles 17 September 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Federal Public Service Public Health, Safety of the food chain and Environement (23 July 2020). Ministerial Decree on the extension of temporary authorisations for the placing on the market and use of certain biocidal products TP 1 and TP 2 that have been granted following the emergence of the new coronavirus.

Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2012 concerning the placing on the market and use of biocidal products;

Royal Decree of 4 April 2019 on the placing on the market and use of biocidal products;

Period extended by 180 days. 21 August 2020 PDF
Decision of the Managing Director of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (23 June 2020) Decision of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products General Administrator amending 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 combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic;

Decision of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products General Administrator of 29 May 2020 on various urgent measures concerning specific medicines to combat the shortage of medicines in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Not specified. 3 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 35 of the Federal Public Service Social Security (24 June 2020) Royal Decree No. 35 amending Royal Decree No 10 of 19 April 2020 allowing the granting, distribution and settlement of an advance to general hospitals in the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.

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

Royal Decree No 10 of 19 April 2020 allowing the granting, distribution and settlement of an advance to hospitals
As from October 2020. 29 June 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree No 33 of 23 June 2020 Adjustment of the compulsory medical care insurance income to cover specific expenditure linked to the COVID-19 pandemic Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), Article 5, §1, 3° and 5° From 26 June 2020 26 June 2020 PDF
Special Powers Royal Decree No. 34 of 23 June 2020 Measures to ensure proper stock management of medicine and concerning the extension of pharmacy permits Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 From 13 March 2020 until the end of the Covid-19 epidemic (and at the latest until 31 March 2021 (included)) 26 June 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decrees – Public Federal Service for Social Security (16 June 2020) Two decrees amending the list attached to the Royal Decree of 1st February 2018 laying down the procedures, deadlines and conditions for the intervention of the compulsory health care and indemnity insurance in the cost of pharmaceutical specialties

Coordinated Act of 14 July 1994 on compulsory health care and indemnity insurance, articles 35bis, 37 and 72bis;

Royal Decree of 1st February 2018.
As from 1st June 2020 (first Decree) and as from 1st July 2020 (second Decree) 19 June 2020 PDF
Act – Public Federal Service for Social Security (4 May 2020) Act to implement savings measures for specialty pharmaceuticals as part of the health care budget 2020 Article 74 of the Constitution As from 1st July 2020 19 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Public federal service strategy and support and the public federal service social security (12 June 2020) Royal Decree on the compensation of damages resulting from occupational diseases in favour of voluntary members of operational staff in relief areas.

Act of 3 July 1967 on the prevention of or compensation for damage resulting from accidents at work, accidents on the way to work and occupational diseases in the public sector;

Royal Decree of 21 January 1993 on compensation for damages resulting from occupational diseases in favour of certain members of staff belonging to provincial and local administrations;

Royal Decree of 25 February 2017 amending certain provisions relating to accidents at work and occupational diseases in the public sector;

Act of 25 April 1963 on the management of social security and social welfare bodies in the public interest.
As from 11 March 2020 17 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 28 of the Public Federal Service Social Security (3 June 2020) Royal Decree No. 28 amending Royal Decree No. 20 of 13 May 2020 on temporary measures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure continuity of care with regard to compulsory health 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;

Royal Decree No. 20 of 13 May 2020 on temporary measures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and aimed at ensuring continuity of care with regard to compulsory health care insurance.
Yet to be determined. 5 June 2020 PDF
Decision of the Administrator-General of the Federal Agency for Medicine and Health Products of 29 May 2020 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 medicines. Royal Decree of 24 March 2020 concerning special measures to combat medicine shortages in the framework of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic 29 May 2020 – 29 June 2020

29 April 2020 (website of the Federal Agency)

4 April 2020 (Belgian State Gazette)
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Royal Decree No 25 - Public federal social security service (28 May 2020) Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree No 18 of 4 May 2020 establishing a database at Sciensano as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR);

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 the Regulation (EU) 2016/679;

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, paragraph 1, subparagraph 1;

Royal Decree No 18 of 4 May 2020;

As from 5 June 2020 until 30 June 2020 3 June 2020 PDF
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)

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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 amending the Royal Decree of 22 August 2020 implementing Article 2, eighth paragraph, of the Act of 15 July 2020 containing various urgent tax provisions following the COVID-19 pandemic (CORONA III), with regard to the exemption from payment of withholding tax on professional income (27 September 2020) The Royal Decree of 22 August 2020 implementing Article 2(8) of the Act of 15 July 2020 containing various urgent tax provisions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (CORONA III), with regard to the exemption from payment of withholding tax on professional income, has been amended Act of 15 July 2020 containing various urgent tax provisions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (CORONA III), Article 2, eighth paragraph; Royal Decree of 16 November 1994 on administrative and budgetary control, Articles 5 and 14; Royal Decree of 22 August 2020 implementing Article 2, eighth paragraph, of the Act of 15 July 2020 containing various urgent tax provisions following the COVID-19 pandemic (CORONA III) with regard to the exemption from payment of withholding tax on professional income From 1 October 2020 1 October 2020 PDF
Royal Decree renewing the measures taken in the field of unemployment as part of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (27 September 2020) The measures relating to the extension of hiring benefits and the freezing of unemployment benefits will be extended until 30 September 2020. Decree Act of 28 December 1944 on social security for blue-collar workers, article 7, § 1, third paragraph, i, replaced by the act of 14 February 1961, § 1septies, inserted by the law of 25 April 2014, and § 1octies, inserted by the law of 25 April 2014; Royal Decree of 23 April 2020 to temporarily relax the conditions under which the unemployed, with or without company allowance, can be employed in vital sectors and to temporarily freeze the degressivity of the full unemployment benefits From 31 August 2020 until 30 September 2020 1 October 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Strategy and Support (15 September 2020) Royal Decree on the sixteenth distribution, with regard to compensations and legal costs, of the provisional appropriation included in program 06-90-1 of the Act of 30 June 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of July, August, September and October 2020 and intended to cover legal costs and compensations, arrears of bonuses for skills development, cybersecurity, investments in defense and other miscellaneous expenditures

Act of 30 June 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of July, August, September and October 2020, Article 11;

Act of 20 July 2020 adapting the Act of 30 June 2020 opening provisional credits for the months of July, August, September and October 2020.
From 30 September 2020 30 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 16 September 2020 of the Public Federal Service Finances Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 14 April 2020 on the granting of a state guarantee for certain credits in the fight against the consequences of coronaviruses.

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering 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;

Royal Decree of 14 April 2020 granting a state guarantee for certain credits in the fight against the consequences of the coronavirus.

Various periods depending on the articles. 28 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 15 September 2020 A supplementary crisis allowance to certain self-employed workers and assisting spouses recognised as being unfit for work Act regarding the mandatory insurance for medical care and benefits, coordinated on 14 July 1994 From 1 March 2020 23 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Public Federal Service Social Security (22 August 2020) Royal Decree amending the Act of 23 March 2020 amending the Act of 22 December 2016 introducing a bridging right for self-employed persons and introducing temporary measures under COVID-19 in favour of self-employed persons Act of 23 March 2020. Not specified 10 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Public Federal Service for Finance (22 August 2020) Royal Decree implementing Article 67sexies, § 2, of the Income Tax Code 1992

Article 108 of the Constitution;

Income Tax Code 1992, Article 67sexies, § 2 ;

Royal Decree of 16 November 1994 on administrative and budgetary control, Articles 5 and 14.

From 27 August 2020 27 August 2020 PDF
Royal Decree amending the Act of 23 March 2020 amending the Act of 22 December 2016 introducing a bridging right for self-employed persons and introducing temporary measures under COVID-19 in favour of self-employed persons (22 August 2020) The temporary measure of bridging right to support restart is extended until 31 October 2020 Act of 23 March 2020 amending the Act of 22 December 2016 introducing a bridging right for the self-employed and introducing temporary measures under COVID-19 in favour of the self-employed, Article 6(2)(1) of the Act of 23 March 2020 From 1 September 2020 31 August 2020 PDF
Royal Decree implementing article 2, eighth paragraph, of the Act of 15 July 2020 containing various urgent tax provisions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (CORONA III), with regard to the exemption from payment of withholding tax on professional income (22 August 2020) The withholding tax debtors referred to in Article 2 of the Act of 15 July 2020 containing various urgent tax provisions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (CORONA III) must submit two separate declarations in the withholding tax for the period in which they have granted remuneration for which they do not have to pay into the Treasury part or all of the withholding tax due. Act of 15 July 2020 on various urgent fiscal provisions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic (CORONA III), Article 2, eighth paragraph; Royal Decree of 16 November 1994 on administrative and budgetary control, Articles 5 and 14. From 1 June 2020 31 August 2020 PDF
Act providing a State guarantee for certain credits to SMEs 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 (20 July 2020) Granting of a State guarantee on losses incurred by a lender on secured credits granted by it Article 74 of the Constitution From 24 July 2020 24 July 2020 PDF
Act – Public Federal Service for Finance (20 July 2020) Act granting the State guarantee within the context of the instruments put in place at the European Union level to mitigate the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 Article 74 of the Constitution. Not mentioned 24 July 2020 PDF
Act – Public Federal Service for Finance (15 July 2020) Act containing various urgent tax provisions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (CORONA III) (1) Article 74 of the Constitution. From 23 July 2020 23 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No. 47 of 26 June 2020 + erratum published on 23 July 2020 A temporary premium to those entitled to certain social assistance benefits 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 15 July 2020 15 July 2020

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Erratum

Royal Decree (22 June 2020) Decree entrusting the Federal Participation and Investment Company with a mission within the meaning of article 2, § 3, of the Act of 2 April 1962 relating to the Federal Participation and Investment Company and to the regional investment companies

Act of 2 April 1962, Article 2, § 3 ;

Act of 15 December 2013 laying down miscellaneous provisions on administrative simplification, Article 8, § 1, 3°
10 July 2020 10 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 6 July 2020 Implementation of Article 6(2) of the Act of 7 May 2020 concerning pensions (1) Act of 7 May 2020 concerning pensions (1) From 1 July 2020 8 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 38 amending Royal Decree No 11 (24 June 2020) Measures relating to mortgage credit arrangements in the context of the Corona 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, 3° and 4° ;

Royal Decree no. 11 of 22 April 2020 laying down measures with regard to the terms and conditions of mortgage credit in the context of the Corona crisis
Until 1 January 2021 2 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Public Federal Service for Social Security (24 June 2020) Decree setting for the calendar year 2020 the amounts of the interventions for the measures provided for in the social agreements relating to the health care sector and concluded by the federal government on 1 March 2000, 28 November 2000, 26 April 2005, 18 July 2005, 4 February 2011, 25 February 2011 and 24 October 2012 with the relevant organisations representing employers and workers and the measures provided for in the plan for the attractiveness of the profession of nursing practitioner provided for in the agreements of 4 March 2010 and 17 March 2010, in so far as they concern workers occupied in the home care sector, in nursing homes and in the Red Cross

Programme Act of 2 January 2001, amongst other its Article 59, subparagraph 2, 8° and its Article 59quater;

Act on compulsory insurance for medical care and benefits, coordinated on 14 July 1994, amongst other its Article 191, subparagraph 1, 5°ter.

Not mentioned 1st July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Public Federal Service for Social Security (24 June 2020) Decree fixing the amount intended for the payment of the allowances provided for in the social agreement relating to the health care sector, which was concluded by the federal government in 2005 with the relevant organisations representing employers and workers, insofar as it relates to sponsorship and the additional leave measure from the calendar year 2020 onwards Programme Act of 2 January 2001, Article 59, subparagraph 2. Not mentioned 1st July 2020 PDF
Act - Federal Public Service Finance (23 June 2020) Act containing tax provisions to promote the liquidity and solvency of companies in the context of the fight against the economic consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic  (1)

Article 74 of the Constitution.

Not mentioned 1st July 2020 PDF
Act adapting the Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of April, May and June 2020 (1) (18 June 2020) The Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of April, May and June 2020 is adjusted in accordance with the total programme in the adjusted appropriation table Article 74 of the Constitution From 30 June 2020 30 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Public Federal Service for Finances (16 June 2020) Decree implementing Article 29 of the Act of 29 May 2020 on various urgent fiscal measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic Act of 29 May 2020 on various urgent fiscal measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Article 29. From 19 June 2020 19 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree amending Royal Decree No 20 of 20 July 1970 laying down the rates of value added tax and classifying goods and services in those rates with regard to measures to support the hotel and catering industry (8 June 2020) There will be a reduced rate of 6 pct. until 31 December 2020 for restaurant and catering services, excluding the supply of beers of an actual alcoholic strength by volume exceeding 0,5 % vol. and other beverages of an actual alcoholic strength by volume exceeding 1,2 % vol.

Code of value added tax, article 37, § 1, replaced by the Act of 28 December 1992;

Royal Decree No 20 of 20 July 1970 laying down the rates of value added tax and classifying goods and services at those rates
From 8 June 2020 12 June 2020 PDF
Act of 29 May 2020 Act introducing various urgent fiscal measures in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic Income Tax Code 1992 From 1 April 2020 11 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 4 June 2020 Parental leave for a self-employed people who interrupt their self-employed activity partially in the context of measures against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 Royal Decree No. 38 of 27 July 1967 on the social statute for self-employed people From 1 May 2020 until 30 June 2020 (included) 10 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Public federal social security service (28 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, article 6, paragraph 2.

As from 31 May 2020 (extension of the bridging right until 30 June 2020 included) 3 June 2020 PDF
Circular No 682 - Federal Public Service for Strategy and Support (27 May 2020) Guidelines in the context of special measures for federal public service employees under first-employment agreement in the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus health crisis Not mentioned Not mentioned 3 June 2020 PDF
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
Act approving the Cooperation agreement of 25 August 2020 between the Federal State, the Flemish Community, the Walloon Region, the German-speaking Community and the Joint Community Commission, concerning the joint processing of data by Sciensano and the contact centers, health inspections and mobile teams designated by the competent federated entities or by the competent agencies within the framework of a contact investigation of persons who are (presumably) infected with the coronavirus COVID19 on the basis of a database at Sciensano (9 October 2020) Cooperation agreement of 25 August 2002 and repeal of three royal decrees Article 74 of the Constitution From 4 May 2020 or 21 June 2020 15 October 2020 PDF
Executive cooperation agreement between the Federal State, the Flemish Community, the Walloon Region, the German-speaking Community and the Joint Community Commission, concerning the digital contact tracing application(s), in accordance with Article 92bis, § 1, third paragraph, of the Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions (13 October 2020) Agreements on a corona app, technical specifications, information obligation, etc. Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming institutions, article 92bis, § 1, third paragraph, inserted by the Special Act of 6 January 2014; Cooperation agreement of 25 August 2020 between the Federal State, the Flemish Community, the Walloon Region, the German-speaking Community and the Joint Community Commission, concerning the joint data processing by Sciensano and the contact centers, health inspections and mobile teams designated by the competent federated entities or by the competent agencies within the framework of a contact investigation of persons who are (presumably) infected with the coronavirus COVID-19 on the basis of a database at Sciensano, article 14, § 9. From 4 May 2020 or 21 June 2020 15 October 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 27 September 2020) Royal Decree extending the validity period of the ambulance service licences

Act of 8 July 1964 regarding urgent medical assistance;

Act on the exercise of the health professions, coordinated on 10 May 2015
From 18 March 2020 until 1 September 2021 6 October 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Public Federal Service for Employement, Work and Social Consultation (23 September 2020) Royal Decree fixing, for companies engaged in the washing and carbonising of wool and belonging to the Joint Sub-Commission of the Textile Industry of the Administrative District of Verviers (SCP 120.01), the conditions under which the lack of work resulting from economic causes suspends the execution of the contract of employment of workers (1) Act of 3 July 1978 on employment contracts, Article 51, § 1 (as further replaced and modified). From 4 October 2020 to 3 April 2022 30 September 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree - Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (17 September 2020) Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 8 June 2020 implementing the Royal Decree of 6 December 2018 laying down the terms and conditions for granting the subsidy referred to in Article 3ter of the Act of 8 July 1964 on urgent medical aid for the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

Act of 8 July 1964 on urgent medical aid, Article 3ter;

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

Royal Decree of 6 December 2018 laying down the terms and conditions for granting the subsidy referred to in Article 3ter of the Act of 8 July 1964 on urgent medical aid, Article 2, § 1 and Article 3;

Royal Decree of 14 December 2018 defining the rules and content of the registration by the ambulance services and of the annual report;

Etc.

From 1st January 2020 30 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Public Federal Service for Employement, Work and Social Consultation (21 September 2020 Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 3 May 2007 establishing the unemployment scheme with company supplement and the Royal Decree of 7 December 1992 on the granting of unemployment benefit in the event of a conventional early retirement pension.

Act of 1 August 1985 laying down social provisions, Article 132, as last amended by the Act of 28 December 2011;

Law of 24 December 1999 for the promotion of employment, Article 40;

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

Royal Decree of 30 March 2000 implementing Articles 26, 27, subparagraph 1, 2o, 30, 39, § 1, and § 4, subparagraph 2, 40, subparagraph 2, 40bis, subparagraph 2, 41, 43, subparagraph 2, and 47, § 1, subparagraph 5, of the Act of 24 December 1999 with a view to promoting employment;

Royal Decree of 3 May 2007 establishing the unemployment scheme with company complement.

From 24 September 2020 24 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Public Federal Service for Social Security (13 September 2020) Royal Decree aiming to assimilate days of work interruption resulting from temporary unemployment due to force majeure following the pandemic caused by the corona virus into the annual holiday scheme for salaried workers for the period from 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2020 inclusive Acts relating to the annual holidays of salaried employees, coordinated on 28 June 1971, Article 3, amended by the Act of 28 March 1975 and the Royal Decrees of 15 February 1982 and 10 June 2001, and Articles 10, subparagraph 1, and 11 amended by the Royal Decree of 10 June 2001. Concerns the period from 1 July 2020 to 31 August 2020 24 September 2020 PDF
Notice – Public Federal Service for Finance (8 September 2020) Notice regarding the deduction for investment, following modifications brought by Articles 11 and 12 of the Act of 15 July 2020 containing various urgent tax provisions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (CORONA III) Not mentioned N/A 8 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Public Federal Service for Social Security (28 August 2020)

Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 20 December 2018 raising the annual maximum amount of compensation determined in Article 10, subparagraph 1 of the Act of 3 July 2005 relating to

the rights of volunteers, for certain categories of volunteers

Act of 3 July 2005 relating to the rights of volunteers,

Article 12 ;

Royal Decree of 20 December 2018 raising the annual maximum amount of compensation determined in Article 10, subparagraph 1 of the Act of 3 July 2005
From 1st January 2020 until 31 December 2020 8 September 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Public Service for Justice (22 August 2020) Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 15 February 1999 determining the procedure for the election of magistrate-members of the High Council of Justice

Judicial Code, Article 259bis-2 (as modified);

Royal Decree of 15 February 1999 determining the procedure for the election of magistrate-members of the High Council of Justice.
From 27 August 2020 27 August 2020 PDF
Royal Decree temporarily derogating from certain time limits in the procedure for verifying expenditure referred to in Article 164 of the Royal Decree of November 25, 1991 on unemployment regulations due to the COVID-19 virus (22 August 2020) Since it is problematic for the National Employment Office to verify the expenditure incurred by the paying agencies in the months of March, April, May and June 2020 on the merits within the normally foreseen deadlines, given the large number of applications for benefits, an extension of the deadlines for the possible resubmission by the paying agencies of the rejected expenditure is necessary. Decree Act of 28 December 1944 on the social security of blue-collar workers, article 7, § 1, third paragraph, i, replaced by the Act of 14 February 1961, and § 2, last amended by the Act of 8 April 2003; Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 on unemployment regulations From 28 August 2020 28 August 2020 PDF
Act – Federal Public Service for Social Security (31 July 2020) Act amending various provisions introducing the electronic consumer cheque (1) Article 74 of the Constitution From 17 July 2020 17 August 2020 PDF
Act adapting the Act of 30 June 2020 opening provisional credits for the months of July, August, September and October 2020 (1) (20 July 2020) Measures relating to provisional appropriations Article 74 of the Constitution From 31 July 2020 31 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree derogating from Article 5(2) of the Royal Decree of 24 March 2003 on the granting of an allowance to the representative trade unions referred to in Article 7 of the Act of 19 December 1974 regulating relations between the public authorities and the trade unions of their staff, in the context of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus (15 July 2020) The date by which the supporting documents must be submitted by the trade unions for the allowance granted for the year 2019 shall be 31 July 2020. Article 37 of the Constitution; Royal Decree of 17 July 1991 on the coordination of national accountancy laws; Royal Decree of 24 March 2003 on the granting of an allowance to the representative trade unions referred to in Article 7 of the Act of 19 December 1974 regulating relations between the public authorities and the trade unions of their personnel From 31 March 2020 31 July 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 (28 July 2020) Measures to allow travellers to take their bicycle on domestic trains free of charge between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2020 and to grant any resident on Belgian territory who is over 12 years of age or who reaches the age of 12 years before 28 February 2021 a free 12-TRAJECTEN-PASS valid from 7 September 2020 to 28 February 2021 for domestic journeys. Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of certain economic public undertakings, Article 5(3)(3); Royal Decree of 21 December 2013 establishing the provisional rules applicable as management contract of Infrabel and SNCB; etc. / 31 July 2020 PDF
Act - Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (3 July 2020) Act to ensure coverage of urgent medical transportation costs for patients affected by COVID-19 Article 74 of the Constitution From 1st March 2020 30 July PDF
Royal Decree implementing Articles 47, § 1 and 51, § 5 of Royal Decree n° 20 of 13 May 2020 on temporary measures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure continuity of care in compulsory medical care insurance (20 July 2020) Establishing concessions for triage and procurement centres Royal Decree n° 20 of 13 May 2020 on temporary measures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure continuity of care in the compulsory medical care insurance, Articles 47, § 1, 51, § 5, 72 and 74, paragraph 3 From 27 July 2020 29 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the public federal service social security (20 July 2020). Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 4 June 2020 granting a parental allowance in favour of self-employed persons who partially interrupt their self-employed activity as part of the measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Royal Decree No 38 of 27 July 1967 organising the social status of self-employed workers;

Royal Decree of 4 June 2020 granting a parental allowance to the self-employed worker who partially interrupts his or her self-employed activity in the context of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Until 30 September 2020 28 July 2020 PDF
Act of 15 July 2020 Amendment to the Act of 4 May 2020 to regulate the suspension of the procedure for social elections in the year 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 Article 74 Constitution From 23 September 2020 27 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Public Federal Service for Employement, Work and Social Consultation (15 July 2020) Royal Decree modifying certain deadlines contained in the Royal Decree of 26 November 2013 in implementation of Article 191, § 3, of the Act of 27 December 2006 laying down various provisions as a consequence of the measures taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Act of 27 December 2006 laying down various provisions (I), Article 191, § 3 (as further replaced and modified);

Royal Decree of 26 November 2013 in implementation of Article 191, § 3, of the Act of 27 December 2006 laying down various provisions.
From 23 July 2020 (except for Article 2, from 1st June 2020) 23 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Public Federal Service for Mobility and Transport (10 July 2020) Decree on measures relating to the air transport following the crisis resulting from the propagation of the coronavirus

Regulation (EU) 2018/395 of the Commission of 13 March 2018;

Act of 27 June 1937 revising the Act of 16 November 1919 on the regulation of air navigation, Article 5 (amended by the Act of 2 January 2001);

Royal Decree of 25 May 1999 laying down special conditions

imposed for the admission to air traffic of motorised ultralight aircraft.
From 18 March 2020 23 July 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree - Public Federal Service for Mobility and Transport (10 July 2020) Decree on measures relating to balloon pilot licences following the crisis resulting from the spread of the coronavirus

Act of 27 June 1937 revising the Act of 16 November 1919 on the regulation of air navigation, Article 5 (amended by the Act of 2 January 2001);

Royal Decree of 15 March 1954 regulating air navigation, Articles 31 and 33 to 35;

Ministerial Decree of 27 October 1982 regulating civil free balloon pilot licences.

From 18 March 2020 23 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Public federal service employement, work and social consultation (15 July 2020)   Royal decree to regulate the resumption of the procedure of the 2020 social elections suspended on the basis of the law of 4 May 2020 to regulate the suspension of the procedure of the social elections of the year 2020 following the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19. Act of 4 May 2020 to regulate the suspension of the procedure for the social elections of the year 2020 following the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. From 16 November 2020 until 29 November 2020. 22 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree – Federal Public Service for Social Security (15 July 2020) Royal Decree inserting an Article 19quinquies in the Royal Decree of 28 November 1969 taken in execution of the Act of 27 June 1969 revising the Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 concerning the social security of workers

Act of 27 June 1969 amending the Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 concerning the social security of workers, Article 14 § 2;

Act of 29 June 1981 establishing the general principles of the social security for salaried workers, Article 23, subparagraph 2;

Royal Decree of 28 November 1969 implementing the Act of 27 June 1969 amending the Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 concerning the social security of workers;

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

From 17 July 2020 17 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (15 July 2020)

Decree extending the measures taken in

unemployment in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II)

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) and Article 7 § 1 septies and Article 7 § 1 octies;

Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 regulating unemployment;

Royal Decree of 30 March 2020 to adapt the procedures in the context of temporary unemployment due to the Covid-19 virus and to amend Article 10 of the Royal Decree of 6 May 2019 amending Articles 27, 51, 52bis, 58, 58/3 and 63 of the Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 regulating unemployment and inserting Articles 36sexies, 63bis and 124bis in the same Decree.
From 31 August 2020 17 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (15 July 2020)

Decree extending the measures taken in

unemployment in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I)

Article 108 of the Constitution;

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) and Article 7 § 1 septies and Article 7 § 1 octies;

Act of 9 June 2020 introducing a right to benefits in case of temporary unemployment of pensioners aged 65 years because of the COVID-19 virus, Article 4;

Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 regulating 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 establishing the unemployment scheme with company supplement;

Etc.
From 30 June 2020 17 July 2020 PDF
Circular No 684 - Federal Public Service for Strategy and Support (8 July 2020) Amendments relating to maternity leave for statutory and contract staff in the federal administrative public service Act of 22 July 1993 on certain measures relating to the public function, Article 1 Not specified 13 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree on measures to be taken for the military within the framework of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 (1 July 2020) Special measures to respond to the operational problems resulting from the measures taken in the context of the coronavirus coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis

Act of 18 March 1838 on the organisation of the Royal Military School, Article 1ter § 1, inserted by the Act of 22 March 2001, replaced by the Act of 1 August 2006 and amended by the Act of 28 September 2017;

Act of 30 July 1938 on the use of languages in the armed forces, Article 3, § 1, paragraph 1, replaced by the act of 16 July 2005, and Article 8, § 1, paragraph 1, replaced by the act of 22 March 2001;

Act of 23 December 1955 on air force auxiliaries, pilots and navigators, Articles 16, 1°; etc.
From 18 March 2020 10 July 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree on measures to be taken by the military in the context of the health crisis caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 (2 July 2020) Special measures to respond to the operational problems resulting from the measures taken in the context of the coronavirus coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis (tests and exams) Act of 18 March 1838 on the organisation of the Royal Military School, Article 1ter § 1, inserted by the Act of 22 March 2001, replaced by the Act of 1 August 2006 and amended by the Act of 28 September 2017 From 18 March 2020 10 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Social Inclusion, Poverty Reduction and Social Economy (3 July 2020) Decree amending the Royal Decree of 13 May 2020 introducing a subsidy "COVID-19" for the target group of public social welfare centres

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 1st April 2020 9 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No. 39 of 26 June 2020 Amendment of the Royal Decree of 28 March 1969 establishing the list of occupational diseases giving rise to compensation and laying down the criteria to be met by exposure to the occupational risk for some of these diseases due to COVID-19 Act of 27 March 2020 granting powers to the King to take measures in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II) From 18 March 2020 8 July 2020 PDF
Act opening provisional credits for the months of July, August, September and October 2020 (1) (30 June 2020) Provisional appropriations, which shall be deducted from the general expenditure budget for the financial year 2020, shall be opened for the months of July, August, September and October 2020. Article 74 of the Constitution 1 July 2020 6 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree on the eleventh division, concerning compensation and legal costs, of the provisional credit registered in program 06-90-1 of the law of 23 March 2020 opening provisional credits for the months April, May and June 2020 and intended to cover legal costs and compensation, overdue premiums for competence development, cybersecurity, investments in Defence and other miscellaneous expenses (26 June 2020) A commitment appropriation and settlement appropriation of € 4,793,814 will be taken from the provisional appropriation. Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of April, May and June 2020, Article 11 6 July 2020 6 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree on the twelfth distribution, concerning compensation and legal costs, of the provisional credit registered in program 06-90-1 of the law of 23 March 2020 opening provisional credits for the months April, May and June 2020 and intended to cover legal costs and compensation, overdue premiums for competence development, cybersecurity, investments in Defence and other miscellaneous expenses (26 June 2020) A commitment appropriation and a settlement appropriation of 33,635,449 euros will be taken from the provisional appropriation. Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of April, May and June 2020, Article 11 6 July 2020 6 July 2020 PDF
Protocol Agreement concluded between the Federal Government and the authorities referred to in Articles 128, 130, 135 and 138 of the Constitution on the establishment, organisation and financing of triage and collection centres in the context of the management of the COVID-19 health crisis. Measures to adapt the provision of care in the context of the management of the COVID-19 crisis in order to limit the spread of the epidemic, to ensure that sufficient care is available to provide the necessary care to those affected by the disease and to protect healthcare workers as far as possible from the risk of contracting the disease. Not mentioned From 20 May 2020 6 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 43 of the Federal Public Service of Programming social integration, Fight against poverty and Social economy (26 June 2020) Royal Decree amending the Act of 26 May 2002 concerning the right to social integration, aiming at a temporary increase in the rate of reimbursement of the integration income by the State vis-à-vis the CPASs within the framework of COVID-19

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

Act of 26 May 2002 on the right to social integration.

From 1 June 2020 until 31 December 2020 3 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 42 of the Ministry of Defense (27 June 2020) Royal Decree introducing corona parental protection leave for military personnel in the context of the health crisis linked to the coronavirus COVID-19

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

Act of 13 July 1976 on the number of officers and the status of personnel in the armed forces;

Royal Decree of 25 April 2004 on the procedures for applying for and granting parental protection leave and leave to care for a seriously ill parent;

Royal Decree n°23 of 13 May 2020 in execution of Article 5, § 1, 5°, of the law of 27 March 2020 granting powers to the King to take measures in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II).
From 1 July 2020 until 30 September 2020. 3 July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of 26 June 2020 Amendment to Royal Decree No 4 regarding parental leave for a self-employed people who interrupt their self-employed activity partially in the context of measures against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 Royal Decree No 38 of 27 July 1967 establishing the social status of self-employed person From 30 June 2020 2 July 2020 PDF
Act granting a temporary supplement to the benefits for primary incapacity for work (1) (24 June 2020) Granting of an additional primary sickness allowance for each day for which the beneficiary is entitled to the primary sickness allowance Article 74 of the Constitution From 1 March 2020 2 July 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree - Federal Public Service for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment  (30 June 2020) Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 29 March 2002 laying down the criteria for the accreditation of dental practitioners, holders of the particular professional title of general practitioner of dentistry

Act on the exercise of the health professions, coordinated on 10 May 2015, Article 88;

Ministerial Decree of 29 March 2002
From 30 June 2020 1st July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 46 - Federal Public Service for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (26 June 2020) Decree taken in execution of the Article 5, § 1, 5° of the Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), aimed at supporting employers and workers

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

Recovery Act of 22 January 1985 containing

social provisions;

Programme Act (I) of 24 December 2002;

Royal Decree of 12 December 2001, taking in execution of the Chapter IV of the Act of 10 August 2001;

Royal Decree of 16 May 2003 taken in execution of the Chapter 7 of the Title IV of the Programme Act of 24 December 2002 (I).

From 1st July 2020 (except for the Chapter 5 of the Decree, which enters into force on 1st September 2020 and will cease to apply on 31st December 2020) 1st of July 2020 PDF
Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree of 31 March 2020 on urgent food aid measures for the target group of users of public social welfare centres (24 June 2020) Amendments to the Royal Decree of 31 March 2020 on urgent food aid measures for the target group of users of public social welfare centres

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 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of April, May and June 2020; etc.
From 1 April 2020 30 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree extending Article 7(1) of the Act of 30 April on various provisions relating to justice and notarial services within the framework of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (26 June 2020) The provisions of the Act of 30 April containing various provisions on justice and notarial services are extended until 31 December 2020.

Act of 30 April containing various provisions on justice and notarial services in the context of the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, Article 7;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus
From 30 June 2020 30 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Social Security and for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (22 June 2020) Royal Decree concerning various temporary measures in the regulation of unemployment due to the COVID-19 virus and aimed at amending Articles 12 and 16 of the Royal Decree of 30 March 2020 aimed at adapting the procedures in the context of temporary unemployment due to the COVID-19 virus and at amending Article 10 of the Royal Decree of 6 May 2019 amending Articles 27, 51, 52bis, 58, 58/3 and 63 of the Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 regulating unemployment and inserting Articles 36sexies, 63bis and 124bis in the same Decree

Decree-Act of 28 December 1944 on social security for workers, Article 7 §1, subparagraph 3, i, §1septies, §1octies and §2;

Royal Decree of 25 November 1991 regulating the unemployment;

Royal Decree of 30 March 2020.

As from 1st February 2020 (except for article 5, as from 25 June 2020) 25 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 31 of the Ministry of Defense (16 June 2020) Royal Decree No. 31 on special measures for military personnel in the context of the health crisis linked to the coronavirus COVID-19.

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

Act of 30 July 1938 concerning the use of languages in the army;

Act of 28 February 2007 establishing the status of military personnel and military candidates in the active service of the Armed Forces;

Law of 10 April 2016 on telework within the defense sector;

As from 18 March 2020

Erratum: 26 June 2020

23 June 2020

PDF

Erratum

Royal Decree confirming ministerial Decrees on the basis of Book XVIII of the Economic Act Code (18 June 2020) Confirmation of Ministerial Decrees.

Economic Act Code, Articles XVIII.l, § 2, and XVIII.2, § 4, inserted by the Act of 27 March 2014;

Ministerial Decree of 19 March 2020 on the reimbursement of cancelled package travel, amended by the Ministerial Decree of 3 April 2020;

Ministerial Decree of 19 March 2020 on private and public activities of a cultural, social, festive, folkloric, sporting and recreational nature, amended by the Ministerial Decree of 7 April 2020; etc
From 22 June 2020 22 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 32 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 concerning certain postal services (15 June 2020) Registered consignments shall be delivered without any signature for receipt by the addressee or his authorised representative

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, § 2;

Act of 26 January 2018 on postal services, Articles 3, 4, 16 and 25;

Royal Decree of 24 April 2014 regulating the postal service;

Article 46 of the Judicial Code; etc.
From 13 March 2020 until 31 August 2020 22 June 2020 PDF
Act to suspend the notice period for dismissals given before or during the period of temporary suspension of the execution of the employment contract due to force majeure as a result of the COVID-19 crisis (15 June 2020) Both the employee and the employer can terminate the employment contract during the suspension of the execution of the contract due to temporary force majeure. If the employer gives notice before or during the suspension, the notice period shall cease to run during the suspension. Article 74 of the Constitution From 22 June 2020 22 June 2020 PDF
Act on temporary measures to ensure continuity of navigation during the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus outbreak (15 June 2020) Measures concerning certificates of competency for seafarers Article 74 of the Constitution From 18 March 2020 22 June 2020 PDF
Act – Public Federal Service for Justice (19 June 2020) Act to temporarily increase the thresholds of unseizability referred to in Article 1409 of the Judicial Code (1) Article 74 of the Constitution From 20 June 2020 until 31 August 2020 19 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Health, Food, Chain Safety and Environment (11 June 2020) Decree amending the Royal Decree of 3 February 2014 designating the animal diseases subject to the application of Chapter III of the Act of 24 March 1987 on animal health and regulating compulsory reporting

Act of 24 March 1987 on animal health and regulating compulsory reporting, article 6, § 1 ;

Royal Decree of 3 February 2014 designating the animal diseases subject to the application of Chapter III of the Act of 24 March 1987 on animal health and regulating compulsory reporting.
Not mentioned 19 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport (11 June 2020) Decree on measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the field of rail transport Rail Code, Article 68, § 2, indent 2. From 15 March 2020 19 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Social Security and for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (5 June 2020)

Royal Decree setting the conditions under which the lack of work resulting from economic causes suspends the execution of the contract of employment of workers for the companies belonging to the Joint Subcommittee on Tileries (SCP/PSC 113.04) (1)

Act of 3 July 1978 on employment contracts, Article 51 § From 1st August 2020 to 31 July 2021 15 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Social Security and for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (5 June 2020)

Royal Decree laying down, for certain companies under the Joint Committee for the Textile Industry (CP/PC 120), the conditions under which the lack of work resulting from economic causes suspends the execution of the contract of employment of a worker (1)

Act of 3 July 1978 on employment contracts, Article 51 § 1 and 3. From 1st October 2020 to 30 September 2021 15 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Social Security and for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (5 June 2020 Royal Decree laying down, for enterprises in the hosiery subsector and belonging to the Joint Committee for the Textile Industry (CP/PC 120), the conditions under which the lack of work resulting from economic causes suspends the execution of the contract of employment of a worker (1)

Act of 3 July 1978 on employment contracts, Article 51 § 1.

From 1st October 2020 to 30 September 2021 15 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 30 - Federal Public Service for Social Security and for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (4 June 2020)

Royal Decree amending Royal Decree No 17 of 4 May 2020 taken in execution of Article 5, § 1, 3°, of the Act of 27 March 2020 granting powers to the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), with a view to granting certain employers a deferral of payment of the sums received by the National Social Security Office

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

Royal Decree No 17 of 4 May 2020 taken in execution of Article 5, § 1, 3°, of the Act of 27 March 2020.

From 20 March 2020 15 June 2020 PDF
Act introducing a right to benefits in case of temporary unemployment of pensioners aged 65 years because of the COVID-19 virus (9 June 2020) From 1 February 2020, an employee who applies for benefits as a temporary unemployed person after the month in which his 65th birthday is reached, provided that the temporary unemployment is not the result of a suspension of the execution of the employment contract on grounds of force majeure caused by the employee's incapacity for work, may receive benefits without having to comply with the condition that he does not receive a pension Article 74 of the Constitution   12 June 2020 PDF
Royal decree granting an endowment to the Federal Knowledge Centre for Health Care for the COV-AID study and the DAWN study for the year 2020 (27 May 2020) An endowment of 3,000,000 euros is granted to the Federal Knowledge Centre for Health Care (KCE).

Programme Act (I) of 24 December 2002, Article 269, first paragraph, 2°;

Act of 22 May 2003 on the organisation of the budget and the accounts of the Federal State, articles 121 to 124;

Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of April, May and June 2020, article 11
  12 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 22 of the Federal Public Service Social Security (4 June 2020) Royal Decree No. 22 establishing a Compensation Fund for volunteers victims of COVID-19

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

Judicial Code;

Income Tax Code 1992.
Applicable to deaths occurring during the period between 10 March 2020 and 1 July 2020 (some exceptions apply). 11 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree of the Federal Public Service Finance, and Federal Public Service Economy, PMA, Middle Classes and Energy (8 June 2020) Royal Decree on special measures to extend certain regulatory deadlines related to the professional knowledge obligations of compliance officers and intermediaries in the financial and insurance sector, in order to combat the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic

Act of 2 August 2002 on the supervision of the financial sector and financial services;

Act of 22 March 2006 on intermediation in banking and investment services and on the distribution of financial instruments;

Act of 4 April 2014 on insurance;

Code of Economic Law
Extension of 4 months 11 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree - Federal Public Service for Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue (29 May 2020)

Royal Decree setting the conditions under which the

lack of work resulting from economic causes suspends the performance of the contract of employment of workers for vegetable canning undertakings belonging to the Joint Committee for the Food Industry (CP 118) (1)
Act of 3 July 1978 relating to employment contracts, article 51, § 1, replaced by the Act of 30 December 2001 and modified by the Acts of 4 July 2011 and 15 January 2018; From 1st July 2020 until 30 June 2021 9 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree on the tenth distribution, on damages and legal costs, 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 (29 May 2020) A commitment appropriation of 132,358,743 euros and a settlement appropriation of 129,358,743 euros will be taken from the provisional appropriation entered in 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 Act of 23 March 2020 opening provisional appropriations for the months of April, May and June 2020, Article 11 From 8 June 2020 8 June 2020 PDF
Act amending Chapter II of Title III of the Act of 30 December 1992 on social and miscellaneous provisions, with regard to the introduction of an annual contribution at the expense of companies intended for the social status of self-employed persons, in order to postpone the payment date of the said contribution to 31 October 2020 (29 May 2020) The contribution relating to the year 2020 must be collected as from 1 September 2020 and settled no later than 31 October 2020 or no later than the last day of the third month following the month in which the company was incorporated or was subject to non-resident tax, provided that this last day does not precede 31 October 2020. Article 74 of the Constitution, Act of 30 December 1992 containing social and miscellaneous provisions From 1 January 2020 8 June 2020 PDF
Act to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on rail transport (II) (20 May 2020) Measures to support diffuse transport and combined transport Article 74 of the Constitution, Act of 5 May 2017 concerning aid for diffuse transport for the period 2017-2020 and extending aid for combined transport for the period 2017-2020; Programme Act of 22 December 2008 From 1 January 2021 8 June 2020 PDF
Royal Decree No 29 of the Federal Public Service Public Health, Food Chain Safety And Environment (5 June 2020). Royal Decree implementing Article 5, § 1, 2°, of the law of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II), with a view to the assimilation of unscheduled training periods of doctors in training

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

Act of 27 March 2020 empowering the King to take measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (I).
From 1 March 2020 until 31 December 2020 5 June 1010 PDF
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

Ministerial Decree of 20 October 2020.

Revision of the protocols as introduced by the Ministerial Decree of 9 June 2020 establishing guidelines and protocols to be respected for the relaunch of the sports sector following the COVID-19 corona crisis

Decree of the Flemish Government of 25 July 2014 delegating decision-making powers to the members of the Flemish Government, Article 6, 1°;

Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, Article 1, 3° and Article 4 (as further replaced).

From 14 October 2020 20 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government of 9 October 2020 Amendment to the Decree of the Flemish Government of 10 July 2020 regarding aid measures to the bus and autocarsector

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reform, Article 20 and Article 87, §1;

Act of 16 May 2003 on the budget;

Statute of 26 June 2019 on the budget of the year 2019;
etc.
From 9 October 2020 19 October 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Dutch government. Ministerial decree on financial compensation for the loss of housing allowances due to COVID-19.

Statute of 7 May 2004 establishing the internally independent agency with legal personality Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 30 April 2020 on the financial consequences of the measures to combat COVID-19 for facilities for persons with disabilities and for persons with disabilities who are supported by the Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
As from 1 July 2020 16 October 2020 PDF
Statute approving the Cooperation Agreement of 25 August 2020 between the Federal State, the Flemish Community, the Walloon Region, the German-speaking Community and the Joint Community Commission concerning the joint processing of data by Sciensano and the contact centers, health inspections and mobile teams designated by the competent federated entities or by the competent agencies within the framework of a contact investigation of persons who are (presumably) infected with the coronavirus COVID-19 on the basis of a database at Sciensano (1) (2 October 2020) Agreement to the Cooperation Agreement of 25 August 2020 / / 15 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Decree of the Flemish Government of 3 April 2020 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 (2 October 2020) New time limits for the postponement of payment granted to a borrower within the framework of the Flemish housing policy Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, article 6, § 1, IV and 20; Statute of 15 July 1997 containing the Flemish Housing Code, article 79bis, inserted by the decree of 9 November 2018. / 15 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government of 2 October 2020 Decree on the subsidy scheme applied in order to limit the impact of COVID 19 on the liquidity position of the Flemish regional airports

Act of 16 May 2003 laying down 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 26 June 2020 adjusting the general expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 2 October 2019 laying down the attributions of the members of the Flemish Government;

Flemish Public Finance Code of 29 March 2019;

Decree relating to the Flemish Public Finance Code of 17 May 2019.
Not specified 14 October 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Government (10 August 2020) Ministerial decree temporarily relaxing certain conditions for granting Flemish training leave

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

Recovery Act of 22 January 1985 containing social provisions, Article 109 (2) and (3), as replaced, and (4), (5), Article 111 (1), (2) and (3), as replaced, Article 116 (1), (2), (3), as replaced, and (4), Article 120, as replaced, and Article 137bis, (1), as replaced;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 21 December 2018 implementing Section 6 of Chapter IV of the Recovery Act of 22 January 1985 containing social provisions and amending Article 4 of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 17 May 2013 on career guidance, Article 4, third subparagraph, and Article 29 (1) and (3).
From 1st September 2020 until 31 August 2021 14 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Governemnt of 2 October 2020 Extension of the delay to request a commercial lease loan as set out in the Decree of 29 May 2020 on the commercial lease loan Flemish Governement Decree of 7 October 2005 on the Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Until 4 December 2020 (not included) 12 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government on mobile teams infectious disease control as second line defense in an epidemic (25 September 2020) Mobile infectious disease control teams are set up to support officials and civil servants physicians in preventing adverse effects caused by biotic factors, and countering their spread

Statute of 21 November 2003 on the preventive health policy, article 39, § 2, and article 44, § 2;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, article 87, § 1
From 1 July 2020 8 October 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Governement of 4 September 2020 Decree to perform 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 and the Decree of the Flemish Governement of 24 March 2020 on combating negative consequences of the COVID-19 virus for families and childcare providers

Statute of 30 April 2004 establishing the internally independent agency with legal personality “Growing up”;

Statute of 20 April 2012 on the organisation of childcare for babies and toddlers;

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

Decree of the Flemish Governement of 24 March 2020 on combating negative consequences of the COVID-19 virus for families and childcare providers

The measures as included in the Decrees of 1 April 2020 and 24 March 2020, do only apply until 30 September 2020 (included). 7 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government of 19 June 2020 Introduction of corona parental leave for the staff of the Social and Economic Council of Flanders.

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms, article 20.

From 1 May 2020 – 30 June 2020 7 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish government of 18 September 2020 Temporary subsidy for additional adjustments to the organisation of bespoke companies (maatwerkbedrijven) Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20 From 1 October 2020 – 1 January 2021 29 September 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government of 11 September 2020 Aid to the sports sector Statute of 19 June 2020 on urgent measures for culture, youth, sport, media organisations and local authorities From 23 September 2020 23 September 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemich Government (11 September 2020) Ministerial Decree implementing article 23 of the Flemish Government Decree of 4 September 2020 establishing a repayable advance to support the start-up of the events sector.

Statute of 16 March 2012 on economic aid policy;

Decree of the Flemish Government introducing a repayable advance to support the start-up of the events sector.

Two calls for propositions depending on the situation:

  • Between 17 spetember2020 and 2 October 2020; and
  • Between 5 October 2020 and 9 November 2020
17 September 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Government (1st September 2020) Decree amending the Annexes to the Ministerial Decree of 9 June 2020 establishing guidelines and protocols to be respected for the relaunch of the sports sector following the COVID-19 corona crisis

Decree of the Flemish Government of 25 July 2014 delegating decision-making powers to the members of the Flemish Government, Article 6, 1°;

Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, Article 1, 3° and Article 4 (as further replaced).

From 1st September 2020 8 September 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (17 July 2020) Decree amending the Flemish Staff Statute of 13 January 2006 and the Decree of the Flemish Government of 29 May 2020, with regard to the extension of corona parental leave

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 87 §1 and §3 (as further modified and replaced);

Special decree of 14 July 1998 on community education, Article 67 §2;

Governance Statute of 7 December 2018, Article III.23.

From 1st October 2020 (for Article 2) and from either 1st July or 13 July 2020 (for Article 1, depending on the subparagraph considered) 8 September 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to extend the corona parental leave for teaching staff (28 August 2020) Extension of corona parental leave for teaching staff until 30 September 2020 Statute of 27 March 1991, article 77, paragraph 1; Statute of 27 March 1991, article 51, paragraph 1; Statute of 1 December 1993 on the inspection and supervision of the philosophy of life subjects, article 21, § 1, inserted by the statute of 8 May 2009; etc. From 30 June 2020 3 September 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish government (19 August 2020) Ministerial Decree amending articles 3, 4 and 12 and the appendix to the Ministerial Decree of 23 February 2018 on the implementation and amendment of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 8 December 2017 on the granting of support to audiovisual works of the long fiction, documentary or animated film type, or animated series (cited as the Screen Flanders Decree)

Statute of 16 March 2012 on the economic support policy, Article 38 (as modified);

Decree of the Flemish Government of 8 December 2017 on the granting of support to audiovisual works of the long fiction, documentary or animated film type, or animated series (cited as the Screen Flanders Decree), Articles 1, 33 and 43;

Ministerial Decree of 23 February 2018 on the implementation and amendment of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 8 December 2017, Articles 2, 3, 4 and 12 (and the appendix).
From 13 July 2020 (except for article 2, from 12 March 2020) 25 August 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish government (17 July 2020) Decree amending the Flemish Government Decree of 24 May 2002 concerning the interruption of the professional career of the staff members of the higher institutes in the Flemish Community and of the Higher School of Navigation and the Flemish Government Decree of 9 September 2011 concerning the interruption of the professional career of the staff members of the education and student support centers, with regard to the 1/10 time parental leave, the flexibilisation of the career break, the career break for local help, and the corona parental leave, and the Flemish Government Decree of 30 August 2016 on the care credit for members of staff in the education sector and student supervision centers, with regard to the corona parental leave

Statute of 27 March 1991 on the status in community education, Articles 77, subparagraph 1, and 80, subparagraph 1 (as modified);

Statute of 27 March 1991 on the status in subsidized education, Articles 51, subparagraph 1, and 54, subparagraph 1 (as modified);

Statute of 1 December 1993 relating to the inspection and supervision of philosophical courses, Article 21, § 1;

Statute of 8 May 2009 relating to the quality of education, Articles 142, subparagraph 1 and 144 (as modified);

Higher Education Code of 11 October 2013, Articles V.84, V.86 and V.259, § 1;
Statute of 7 July 2017 relating to the status of basic education staff members, Articles 17 and 20.
As from 1st September 2020 (unless exception) 25 August 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government establishing the rules for the granting of a subsidy to residential facilities in the policy area Welfare, Public Health and Family for the reimbursement of certain costs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (29 May 2020) The institutions, with the exception of general, university and psychiatric hospitals, receive a subsidy for the costs they have incurred in mitigating the consequences of the civil public health emergency, namely the COVID-19 pandemic. Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20, as amended by the Special Act of 16 July 1993; Statute of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy, Article 44 § 1 and § 2; Statute of 7 May 2004 establishing the internally independent agency with legal personality of the Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Article 8, 2°, as amended by the Statute of 25 April 2014; etc. From 29 May 2020 24 August 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Authority welfare, public health and falily (5 August 2020).

Ministerial decision on the increase of the percentage for overspending as a result of COVID-19.

Decree of 7 May 2004 establishing the internally independent agency with legal personality Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities;

Decree of 25 April 2014 on the personalised financing for persons with disabilities and reforming the method of financing care and support for persons with disabilities;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 30 April 2020 on the financial consequences of the measures to combat COVID-19 for facilities for persons with disabilities and for persons with disabilities supported by the Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
As from 14 March 2020 21 August 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish authority welfare, public health and family (20 July 2020). Ministerial Decree on the reduction of subsidies in the event of inadequate deployment of staff of facilities for persons with disabilities during the period COVID-19.

Statute of 7 May 2004 establishing the internally independent agency with legal personality Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities;

Statute of the Flemish Government of 30 April 2020 on the financial consequences of the measures to combat COVID-19 for facilities for persons with disabilities and for persons with disabilities who are supported by the Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
As from 14 March 2020 21 August 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish government (7 August 2020) Decree on the Flemish protection mechanism for companies suffering a fall in turnover as a result of the intensified measures to combat coronavirus taken from 29 July 2020, amending articles 10 and 21 of the Flemish Government Decree of 12 June 2020 on the corona support premium and amending article 1 of the Flemish Government Decree of 29 May 2020 on the corona loan for commercial leases and adding an annex to that Decree Statute of 16 March 2012 on economic aid policy, Article 35. From 17 August 2020 (except for article 13, from 12 June 2020)

17 August 2020

Erratum: 24 August 2020

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Ministerial decree (30 July 202) Revision of protocols developed by the working group on the reopening of the sports sector, as introduced by the Ministerial decree of 9 June 2020 Decree of the Flemish Government on the delegation of certain powers to members of the Flemish Government of 25 July 2014 (art. 6, 1°) From 30 July 2020. 5 August 2020 PDF
Ministerial decree (13 July 2020) Suspension of in-person enrollment in schools Statute of 8 May 2020 on urgent and temporary measures in the field of education in light of the coronacrisis (Art. 6, 8, 23 and 25) In person enrollment is suspended until 1 September 2020 4 August 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government granting compensation to potato growers confronted with an unsaleable stock of free potatoes in their own ownership following the outbreak of COVID-19 (10 July 2020) Granting of compensation to potato growers who, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, were left with a large unsaleable stock of their own storage potatoes. Statute of 28 June 2013 on agricultural and fisheries policy, Article 9, first paragraph, 5°. / 31 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to grant aid to ornamental plant growers who have suffered a drop in turnover as a result of the operating restrictions imposed by the measures taken by the National Security Council as of 12 March 2020 concerning COVID-19 (10 July 2020) Granting compensation to ornamental growers who, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and the compulsory closure of non-food shops, were no longer able to sell large parts of their crops Statute of 28 June 2013 on agricultural and fisheries policy, Article 9, first paragraph, 5°. / 31 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (17 July 2020) Decree amending the Flemish Government Decree of 24 April 2020 introducing a number of support measures for residential care centres, short-stay centres, day care centres and day reception centres following the COVID-19 crisis, with regard to the second phase of the measures

Statute of 18 May 2018 on Flemish social protection, Articles 60, 143 (as modified), 145, 148, 150 (as modified) and 152 (as modified) ;

Statute of 15 February 2019 on residential care, Article 55 (as modified), 56 (as modified) and 57.
31 July 2020 30 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (17 July 2020) Decree granting a subsidy to the Vlaams "Instituut Gezond Leven" (Flemish Institute for Healthy Living) for the development of a COVID-19 module as part of an online toolkit for the Flemish population to strengthen mental well-being during the COVID-19 crisis

Act of 16 May 2003 laying down the general provisions applicable to the budgets, the control of subsidies and the accounting of the Communities and the Regions, as well as to the organisation of the control by the Court of Audit, Articles 11 to 14;

Flemish Public Finance Codex, Articles 72 to 78;

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

Programme-Statute of 20 December 2019 accompanying the 2020 budget;

Etc.

Not defined 30 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government on the thematic call concerning COVID-19 at the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO) (17 July 2020) Establishing the legal framework for funding scientific research on the Covid-19 virus Statute of 30 April 2009 on the organisation and financing of the science and innovation policy, Article 18, § 3, replaced by the Statute of 20 November 2015 From 17 July 2020 29 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to reallocate budget articles of the general expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020 in the framework of the support of an extra call concerning COVID-19 at the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) (17 July 2020) The appropriations entered under the articles of the general expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020 shall be reallocated. Statute of 29 March 2019 containing the Flemish Public Finance Codex, article 21 / 29 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Governement (17 July 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Order of the Flemish Government of 1 March 2002 reforming the incentive bonus scheme for the private sector and the Order of the Flemish Government of 3 May 2002 introducing incentive bonuses in the Flemish private non-market sector

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Recovery Act of 22 January 1985 on social provisions.
From 1 July 2020 until 1 January 2021. 28 July 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 17 July 2020 Changes to the annexes of Ministerial Decree of 9 June 2020 establishing guidelines and protocols to be complied with for the relaunch of the sports sector following the corona crisis COVID-19 Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 regarding urgent measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 From 20 July 2020 27 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (10 July 2020) Aid to youth organisations in the framework of an emergency fund Statute of 19 June 2020 on urgent measures for culture, youth, sport, media organisations and local authorities From 10 July 2020 27 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (10 July 2020) Aid to the social-touristical sector and the “Iedereen verdient vakantie” holiday fund, to reducte the negative economic impact resulting from measures to spread the coronavirus COVID-19

Act of 16 May 2003 on the budget of the Regions and Communities

Flemish Code on Government Budget

Statute of 19 March 2004 establishing the “Toerisme Vlaanderen” agency
From 27 July 2020 27 July 2020 PDF
Statute of the Flemish Community of 10 July 2020 Emergency temporary measures in the field of education following the corona crisis (III) and amendments to the codification of certain provisions in the field of education of 28 October 2016   From 27 July 2020, except for Article 16, which enters into force from 1 September 2010 27 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to determine a number of measures to support family care services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (10 July 2020) Decree to clarify the measures that will compensate for the loss of subsidies and revenue from users' contributions to family care services due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been placed in an extremely precarious situation. Residential Care Decree of 15 February 2019, Article 55(1)(1) and Article 56, as amended by the Decree of 20 December 2019 From 1 January 2020 24 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government amending the decree of the Flemish Government of 5 June 2009 on the organization of job placement and vocational training, with regard to the designation of the temporary unemployed as a category belonging to the target group of VDAB as activation director (17 July 2020) Measures enabling the temporarily unemployed to benefit from rapid training, retraining or reorientation to a new job Statute of 7 May 2004 establishing the externally independent agency "Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding" (Flemish Employment and Vocational Training Service), Article 5, § 1/1, second paragraph, inserted by the Statute of 29 May 2020   24 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to temporarily relax certain conditions for the granting of Flemish training leave (17 July 2020) Measures to allow more digital learning forms for the 2020-2021 school year as part of the Flemish training leave to continue training, even if the rules on social distancing were to be tightened up again

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

the reinstatement Act of 22 January 1985 containing social provisions, Article 109(2), (3), (4), (5), Article 111(1), (2) and (3), Article 116(1), (2), (3) and (4) and Article 137a, (1), amended by the Decree of 12 October 2018 on Flemish training leave and containing various provisions relating to the Work and Social Economy policy area and Article 120, amended by the Statute of 23 December 2016 on the implementation of the sixth State reform and containing various provisions relating to the Work and Social Economy policy area
From 1 September 2020 24 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (10 July 2020) Decree granting aid to local sound broadcasting organizations and networked sound broadcasting organizations Statute of 19 June 2020 to take urgent measures with regard to the emergency funds for culture, youth, sport, media and local authorities, and with regard to the fight against poverty following the COVID-19 pandemic, Article 6 § 3. From 10 July 2020 24 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (10 July 2020) Decree granting aid to youth hostels subject to operational restrictions as a result of the urgent measures of the National Security Council to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19

Statute of 19 June 2020 to take urgent measures with regard to the emergency funds for culture, youth, sport, media and local authorities, and with regard to the fight against poverty following the COVID-19 pandemic, Articles 4 and 7;

Statute of 6 July 2012 subsidising hotels for young people, youth holding centres, support structures and the not-for-profit association 'Algemene Dienst voor Jeugdtoerisme', Articles 3, 11 and 12

From 10 July 2020 24 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (10 July 2020) Decree granting aid to youth residences in order to limit the negative economic impact resulting from the emergency measures taken by the National Security Council to contain the spread of the coronavirus

Act of 16 May 2003 laying down the general provisions applicable to the budgets, the control of subsidies and the accounting of the Communities and the Regions, as well as to the organisation of the control by the Court of Audit, Articles 11 to 14;

Statute of 29 March 2019 on the Flemish Public Finance Codex, Articles 72 to 76;

Statute of 19 March 2004 establishing the internal autonomous agency with legal personality "Toerisme Vlaanderen" (Tourism Office of Flanders), Article 5.
From 10 July 2020 24 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government on the granting of aid to regional television broadcasters (10 July 2020) The regional television broadcasters are faced with large revenue shortfalls or, in some cases, have no advertising revenue at all. As a result, financial support is necessary, and therefore given, in order to continue broadcasting and to fulfil the mission assigned to them by statute. Statute of 19 June 2020 to take urgent measures with regard to the emergency funds for culture, youth, sport, media and local authorities, and with regard to the fight against poverty following the COVID-19 pandemic, Article 6, § 2. From 10 July 2020 23 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to grant support to cultural organisations and vulnerable core players within the framework of the emergency fund (3 July 2020) Determination of the amount of emergency funds by the Flemish Government to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic Statute of 19 June 2020 on urgent measures concerning the emergency funds for culture, youth, sport, the media and local authorities and on the fight against poverty following the COVID-19 pandemic, Article 3 From 3 July 2020 23 July 2020 PDF
Statute of the Flemish Government (17 July 2020) Statute on temporary emergency measures for the individual paid passenger transport following the corona crisis.

Statute of 29 March 2019 relating to private remunerated transport;

Statute of 20 April 2001 on the organisation of passenger transport by road.
For the period during which the civil public health emergency was declared 22 July 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree (13 July 2020) Amendment to the Decree of the Flemish Government to grant aid to companies of 12 June 2020

Statute of 16 March 2012 on economic support policy;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 20 March 2020 to grant support to enterprises that are obliged to close as a result of the measures taken by the National Security Council as of 12 March 2020 concerning the coronavirus;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 12 June 2020 to grant aid to companies
From 18 May 2020 until 30 June 2020 (included) 20 July 2020 PDF

Ministerial Decree (31 March 2020)

Amendment: Ministerial Decree (3 July 2020)
Recognition of the coronavirus pandemic as a crisis with a serious social and economic impact + amendment

Statute of 7 May 2004 establishing the “Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding”;

Statute of 4 March 2016 regarding the Flemish target group policy

Statute of 22 December 2017 to stimulate the transition of jobseekers to entrepreneurship;

From27 March 2020 20 July 2020

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Amendment

Decree of the Flemish Government (3 July 2020)

Amendment regarding sport shooting to the Decree of the Flemish Government of 27 March 2020 regarding certain temporary measures in sport

by the civil public health emergency caused by the coronavirus COVID-19
Statute of 20 March 2020 containing measures in the event of civil health emergencies, Article 5. From 8 July 2020, except for Article 1, 1° which enters into force on 14 March 2020 20 July 2020 PDF
Decrees of the Flemish Government (10 July 2020) Facultative subsidy to the airport company Antwerp, Ostend-Bruge and Kortrijk-Wevelgem in the framework of COVID-19 for budgeting year 2020

Act of 16 May 2003 on general budgeting provisions for the Communities and Regions;

Statute of 26 June 2020 adjusting the general expenditure budget of the Flemish Community of the financial year 2020
No defined 15 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Governement (26 June 2020) Amendment to 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 and the Decree of the Flemish Governement of 24 March 2020 on combating negative consequences of the COVID-19 virus for families and childcare providers

Statute of 30 April 2004 establishing the internally independent agency with legal personality “Growing up”

Statute of 20 April 2012 on the organisation of childcare for babies and toddlers;
From 1 July 2020, except for Articles 2 and 4 which enter into force from 14 March 2020 15 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (10 July 2020) Decree amending Articles 47 and 81 of the Statute of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy (1) Not specified From 13 July 2020 13 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (3 July 2020) Decree granting strategic support for the transformation of companies in the Flemish Region that invest in the manufacture of COVID-relevant products-19 Statute of 16 March 2012 concerning the economic support policy, Article 35 From 3 July 2020 13 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (3 July 2020) Decree laying down measures concerning the processing delays of the evaluation commission in accordance with the Housing Procedure Decree of 14 July 2017 and concerning special social loans following the restrictive measures on Coronavirus

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms, Article 6 § 1, IV and 20 ;

Statute of 15 July 1997 containing the Flemish Housing Code, Article 33 § 3 subpagraph 2 and 3 (as modified), and Article 79 (as modified).
From 13 July 2020 13 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (26 June 2020) Decree allocating additional ICT resources to ordinary and special primary education for pupils from the fifth grade (year of birth 2008) and to secondary education as part of the fight against COVID-19

Statute on primary education of 25 February 1997, Article 154 § 2;

Decree of the Flemish Government on the codification relating to secondary education, Article 251/1 ;

Decree of the Flemish Government on the codification of certain provisions relating to education, Articles VI1 to VI3
Not specified 9 july 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (19 June 2020) Decree amending Articles 1 and 6 of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 3 May 2002 establishing incentive allowances in the Flemish non-market private sector

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20, as modified by the Special Act of 16 July 1983;

Recovery Act of 22 January 1985 containing

social provisions, as last modified by the Act of 17 May 2019.
From 1st September 2020 9 july 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (19 June 2020) Decree amending the articles 1, 12 and 25 of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 1 March 2002 reforming the system of incentives for the private sector

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20, as modified by the Special Act of 16 July 1983;

Recovery Act of 22 January 1985 containing

social provisions, as last modified by the Act of 17 May 2019.
From 1st September 2020 9 July 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 2 July 2020 Amending the Decree – Flemish Government of 10 April 2020 regarding Aid for undertakings which have suffered a turnover reducation as a result from the coronavirus restrictions Art. 35 of the Statute of 16 March 2012 concerning the economic support policy From 10 April 2020 8 July 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Governement (1 July 2020)   Ministerial Decree amending the Annexes to the Ministerial Decree of 9 June 2020 establishing guidelines and protocols to be complied with for the relaunch of the sports sector following the corona crisis COVID-19

Decree of the Flemish Government of 25 July 2014 delegating decision-making powers to the members of the Flemish Government;

Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
Not specified 3 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (26 June 2020) Decree temporarily extending the deadline for the payment of pilotage fees as well as of the indemnities for pilotage operations

Statute of 19 April 1995 on the organisation and functioning of the pilotage service of the Flemish Region and on the licences of port pilot, boatswain and deep-sea pilot, Article 17;

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 May 2020 1st July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (19 June 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government on measures concerning special social loans, rental guarantee loans, student leases and social real estate agencies following restrictive measures on coronaviruses

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Statute of 15 July 1997 on the Flemish Housing Code;

Statue of 9 November 2018 on the rental of dwellings;

Statute of 20 March 2020 containing measures in the event of civil health emergencies.
From 29 June 2020 until 18 July 2020 or 31 December 2020 depending on the measures. 29 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Glemish Government (12 June 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government allocating a supplementary operating budget to ordinary and special basic and secondary schools and part-time secondary vocational schools as compensation for cancelled school outings and trips and missed income, and to student services in higher education institutions as a result of COVID-19.

Statute of 25 February 1997 on basic education;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 17 December 2010 on the codification of secondary education;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 11 October 2013 codifying the decrees on higher education.
Calculation made on the numbers of 1 February 2020. 29 June 2020 PDF
Statute of the Flemish Autority (19 June 2020) Statute containing urgent measures relating to emergency funds for culture, youth, sport, media and local government, and relating to the fight against poverty following the COVID-19 pandemic (1) Not specified. As from 30 June 2020 29 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (5 June 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government allocating a supplementary operating budget to schools in ordinary and special basic and secondary education as a result of the measures that have been taken and the additional costs incurred by schools in this connection to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Statute of 25 February 1997 on basic education;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 17 December 2010 on the codification of secondary education.
For the school year 2019-2020. 29 June 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 18 June 2020 Changes to the Ministerial Decree of 24 March 2020 on emergency measures for mobility and public works

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

Decree of the Flemish Government of 13 March 2020 concerning emergency measures for mobility and public works
From 18 June 2020 26 June 2020 PDF
Statute of 19 June 2020 Measures concerning juvenile delinquency and the civil health emergency Article 127 of the Constitution From 6 July 2020 (except for Articles 2 until 7: from 20 March 2020). 26 June 2020 PDF
Statute of 19 June 2020 Statute establishing exceptional family allowances in the context of measures to combat COVID-19 Article 127 of the Constitution From 1st January 2020 until 31 december 2020 25 June 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish government (19 June 2020) Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 9 June 2020 laying down guidelines and protocols to be complied with for the relaunch of the sports sector following the corona crisis COVID-19.

Decree of the Flemish Government of 25 July 2014 delegating decision-making powers to the members of the Flemish Government, Article 6, 1°;

Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, Article 5, subparagraph 2 (as replaced by Ministerial Decree of 5 June 2020).
From 19 June 2020 25 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (12 June 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government implementing the decree of 29 May 2020 on the organisation of the reporting obligation and the follow-up of contacts in the framework of COVID-19. Statute of 29 May 2020 on the organisation of the reporting obligation and the follow-up of contacts within the framework of COVID-19 As from 11 May 2020 23 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to extend the time limits for environmental matters in the event of a civil emergency relating to public health (12 June 2020) Measures for the temporary extension of some strict (expiry) deadlines due to the civil emergency Statute of 20 March 2020 on measures to be taken in the event of a civil emergency with regard to public health, Article 4, § 1, 1° and Article 5 From 12 June 2020 22 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to grant aid to companies (12 June 2020) Measures granting aid to companies that have a drop in turnover despite the relaxed coronavirus measures Statute of 16 March 2012 on economic support policy, Article 35; Decree of the Flemish Government of 20 March 2020 to grant support to enterprises that are obliged to close as a result of the measures taken by the National Security Council as of 12 March 2020 concerning the coronavirus; Decree of the Flemish Government of 10 April 2020 to grant aid to undertakings which have a drop in turnover as a result of the operating restrictions imposed by the measures taken by the National Security Council as of 12 March concerning the coronavirus From 22 June 2020 22 June 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree (8 June 2020) Decree amending Article 12 of the Decree of the Flemish Government of 26 February 2016 on the granting of aid to small and medium-sized enterprises for entrepreneurial services and SME growth projects (and amending Articles 27 and 28 of the Ministerial Decree of 30 March 2016 implementing the Decree of 26 February 2016).

Statute of 16 March 2012 concerning the economic support policy, article 37;

Decree of the Flemish Government of 26 February 2016, Article 12, subparagraph 2, and Article 9, subparagraph 2.
As from 1st July 2020 19 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (5 June 2020) Decree introducing certain temporary measures in the policy areas of the economy, scientific research, innovation and scientific communication as a result of the civil emergency in the field of public health due to the coronavirus COVID-19

Statute of 20 March 2020 containing measures in the event of civil health emergencies;

Statute of 30 April 2009 on the organisation and financing of science and innovation policy.
Not specified. 11 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (29 May 2020) Decree amending the Flemish Staff Regulations of 13 January 2006 and the Order of the Flemish Government of 26 July 2016 granting interruption allowances for care credits, with regard to the introduction of corona parental

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

Special decree of 14 July 1998 on community education;

Adjustment Act of 22 January 1985 containing social provisions;

Governance Statute of 7 December 2018.
From 1 May 2020 until 30 June 2020 11 June 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 8 June 2020 Temporary adjustment of the Ministerial Decree of 30 January 2014 determining the income to be taken into account for the calculation of the monthly net income and laying down the methodology relating to the solvency investigation following the coronavirus measures (concerning the Flemish Housing Code)

Statute of  15 July 1997 concerning 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
From 1 April 2020 until 1 January 2021 (unless the Flemish government decrees that the civil public health emergency has ended) 10 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish government (29 May 2020) Decree to amend the Flemish Staff Statute of 13 January 2006 and the Decree of the Flemish Government of 26 July 2016 to grant interruption benefits for care credit, with regard to career interruption.

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, article 87 §1 and §3;

Recovery Act of 22 January 1985 containing social provisions, article 105 §1;

Statute of 13 January 2006.
From 16 March 2020 9 June 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Flemish Community (29 May 2020) Ministerial Decree implementing the Decree of the Flemish Government of 1 April 2020 combating 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, as regards the reduction of the compensation subsidy for organisers in extracurricular care

Statute of 30 April 2004 setting up the internally independent agency with legal personality Growing Direction;

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 in preventive family support.

From 1 June 2020 until 30 June 2020 5 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (29 May 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government extending the period referred to in Article 111/38, paragraph 2, of the Order of the Flemish Government of 5 June 2009 on the organisation of employment and vocational training Statute of 7 May 2004 on the establishment of the external autonomous agency under public law Flemish Employment and Professional Training Office Extension of the 18 months period by 3 months. 5 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (29 May 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government granting a commercial lease loan to tenants forced to close as a result of the measures taken by the National Security Council since 12 March 2020 in the context of the fight against coronavirus.

Decree of the Flemish Government of 7 October 2005 on the Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship;

Decision of the Flemish Government of 20 June 2014 on the transfer of shares of the Participation Fund Flanders to “PMV” and the management fee 2014.
Rent for a period of three or four months as from the rent of April. 5 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government (29 May 2020) Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Decree of the Flemish Government of 1 April 2020 on combating the negative effects of the COVID-19 virus on families and organisers of out-of-school care, care for sick children and preventive support for families, with regard to a supplement to the phasing out of compensation. Statute of 30 April 2004 establishing the internal autonomous agency with legal personality Growing Direction. 14 March 2020 until 31 May 2020 5 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government to grant a project subsidy to compensate for the costs of care for schoolchildren during school hours (15 May 2020) A one-off project grant shall be awarded to those local authorities which are eligible for a grant to offset the costs of care for schoolchildren during school hours from 15 May 2020. Act of 16 May 2003 laying down the general provisions applicable to the budgets, the control of subsidies and the accounting of the Communities and the Regions, as well as to the organisation of the control by the Court of Audit, Articles 11 to 14; Flemish Public Finance Codex of 29 March 2019, articles 72 to 76; Statute of 20 December 2019 on the general expenditure budget of the Flemish Community for the financial year 2020, articles 11 and 13; Decree of the Flemish Government of 25 July 2014 delegating decision-making powers to the members of the Flemish Government, Article 6, 2° ; Statute of 30 April 2004 establishing the internally independent agency with legal personality Growing direction, Article 12 From 15 May 2020 2 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Flemish Government containing various urgent measures in education pursuant to COVID-19 (8 May 2020) A number of rules are temporarily changed for one year so that the school year 2019-2020 can be properly closed and rules concerning the conditions in which the school year 2020-2021 will start can be adapted once, if necessary. Statute on primary education of 25 February 1997; secondary education codex of 17 December 2010, ratified by the statute of 27 May 2011; the higher education codex of 11 October 2013, article II.187, amended by the statute of 8 December 2017; the Statute of 27 April 2018 on pupil guidance in primary and secondary education and pupil guidance centres. From 8 May 2020 2 June 2020 PDF
Statute adopting urgent temporary measures in the field of education following the corona crisis (II) (1) (29 May 2020) Derogation from the Statute on primary education of 25 February 1997, the Statute on adult education of 15 June 2007, the Codex Secondary Education of 17 December 2010, etc. / From 3 June 2020 2 June 2020 PDF
Statute organising the notification obligation and the contact investigation within the framework of COVID-19 (1) (29 May 2020) Measures organising the notification obligation and the contact investigation within the framework of COVID-19 Statute of 21 November 2003 on preventive health policy; Royal Decree No 18 of 4 May 2020 setting up a database at Sciensano as part of the fight against the spread of COVID-19 From 11 May 2020 until 31 December 2021 (at the latest) 2 June 2020 PDF
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
Statute of the public service Wallonia (1 October 2020). Statute organising until 31 March 202 the holding of meetings of communal and provincial bodies. Not specified. Until 31 March 2021 16 October 2020 PDF
Statute approving the Cooperation Agreement of 25 August 2020 between the Federal State, the Flemish Community, the Walloon Region, the German-speaking Community and the Joint Community Commission concerning the joint processing of data by Sciensano and the contact centers, health inspection services and mobile teams designated by the competent federated entities or by the competent agencies within the framework of a contact investigation of persons (presumably) infected with the coronavirus COVID-19 on the basis of a database at Sciensano (1) 30 September 2020 Agreement to the Cooperation Agreement of 25 August 2020 Article 138 of the Constitution matters referred to in articles 127 and 128 of the Constitution / 15 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government amending the Decree of the Walloon Government of 10 September 2020 on temporary derogation measures, within the framework of the COVID-19 crisis, from the Decree of the Walloon Government of 29 October 2015 on aid for the internationalisation of enterprises (8 October 2020) Correction of the formal errors in the Walloon Government's decree of 29 October 2015 on support for the internationalisation of enterprises.

Statute of 2 April 1998 establishing the "Agence wallonne à l'Exportation et aux investissements étrangers" (Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency), and in particular Article 2, paragraph 1, 2°, and paragraph 2, amended by the Statute of 17 December 2015;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 10 September 2020 on temporary measures derogating, in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, from the Decree of the Walloon Government of 29 October 2015 on support for the internationalisation of enterprises;

Acts on the Council of State, coordinated on 12 January 1973, and in particular Article 3 § 1 thereof
From 10 September 2020 15 October 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of 7 October 2020 Ministerial Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 8 September 2020 on the granting of additional indemnities as part of the measures against the coronavirus COVID-19: the clothing rental and flower rental sectors may now also benefit from aid measures.

Statute of 11 Marc 2004 p, regional incentive measure for SMEs;

Decree of the Walloon Governement of 16 July 2020 on additional aid measures
From 9 September 2020 12 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Governement (24 September 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government establishing a category of conjunctural protected customers in electricity and gas in the context of the COVID crisis-19

Statute of 12 April 2001 on the organisation of the regional electricity market;

Statute of 19 December 2002 on the organisation of the regional gas market;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 4 December 2003 on the preventive energy action plan;

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

Until 31 March 2021. 9 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government (24 September) Decree terminating the application of article 3 of the Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 10 on the temporary suspension of certain tax provisions (26 March 2020)

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;

etc.
From 30 June 2020 6 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government amending the Decree of the Walloon Government of 8 May 2020 on emergency measures for the resumption of driver training and lifting the Decree of the Walloon Government of 17 March 2020 on emergency measures for driver training (24 September 2020) Introduction of an extension of the validity and time limits of the documents relating to driver's license examinations, given the date of reopening of driving instruction, given the requests and waiting lists at both the driving schools and the examination centers.

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on the reform of institutions, article 20;

Act on road traffic police, coordinated on 16 March 1968, article 23;

Act of 18 February 1969 on measures for the implementation of international conventions and deeds relating to transport by sea, road, rail or waterway, article 1;

Royal Decree of 23 March 1998 on driving licenses, modified by the Decree of the Walloon Government of 20 July 2017; etc.
From 11 May 2020 1 October 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government extending the provisions of the Decree of the Walloon Government of 30 June 2020 containing various provisions on civil service matters in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and the phased reconstruction of activities (24 September 2020) The provisions of the Decree of the Walloon Government of 30 June 2020 containing various provisions on civil service in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and the phased reconstruction of activities are extended until 31 December 2020 in accordance with Article 7 of this Decree.

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming institutions, in particular Article 87 § 3, replaced by the Special Act of 8 August 1988 and amended by the Special Act of 6 January 2014;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 18 December 2003 on the Walloon Civil Service Code, and in particular Articles 361 et seq. thereof, as amended;

Decree of the Walloon Government of April 7, 2011 on teleworking, modified by the Decree of the Walloon Government of January 31, 2013, for its still applicable provisions; etc.
From 1 October 2020 1 October 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Walloon Government (8 September 2020 Ministerial Decree implementing the Walloon government Decree of 16 July 2020 relating to the granting of additional indemnities as part of the measures against the coronavirus COVID-19

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

Decree of the Walloon Government of 16 July 2020 relating to the granting of additional compensation as part of the measures against the COVID-19 coronavirus.
As from 9 September 2020. 14 September 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government (3 September 2020) Decree postponing the entry into force of Article 153, subparagraph 2, of the Decree of the Walloon Government of 16 May 2019 amending the Walloon Regulatory Code of Social Action and Health with regard to provisions relating to the elderly

Statute of 3 December 2015 on the Walloon Agency for Health, Social Protection, Disability and Families, Article 154;

Walloon Regulatory Code of Social Action and Health of 4 July 2013, Annex 120, point 2.1.2;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 16 May 2019 amending the Walloon Regulatory Code of Social Action and Health with regard to provisions relating to the elderly, Article 153, subparagraph 2.
From 3 September 2020 8 September 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree extending by one month the measures linked to the crisis COVID-19 and concerning the temporary ban on the imposition of restrictions on access to public water distribution (10 August 2020) Prolongation of measures to ensure permanent and adequate access to water during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Legislative part of Book II of the Environmental Code, which contains the Water Code, articles D.202 and D.232;

Having regard to the regulatory part of Book II of the Environmental Code, which contains the Water Code, article R.270bis-13;

Having regard to the decision of the Walloon Government of 22 April 2020 concerning the temporary ban on imposing restrictions on access to public water distribution because of the urgent measures taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19
From 10 August 2020 19 August 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree implementing the Decree of the Walloon Government of 8 May 2020 on emergency measures for the resumption of driver training and lifting the Decree of the Walloon Government of 17 March 2020 on emergency measures for driver training (20 May 2020) Within the framework of the emergency measures concerning the resumption of driver training and the lifting of the Decree of the Walloon Government of 17 March 2020 on emergency measures concerning driver training of 25 May 2020, certain tests and examinations will be organised. Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, Article 20; Royal Decree of 23 March 1998 on driving licences amended by the Decree of the Walloon Government of 20 July 2017; Royal Decree of 29 June 2003 on the training of drivers of transport units transporting dangerous goods other than radioactive substances by road; etc From 25 May 2020 31 July 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Walloon Minister for Road Safety – 5 May 2020 Ministerial Decree implementing the Decree of the Walloon Government of 4 May 2020 on measures for the resumption of technical inspection and repealing the Decree of the Walloon Government of 26 March 2020 on emergency measures for technical inspection

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

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.

From 4 May 2020  30 July 2020  PDF 
Ministerial Decree of the Walloon Minister for Road Safety – 21 April 2020 Decree amending the Ministerial Decree of 31 March 2020 implementing the Decree of the Walloon Government of 26 March 2020 on emergency measures for technical inspections

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

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.

From 22 April 2020  30 July 2020  PDF 
Circular – Walloon Minister for Housing, Local Powers and City (29 June 2020) Circular relating to the Decree of Special Powers of the Walloon Government No. 46 of 11 June 2020 aimed at derogating from and supplementing the Code of Local Democracy and Decentralization in order to support local finances affected by the COVID-19 crisis and to authorize budget deficits Not specified Not specified 24 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government on emergency measures for taxis, rental of chauffeur-driven cars and similar services (16 July 2020) Introduction of the necessary measures to enable the taxi sector to continue its activities in this context of an exceptional health crisis. Statute of 18 October 2007 on taxi services and car hire services with driver From 16 July 2020 23 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government on the granting of additional compensations in the framework of the measures against the coronavirus COVID-19 (16 July 2020)

The granting of an additional allowance of three thousand five hundred euros to the enterprise that :

1° an indemnity of five thousand euros granted by the Walloon Region;

2° has fully undergone the consequences of the measures taken against the coronavirus COVID-19

 3° is active in a sector or part of a sector that is included in certain departments and subclasses
Statute of 11 March 2004 on regional incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises, Articles 10 and 19 From 23 July 2020 23 July 2020 PDF
Statute of the Walloon Region (16 July 2020) Statute amending Article 47/15 of the Walloon Code of Social Action and Health and inserting an Article 47/15bis with a view to taking measures relating to the health crisis linked to COVID-19. Not specified. As from 16 July 2020 22 July 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree extending by one month the measures linked to the crisis COVID-19 and concerning the temporary ban on the imposition of restrictions on access to public water distribution (30 June 2020) The effects of the measures taken by the Decree of the Walloon Government of 22 April 2020 concerning the temporary ban on imposing restrictions on access to public water distribution because of the urgent measures taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 are extended until 31 July 2020.

Legislative Part of Book II of the Environmental Code, which contains the Water Code, Articles D.202 and D.232;

regulatory part of Book II of the Environmental Code, which contains the Water Code, article R.270bis-13;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 22 April 2020 concerning the temporary ban on imposing restrictions on access to public water distribution because of the urgent measures taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19
From 30 June 2020 16 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government extending the deadline for the submission of applications for zero credit granted by the "Société wallonne de crédit social" and concerning the payment of the rent (2 July 2020) Prolongment of th measure allowing payment of rent to be spread over time for tenants in difficulty Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19; Walloon Code of Sustainable Living, and in particular Article 175.2 thereof, as amended by the Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 21 of 22 April 2020 amending Article 175.2 of the Walloon Code of Sustainable Living and extending the missions of the "Société wallonne du crédit social"; Decree of the Walloon Government of 30 April 2020 introducing a zero rate credit granted by the "Société wallonne de crédit social" and concerning the payment of rents, and in particular Article 2, § 2, thereof; Decree of 15 March 2018 on the housing lease; etc. From 1 July 2020 10 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government on various provisions relating to the organisation of the ongoing assessment, examinations and courses as well as the IFAPME network training agreements for the 2019-2020 training year due to COVID-19 (19 June 2020) Measures to set up a distance training and monitoring facility in approved training centres in the Walloon Institute for work-linked training, the self-employed and SMEs

Cooperation agreement concluded on 20 February 1995 between the French Community Commission, the French Community and the Walloon Region on the continuing training of small and medium-sized enterprises and the guardianship of the Institute for the continuing training of small and medium-sized enterprises, amended by the Appendices of 4 June 2003 and 27 March 2014;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 31 August 2000 on the ongoing assessment and examinations in continuing training for small and medium-sized enterprises; Decree of the Walloon Government of 31 August 2000 on continuing training courses for SMEs;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 16 July 1998 on the training contract in the context of continuing training for small and medium-sized enterprises.
From 6 July 2020 6 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government (30 June 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government on various provisions relating to the civil service in the context of the resumption of activities following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special Act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms;

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

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

Decree of the Walloon Government of 5 December 2019 on teleworking;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 13 September 2019 laying down the division of powers between the Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs of the Member States of the European Union and the European Commission and regulating the signing of the acts of the Government;

Etc.

From 1 July 2020 until 30 September 2020. 3 July 2020 PDF 
Decree of the Walloon Government derogating, for the year 2020, from the Decree of the Walloon Government of 2 April 1998 organising the hunting exam in the Walloon Region to take account of the measures imposed on lockdown and protection against COVID-19 (25 June 2020) Measures to allow for the holding of the second theoretical session and to consider the practical tests taking into account social distance rules and the application of protective measures against COVID-19

Act of 28 February 1882 on hunting, and in particular Article 14(2)(3) thereof, as amended by the Decree of 14 July 1994;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 2 April 1998 organising the hunting exam in the Walloon Region, as amended by the decrees of the Walloon Government of 23 December 1998, 11 March 2004, 10 March 2005 and 9 November 2017
From 25 June 2020 until 31 December 2020 2 July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government (25 June 2020) Decree on the "corona" parental leave in the context of the coronavirus pandemic for staff of Wallonia-Brussels International Cooperation Agreement of 20 March 2008 between the French Community, the Walloon Region and the French Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region establishing a joint entity for the international relations of Wallonia-Brussels, Article 4, subparagraph 1. From 1st May 2020 until 30 September 2020 1st July 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 52 on the reduction measures COVID-19 on vocational training, taken pursuant to Article 138 of the Constitution (16 June 2020) Measures concerning the scheme for individual training, measures concerning the scheme for work-linked training of job-seekers, measures concerning the Centre for socio-professional integration; etc.

Statute of 17 March 2020 attributing special powers to the Walloon Government in the framework of the health crisis COVID-19, for the matters regulated by article 138 of the Constitution, article 2;

Statute of 3 February 2005 on the information and communication technologies awareness plan;

Statute of 10 July 2013 on socio-professional integration centres;

Statute of 4 April 2019 on individual vocational training; etc.
From 1 June 2020 30 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 53 on the various measures taken in the context of the COVID-19 phasing-out measures for the health, disability and social action sectors (16 June 2020) Measures indispensable to ensure employment in the sectors concerned and the maintenance of the social benefits resulting from these schemes Statute of 17 March 2020 attributing special powers to the Walloon Government in the framework of the health crisis COVID-19 for the matters regulated by article 138 of the Constitution; Act of 14 July 1994 on compulsory insurance for medical care and benefits; Ministerial Decree of 22 June 2000 establishing the allowance referred to in Article 37, § 12, of the law on compulsory insurance for medical care and benefits, coordinated on 14 July 1994, in day care centres; etc. From 1 June 2020 30 June 2020 PDF
Decree of special powers No 48 of the Walloon Government (11 June 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government of special powers No 48 organizing public participation in place of the mandatory prior information meeting for certain revisions of the sector plan.

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

Territorial Development Code.
From 29 June 2020 until 31 December 2020. 29 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Governemtn of special powers No 50 (16 June 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No. 50 on general subsidies for matters governed by Article 138 of the Constitution Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis for matters regulated by Article 138 of the Constitution. As from 1 January 2020 29 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government of special powerns No 49 (16 June 2020) Decree implementing support measures for the various sectors for which the Walloon Region is responsible.

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

As from 1 January 2020 29 June 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Walloon Government of 16 June 2020 Deconfinement measures with regard to employment and socio-professional integration

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

Statute of 25 April 2002 on subsidies to promote the recruitment of inactive job-seekers by local, regional and community authorities, by certain employers in the non-commercial sector and education
From 1 June 2020, except for:
- Articles 3 and 7: from 1 May 2020;
- Articles 10, 16, 18 and 22: from 1 January 2020
26 June 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Walloon Government No 47 of 11 June 2020 Support program for operators in the tourism sector in the context of the health crisis linked to COVID-19

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

Walloon Tourism Code
Depending on the service, applicable on activities programmed between 14 March 2020 and 31 August 2020 or support for infrastructures between 14 March 2020 and 7 June 2020. 23 June 2020 PDF
Decree of the Walloon Government (11 June 2020) Decree of the Walloon Government on "corona" parental leave in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Special act of 8 August 1980 on institutional reforms. As from 1 May 2020 23 June 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Walloon Government n° 46 of 11 June 2020 Decree derogating from and supplementing the Code of Local Democracy and Decentralisation to support heavily indebted local finances as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and to allow budget deficits.

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, as amended;

Statute of 17 March 2020 attributing special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the health crisis Covid-19, in particular article 1, § 1
From 22 June 2020 22 June 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Walloon Government n° 45 of 11 June 2020 Decree organizing public participation in lieu of the prior information meeting organized for certain projects referred to in Book I of the Environment Code

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

Book I of the Environment code, as amended.

As from 19 June 2020 19 June 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Walloon Government n° 42 of 11 June 2020 Decree relating to the granting of specific aid to households for gas and electricity in the context of the health crisis COVID-19

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

Decree of the Walloon Government of 18 March 2020 concerning emergency measures in the context of budget meters.

As from 20 June 2020 19 June 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Walloon Government n° 44 of 11 June 2020 Decree allowing the hearing referred to in Article D.IV.66 of the Code of Spatial Development to be held temporarily by videoconference

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

the Spatial Development Code, as amended
From 22 April 2020 or 18 June 2020 until 30 November 2020 or 31 December 2020 18 June 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Walloon Government n° 43 of 11 June 2020 Decree postponing the entry into force of certain provisions amending Book II of the Environmental Code which contains the Water Code and introducing a "Water" certification for built-up properties called "CertIBEau” Article 39 of the Constitution; Special Act of 8 August 1980 reforming the institutions, as amended, Article 6;Statute of 17 March 2020 granting special powers to the Walloon Government in the context of the health crisis COVID-19; etc. From 1 June 2021 18 June 2020 PDF
Special Powers Decree of the Walloon Government of 4 June 2020 Temporary extension of the exemption from planning permission building permission for the placing of a seasonal open-air terrace in the HORECA sector on the public road domain

Article 39 of the Constitution;

Special Act on Institutional Reform of 8 August 1980;

Article D.IV.1 CODT;

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

From 10 June 2020 until 3 January 2021 (included) 10 June 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Public Service of Wallonia (29 May 2020) Ministerial Decree implementing the Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 26 of 28 April 2020 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

Statute of 15 December 2011 on the organisation of the budget, 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 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;

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;

Decree of the Walloon Government of Special Powers No 26 of 28 April 2020;

Etc.
From 29 May 2020 9 June 2020 PDF
Ministerial Decree of the Public Service of Wallonia (27 May 2020) Ministerial decree extending by one month the measures related to the COVID-19 crisis and relating to the temporary prohibition of restrictions on access to public water supply.

Environmental Code constituting the Water Code;

Decree of the Walloon Government of 22 April 2020 on the temporary prohibition of restrictions on access to public water supply due to emergency measures taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
Extended until 30 June 2020 5 June 2020 PDF
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 regula